Well, how about a sunny summer morning, to start. Then a hike along a favorite ridge accompanied by a young Cooper’s Hawk.
Add in the discovery of a perfect old apothecary bottle along the trail: “Hall’s Catarrh Cure.”
Then home for a lunch of homegrown tomatoes and summer corn.
In the afternoon, drive to an old pioneer church to hear a bit of western guitar and mandolin, where the statue of Jesus blesses the instruments before the concert.
Then watch your favorite couple waltz in the aisle of the church. It’s like going back in time, to a scene written by Laura Ingalls Wilder or Willa Cather.
Then, since the weather is still perfect, head to the shore of the lake to see what birds you can spot.
If you spot a moose….well, so much the better.
And if, at the end of the day you can stop at O’Malley’s Bar and discover that they are serving steamed mussels and shrimp and crab that night…you’ve got it made.