In the heat of the summer months, some people get turned off by the sweltering heat waves and extreme droughts. You know the type, people that just sit around, stuck to the couch, fanning themselves and shouting for others to bring them refreshing beverages. If they can’t handle the heat, they should just move to Greenland or something because summer months are filled with the most potential for great days. Water parks, amusements parks, carnivals, beaches, ice cream shops, and baseball games are all only open during the summer. Kids don’t have to go to school, there are outdoor concerts and festivals, and best of all, there’s no snow.
Snow is an awful nemesis. Hanging out at the skate park is great but no one wants to hit the half pipe if it’s covered in ice and sleet. A skate park can provide a great time to improve your skateboarding or biking skills. Jogging is another fun thing to do but you don’t want to slip and break your neck. Besides, building internal heat is an important part of cardiovascular exercise and is made much more difficult in a snowy climate.
All the best organized events happen over the summer because it’s usually young students organizing them and making up a significant portion of their attendance. Going to a carnival with friends and riding the carousal is a guaranteed good time and hearing live music is possibly the greatest thing in the world. No musician wants to play outside in bad weather so enjoy their tunes on a sunny day.
Eating ice cream is one of the most pleasurable parts of the summer months. An inherent love of dairy mixed with a natural sweet tooth causes this cold treat to satisfy a variety of cravings. Of course, during the cold months, many ice cream shops close their doors due to lack of customers, which makes sense because people covet hot beverages to contrast the winter.
Water parks and amusement parks are fantastic hot spots for activity. You can ride the wave pool and water slides, seek thrills on a roller coaster, and stuff your face with funnel cake and hot dogs. Meeting other people is also an option because no one there is in a bad mood. Everyone goes to these parks to enjoy themselves and making new friends is always a smoother experience under those types of circumstances
Seriously, I’m going to miss the summer as our season fades through the fall. All the fun in the sun will have to wait another few months before resuming but hopefully, this winter will contain all the elements for a happy set of holidays.
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