It’s (unofficially) Summer!

Popsicles, white skin, and (free!) water parks. It must be the start of Summer!

(I actually took this picture last summer — I forgot to take my camera with me today!)

We may not be out of school here yet in body, but we sure are in spirit. It was difficult bidding a good night to a beautiful evening outdoors, but the alarm clock will ring in the morning.

Whether your summer has unofficially begun or not…

  • What is a favorite *Free* summer activity for your family?
  • What is a favorite inexpensive snack you have on stand-by for your kids (or yourself!) during the summer months?

Please, do tell! We can all gain some new ideas in the comments — perhaps your favorite will become a new activity or appetizer for someone else!

6 thoughts on “It’s (unofficially) Summer!

  1. I quite simply just love long walks, easy and free but it can often end off with a beer outside a cool bar somewhere so can get pricey!

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  2. Fruit, popsicles (whatever fruit is leftover, some juice in the blender and freeze) and tortilla rolls (tortilla, cream cheese, a slice of lunchmeat, some shredded broccoli stems and carrots, rolled up).
    Spent Saturday a couple of towns over at an outdoor art show. It was a good time, free and had tons of kids activities. We packed a cooler and picnicked under a huge tree and enjoyed the music. It’s a good idea to check Craigslist for your area, the paper (online), the news channels here have a community calendar section that covers all the little towns around, and connect with other parents to get ideas. Our community pool is fun, but I think it’s way overpriced and you have to pay to stay even if you aren’t swimming!

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  3. oops, summer go to snack is usually fruit for us, whatever is really seasonal – starts with strawberries, cherries, watermelon….

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  4. A local, man made lake that is free. You can go and spend all day. It has a nice beach, really deep clean water, and lifeguards keeping an eye on things. We bring a cooler of snacks, drinks, and sandwiches and spend a good number of summer days there. We still had a frost warning for last night, so hope we can go to the lake soon!

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  5. I am on batch 4 of homemade popsicles. Sometimes I make a healthy shmealthy smoothie to freeze. These batches have been juice. I try to buy real juice. To be really fancy, I freeze juices in layers. Watermelon is also a big hit here.
    Last year I bought a summer long swim pass for the community pool. Not free but it did save money in the long term and I didn’t have to dig up change everytime I wanted to swim.

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