My husband, Mark, and I had been talking about our summer plans, and, oddly enough, buying a camper seemed like a logical choice.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not the rugged, outdoorsy type. But traveling on the open road with all of the amenities of home seems tempting. After reading the story on pages 18-19, I might be convinced that owning an RV could be a new goal.
It’s likely that we’ll spend much of the summer at our new home, where we’ve undertaken some landscaping projects. We recently bought trees, a first-time task that we researched (and called a friend who’s a forester). To find the tree that’s right for your yard, check out the guide on pages 22-23.
After a hard day of working in the yard, I might indulge in a cocktail that I could spruce up with some basil from my container garden. I’ll use the recipes on page 10 as inspiration. The basil gimlet from Victor’s Italian Restaurant sounds refreshing.
Those recipes could also be useful if you’re planning a Fourth of July party. It’s not too late to grab some of the accessories we found on pages 26-27. Plan to watch the local fireworks displays, which are listed on page 32.
Don’t forget that the London 2012 Olympics begin July 27. Find out how to get in touch with your inner-Olympian on page 44. This summer, I’m passing the torch to April Trotter, who is the new editor for Smart.
April is from Tunkhannock, which is near Scranton, and lives in Fairview Township. She earned her journalism degree from Penn State in 2007. She likes to play kickball and dabbles in gardening, which you can read about on page 24. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or @apriltrotter on Twitter.
Be sure to check it throughout the summer if you need something to do.And if you’re headed to the beach or a day of lounging by the pool, don’t forget to take Smart with you.
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