Tale of Two Thompsons

9 Things to Do Before Summer Waves Goodbye

Summer is slowly but surely slipping through our fingers. *cue the tears*

Every summer is a good summer, but this year I feel like we really took advantage of the season by trying new things, spending as much time outside and on the water as we were able, and finding plenty of excuses to eat ice cream every chance we got.

I’ve compiled a list of activities that will wrap up your summer in a big red bow.


#1: Go in search of a summit. Here’s a challenging hike with great views!


#2: Eat the perfect ice cream cone at the ballpark.



#3: Pick wildflowers and bring them indoors to add a pop of color to your home or office.


#4: Check something off your bucket list! It’s never too early (or too late) to start. Read about our skydiving experience.



#5: Go river tubing, kayaking, boating or whatever tickles your fancy. Just get out on the water! Here’s one way we get out on the lake every year.


#6: Eat more ice cream. All the days. All the time.


#7: Try something you haven’t done since you were a kid.


#8: Enjoy a meal outside. Oh, and put the phone down during dinner.


#9: Rent paddleboards for a few hours or buy a cheap float at the Dollar Store and float the day away. Read more about free or cheap summer activities.

What last minute activities are you planning to finish out your summer?

Thanks for reading,



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