By Mara Olden
Summer solstice is the longest day of the year and happens to be my mom's birthday (Happy Birthday, Mom!). Summer is for grilling hot dogs and burgers. It's for reading a good book in the shade of an oak tree and sitting around the campfire, roasting marshmallows. Summer is swimming, going barefoot and fishing off the dock. All of these are wonderful but make sure you don't forget the bug repellent and the sunscreen!