- I live in the foothills above a big farmers field. I watch the field from my kitchen window all year long. In the late fall and winter I deeply mourn the green lushness I see in summer.
- When I see it covered in snow or looking brown and dead, when I’m shut inside waiting out the winter, I promise myself that when Summer comes I’ll make the most of the warm weather.
- I promise myself I’ll spend the entire summer running around and doing active, fun, great Summer Activities.
Well, it’s nearing the end of summer and here’s what we’ve done. Here are my TOP TEN Great Summer Activities.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’m part of Intermountain Health Care’s Intermountain Mom’s campaign. This post is in conjunction with their Intermountain LiVe Campaign and Summer Photo Contest.
I’ll show you what we did and show my best photos. Then, you think about what you’ve done and enter your best photo. Maybe we’ll both win? I don’t know. Either way, I know we’ll both get to reminisce about how great summer has been and we’ll think of what we still want to do before it gets cold.
We attended our local bike rodeo. The kids rode in some races, got a new bike helmet for free and learned some important bike safety tips. They also entered a contest to win a new bike, which Sunny actually WON! We ended up with a NEW BIKE!They Both felt great about their blue participation ribbons.
3. Take a Hike
We have a book called 60 Hikes in 60 Miles.
We’ve used it to guides us on dozens of hikes around.
I’d recommend the book to anyone interested in any local hikes.
We beat the heat in July by heading up to Park City Mountain Resort to ride the Alpine Slide. We rode the chair lift up the mountain and slid down. We had our Chinese house guests with us for this event.
6. Go to Town Days
We gathered as many cousins as we could and headed to the park to celebrate summer!
We always LOVE watching fireworks on the 4th of July.
I can think of about 100 other things to do that would be even more fun than these things, but most of this stuff is easy, free and available to families.
Here’s an invitation to go through your pictures see what you’ve done this summer and submit your best photo to Intermountain LiVe’s Summer Photo Contest. The winners will receive a FREE HD GoPro Hero camera or gift certificates to Dick’s sporting goods. But Hurry, the prize drawings start September 3rd.