It’s been hot in Carolina, y’all.
Triple-digit hot. It hardly gets like this here. Blame global warming, the Tea Party or World Cup officiating if you’d like. Truth is, summer’s hitting us like T-Swift on the music streaming universe. There has to be more to summer than humidity fierce as Julie Johnston’s defense. Right?
Well, there are also tweetable nuggets of wisdom when it comes to the baseball teams we – and when I say we, I mean I – love:
My #ColoradoRockies were getting so close to almost being not bad. #CruelCruelSummer
— Eli Pacheco (@Eliatcoachdaddy) June 19, 2015
Every month, I compile a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.
June 24 is Windjammer Day. It’s the kickoff of summer tourist season. What would you like to do and where this summer, in six words? (See if you can find the sentence from Australia, where summer is actually winter.)
So, what would you like to do this summer, in six words?
1. Camp at English seaside with family.
Dorreen A., of Mother Hen Diaries blog
2. Visiting London then relaxing at home.
Elizabeth, of Autism Mom blog
3. swim, surf, soft serve, sun – summer…
Michele M., of Rhode Less Traveled blog
4. Patio lanterns, cold beer, star gazing.
Rory B., of Time Out for Mom blog
5. Visit Europe on a cruise ship.
Raquel P., of Organized Island blog
6. Sip margaritas on my back patio.
Kate H., of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine blog
7. Explore some scenery at Mount Charleston.
Katie H., of Plus + Beauty blog
8. Climb Machu Picchu with the Fellowship.
Ashley M., of Post-grad Jitters blog
9. Hike the Y in Provo, Utah.
Jamie J., of Kreyv blog
10. Strawberry fields forever… 🎶 Pick your own!
Tamara G., of Confessions of a Part-time Working Mom blog
11. Mountain camping by a cool stream.
12. Champagne picnics and hiking Joshua Tree.
Laura H., of Sprint 2 the Table blog
13. Enjoy nature, Minnesota and the outdoors!
Dawn S., of Thank You Great Spirit blog
14. See NYC through my kids eyes.
Gina T., of Full of It … blog
15. Enjoying the sunset in Avila Beach.
Nancy F., of Skinny Kitchen blog
16. Follow my whims, do moose things.
Tamara B., of Tamara (Like) Camera blog
17. Mindfully listen to the ocean waves.
Tara N., of Tara Newman Coaching blog
18. Relaxing at the beach all summer.
Debbie, of Heartbeats~Soul Stains blog
19. Reading books at Cape Cod Canal.
Sara L., of Sara Letourneau blog
20. go north with the whole pack.
