Do you have any special childhood memories from things you did in the summer? We rented a cabin for a week each summer in Ely, Mn and I’ll never forget the things we did there. They were really cute little cabins far off the beaten trail. There was no running water OR electricity. We swam, fished, saw bears and had campfires. I have super good memories of that.
Then for the rest of the summer we went to our grandparents in Woodmore, Manitoba. I can’t even begin to tell you the lessons I learned from one summer to the next. They were farmers and we learned to live an entirely different way of living than we lived in Mpls and I’d never wish to change any of that. The only disadvantage was I didn’t really ever get to socialize with friends over the summer. But, you can’t have it all and I’d never trade what we did.
This was the Good Question the other night. How many Minnesotans own cabins? Our kids do have “cabin” memories. Paul’s family owned a cabin not far from where we live now in Annandale, MN and we went every single weekend without fail from the time the frost was gone in the spring until it froze in the fall. We went to the Swappers Meet every Saturday morning and fished and swam and had bon fires and LOTS of laughs. I’m sure my kids will tell you story after story of fun childhood times. I sure do miss that cabin. We had a lot of fun and I wouldn’t trade any of those times either.
What did you do during the summer? Did you have any traditional things you did? Did you take trips or go to camp? What do you do now that you’re an adult? What memories would you like your child like to have of their summer fun?