Breakheart Reservation is one of our happy places.
We have spent many a wonderful day there, whatever the season. It’s always on our Bucket List for the summer, and this year is no exception. We made our first visit, of what I hope will be many (if it ever stops raining!), a few weeks ago.
My younger son and daughter both love the lake, and played happily for several hours. They were sad that there were no fish to chase on this occasion though. They had discussed their plans at length, intent that this would be the year they’d manage to catch one.
My older son is less keen on the lake now. It is very shallow, and while perfect for the little ones, doesn’t hold quite the same excitement for him now. He does however love to sit on a rock and read. Looking out for fish and snapping turtles as he whiles away the hours enjoying his latest must-read.
My daughters love of, and confidence in, the water continues to grow, and watching her play is a joy.
The warm water and beautiful surroundings make for a perfect day, one that we will repeat as often as we can.
Having fun with my children over summer vacation is my absolute priority. The blog comes very much second (or fifth, or fiftieth) on my list. BUT, last summer I missed keeping a photo journal of our activities. It’s such a wonderful thing to look back on, and it is the reason I started writing this blog in the first place. These ‘Snapshots’ posts are a way for me to record the moments, but not feel obliged to write War and Peace. Capture the days as they happen. No SEO, no pinnable images, no stress. Just keeping those moments from running away.