Friday, September 21st, 2018

3 Things To Do This Summer With Your Family Before School Starts


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Blog post by Boomer54 Mark

Summer is in full swing and I am at my annual trek back to Toledo, Ohio for our family reunion. I read this article in Success Magazine on the plane and wanted to share with you these 3 terrific ideas for summer fun close to home.

1. Watch a movie or catch a concert outdoors. A movie or a concert really doesn’t count as an adventure, unless it’s outdoors, in a park or on a beach or lake. Pack that cooler, spread a blanket, break out the lawn chairs beneath the stars.

2. See the sights…close to home. Be a tourist in your own town. Go to a museum, gallery or planetarium; take in a ballgame, go to the zoo, or theme park; eat at an unusual theme oriented restaurant, or visit an historical site. (Involve the whole family, by letting each member pick at least one place to visit.)

3. Tackle a project with your kids or grand kids. Build a tree house, make smoothies with different ingredients and do taste tests, bake cookies (let the kids make them), restore a car, plant a garden, learn to play chess, take up a new activity like ballroom dancing. Sharing a new experience puts you and your kids on common ground.

4. Go camping. If, like me, sleeping on the ground is not your thing…Rent an RV for a weekend, or check out campgrounds that offer furnished cabins. Nature offers a special kind of peace and quiet, an opportunity to s’mores and tell scary stories, and have uninterrupted time for discovery together.

About the author: Boomer54 Mark is the publisher and senior editor of Baby Boomer Talk Online. He likes to be helpful to other boomers sharing useful information he gleans from the web. He attempts to go through life being positive and spreads this to the boomer world via email with inspirational quotes and videos. He is living in America’s finest city, San Diego, with his wife, The Red Headed Trip , and his two Boxer Dogs, Gabe and Luke.

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