Tuesday, June 21, 2016

10 Summer Bucket List Ideas

DURAND, Mich., – Summer is a great time in Michigan! It means nice weather, and hopefully, free time. If you’re finding you’ve got tons of time of your hands, maybe you can use our 10 summer bucket list ideas! Whether you need something to keep your kids entertained, or to keep yourself entertained, this list should have something for everyone!

1. Attend an outdoor concert

10 Summer Bucket List Ideas
Live music is always a fun time, but take advantage of the good weather and go to an outdoor show! Whether it's your favorite artist or a small local band, you’re sure to have a great time listening to some music under the sun or the stars!

2. Go camping in the backyard

Camping is great summer bucket list item because you can make it as much work as you want! Setting up a tent in the backyard with the kids can be just as much fun as planning a camping trip over a long weekend. Not only are you within close range of running water, running inside is easy in the case of inclement weather! You can still do all the fun camping things like roasting marshmallows over the fire pit and sleeping on air mattresses in sleeping bags, all while being a few steps from indoor bathrooms!

3. Cook a meal from farmers market ingredients

10 Summer Bucket List Ideas
The Durand Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday through October. A great meal to prepare from farmers market ingredients would be a fresh omelet! You can find farm fresh eggs, veggies and cheese to cook a delicious breakfast, all while supporting your local farmers! Not to mention you can usually find delicious baked goods and beautiful flowers too.

4. Take a road trip

Taking a road trip doesn’t have to be a huge time commitment. It doesn’t call for much planning either! Grab a friend, pack some snacks, fill up your tank, and just drive! You might be surprised at the fun things you find on your little adventure! If you're the type of person who needs to have a plan, check out our blog about 5 Traverse City destinations, and head there for the day!

5. Try something new

10 Summer Bucket List Ideas
Summertime presents a great opportunity to try new things! What is something you’ve always wanted to do but never actually done before? Have you ever gone paddle boarding or kayaking? What about hiking or rock climbing? Make a commitment to yourself this summer to try something new and exciting! It could be something as small as trying a new food or recipe! Step out of your comfort zone!

6. Tie Dye

Do you have some old dingy white clothes lying around? Run to the local craft store and pick up a tie dye kit! Turn your unwanted clothes into works of art. You could also try tie dying old white shoes or sheets! Tie dye is a great outdoor activity for kids and adults!

7. Read a new book

10 Summer Bucket List Ideas
Make yourself a list of books you’ve been dying to read. Maybe they’re the classics you never got to or by an author a friend recommended. Whatever the case, summer is a great time to catch up on the reading you’ve been falling behind on.

8. Watch fireworks

Summer is pretty much the only time to catch a fireworks show. Fourth of July will be here before you know it, so make sure you plan to head to a fireworks display. If you’re bringing the kids along, sparklers are always a fun activity! Just be sure to review safety with them and make sure sparklers are allowed if you’re in a public park.

9. Start a garden

10 Summer Bucket List Ideas
Have you always wanted to start a garden in your backyard? Summer is the perfect time! If you don’t have space in your yard for a garden, you could try these fun DIY window box gardens! Plant fruits, veggies, herbs, or flowers! Watching something grow is always rewarding!

10. Plan a picnic

Whether it’s you and a friend, you and your kids, or you and your significant other, who doesn’t love a good a picnic? Pack up a lunch and blanket and take it to your favorite beach or other outdoor area! If the weather isn’t looking so great, you can always try an indoor picnic on the living room floor!

We hope our 10 summer bucket list ideas gave you a kick-start on your summer planning! If any of your summer adventures call for your vehicle, make sure your seasonal maintenance is up to date! Check our Summer Car Care pages at Graff Durand to help you keep your car in good shape. We offer advice on your cooling and A/C systems, your fuel system, your exterior lights, cosmetic damages, and sun protection!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need, while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at www.GraffChevyDurand.com! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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