Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blisstory Question

Describe a scent that brings you back to your childhood

I grab these questions at random. How fitting that I opened to this question in the book as I come off my two month/summer hiatus from blogging. This time of year brings so many activities and scents that take us back to our childhood; from flowers and rain storms to fireworks and beaches; oh the smell of Coppertone. What really calls me back is a campfire. It doesn’t get any better than sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows for S’mores or the smell of coffee and bacon cooking over a camp stove.

Michigan has so many great getaways that include fire pits. One of my favorites was Sleeper State Park North of Caseville on the beaches of Lake Huron. We’d camp at the park or stay at a cottage down the way. There was always something to keep us occupied whether swimming, fishing or hiking.

Another fav was Lake Superior State Park at the top of the Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior. The water was so cold you could barely slip you foot in, but fresh fish cooking over the open fire was worth it all. We’d be up at the crack of dawn out on the water for the “catch of the day”.

Sit down, take a few minutes, and let yourself go back to that blissful place in your youth….Summer!

Summer in Michigan, even better! Make it a staycation and remember to “choose bliss.”