Welcome to DAY SIX of my collaboration with Rossy and Tialla!
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me fill you in (if you’re a loyal follower and you already know what I’m talking about; scroll past the banner). For the ENTIRE month of June, I teamed up with the talented creators of AyRGalaxy and Tialla’s Tellings. We all have been posting at 09:00 AM (PST) every Monday and Wednesday. Sadly, there will only be TWO more posts in this collaboration:
20 Things That Mean Summer To Me
1. HOT WEATHER! SUNSHINE!
When the sun starts shining everyday and the weather stays hot, I know the summertime is here!
2. Freeze Pops
Immediately when big bins of freeze pops packed in the netted red bags start showing up in the grocery store, I throw a pack in my cart.
3. Freshly squeezed lemonade
Freshly squeezed lemon juice poured over a big glass of ice with a little bit of sugar… mmm, mmm.
4. Drive-In Movies
When my parents were still together, they would bring us to the drive-in movie theater every summer. It was always so fun running around outside before the movie started, watching the screen from the car, and listening to the sound boom through the radio.
5. Bonfires & S’Mores
When I was a teenager my friends would always make bonfires; in their backyards, or at designated parks. S’mores were made, hot dogs and slices of pizza were roasted, alcohol was consumed, weed was smoked, stories were told, and memories were made.
6. Ferris Wheels
Seeing Ferris wheels, even just in a photograph, makes me instantly think of summer. I used to love riding them in the summer heat, especially when the sun went down… now, I’m kind of terrified to ride them. I still think they’re beautiful, though.
7. Sunbathing on the sand or by the pool with big, colorful beach towels
When those big, colorful beach towels are put on display in every corner at Walmart… I always cave in and buy one! I love laying out on them, especially in the sand but, I will settle for poolside.
8. Driving with the windows down in the night breeze
Driving and singing along to the radio with the windows down, when it’s dark out and there’s a slight breeze in the air… oh, it’s the beeeest feeling, ever.
9. Reading on the balcony
I love sitting outside on the balcony; soaking in the sun and the current novel I’m reading.
10. Colorful flowers blooming everywhere
There are so many colorful flowers… they bloom about EVERYWHERE. Even in places I didn’t know they could. It’s beautiful.
11. Ice cream trucks driving around, blaring their tunes
Summer means hearing the ice cream truck’s jingle every morning and wondering if I should get up and try to catch it for a nice, cold treat!!
12. Fresh fruit
Fresh fruits are the perfect snack for the hot weather. My favorites to fight the heat are: watermelons, yellow mangoes, and strawberries.
13. Licking ice cream cones, sipping cocktails, drinking iced coffee, eating sandwiches, etc. on outdoor patios
When you go out to eat, you get to have the option of sitting indoors or outdoors. I mostly always choose outdoors.
14. Smoking outside, getting higher than usual from the heat and the sun
When I lived in Minnesota, I could go to any park. There would be a lake, a few benches, some BBQ pits, a trail, and maybe a playground. These types of parks were everywhere, it was easy to find one that was unoccupied. I loved going out just to smoke in the sunshine, in the middle of the park. Here, in Vegas, there aren’t parks like that but, I hope to find somewhere, someday.
15. Festivals, fairs, & amusement parks
All the deep-fried foods and foods on a stick, cotton candy, roller coasters. Festivals, fairs, and amusement parks opening up has got to be my number one favorite thing about the summer.
16. Tan lines
Am I the only one that gets the WORST tan lines on my feet?!
17. Slurpin’ on Icees & Sonic Slushes
Oooh, I love me a good blue and red mixed Icee or any flavor Sonic Slush with some Nerds candy thrown in– they are both insanely refreshing drinks!!
There are fireworks for EVERY occasion during the summer months. They never get boring and they never stop startling me!
19. BBQing & Picnics
BBQing and eating outside with my family was almost an everyday thing in the summer when I lived in the same state as my dad. He still BBQs but, I’m not able to attend so easily anymore.
20. All kinds of water activities!!
All the pools are cleaned and ready for daily use!! Water activities, that I’m too scared to ever try (besides fishing), are up and running. People LOVE the water; nothing cools ’em down faster!!
What are some things that scream summer to you? What is your favorite summer activity?
Please, don’t forget to head on over to Rossy’s and Tialla’s blogs to read what summer means to them!!: