The Last Days of Summer

With the first days of September coming out of no where and the last days of summer sneaking out from under us, I thought it would be good to reflect on the hot and sunny days of this summer and share with you a few more things we are going to try to squeeze in before that clock jumps back.

Labor day weekend is here which means one of the last chances to wear flimsy clothing, coat myself with sunscreen and mix fruity cocktails. Or at least the last reasonable chance. I will still attempt to be doing this, far into the fall months. I should also note, this was my first summer where I was contained to a frozen tundra of an office; extremely bitter sweet. But as you might have already noticed, I at least had an incredibly wonderful side kick to make the most out of every weekend and evening with this entire summer.

With all of that being said, here are a couple of things to not forget to do before that fall breeze comes blowing through.

1. Any body of water

If you haven’t sat buy your pool, explored your local lake or reservoir, or road tripped it to the beach; you are about reach the end of peak season. Which means everything is less crowed and the water will be the warmest of the year! If you are a SLC local check out, East Canyon Reservoir, take a float down the Weber, or hit up Lagoon for endless wave pools.

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2. Picnicking … obviously

I am actually surprised at how many times I have planned or attempted to have a picnic and failed/got too lazy. Eating on the floor is practically the same right? Regardless, I will be very sad if I do not follow through this summer. The thing that most often stops me from having a picnic is the preparation. I always want to cook all these salads and make the perfect cheese board. Honestly I am just not organized enough to get that together on a week day.

So just simplify it and and you will find it way more reasonable to eat outside on a gorgeous evening.  PS. the backyard totally counts. Stop by your local deli or Whole Foods, grab some stuff from the bar and find a nice shady spot to relax for the evening. Our favorites are, Caputos Deli, or Liberty Heights Fresh, which was advertising pre made picnic meals.

3. Outdoor movies

There is nothing better than going to a Drive In theatre during the summer. We are lucky enough to have a theatre near by, but if you are not so fortunate you can definitely improvise. Here are a couple of folks who have done the DIY route well. And don’t forget to check your local parks and concert venues to see if they screen any movies outdoors.

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4. Last minute weekend trips

If you don’t get as many travel emails as I do, I can promise you that even Jetsetter thinks its time to take a last minute trip. That doesn’t mean it has to be expensive either! There are so many really cool options near by that I never even think about. We are trying to throw together a little weekend scramble down to Lake Powell, and if we are lucky maybe we will rent a house boat and cruise the canyons until we find the perfect little corner that is all ours. And bonus, this would count as our season end dip too!

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