It’s almost here! It’s almost here! Summer, that is! It’s almost here! Phew, we made it through the winter and the soggy spring and we are looking ahead to summer. We always get so excited about the thought of summer, don’t we? We have big, big plans every year around this time of all the things we are going to do with ourselves, our friends, our families. We’re going to take trips and build things and relax more. But none of that every seems to transpire, especially if we are still working our regular day jobs all summer long. What a bummer. But! This year, you can do the things you’ve always been meaning to do. Just make a plan and stick to it. And if you’ve never had visions of grandeur for your summer days, then consider these four ways to spend a summer day – or add them to you already-amazing to do list!
Remember the lazy days of summer? You were probably about 12 years old the last time you really enjoyed a long, lazy day of summer. Gather up the fam jam and head down to the creek for the day. Every experienced fisherman will tell you that the morning is the best time to catch something, but if you don’t care about bringing home dinner, you can make your way to the water’s edge any time of the day. There’s nothing like the cool feel of creek water on your toes.
Take in a Car Show
Even if you aren’t into cars, per se, you will find something beautiful to look at: how can you not fall in love with the classic cars that you grew up with? Everyone has their favorite. You might even come across a really special car from your younger years like the Baja Bug. You can spend the afternoon strolling along the car park, soaking up the sun, and meeting some interesting car fans!
Hike a Trail
It’s funny how we think that hiking is a form of entertainment but when we remember we should go out and walk to get some exercise, it becomes a totally different beast. Well forget the obligation to “exercise” and just enjoy the great outdoors! Pack a backpack with some snacks and water and head out for an adventure. Don’t forget your camera and a walking stick. Who knows what you’ll find when you get outside.
Play Tourist in Your Town
Every city and town has a few days every summer earmarked for celebrations, whether they be parades, festivals, music events: there is something in every town across North America. Hometown pride is real, my friends. So get out and attend whatever event your piece of the world is putting on for you to enjoy. Cities and towns usually close roads for pedestrians and you can stroll along main street without a care.
However you decide to spend your days this summer, be sure to make a list and try to make time each week to check a few things off that list. It’s the best time of year and there is so much to see and do right outside your door! Have a great summer, friends!