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Making the Most of Your Summer

June 8, 2017

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As a former teacher, I looked forward to being able to rest up and get things done during the summer. My husband works year round and I would spend the summers doing things around the house that were put off during the school year and needed work. To get ready for the new school year, I spent time planning out the new school year, lesson planning, rewriting curriculum, and attending training. Of course, we also spent a week or two on vacation.

Summer is a busy time of year. If you have kids, they may be little ones or have completed the school year, and the summer adventures begin. If not, you’re looking to get out and enjoy what summer has to offer. What activities can you do to make the most of your summer?

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Get Outside

Swimming, bike riding, taking a walk, or starting a garden are activities that can get you outside during the summer months. Pick your favorite, or another outdoor activity, and enjoy the warm weather and the sunshine.

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Read a Book

Whether fiction or nonfiction, summer sometimes offers lazy days that can be used to catch up on your favorite book or a book that you have wanted to read.

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Farmer’s Markets

There are farmer’s markets throughout many areas. Take some time to go to one and soak up the atmosphere. Many farmer’s markets offer live music while you look around. You may even find some fruits or vegetables that would make a fresh addition to your dinner plate.

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Garage Sales/Flea Markets

If looking for a bargain to use or repurpose is your thing, there are many garage sales, and flea markets to be found during the summer. It’s a way to add something new to your home without having to cost a lot of money.

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Festivals

Whether a music festival is your jam or an arts festival is more your style, there are plenty of festivals to choose from during the summer months. Get out and enjoy your favorite.

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Museums

Museums are often a low-cost way to spend the day. Pick your favorite and start exploring. You never know what you may learn in the process.

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Baseball Game

Whether it’s a major league game or a minor league game, it’s fun to take in the game in person. There’s always a lot of action off of the field, as well. You can satisfy your taste buds with your pick of your favorite ballpark food.

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Day Trip

Planning a day trip allows you to experience somewhere that you’ve never been or revisit a place that you love. Choose somewhere that you can get to in an hour or two and spend time exploring the area. A day trip doesn’t have to be expensive. Instead of buying a meal when you reach your destination, pack a picnic lunch and find a park to spread out and eat. There are plenty of things to see and do that don’t cost a lot. Figure out how much you want to spend, including gas, before your trip and stick to that budget.

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Make the most of your summer by doing things that interest you. Whatever it is that you decide to do make sure to rest, relax, and enjoy all that summer has to offer.

Until next time,

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