One of the most fun things I got to do in Arizona was meet my friend Summer! Summer and I have been friends for a long time on the internet. She has a blog at Dreams of Trees. Our parents talked and decided that we could meet. Summer and I decided to camp in her backyard. Luckily, I had packed my tent!
Summer's yard was full of tall trees. We climbed them and pretended we were wild kids, living on our own in the wilderness. Both of us have a dream of getting to go backcountry camping. We pinky-promised each other that someday we'd go on an epic camping trip in one of the national parks.
I had such a great time with Summer! I loved that she had a big yard. I live in New York City, where my family doesn't have a yard. Our apartment building has a big courtyard, but kids aren't allowed to play in it or climb the trees. I was so envious of Summer- it's like she has her own private Central Park. Awesome pants.
Summer has a big dog, named Tatlo. I was a little afraid of him when I first saw him, but he is very gentle. He is so smart too- he stays right by Summer without even needing a leash! I was envious of Tatlo too- my parents say it's not fair to have a dog in a New York City apartment. I told Summer how my cat, Chaika,ran away. She gave me a hug and told me she could imagine how sad she'd be if Tatlo ran away.
I loved climbing all the trees in Summer's yard. I really want to move to live in a place with a big yard sometime. I'd love to get to climb trees every day!
Not only does Summer have many climbing trees in her yard, she also has a fort! I would absolutely LOVE to have a fort. I told Summer that if her parents ever need a part-time daughter, they can sign me right up.
In this picture, Summer is trying to give me a piggyback ride. We both kept falling over and laughing. There is nothing better than spending a day with a good friend. I hope I get to go back to Arizona again someday, so Summer and I can hang out again. Of course, I invited her to come to New York City.
New friends are great fun. Have you made any new friends this summer?