Summer Essentials

Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon at the river. It was a nice hot day, so the water felt great. I found myself a rock to lay on and catch some sun. I thought I would share with you some of the items I brought with me…

1. My Chaco sandals. These were essential in navigating the river’s slippery rocks and stones. I was able to hike the trail, and then get right in the water with them. The Vibram soles are comfortable and durable for rough conditions.

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2. My point and shoot camera. [NOT MY PHONE] I left my phone in the car, and I have to say it was a very peaceful afternoon. I didn’t even know what time it was – I just enjoyed myself in the peace of nature, without any distraction. I was able to snag some great pictures with my point and shoot camera – Definitely a summer essential. Capture the moments without the burden of posting, or having to text or tweet.

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3. Snacks and Drinks. It’s always good to be prepared. For this particular afternoon, I packed some black grapes, sugar snap peas, a gallon of water and a plastic tumblr of Pinot Grigio…Summer is about relaxing and enjoying, right? Don’t forget a towel!

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4. Last but not least – sunscreen. Even though it was a little bit overcast, I still got a lot of sun (including a weird sandal tan). Don’t forget to use sunscreen! I like this particular brand because it is Oil Free, so it works well on my sensitive skin.

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Now get out there and enjoy your summer!

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