Update: The giveaway winner is…CateS. Congrats, Cate!
My son is a huge fan of the Disney show, Phineas & Ferb. If you’ve got a little one, then you’re probably familiar with the show’s intro…it goes like this, “There’s 104 days of summer vacation…” In honor of that lovely 104 days, my son and I try to fill our summer with 104 special adventures. (And, last year, we actually accomplished our goal and did 104 exciting things! I’ve got a journal to prove it!)
Since his summer vacation officially began on Friday, Jack and I have now officially started our adventures. But you know the cool thing about adventures? You can find adventures just about any place…
You can go stargazing.
You can hike through the woods.
You can travel to a museum and see all kinds of cool artifacts.
And you can always find a way to experience something new in your part of the world. I’m a big fan of that “experiencing something new” so over the weekend, I got on a charter boat with my family, and we headed out to see some spots along the Gulf Coast–spots that I’d never seen, even though I’ve lived in this area my whole life. My favorite spot? The old lighthouse that is just off the coast of Dauphin Island.
Just seeing the lighthouse inspired all kinds of story ideas for me. And as for my six-year-old, well, he definitely had an adventure. The boat’s captain let my son steer for forty minutes during the trip. Talk about an adventure…
Adventures are where we find them. We don’t always have to fly off to some exotic locale in order to have a great time. We can find adventures just waiting in our own backyards. Sometimes, adventure can be about a treasure hunt, it can be about a smores party. It can be about anything that you want.
So as you kick-off your summer, I hope that you have 104 wonderful adventures waiting on you. Fun times that will make you smile and brighten up your days.
If you’re anticipating a particular adventure, please share it with me. I’ll pick one random commenter to win either a $10 Amazon.com gift card or a $10 B&N gift card (winner’s choice).
And, finally, I’ve just got to do a shout-out for my upcoming book release (come on–reading is an adventure, too!) ANGEL BETRAYED will be out on 6/26/12, and it’s recently received a great review from Publishers Weekly. Here’s a snippet: ”Eden offers compelling characters, sizzling sex, and breakneck action…” See? Doesn’t that sound like an adventure in reading fun?
ANGEL BETRAYED–Available 6/26/12 from Kensington Brava
When you betray an angel, there’s hell to pay…