Summertime fun is here and it’s time for some of our favorite warm weather things to do, eat and experience. I have some fond memories of cookouts at my Grandparents house. Burgers and dogs on the grill, fresh watermelon slices and lots of running around in the yard, but the highlight of those cookouts would be the homemade ice cream. Mixing up the creamy confection in the kitchen and putting it in that special steel container, then the ice and salt concoction then taking turns at the handle that cranks that delicious mixture around and around until it becomes cold, luscious ice cream. Some like it with some chocolate sauce and whipped cream but give me plain old vanilla and I’m happy!
Summertime means a trip to your favorite theme park. Screaming at the top of your lungs on a rollercoaster, staying cool with a splashy water ride, eating everything in sight and collecting souvenirs in an attempt to hang on to the fun of the day.
Who can forget spending every sunny day at the local swimming pool and building those always important social connections with friends? Coconut scented sunscreen and tanning lotion, snacks during swim breaks, diving contests and great tans…memories to treasure! I bet you can’t smell coconut scented lotion and not think of the local pool!
Sun tea…yep, no explanation needed. Tea bags, water, container and sunshine…add some sugar or lemon and quench that thirst all day long!
Fun with the garden hose, screaming as the ice cold water hits your back (because you’re trying to run away of course) and drinking from the hose to save a trip to the house for a glass of water…yep, we drank out of the hose! I can still smell the rubber scent of the water, probably not very healthy, right!
I hope you have summertime fun memories, I hope you make summertime fun memories every year and for years to come. Share your memories with your children and grandchildren and anyone else that looks like they need to know what real fun is!