Enjoying the Outdoors (and Your Life) Safely!
By Donna Stark
Are you eager to escape the confines of your home after spending the last few months cooped up inside? Are you tired of doing crossword puzzles, watching Netflix, and cleaning up after everyone else? If so, it's time to step outside and enjoy life! Here are some creative ways to get back to doing the things you love ... spending time with friends and family, engaging in physical activity, and connecting with your community, while still keeping your distance.
Set out the cooler of drinks, prepare your favorite foods, and tell your friends the grill is on! Hanging out in the backyard with your favorite people is the perfect way to spend an evening. It's also the perfect way to engage in a little friendly competition, so pull the volleyball net or baseball bats out of storage and have fun!
Businesses and organizations across the country have been trying to fill the Friday-night-date void by hosting their very own drive-in movies so ask around if there are any in your area. If not, throw a private movie event in your backyard for your closest friends and family. Whether you use a projector or simply hang a sheet, you will be sure to have a captive audience!
Since you are so tired of staying in your home, why don't you grab the family and do something extreme? Something like heading to the mountains with a tent in one hand and some fishing poles in the other. You can even take it one step further by visiting our country's beautiful National Parks. With a quick search online, you can easily find the ones that have open camping grounds.
Camping in Style
Speaking of National Parks ... if you are willing to travel for a camping experience, why not rent an RV and do so in style? In addition to having all the comforts you could dream of, you will be able to see some of the most beautiful spaces in our country!
Start a Garden
Just because summer is almost over that doesn't mean you can't begin a garden. Some of the best things to plant are cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, carrots, and beets, but depending on where you live, there could be more! Check at your local seed shop or nursery for advice.
Change Your Scenery
The past few weeks have certainly delivered their fair share of challenges to say the least, but there are still a few left in summer that can be enjoyed! So head outdoors, be safe at all times, and get your fill of Vitamin D!
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