Summer from the hammock_13599 StaatsLike most, my three-day weekend has been filled with various activities and events.  Places to go, people to see, things to do.  We enjoyed dinner and a musical at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.  We clocked off the miles on a summer’s day bike ride on the Cannon Valley Trail between Red Wing and Cannon Falls.  We did yard work and house work.  But with the perfect blue skies and summer temperatures, I made sure to pencil in some time to relax.  With a baseball game on the radio, a lovely breeze blowing through the back yard, blue skies and sun, it was the perfect time to relax on the hammock.  A clearing of the mind from the work-day routines and a nod to what we love about summer.   When the cold, the snow, and the darkness of winter are howling outside, these summer days are the ones that keep our spirits up.

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