June Recap :: our month in review

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June Recap

Wow! June has been an absolutely crazy month. From finishing up the school year to an east coast road trip, we stayed busy every day. We’ve been to four different states and driven through five others. The kids and I said our good-byes to Logan, who went back home to work, and started our daily adventures. My intention for this summer was to escape the Florida heat/humidity and make as many memories with my kids as possible. I would say we are succeeding so far! Here’s our June Recap!

Beach Week

We spent the first week of June at our beach condo on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year. It was filled with lots of sunshine, sand, waves, and family time. We soaked up all the daddy time we could, because it was our last week with him for the summer.

June Recap: my boys at the beach

RV Blogger Summer Round Up

Do you follow along on Instagram? If so, you may have seen that I participated in a Summer Vibes round up with some fellow RV bloggers. We shared all things summer vibes – from DIYs to recipes. If you missed it, here’s a recap!

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Road Trip to PA

The kids and I are spending our summer in PA with my family. We are here for 7 long weeks and wanted our own vehicle and all of our things, so driving was the best option. It was a 20 hour road trip, but we broke it up by stopping in Jacksonville, Florida and Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. At this point, we are pretty much road trip masters, especially road tripping with kids.

Packing Essentials

We are in Pennsylvania for quite a while, which means we needed a lot of stuff. I packed all of our stuff in these tough bins. They are stackable and waterproof, great for organizing in the back of an SUV or truck bed. I got one large and one small bin for each of us. Plus an extra of each for our summer stuff and miscellaneous stuff. Click the picture to shop bins.

Road Trip Must-Haves for Kids

Our kids are rockstar road trippers. We pack lots of healthy snacks and a plethora of books and toys to entertain them. Movies are our best friends on long road trips. We measure time with Disney movies. Click the picture to shop our road trip must-haves.

Daily Adventures

In an attempt to make the most out of our summer together, we go on daily adventures. Sometimes we go to a local park, other days we check out a local attraction. I love seeing the kids excitement when they wake up and ask what we are doing that day. They live for these adventures as much as I do.

Strasburg Railroad
June Recap: Strasburg Railroad Lancaster County PA

We took a ride on the Strasburg Rail Road. There are many different riding options, but we chose the open-air car. It was great for the kids and the breeze was amazing. After our ride, we had lunch at Cafe 1832. Try the smash burger and thank me later!

Amish Farm & House
June Recap: Amish kids at the Amish Farm & House Lancaster County PA

The Amish Farm & House was a blast! The kids loved exploring the farm, feeding the animals, and playing on the playground. There was plenty of shade trees to sit under while watching the kids play. The farm tour is self-guided and you can go at your own pace. We also did the house tour. It’s about a 45 minute guided tour and you learn a lot about the Amish culture. I have Amish relatives and grew up immersed in the culture and I still learned a thing or two on the tour.

Wilbur Chocolate
June Recap: Wilbur Chocolate Downtown Lititz PA

It wouldn’t be a trip home if we didn’t get some Wilbur Chocolate. When I was growing up, the chocolate factory was downtown and the town smelled like chocolate. It looks a little different now, but we still enjoyed our chocolate treat.

New Bike + Cart

June Recap: New bike and bike trailer for exploring with the kids

Logan got us a new ride for the summer! I wanted to work on my cardio and get outside with the kids, so this was a win/win. Although, I’m terribly out of shape and the kids yell at me when I start slowing down.

The kids love riding around and sight seeing from the back of the trailer. We’ve taken this baby around the bay in East Moriches, New York for rock climbing and picnic lunches.

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New York

We took an unexpected trip to East Moriches, New York to visit family. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. We took an adventure each day, but I also relaxed like no other. The kids played in the backyard and I cozied up with a book on a rocking chair. It was the break I didn’t know I needed. We just might find ourselves up there again before the end of summer.

June Recap: Picnic lunch on the bay in East Moriches, New York
June Recap: Enjoying the bay and marina in East Moriches, New York
June Recap: evening bike ride with the kids to the bay in East Moriches, New York

Summer Reading

Summer means extra time for leisure reading. I’ve already read 4 this month and I’m close to finishing number 5! I stumbled upon Elin Hilderbrand and I’m loving her novels. They are easy reads and great for summer. Add my June reads to your summer reading list!

And that’s a wrap on our June Recap. We still have 5 more weeks of our northern summer vacation and we have so many more adventures planned. Stay tuned for our July Preview to see what things we have planned for next month. Our Lancaster County Travel Guides will be coming soon!! Subscribe below so you don’t miss out!

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