beth k., of i didn’t have my glasses on … blog
21. Happy hours spent on the beach!
Kim T., of Day with KT blog
22. Take the kids to Disney World.
Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic blog
23. Sun-soaked rooftop drinking and outdoor concerts.
Charlotte K., of My Pixie Blog
24. Watch my son play ball – everywhere!
Michelle T., of MamaMick blog
25. Live by my terms…right here.
Lisa, of The Meaning of Me blog
26. Take a swim in Lake Michigan.
Christine W., of A Fly on our Chicken Coop Wall blog
27. Roam Cornish beaches with my dogs.
Earl., of Earl’s World blog
28. BBQ, beer, books, and family too!
Tiffany M., of Kismas Life blog
29. Soaking up the sun in Aruba.
Cheryl W., of Plucking of My Heartstrings blog
30. Quebec to explore, eat, and exhale.
Cassandra, of The Next Delusion blog
31. Unplug and unwind in the Adirondacks.
Amanda L., of Miss Zippy blog
32. Bathroom’s fine; just want somewhere quiet!
Lauren C., of Oh Honestly blog
33. Beach sitting, book reading; drinking sunshine!
Kirsten P., of The Kir Corner blog
34. Camping in the woods with family.
Rabia L., of The Lieber Family blog
35. Go to the beach in Maine!
Lindsay L., of The Lean Green Bean blog
36. Skip bathing suit season in Antarctica.
Lois M., of Midlife at the Oasis blog
37. Montana mountains watching the sky dance.
Suzanne R., of A Window Into the Woods blog
38. Wine at woodsy cabin at sunset.
Kerith S., of Brielle and Me blog
39. Read books, I don’t care where.
Erik W., of This Kid Reviews Books blog
40. Picnic together in the Swiss Alps.
Jen, of A Lady in France blog
41. Road trip to see My family.
Louida M., of Product Review Mom blog
42. I want acclimation, relaxation, and recreation!
Torrie, of A.Prompt Reply blog
43. Swirl sparklers against the city skyline.
Lisa B., of Black Panty Salvation blog
44. Spend more time with my cats.
Ellen P., of 15 and Meowing blog
45. Kayak Narrow River to Narragansett Beach.
Tony A., of The Plagued Parent blog
46. Lakeside cheese eating with loved ones.
Emily, of Nerd in the Brain blog
47. Lie on the beach and bake!
Jamie C., of PinkNoam blog
48. Yum! Making s’mores by the campfire.
Kim S., of Co-Pilot Mom blog
49. Family water war on sizzling days.
Dana T., of The Kitchen Witch blog
50. Wildwood NJ beach, all day long.
Teri B., of Snarkfest blog
51. Ascend all 2800 Grouse Grind feet.
Kelly M., of Just Typikel blog
52. Drink margaritas out in the backyard.
Heather C., of Heather Christo blog
53. Building epic sand castles on beach.
Meredith S., of The Mom of the Year blog
54. Read a book without child interruption.
Meg D., of Dear Crazy Kids blog
55. Taste the sea on my lips.
Samantha J., of Foreclosure 2 Frugal blog
56. Go skiing in the snowy mountains.
Yvonne T., of Hello World blog
57. Camping with three small children: Adventurous!
Kim, of Protean Mom blog
58. Pick plump blueberries on Earl’s Farm.
Ginny M., of Lemon Drop Pie blog
59. Scalloping in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sandy R., of An Honest Sinner blog
60. Swan-watching reverie riverside with my journal.
Deborah W., of Temenos blog
61. Stargaze with boys in the country.
Penelope G., of Penelope’s Oasis blog
62. Camping with family in Silverton, Colorado!
Jen W., of Pink When blog
63. Meet Shoeless Joe in the Field.
Lisa T., of Lisa Thomson Live blog
64. Day baseball with all the kids.
Eli P., of Coach Daddy blog
Fun summer things when weather cooperates.
Nice! Weather sometimes forces you to plan B, doesn’t it?
No plans needed. Just wing it.
you would say ‘wing’ it.
You had amazing contributions, Eli. Great friend here and you know how to get your “team” to rally!!
It was really brought-en, wasn’t it Robin? Always a blast to put them together.
So many nice plans, well, I do hope they’re plans, not just wishes. At least going to the bathroom alone MUST be possible this summer, right?
There’s even a lady – Jen – who wants to come to my country, I love it!
Colin and I made our summer bucket list this weekend. Poor guy still has two more weeks to go, though. I’m afraid the list is longer than his vacation.
So when do you schedule your Baseball Day?
I hope so too, Tamara. And here’s hoping parents worldwide get that bathroom privacy at least 11 times this summer.
Jen, look up Tamara when you get to Switzerland. You won’t want to miss dinner. By the time Colin gets his summer, it’s going to be fall!
I need to see when the area teams have day games …
We go to Switzerland every summer (well, started last year, but with three kids in tow there will be many seasons to come). Our French-speaking churches (Paris, Lyon, Brussels, Geneva, etc) host a pre-teen and teen camp in the Alps so that’s where we go. I’d been to Geneva two decades ago on a business trip, but the Alps are something else. Simply breathtaking.
You’re lucky over there. You can go to Switzerland or France like we would go to Virginia or Georgia. And there’s probably just as good scenery and food in France and Switzerland as there is in Georgia or Virginia.
The first summer of something great qualifies as “every summer” 😉
We live in the German-speaking part. It’s only a Röstigraben apart.
I hope a rostibraben is some sort of sandwich. Or dessert.
This was such a lovely post to read! Thanks so much for including me! I’ve really enjoyed reading this post and seeing pictures that others added. 🙂
Glad you liked it, Katie! Thanks for joining us, and for your photographic contribution, too.
Oh of course I did! You’re so very welcome and thank you again! 🙂
It’s already time to come up with the next prompt, today.
Thanks for organising these, Eli! They’re fun.
It’s a blast, Yvonne. Thanks for taking part!
I love them all as I just absolutely love summer the best out of all the seasons to be quite honest. Still yet thank you for including me once again this month 😉
I dress like a 6-year-old boy in summer, though, Janine. In winter, at least I upgrade to age 12.
