If you live somewhere interesting, your town can be the source of fun summertime activities. This may include places such as Orlando, Atlanta, San Francisco or Las Vegas. But say you don’t live in any of those places, then create your own ways to have an enjoyable summer. Is there a spot in your city that you’ve always wanted to explore, but haven’t? Since there’s no more worrying about preparing school lunches or frigid temperatures spoiling your downtime, get ready to grill. Kamado grills can take the ‘ordinary” out of any meal. Plop on some chicken thighs or pile on shrimp and bountiful summer veggies, whatever you prefer. Just know that delectable delights await to soothe your taste buds. Besides getting your “grilling on,” you can take advantage of longer hours of sunlight.
Rather than cram everything into one group, this article will provide a brief rundown of five ways to get more kick out of your summer.
Now, for the rundown on a few of the activities. Browse your local community in a way you've never considered before. Play like a kid in the park or if you have children, play a game of tennis or soccer in the park with them and their friends. Invite other parents and adults for a potluck luncheon, after the game. Offer small prizes for the winners and prepare special snacks such as fried pickles or Cuban sandwiches. Make the entire day about rediscovering childlike wonder.
Don’t stop there, visit historic landmarks in town or plan a trip to the local history museum or visit a nearby wildlife reserve. Outdoor activities are a great way to enjoy nature, grill and eat lots of good picnic or finger foods.
Who says camping has to be a nighttime activity? It doesn’t have to involve going anywhere, you can pitch a tent right in the backyard or go to a nearby camping destination. Either way, day camping is an excellent way to relax, catch up on the summer reading list, listen to music or just enjoy life. You can drink alcoholic beverages, without worrying about driving, just dive into the sleeping bag for a quick nap, when you feel like it.
Whether you’re empty nesters, a family or a single person, day camping combines the best of all worlds. Make steak kabobs and grilled vegetables for lunch and pour hot chocolate and s'mores when the sun sets. At the end of time, if you’re backyard camping use a sheet to watch a movie when night falls or invite your friends for a day camping breakfast buffet, roughing it style.
Whatever you usually do in the summer, don’t do it. Instead, switch to a new activity for a more enjoyable summer. But whatever you do, resist the urge to watch television, use electronic devices for web surfing or sit still in one spot for too long.