Simple Summer Pleasures

Sometimes the simple pleasures of summer can be the most fun (and delicious!).  We love to pick fruit and vegetables from farms we encounter on our summer travels.  Children seem to think fruit is even more delicious if they have picked it themselves.raspberries

This summer we did a lot of travelling up and down the Eastern seaboard visiting family and friends.  We have picked corn, apples, pears, peaches, blueberries, and blackberries from assorted farms.

We even found wild grapes on Martha’s Vineyard.  They were not ripe enough to eat though.

martha's vineyard grapes

In one orchard in Connecticut, we found a sunflower maze to wander through.  It was so pretty and so much fun!


As summer draws to a close, I shall miss this simple task of finding a farm on the roadside and grabbing some fresh fruit straight from the source.

What simple summer pleasures will you miss?

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I am an American expat based in London with my travel-loving family. I write at Just Go Places Blog about luxury, cultural and family travel.

4 thoughts on “Simple Summer Pleasures”

  1. Great pictures of the fresh fruit! Sounds like a wonderful summer. Over here at BWLEtravel, we don’t spend much time pining away for the past (unless, of course, its the great history of a wonderful place). We are having too much fun living in the present and thinking about tomorrow.

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