Maybe I’m doing summer wrong, but I haven’t experienced “the lazy days of summer” since having kids. When they were young, there was nothing lazy about any day as I struggled to keep up with busy little legs, and now that our family has entered the big kid years, we’re running in different directions chasing all the summer camps we can cram into 12 weeks. Our “unstructured” summer days fly by pursuing passions like biking, camping, boating and gardening.
It feels like there’s so much to do in these few short months, and I don’t want to miss a moment. That desire to capture the best of summer is what inspired this issue of the magazine. If you’re looking for some ideas, turn to our features on the Minnesota Aurora, who play at Viking Lakes in Eagan, and local outdoor music. Our calendar contains a rundown of local 4th of July festivities that stretch from late June through mid-July.
While you’re out there having all that fun, make sure to snap a few photos for our first-ever photo contest. We’ll start collecting entries in July.
If you need me, I’ll be searching for a lazy afternoon to lie on a beach reading a book with an enormous container of cold brew. Happy summer!