Happy First Day of Summer~What’s Your Fave Summer Activity? (Plus a New Release)

In honor of the first day of Summer, we decided to do a group post, answering the question: What’s your fave summer activity? To kick things off, here’s…

fave summer activity

Shannon Esposito

Summer is my favorite season in Florida because I’m happiest in the water. The kids are always up for boating (even during these dreaded teenage years).

Boating has allowed us to make so many priceless family memories like lobstering and snorkling in the Keys, scalloping in Crystal River or just hanging out in our local waters fishing and swimming.

fave summer activity

Vinnie Hansen

My mom was born on the first day of summer. She liked to say that she raised 10 sun-loving kids. (Probably more sun-starved after those long South Dakota winters.)

Now that I live on the temperate California coast, you might think my fave summer activity would be going to the beach, but I avoid the throngs of tourists. In the summer, I prefer a combo platter of a walk or hike with sides of art or flowers—or both. One not-to-be-missed event is Sculptures in the Garden where artistic pieces mingle with two acres of mature plants at our local Sierra Azul Nursery.

Kathy Owen

My fave summer activity is tending my garden…

fave summer activity

while Tora, the muse cat, supervises!

Liz Boeger

fave summer activity

Once the busy school year is behind me, it’s time to plan for a more relaxing June and July. Aside from the inevitable professional development courses, my summer to-do list is up to me.

This year, I’m working on a quilt for my lovely daughter-in-law. It is a collage featuring a sea turtle. The quilting skills involved will be a new challenge for me, but I’m hoping the collage format itself will be forgiving of my sloppy sewing style.

I also hope we can enjoy the two pineapples from our garden before the squirrels or raccoons get to them.

fave summer activity

Candace J. Carter

Fishing! The sound of water lapping the banks, birds chirping, and the plop of the line in the water is very relaxing for me.

I also enjoy fishing because it reminds me of simpler times. When I was growing up, we would load the car with fishing gear, cold drinks, and lunch and head for a nearby park with a lake or river. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins would often go.

Thinking back, it was probably what kept our parents sane, because we kids were usually quiet when fishing.

Kass Lamb

My fave summer activity… sitting in this chair, either reading or editing, and…

enjoying the view below!

(I also love kayaking, but that’s more a spring and fall activity in Florida…too hot in summer.)

fave summer activity

Kirsten Weiss

Hmmm… My fave summer activity would probably be hiking in the red rocks around Colorado Springs.

And Our New Release is from Kirsten…

Big Bad, A Big Murder Mystery, Book 2

Hi. I’m Alice, a thirty-something ex-bodyguard. I live to sleep in, but I rarely get the chance now that I’m living above my small-town’s dinner theater. Between self-absorbed actors slamming doors at all hours and the theater cat that won’t leave me alone… I swear he knows I’m allergic. Also, he led me straight to the corpse of the theater’s leading lady.

Thanks, cat.

Now my brother, the murdered woman’s co-star, is determined to solve the crime. He thinks his improv and questionable sword fighting skills somehow qualify him as a detective. Whether I like it or not, I’m going to have to solve this murder—and fast—before he gets in over his head. Or gets it taken off.

Big Bad is the second book in Big Murder Mystery series. If you like laugh-out-loud mysteries, relationships with heart, and stories about figuring out where you belong, you’ll love Big Bad. Buy the book and start the hilarious cozy mystery today.


Releases on 6/30/2022

How about you—what’s your fave summer activity?

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  • Reply
    Cheryl Arcemont
    June 21, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    I live in San Angelo, Texas, and June thru August means the temperature is usually in triple digits! My summer activities are inside (I love our A/C) busy reading since it is just too hot to think of anything and what could be better anyway?!

    • Reply
      Kassandra Lamb
      June 21, 2022 at 11:33 pm

      Same for Florida at this point. Outdoor activities are not happening, unless they involve being submerged in water. And I’m not that in to swimming anymore.

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