Why I Love Summer

Out of the 4 seasons, summer is my favorite.  Why?  Many reasons I guess.  Maybe because August is my birthday month.  Or maybe because the days are longer and not mention warmer.  No more being bundled up and hunched over trying to stay out of the cold.  I try not to over analyze the reasons too much.  I just simply love summer!

So that being said, let’s talk about what fun things most people like to do in the summer.  I know that one of my personal favorite things is going to the beach.  Just the smell of the ocean, sunscreen and music playing in my ears, along with a great book to read and I am in my very own personal paradise!  Moreover, when planning summer vacations, most people like to visit places that have great beaches.  Hawaii, Florida, California and the Caribbean are just some of the locations that people flock to shake off their winter blues.

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Another thing that I like about summer is a good old-fashioned BBQ and or picnic.  I mean, who does not love food cooked on a grill accompanied by a nice cool beverage?  Most BBQ’s I’ve been to have been family reunions so being able to catch up with friends and family that I have not seen in while is always something special.  We all get to reminisce about the things that we did as kids, observing the new additions to the family by way of the little ones that are running around.  Or smiling with each other as we remember those who are no longer with us.

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BBQ’s and picnics, I feel, are more than just eating  hot dogs and hamburgers and drinking sweet tea and lemonade.  They are about celebrating family and friends.  Although I must admit, good food does not hurt either!

So those are just some of the reasons that I love summer.  Now don’t get me wrong.  The other seasons have their attributes.  Autumn has beautiful colorful falling leaves.  Winter has the holidays and the first fall of snow.  And spring is about renewal with the flowers coming up from the ground and the leaves budding in the trees.   But summer will always be the number one season for me.  What is your favorite season?

 

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