Summer is here and I can’t help but remember how much I use to look forward to being out of school and playing all summer long. Maybe I’m feeling overly nostalgic, but I thought it might be fun to stroll down memory lane and share our favorite childhood summer activities.
Of all the fun things I liked to do during the summer when I was a kid, I’d say going to an amusement park and riding the roller coasters was at the top of my list.
If we came to the United States to visit my grandparents, we would bug the ever livin’ life out of my parents until we got to go to someplace like Six Flags, or Disneyland, or Knots Berry Farm. I loved the roller coasters (still do) and we would ride until our parents dragged us from the park.
Of course, going to an amusement park was a special event that happened once during the summer if we were lucky. All the rest of the days, I did my best to live at the swimming pool. I either took swimming lessons, or just played around with my friends all day. In Germany, we had a cool shortcut that we took to get to the schwimmbad (swimming pool). The trek was just far enough away to be adventurous, but close enough to be worth the effort. I forget how many Deutsch Marks it cost to get in, but I remember asking my mom for money on a regular basis.
If not swimming or reading, I was probably in Vacation Bible School. Again, what a great time. My mom taught classes so as long as I was in somebody else’s class, I was sure to have an even better time cutting up.
Oh…to be a kid again. I’m not saying that I want to repeat my childhood per say, but I’d enjoy being carefree and spending my summers having fun darn near all day long.
How about you? What are some of your favorite childhood summer memories?