Inspire Fun Activities for Summer 2017
Thunder roars outside as I type this new blog post. We're under a severe thunderstorm warning, and as much as it brings me anxiety when the storm clouds begin swirling and the sky darkens, there's something calming about hearing the gentle roar of a distant clap of thunder.
This is summer. Apart from Christmas, the summer season is my favorite time of the year. I was very fortunate and blessed to grow up in western Indiana, where (I guess I'm biased) it's the best place to enjoy the perfect summer season.
You've got the 90-degree heat, sunshine, swimming pools, parks, lakes, fairs, campgrounds, bonfires, and the breathtaking Indiana sunsets. When I was in school, summer meant I didn't have any responsibilities; I could just have fun.
While I'm now a working professional, I still have fun during this summer 2017 season. What I have found is that this summer is better because I don't have to be stressed to jam everything into a restricted number of weeks before I would have to return to Ohio for college. Summer doesn't end until September, according to the calendar. I fully intend to use every opportunity I can get to soak up the sun.
Below are my suggestions to inspire fun activities for your family during this summer season:
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Swimming not only is a great way to exercise, but it also is a fantastic way to get cooled off during those sweltering summer days. It doesn't feel like you're in the heat when you're splashing around in the pool. Plus, it's fun!
I encourage this activity. Whether you're going to Florida, New England, California, Europe, or even just an hour away from home, life is different when you're on vacation. It's a (relatively) stress-free environment where you can go out for dinner, go to the beach, relax with your family, and just have fun in a new, exciting place.
Here are some suggestions for places to vacation/travel in Indiana: Holiday World & Splashin' Safarai (Santa Claus, IN), Turkey Run State Park (Marshall, IN), Indiana Dunes State Park (Chesterton, IN), and the Indianapolis Zoo (Indianapolis, IN).
Being outside--away from the big city skyscrapers--makes you look at life in a different way. Whenever I'm outside at night, I look up at the sky and just watch the stars emerge. It's breathtaking to watch the sunset fade into the nighttime sky. Go outside and explore nature; that's why we're here.
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Golfing is a great way to work up a sweat during the summer. Plus, if you're really good, you can brag to your friends that you got a birdie on a very difficult hole.
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Those were the best days of summer. I would swim during the day and then watch my dad cook dinner on the grill. I'm sad that our grill doesn't work anymore because I would really like to re-live that childhood memory.
If you're having your own barbecue or attending a friend's party, have fun. Bring some chips to contribute to the festivities. Drink lemonade in the sun, and just have fun.
Those are the best days. While you could be doing something else, the best days are when you're having fun. I encourage all of you to be bold and plan something new this summer. Waste some time; it won't hurt.