We've had such an amazing summer. The camps in June were wonderful, then we were off to the Midwest to enjoy 5 weeks of visiting with family and friends, golf, tennis, yoga, boating, art, shopping, music making, attending shows, and even the quirky tourist activities of bumper cars and go karts. I felt like it was very important to keep the kids busy to avoid squabbles and TV watching, and for the most part, this plan worked. There was the occasional tormenting car ride where I resorted to bribery and "quiet contests." Our usual mode of transportation is a conversion van, so it was difficult for them to pack into a sedan style car.
Everyone had their favorite summer activity. My 9 year old's was the New Shanghai Circus performance. She was mesmerized and is still talking about it 2 weeks later. The tween especially liked the Titanic Museum. The twins were not able to pinpoint a particular activity as their favorite, they loved it all!
So, in 3 days, we end our season in the Middle and return to the swampy south, to school, activities, our man, and our cats!