Love these, Eli! Somehow I missed you asking this one. Hmm. Happy Summer and Happy Times with the Kids!!
Thanks, Cathy! It’s kind of hit or miss on the prompt, but you can always send me an email if you’d like to get in.
Very nice, everyone! Thanks, Eli, for letting me be a part of the summertime action. I am always amazed how many of our wishes for perfection involve the glories of nature – sea, lake, beach, sun, sky, mountains… we are so blessed with a gloriously beautiful planet. Just think of what a gift that is! Dorreen
Well played, isn’t it Dorreen? Glad you could join us. I don’t think a single person mentioned an iPhone or pizza, did they?
Nature’s an awesome gift.
After reading these, I have so many more things I want to do this summer! It’s always fun to see the variety in the 6word answers.
This’ll keep you busy, Christine. I’m lucky in that I’m the only one who gets to see the sentences all together before they post.
Thanks, Eli. I enjoyed taking part and these posts are always tons of fun to read!
Thank YOU, Torrie. You’re becoming a regular for these suckers.
Spend time at the beach house.
I’d so sign up for that, Val. Good one.
i love all of the happy summer plans, and thanks for letting me share mine, though it sounds like i’m heading out with my wolf pack. somewhat true, i guess. bring on the heat!
you kind of are, beth. glad to have you and your pack along for the ride.
Despite the heat, summer is perfect for getting outside to enjoy the outdoors.
God bless the inventor of sunscreen.
I prefer the hours of 8 a.m. or 8 p.m. best when it’s triple-digits! Bring on the low to mid 90s next week. Maybe.
Sunscreen has to be a religion to you, am I right, Kim?
Sunscreen or burn. I guess some monks could be chanting that somewhere. Ginger monks.
Ginger monks would be a kickass sports team mascot.
Great post, Eli! Loved reading everyone’s answers, especially the other readers on the list. 😉 Thanks for letting me be a part of this!
Glad you liked it, Sara. Everyone’s got a different approach, but it’s cool also to see the similarities when these posts go live. So glad you were in it.
Oh man, these sound SO relaxing. Love this list! Heather Christo and I should hang out.
Even the Machu Picchu climb?? Glad you dig the list, Kate. I think I hear a blender in Heather’s backyard already.
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Happy Windjammer Day! Eli at Coach Daddy invited me and 60 other bloggers to celebrate the start of the summer tourist season with his monthly 6 Words post, where we answer a question in only six words. This month’s question: What would you like to do and where this summer, in six words? Check out the reblog for everyone’s answers. (I’m #19.)
How about you? What would you like to do and where this summer – in six words? 😉
Thanks a ton Sara!
Yay summer fun!
Kinda rocks, doesn’t it Ginny?
All of the above – love them all!!! Thanks for the invitation! I really love being apart of this.
Only if you love serenity and/or adventure, Tiffany. Thanks for playing along.
Strawberries, beaches, books, gardens, adventures, relaxation……
Not a bad plan, eh Vicki?
This was a fun list of possibilities.
And a possible list of fun, Jen.
The triple digits are Obama’s fault actually. Although it’s been cool here – never really above 80, except for yesterday.
I want to do everything here. I wish I could just do all of these six word things – one a day or one a week..
I’d rather blame Lady Gaga than the POTUS. They say we’ll get highs in the 80s by the weekend – must dig out my parka. And I’d be content with dreaming about one of these every day.
Although can you imagine the series of posts that would come out of living them all?
Thanks again for including me Eli!
Welcome to the fray, Louida!
What a great list – clearly there’s lots of fun to be had this summer. Hopefully it’ll be a long one, although I’m happy to forgo the continuation of an overly hot one. Here’s to plenty of shade and cool breezes! Thanks for including me in this round, and happy summer!
There’s enough to get us way into fall, Deborah. The hot days mean more Netflix. Always enough shade with the AC cranked. Glad you took part!
Lots of margarita talk – makes me want to enjoy one now! Looks like I was negligent in getting my six words back to you this month. Oops! Next month I promise to do my homework, Eli!
11:5 a.m. isn’t too early for a margarita, is it Deb? June ran away with many of us, so no worries. We’ll see you next time.
The Red Sox almost don’t suck which means your Rockies are a nudge above bad 🙂 But now I want a margarita and I have 5 hours left of work….
