Savoring Summer Before It Slips Away!


About this time of year, you realize that summer is quickly slipping away! Unlike when we were kids and summer seemed like it lasted almost forever, as adults, we know all too well how quickly summer disappears!

Soon enough, we will be cozying up inside as the days grow shorter and cooler. We will be planning for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and pulling out the sweaters and flannel PJs!

But, for these last few weeks of summer, we can savor the days and moments that are left! Of course, each of us has a different idea about what would top our list of things we must do before summer ends.

Here are a few ideas to savor every last minute of summer. Try to do at least five of them before the summer slips away!

  1. Go to a free outdoor concert or outdoor festival
  2. Bring a picnic to the nearest lake or beach
  3. Turn off the electronics and get outside
  4. Gaze at the moon and the stars
  5. Pick some wildflowers for your bedside table
  6. Play mini golf with a group of fun friends
  7. Blow bubbles or fly a kite
  8. Take a spur of the moment road trip
  9. Play out in the rain
  10. Read an inspirational book--start to finish--in a day
  11. Visit a vineyard/winery
  12. Dine al fresco
  13. Go to a drive-in movie
  14. Enjoy a nap in a hammock
  15. Plan a day trip to a place you’ve never been
  16. Watch fireflies, preferably with someone under five years old
  17. Have a water gun or water balloon fight
  18. Watch the sunset/sunrise with your best friend
  19. Lay on the grass and watch the cloud shapes roll by
  20. Paint your toenails a shocking color
  21. Visit a garden with water fountains
  22. Make your own ice cream or sorbet
  23. Enjoy a fresh fruit salad
  24. Eat a lobster roll
  25. Enjoy an evening with friends in front of a fire pit, toasting marshmallows