I have to admit I’m ready for some warm weather already!! As much as I love sweaters, hot tea and a warm blanket while watching Grey’s Anatomy… after all the freezing temperatures lately, I’ve had enough for one winter!
My favorite things to do when the weather is warm is go to an outdoor concert, walk in the park, and go shopping with friends. I love the energy you get from beautiful weather! When it’s cold, all I wanna do is stay indoors and stay warm… but during summer I’m always finding ways to move more and to get outdoors. I also love spring fruits like strawberries, blueberries, apricots, and papaya. Yum!!
It’s almost time for warm weather! I’m thinking another month and half until the climate warms up and swimming pools get uncovered, making people break out their shorts and tank tops! We all like the warmer weather, especially after seeing the crazy winter we’ve had this year. In STL, there are no beaches or movie stars walking out of the ocean for the paparazzi. However, there are plenty of things to do and plenty of time to do them!
For me, going to the pool is an every day activity! In my hometown of Washington, Mo (s/o all you country folk) there is not much to do. I live in a subdivision with a neighborhood pool that is open to all who live there. I think I literally go there every day! Another one of my favorite things to do during the summer is run outside. Conveniently, the pool is about 1.5 miles from my house. Making a great destination, I usually run to the pool and kill two birds with one stone. The Katy trail, one of Missouri’s most famous bike trails, runs right on the riverfront in Washington. Occasionally, I will drive downtown with my bike to take a little stroll. I am more of a jogging type of guy but you know what they say, variety is the spice of life!
I find myself driving to the city (STL) all the time. At this age, I usually make the trip for a party or a visit to a bar, but throughout my college years, it has been a blast doing many other fun activities! The city offers things like the Zoo, St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, the St. Louis Arch monument, or the famous city museum. For all you lovers out there, all of which are great ideas for date, just to mix things up from the typical dinner and a movie! If you enjoy listening to music, the St. Louis Pageant and Verizon Wireless Amphitheater are great for local or big time bands/artists. Another attraction is Forest Park. Only a short walk from Fontbonne, this park holds activities like hot air balloon races, carnivals, charity runs, wine festivals, concerts, you name it and it has probably happened there at some point.
While you won’t see Zac Efron in his bathing suit, or playmates taking a stroll down the beach, STL has a powerful atmosphere that will not disappoint you!
With the bitter cold of winter still with us, it is hard to picture the air of spring. Picturing the spring air makes me excited for the winter blues to finally disappear. The bitter cold and the snow can make you feel trapped inside. Spring air makes you want to get out and explore.
My plans for spring are just that. Walks are therapeutic and they can be difficult to do in winter. Walks, coupled with music, are the best things to do in spring. Whether they are with music or with actual people, walks can help you clear your mind. Spring allows you to walk anywhere you like and in any direction. Limitations seem nonexistent.
This is what I do for spring, but there are so many options. Learning to unwind and get away from the world can be a blessing that spring gives. Spring is short and should always be taken advantage of.
I have many plans for this spring. I’m very excited to wear items from my spring wardrobe since I’m getting really tired of wearing winter clothes. I can’t wait to go shopping for my Easter dress either. I also want to get some nice sandals, preferably with bows. I would really like to enjoy the nice weather and have a picnic somewhere. I especially like picking fruit at Eckerts , then coming home to make pies. I also enjoy visiting the Zoo when the weather is nice outside and going inside the penguin house. Although I think it will be a while before it actually warms up, I’m looking forward to the nice weather. In case the weather is not so nice for a while, I look forward to seeing the new movie, Cinderella.