There’s always one day every summer that I give up the Rockies for 24 hours – and it might be today, given the 8-7 lead-losing home loss to Arizona yesterday.
The Rockies are a big reason I drink tequila.
So many great things to look forward to! Thank you so much for inviting me to join in, Eli!
It could be a sweet summer, right Kim? I’m so glad to have you back in it.
I love #36!
So does Kate Upton, Jenn.
Thanks for including me – this is always a great roundup.
Is that a grabbable graphic I see up there? Awesome.
Looking forward to trying quite a few of these..ah summer.
It feels like when all the characters were in one room in the Roger Rabbit movie, doesn’t it?
I think that graphic is grabbable – you grabbed it, didn’t you? I made it with Canva. I hope you’ll blog about some of your summer adventures.
I want to put all of these on my summer Bucket List!! It would take me about 4 summers to complete, but I am okay with that. That quote by Lubbock is my summer mantra this year 🙂
It’s sort of like a ready-made bucket list, isn’t it Rore? It would definitely seep into the fall. Do you have fall in Canada?
That Lubbock quote struck me just the other day from your blog and I haven’t been able to shake it.
So many great ideas! I love summer. It’s my favorite season, hands down!
People have the right idea, Rabia. I’m not a big summer fan, but I’ll get on board for the right adventure.
Speaking of adventures – you have had some incredibly kick-ass ideas going on over at your blog. Holy smokes.
If you’re reading this comment, do not do anything else before you click Rabia’s link here and see what I’m talking about.
Thanks for putting this together every month. I hope everyone gets to do what they listed this summer.
It’s always a blast, Ellen. I’d settle for 11 of these this summer!
This post makes my month, every month! Thanks for sharing this, Eli!
Thanks Meredith – and to think at one point I was going to 86 it. The best part is the community of it all.
Thanks Eli! So much fun to read everyone’s responses.
Thanks for playing along, Tara. the whole list is like a mega snack mix.
Ahh I missed this one! Blame it on my summer state of mind? Awesome things here though – love summer!
Six words misses you, Tricia. Thoughts go so many other places during the summer, don’t they? Great to see you.
So glad to have you again … mom!
Thanks so much for letting my be a part of this awesome post. I think I need to take a LOT of road trips now.
Thanks for contributing, Suzanne. Someone needs to map this out so we can see how long it’ll take to get to it all.
Your six word posts are truly a favorite of mine and this subject was divine. Seeing what my friends are doing this summer made me smile – it’s like you combined May with June’s topic – Summer Smiles!
Thank you for including me with your cool friends. You da best!
(Now, let’s play ball!)
The view’s much better from the Royals’ point of view, Michelle. But a day at the ballpark is tough to beat, no matter what. I’d like to say I progressed the six words prompts to this one on purpose … but … I’m just glad it worked out that way. Don’t forget your mitt!
Everyone’s summer sounds fabulous! Thanks for including me. 🙂
There’s some good plans going, Laura. Thanks for adding to them!
what a superb Idea, Eli. Wish I would’ve thought of this!! Damn.
Love all of these contributions, especially this one: **55. Taste the sea on my lips.**
Thanks Kim. It’s fun, but also a full month’s work to maintain. I couldn’t imagine not doing it though.
No. 55 feels like a long time coming for me.
What great summer fun!!! I hope we all get to do these 😉 Have a wonderful Summer with your family!!!
Not a bad way to go, right Debbie? I’d settle for 11 or so. Hope your summer’s great, too.
Boy did you share a lot of 6 word stories. i love them all. Thanks so much Eli, for including mine. Such a fun thing you do!
With my very best wishes,
It wasn’t near the record entries, but there were so many god ones. Glad you enjoyed them, Nancy, and thanks for chiming in. it’s a blast to put together.
These are all wonderful… especially the ones that mention margaritas! Happy summer everyone!
1:56 p.m. isn’t too early for a margarita, is it? First round’s on me, JT.
Now that’s a list!
These folks really bring it.
Great post! Thanks for having me! Is #36 the one from Australia? 😉
Glad you liked it, Erik – and thanks for joining the fray. No, the Aussie contributed No. 56! No. 36’s author didn’t want to follow Kate Upton to Antarctica in a bikini, is my guess.
Great post Eli and comments!
‘winter in South Africa awaiting summer’ would have been my contribution but I look forward to your next 6 words.
Thanks Susan! Hope you can be part of the next one.