With the summer starting to wind down, I've been thinking about the things that make it so enjoyable. Ice cream and swimming aside, one of my favorite (and nostalgic) seasonal pleasures is the chance to sleep almost outdoors — on the porch, that is.
When I was a kid, one of the things I looked forward to all year was going to the beach house my extended family would rent. I of course enjoyed the sand and surf, but what I loved returning to was the porch bedroom I split with a younger cousin. With its cool, fragrant breezes, seaside view, and relative detachment, this small second-floor room was the best one in the house.
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