I love this time of year! High school and college students are moving on, either to college or past that, on to their lives and careers after higher education. Dads are honored for their roles. Families are off for the summer, and that means family time together. Ah, it’s wonderful!This year there are challenges we have not seen in recent memory. The cost of car trips, air travel and just about everything else is up, up, up. Value is more important than ever. With this in mind, have a look at my picks for great gifts and other ideas for getting the most out of the season. You’re welcome! Dads AND grads, we honor you. And to everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful summer season. Have some fun, relax as much as you can and before you know it, it will be time to get back to school again! Eek! Forget I brought that up, please. Let’s just concentrate on fun.
Many of will be taking what someone has called staycations. We’ll be staying close or at least closer to home. That does not mean we will be bored and do nothing. Some of us will visit available local attractions rather than traveling far. Museums? Parks? Local camping? Overnights nearby at resorts close to home? Lots of entertaining at home. Instead of spending summer money on gas, air travel and other away-type expenses, many of us will still spend money on comforts at home.
By that I mean some will use the allotted travel money to get a new flat-panel TV, a new Blu-ray high definiton DVD player, a new computer, take in lots of movies in theaters as well as at home (Netflix or Blockbuster Total Access accounts), TiVo Unbox and movie downloads from iTunes!). And backyard activities will have added importance – the getaway in our own back yard. Maybe it’s time to get that new grill and a fine device for producing the perfect mixed beverage or the perfect salsa. Keep reading Work Boots Nerds reviews for advice!
Let’s get started . . .