Summer Fridays. The adult world’s way to remind us that Friday used to be the best day of the week and that summer is too short to waste! You’re home from work early and the sunset is later and later -- what will you do with all of your extra time? It’s time to take advantage of the great outdoors, and everything that your local area has to offer. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to have a plan so that your busy life doesn’t let those weeks just pass you by!
- Find the nearest watering hole! A lake, the ocean, even a pond. There’s nothing like a Friday afternoon at the beach to kick off the weekend. Try to pack up a bag Thursday night and head straight from work or picking up the kids from school. Remember the necessities: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, towels, buckets and shovels for the kids, reading material for you, water and some snacks!
-Take a hike! Or a nice walk, depending on what’s nearby and what you’re up for. Same essentials list as the beach without the towels or beach toys. Happy trails!
-Start a collection! Those empty post-snack Ziptucks are perfect for collecting up shells at the beach or interesting rocks along the beach. And you’ll be amazed by how long your kids can search for the elusive purple rock or blue shell!
-Eat a doughnut! The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day and possibly our second favorite day of the year (after National Ice Cream Day, which is a Sunday holiday) so pick up a baker’s dozen and try as many flavors as you can.
-Check your local listings! Most cities and towns have movies or music in the park, food fairs, and the quintessential summer festival and they’re probably exactly as you remember them.
And June 21st is the solstice this summer, so it’ll be the longest day of the year for you to do with what you will. However you spend your summer Fridays (even if you can’t cut out early) we hope they’re filled with fun and family.
Cheers to Friday!