Slowing Down for Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is in full swing and like many other people, I’ve slowed down a great deal – at work, at home, online, etc. It’s a time to relax and pause to take inventory of everything in your life, as well as to enjoy the here and now.

Last week we took our annual family vacation trip to Delaware to see my father-in-law. They live about an hour from the beaches so it’s a convenient way for us to visit and to spend some time on the sand with the kids. Each year it’s a little more fun for the kids. Christopher now splashes around and makes sand castles and the girls can swim better this year than last. They look forward to it and we have fun watching them enjoy themselves. While on the trip, I tried a German red wine made from the Dornfelder grape. It was a lot sweeter than I expected it to be and it went very well with the non pareils I bought on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk’s Candy Kitchen!

While there we also stopped at Atlantic Liquors to stock up. The store has a wide variety of wines and liquors at discount prices, plus no tax. I put together a hodgepodge of wines from different regions. Since returning home, we’ve sampled a few!

My favorite so far this summer has been a Merlot from Red Rock. Yum!

It’s the latter part of July now and time to turn attention to the next school year. I’m teaching two public relations classes at the Newhouse School this fall, plus we’re busy preparing for the upcoming year at the Whitman School, as well. The girls start summer camp for two weeks next week. Busy! Busy! I’m sure we’ll continue to find great wines to accompany the fun!

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