Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fun in the Sun

I must apologize, I'm trying to branch away from the beauty articles and try some new stuff on this blog. Following the frustration with my skin which equals me using less products, and with my (semi successful) spending ban, I'm trying out some other possible avenues to spice up this blog. Ultimately this blog is about me, even though it has been primarily about beauty since I began it, it's time to start shedding some light on the other aspects of my life. This is something I want to be able to look back on years down the line and be able to understand the person I was at the time. Today I feel like throwing out some ideas of summer activities! I'll admit I'm a Netflix and bed kind of girl, but in an effort to have a more social (and active) life I've started filling my weekends with plans and found some new things to replace my Desperate Housewives marathons!

I'm really not the most outdoorsy person, the thought of camping horrifies me, but once in awhile going for a hike is a fantastic idea to me. It's the perfect way to get out in nature and really experience something different. There's nothing quite like trekking through a forest or meandering down the coastline on foot, and it's quite an accomplishment when you reach your destination.

Of course I need to list the staples of summer which is a trip to an amusement park or a water park. Sure there will be crowds, but nothing else beats a day filled with roller coasters and funnel cakes. While lines, everything and the danger of heat stroke can really get overwhelming, I still think it's worth it to stop by one at least once a summer.

Summertime is definitely festival season and I encourage everyone get out there and go to at least one! Whether it is a music, food, or even art festival, there is no better day spent than being outside enjoying something you really love. While I will always be a music junkie, I must say that food trucks have been my thing lately and going to food specific (bacon festival anyone?) events have been heaven. Literally a day just eating my fill of whatever is there!

I know I just mentioned festivals, but I feel like outdoor concerts are slightly different. For this I am just thinking one or two bands in a slightly more intimate (and public) spot jamming out. Picture the ones that are in the evening, so the sun is setting and the temperature drops to a comfortable level, and just music to close out the day. Jazz, country, anything really is pleasant at this time.

Two more activities that are amazing to take advantage of warm summer nights are drive-in movies and stargazing. I've really developed a new appreciation of being outdoors this year, and a late night stargazing session is a great way to just hang out and unplug for awhile. This gets hard for those who live in cities, but there is always somewhere you can drive out to where the light pollution isn't too bad and just enjoy the company of friends. Movies is always my answer when somebody asks me what I want to do so going into the drive-in is a fun spin on that because it is different than just sitting in a dark theater.

I've always loved brunch but something about warm weather just makes it ten times as fun. Every Sunday should start with brunch in my opinion, it's the perfect balance of breakfast and lunch food and is an acceptable meal time until 3 in the afternoon! Also visiting a spot with a nice outdoor patio and bottomless mimosas is always a great bonus too.

The last thing I've been loving this summer is just driving and getting lost. It's the perfect way to spend the afternoon, whether you're by yourself or with others, and just really find somewhere cool. This is also my favorite activity for when I'm feeling stressed or have a lot of my mind, there really is nothing like cruising with the windows down and a good soundtrack.

What are some of your favorite summer activities?

1 comment:

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