Although spring is often the season most commonly associated with romance, there's just something about a summer fling. I've had a couple of summer flings in my lifetime: one I mentioned before when I studied in England for the summer and one when I went to visit my sister in Kauai for three weeks during the summer.
My sister and her husband had been living in Hawaii on the island of Kauai for a few years before I went to visit her. She had had a baby in December, and I finally went to visit my first niece that summer. It was my first trip to Hawaii.
My first week there, my sister and I went to the beach with my sister's friend, who also had a baby around the same age as my niece. While we were at the beach, the friend's brother dropped by...and he was HOT! Blonde, blue-eyed, tan, muscles everywhere. He was also very sweet and we flirted a bit on the beach and he asked if I would be going to his sister's party that night. If I wasn't before, I sure was now!
So I went with my sister and her husband and their baby (in Hawaii, most kids are welcome at parties) and met up with my sexy beach bum. We hung out at the party for a bit, and then he took me to a local bar in Hanalei where we met up with some of his friends. Yeah, OK, I went home with him that night (maybe I should be writing this as Mia and not Carol!). He lived in a little house in the middle of a lush valley not far from the beach. He had an outdoor shower, and we showered together in the morning with the beautiful nature surrounding us.
I spent a lot of time with him over the next few weeks, and he showed me the island. We went snorkeling, hiking, I watched him and his team canoe in the ocean, and we hung out at the beach. A perfect summer romance in a perfect romantic setting.
At the end of my vacation, I went home to Southern California and we exchanged a few letters. He was also from So Cal and over the Christmas holidays he came home to visit his family, and we went to Vegas together for New Year's. After that, nothing ever came of the romance and I know why. Nothing we did could ever compare with those magical weeks in Kauai.
Have you ever had a summer fling? What makes them so special? Whether you've ever had a summer fling or not, enjoy a video of another summer romance..."summer fling don't mean a thing, but oh oh those summer nights..."