Summer To Do’s

summer storyNow that the 4th of July is in the rear view mirror, it’s time to take summer seriously.  So I’m putting together a list of things that are summer staples – things you should definitely do before the summer slips by and is over.  Here goes:

  • Take a trip to the pool or the beach.  What is summer without the water and a chance to work on our tan?
  • Blow bubbles with the kids.  Or with your pets.
  • Go to an amusement park.  Ride that roller coaster!  (Or maybe just the carousel?)
  • Go to a festival or fair.  Win a prize playing a game, eat junk food and enjoy the people watching!
  • Catch a lightning bug.  You don’t even have to put it in a jar!
  • Go to the Dairy Queen or local ice cream place and get a cone to eat outside.
  • Have some corn on the cob.
  • Eat a slice of watermelon and see how far you can spit the seeds!
  • Walk barefoot in the grass.  Even better right after it rains…
  • Eat a popsicle.  Or 12.  I’m not judging.
  • Go to a baseball game.  I’m partial to the Cubs but I also like watching the kids at the local park.
  • Go for a hike.  And try to make it somewhere that you aren’t hiking on concrete!
  • Go to the zoo.
  • Sit in the sun and read a good book.
  • Watch a sunset.

That’s my list – any other suggestions?  Let me know in the comments!