Summer, summer summer! Who doesn’t love this season? Long, sun filled days and balmy, star filled nights are super energizing and open up new possibilities for activities with friends and family. And the beauty of it all is that it doesn’t have to be a huge event. The smallest moments we share with loved ones make lasting memories. While many of us might envision exotic vacations, there are numerous ways to create adventure just outside your doorstep! As you peel away the spring layers and prep for the pool parties and camping escapades, Ramona & Ruth has crafted a speciality list to help keep you on track!
Ramona & Ruth’s Summer Bucket List will facilitate the summer planning bonanza in multiple ways, whether it’s brainstorming all the potential fun to be had, or keeping your summer ideas organized so you don’t get overwhelmed by the plans stacking on the calendar. We’ve even included some classic summer activities to help spark the brainstorming process! Here are a few more ideas just to get you in the summer mood.
From young to old there is something satisfying in achieving the task of flight. Wait for a breezy day, find an open space, and launch a kite into the summer sky. When kite shopping, look for kites that are triangle or diamond shaped and with a single string for best success!
From small towns to major cities, there are parks everywhere to explore trails, playgrounds, and perfect spots to drop a blanket and enjoy a picnic. Search for new parks in your home area to expand your park horizons.
Summer is such a veggie and fruit friendly season! For veggies you can expect to find carrots, corn, peppers, radishes, garlic, zucchini and beets, just to name a few. On the fruit spectrum look for strawberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, tomatoes, and melon.
Sunsets never get old. And watching one from a different location can always make the experience new! Try a higher elevation or near a body of water. Changing our vantage point can reveal new colors and highlight various aspects of nature.
A new trail is always an adventure. You don’t know how long it will take, what the terrain is like or what critters call it home there. Leave yourself enough time to stop and smell the flowers or have a picnic along the way!
There’s no doubt about it, ice cream is an absolute staple of summer. Cones stacked high with scoops dripping down your arm as you try and save it from its melting fate. And while going out for a scoop is a treat, there is satisfaction in eating the ice cream that you made at home. With easy to follow recipes and a wide range of ice cream makers to choose from, it’s simple as ever with just a bit of elbow grease.
Camping in the great outdoors is one thing, but for a camping trip on the fly, why not set it up in your backyard!? You’ll get the stargazing, the crickets, the summer night swell, with the luxury of your own bathroom and kitchen for breakfast in the morning.
Find a location just one hour away from home, throw some clothes in a bag, get the family together, and hit the road. You don’t need to travel far to feel far from home. A new town, a new campsite, a new nature site can help you leave stresses of home behind while exploring and meeting new people. And with windows down and music high, you’ll really feel the freedom of the highway!
Find a nearby river, lake or beach and learn what fish are in season during the summer months. Grab a pole, some bait and a cooler and prepare for patience. A little time is well worth it when you are grilling your own caught dinner. Don’t forget to grab a fishing license as most states require one and ask around for the best time to fish when the fish are actually biting!
Pools, rivers, and lakes lend themselves nicely to the platform for handstands. Create challenges like timing how long can you hold a straight handstand, or practice doing tricks while in handstand position.