Almost Summer is a short season here in Washington. It usually starts in the middle of May and lasts into June. It is marked by nights too cold to not wear a heavy jacket and days that make you sweat in a windbreaker until you take it off, turn the corner into some shade, and feel all shivery and uncomfortable. It's a lot like Mostly Autumn which tends to happen for two weeks in early September before Summer Part Two comes along.
The family and I are going to celebrate Almost Summer by going to Long Beach, WA. My mom has a cabin there that we get to use occasionally. It's just a short walk from the beach. It's always fun, even though it's going to rain on Saturday and Sunday. There's no phone, TV or internet. Strange how our modern world often equates the lack of those necessities as 'relaxing.'