I love summer. The weather, the loose schedule, and the unlimited adventures available to us in Central Oregon. As a kid my mom was an elementary school teacher. That meant she was off in the summer to take my brother and I and our friends to lakes, lessons, and state parks. As a working mom with a small business summers are challenging. I want my kids busy, but not too busy, outdoors, but not burnt, and when someone says "what did you do this summer", I want them to have an answer. This year I bought a big blue poster board. The purpose is to write what we did on the board, and remind ourselves that we did have an awesome summer break. Thank you to Burl and my mom who help at the store so get-away summer adventures are possible.