The longest day of the year was largely overshadowed by work today. I'm thankful for the celebratory time I had this weekend. I would like to pick strawberries though. Weretoad and I have a tradition in which we pick strawberries on or around the Summer Solstice. I know there are places up here; it's just a matter of getting the time.
We made today special by visiting with a friend who was in the area with her boyfriend on vacation. I haven't seen her since our handfasting in October. It was great to actually hang out with a friend in our neck of the woods for a change. Immediate family aside, people generally don't visit us. We're rather far from the tribe. We went to the Lyric Cafe in Clayton and sat outside. Weretoad and I had iced chai lattes and roasted mushrooms with onions and peppers. Mmmm... The Bay makes for a nice atmosphere, even when it's only a appreciated in the background.
My vacation officially starts next week. I'm looking forward to more time in Alexandria Bay.