My 5 Favorite Things About Summer in the South

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Living in the South sure brings on the Summer heat. I’ve been living in the South for over 20 years and while Summers get HOT, I wouldn’t change it! Summer is one of my favorite seasons because it really brings people together. Kids are out of school, cookouts are a plenty, and pool days are in full force. This Summer I’ve really enjoyed spending time by the pool with friends, going to a few day parties and soaking up the Southern sun. With a little over a month to go, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things about Summer.

My 5 Favorite Things About Summer in the South

Pool Days: After a long day or week, there are few things more relaxing that laying out at the beach with friends and enjoying a glass of lemonade or tea. And if you’re in the mood for ice cream, frozen yogurt or Italian ice; you can stop by Swirl World at RaceTrac before you head to the pool.

My 5 Favorite Things About Summer in the South

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Amusement Parks: I’ll always be a sucker for a good day at an amusement park. I prefer going during the week when people are still at work but it’s an exhilarating way to spend the day. And if you’re close to a water park, that’s the perfect way to have fun and stay cool.

Cookouts: Summers in the South are awesome because any and everything is an excuse to have a cookout. No matter how many times I get bbq, as long as the chefs are throwing down I’m always ready to chow! lol

My 5 Favorite Things About Summer in the South

Beach Days: If you’e fortunate to have a beach close by, you know the beach days are a necessity. But if they’re a few hours away, the road trip is still worth it. And with your RaceTrac Sodapalooza cup you can get refills all Summer and stay hydrated on your road trip.

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Concerts and Festivals: I love MUSIC. I’ll admit over the past few years I’ve been slacking. But I’ve made it a point to get out and see more concerts and attend more festivals. It’s a fun way to gather all your friends together and enjoy music you all love.

My 5 Favorite Things About Summer in the South

I hope all of you are making the most of your Summer, if not, it’s not too late to start having fun. Try out a few of the options on my list and live your best life after 25!

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