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Prove Me Wrong: The Third Week in June is the Best Week of the Year


Summer Breaks, Trips, and Garage Sales, Oh My!

Not too long ago a friend of mine asked what my favorite Christmas episode from a tv series was of all time. When he asked, I, of course, instantly forgot every television show I'd ever seen along with if they had a Christmas episode.


To this day I still don't know the answer to that question, but it made me start thinking about obscure questions to ask.


So instead of what's your favorite food or holiday I started thinking more specifically of things I like. This is when I thought of the question, what is your favorite week of the year?


Unlike the Christmas question my friend asked I instantly knew the answer.


The third week in June.


You might be asking yourself, "Kali, why this week?"


Well let me tell you.

It all started off at an early age. The first being summer break. I loved school, but it never really set in that summer vacation started until the third week where I was able to sleep in or just go outside to play. I would often speed around on my scooter while my mom followed behind on our nightly walks. For awhile we even collected cans to bring to the recycling center for some extra change.


Then there were the the yearly garage sales my mom would have with her friends and family at our house. We would spend hours hanging out in the garage or soaking up the sun while strangers gazed at our unwanted items. Somehow we always made a pretty penny and the lemonade stand I ran did well(more on this in future posts).


The weather was always perfect. Mid 60's is where I thrive when the sun is shining and often times found myself helping my dad sell candy from our booth at the racetracks. Cotton candy and caramel apples were my specialty.


Not only was the weather perfect during the day, but at night as well. Once the sun would set it was the perfect temp to put on a sweater and build a fire to roast marshmallows (I toast mine lightly on all sides and place it on a cold bar of chocolate. I find the contrasting temps the best way to make a s'more).


Then, of course, after everyone goes home, and you snuggle into bed still able to smell the fire lingering in your hair, the rumbling of a storm blowing through begins. A loud crack and a flash appear outside your window. The rain beating on the rooftop finally drowns out the thunder and slowly puts you to sleep.

In more recent years, I found myself out hiking the trails and enjoying nature. Luckily, where I live, I don't have to go far. I would even go to Shakespeare in the Park where a travel theatre would perform two of Shakespeare's comedies(this year's was A Mid Summer Night's Dream-my favorite of his plays).

I would often plant flowers in the front of the house to make the entrance more welcoming or spend my time getting ready for booths where I would sell my wood burned cutting boards.


But this was usually on the weekends as I spent my weekdays at work.


That is why last year I made sure to take off the third week of June. Unfortunately, the universe had something else in mind, and I ended up having to pack and move house. But, I still made room for a little fun.


I had always wanted to visit a ghost town and so my friend Britta, her cousin, and myself made our way to Bannack, an abandoned mining town found in Bannack State Park.

We wandered the empty buildings some more damaged than others. We even managed our way out of the small town to find ourselves at the cemetery and the gallows.


After a few hours, we unpacked our lunches on a picnic table by the river. The view was great and even a doe joined us for lunch. It was honestly magical and a great day.

Even though last year's trip to Bannack was great I still wanted to have a few days off to enjoy the weather this year. So my friend Kinzie, and I made the short trip to Yellowstone for three days. I hadn't gone in over 10 years even though it's just a hop, skip, and jump away.

Kinzie drove which meant I got to see the lovely landscapes and keep my eyes out for any wildlife. When passing through Yellowstone you will always run into Bison(not literally) along with Elk. We saw several calves play fighting with each other and an eagle swopping down over a large lake.

We even stopped at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center to see some bears and wolves in case we didn't see any on the trip. We didn't have to though as we saw a mama bear with her two cubs playing in a far off field while making our way back one night.

Besides the amazing landscapes and attractions the best part was laughing and storytelling in the car.


Our favorite car game of the trip was to quickly pull over, and point to see how many people would look or pull over as well. We would always speed off laughing at the people peering into the trees behind us.


It was a great trip and I am so glad we took it.

As you can see from the post above I love the third week of June. I can't wait to see what next years will bring with it. What is your favorite week of the year? Let me know if the comments below!


If you don't have a favorite week, let me know what other favorites you ha such as movies, candies, holidays, books, etc.


One of my favorites is my children's book Princess Gabriella and the Never-Ending Kiss available on amazon for only $9.99!






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