Hard as it is to believe, the unofficial end of summer is just a couple of weeks away.
We have had a great summer as a family. We’ve been camping a number of times, we’ve visited a family member who has a lake house, and we’ll be heading out next week for a weeklong trip on a lake cottage (along with the in-laws).
Here are a few ways to enjoy these last days of summer, without breaking the bank:
- Take a walk – Do you have a park nearby? Does it have a walking trail? Head over and take a nice long walk. If you have someone special to hold hands with, that will make it even better!
- Take a bike ride – If you have bikes available, pump up those tires and head out for a ride. Even going through the neighborhood on a short ride can be a lot of fun.
- Go for a picnic lunch – Why not dust off the picnic basket (or improvise and create a lunch-on-the-go pack) and eat outside? Kids love it if you’re bringing them along, and if it’s adults only, think about bringing a bottle of wine (assuming the place you go allows that sort of thing). Either way, you’ll love it.
- Visit a lake – Do you have a lake nearby? (Or ocean for my coastal readers?) If so, plan some time there. A day at the beach is fun, and so is a few minutes to take in a sunset. Water definitely calms the senses.
- Fly a kite – On a windy day, head back to that park you scoped out earlier and fly a kite. Watching it rise and keeping it up is fun for the whole family.
- Enjoy a thunderstorm – Unless you’re deathly afraid of thunderstorms, why not enjoy one? I’m not talking about running around (or flying a kite *lol*), but find a safe, dry place and enjoy the rain, lightning, and thunder. Nature puts on quite a show, especially during a good storm during the summer months, so take a few minutes and give it a watch.
What are some other ways to enjoy the last few weeks of summer? Any remaining plans?Copyright 2017 Original content authorized only to appear on Money Beagle. Please subscribe via RSS, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or receive e-mail updates. Thank you for reading.