|Groovy Girl and her 9-yr-old cousin|
My husband's side of the family are very intellectual and love to read. I did a fair amount of reading on the trip to DC and have been able to keep reading while here. We visited two bookstores; one in Adams Morgan area of DC and one at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. I picked up a used book at each of these lovely stores and I hear there is a great indie bookstore here, which we plan to seek out and find in the next few days.
I finished Cutting For Stone (I was almost done with this before we left Chicago) by Abraham Verghese, Little Klein by Anna Ylvisaker-great little book, Newsgirl by Liza Ketchum and am more than half way through Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, which was a used hardcover ($6!) I found in Adams Morgan! Yeah, love those kind of finds-it was on my summer reading list already. I started Summer Affair by Elin Hildebrand but set it aside until I finish Before I Fall. Every single person (except for the 8/9 year-olds) read this afternoon as a storm whipped up and kept us from playing by the beach. When not reading we tend to play games together; Guesstures, Scattegories, Password, Mexican Train, etc.
I remember the first time I went on vacation with my soon-to-be-husband's family years ago...I remember how relaxed it made me; like I belonged.
What does your family do when they spend time together?
Tomorrow is the longest day of the year and we plan to be up for most of it. Starting the day with fresh doughnuts from Duck. Yum!