This was the first summer in four years that I haven’t had summer classes, and boy, did I enjoy it! I love exploring new places during the summer when the weather is beautiful and my schedule is less hectic. This summer was amazing because I got to do so many fun things! It was filled with multiple beach trips and lake days, baseball games, concerts, etc. In May, I attended The Hangout Fest which is a three-day music festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. I loved seeing Paramore, Tove Lo, Skrillex, Zac Brown Band and so many more during the festival! It was even better that all of the concerts were on the beach! One weekend, I took a trip to Nashville to visit one of my best friends. I haven’t gotten to explore Nashvegas in years, so of course, getting a picture with the infamous sign was a must! Any photo op, I’m there! During LC training in July, I got to see some of downtown Indy which was actually really cool. I also finally got my picture with the Indy sign, something on my Indianapolis checklist.
Each summer, my family takes a beach vacation to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We love going to South Florida to change up our beach scenery and to visit the Atlantic side. My family and I absolutely love going to the beach, so any opportunity, we take it! This year we took a day trip to one of my favorite places, Key West, and the four hour drive was worth it. Key West is a gorgeous island city with conch-style houses, Cuban influences, and breathtaking sunsets. When in Key West, you have to visit the Southern Most Point in the continental U.S.A. and get a picture with the buoy. One of my favorite places in Key West, however, is Mallory Square where there are street performers and a great view of the sunset. Everyone needs to experience the sunset celebrations at Mallory Square at least once!
Most of our summers in college are taken up by classes, internships or jobs, but remember to actually do fun things and live it up! Go explore a new city or take a weekend beach trip! Be sure to do something enjoyable during your summer and find an adventure! There is so much to be seen. I promise you won’t regret it.
Summer loving had me a blast,