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There is something about the summer sun that makes me feel at home and happy.
On the first day of summer I welcome in with a happy heart the heat, the bbqs, the swimming, the vacation time.
But, what I look forward to most is spending the warm summer evenings hanging out with my husband. There is little else that brings my heart so much joy.
Summer is a time when you can forget the traditional date night of heading to a restaurant.
It is the time when you can get creative, head outdoors and enjoy the lingering summer sun with the one you love.
Here are some ideas for fun summer dates to spend with your sweetie.
Go To A Drive In
A drive in movie is, without a doubt nostalgic and romantic. And, there is something undeniably tender about snuggling next to your sweetie under the summer night sky and sharing a box of Milk Duds.
Revisit your youth and pack up the car with chairs, blankets, pillows and sweets and take your spouse to a good old fashioned drive in theater.
Do an online search to find a drive in near you. No drive in theaters around? Check event listings in your area. Many cities offer movies in the park for a similar experience.
Dance at an Outdoor Concert
There is nothing quite like an outdoor concert. But, going to a big expensive concert isn’t necessary in order to take your sweetie on this fun date. Many towns offer concerts in the park with local bands.
Pack up some fold up chairs and buy some take out and sit back and enjoy the local culture. Hear a song you like? Ask your spouse to dance. Summer air, good food, music and your sweetie? Now those are the ingredients of a great date!
Go For a Drive
For as long as I have known my husband he has loved to put together a summer playlist of music. Back in the day that meant making a mixed cassette tape. Now it is as simple as dragging and dropping our favorite songs in ITunes.
For a great summer date, make a playlist that your spouse would like and hit the open road. Go for a drive with the windows down, the music on and sing out loud together. See where the road and the music takes you.
Watch a Meteor Shower
One of my favorite date memories is when Husband and I drove up to the mountains and laid in the bed of the truck watching a meteor shower. Talk about romantic.
This summer, head out past the city lights between August 10th and August 13th to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower. Grab some blankets, pillows, wine and dessert and have a romantic night among the stars.
Whatever it is that you do for date night, get out and enjoy the summer air. The freedom and hope that summer brings comes and goes so quickly. Don’t let it fly by without taking some time to enjoy it with the one you love most.