What to Do on Summer’s Rainy Days


          Most couples getting married are so consumed with all the tasks on their wedding to-do lists that it is nice to take a break from time to time and just enjoy your life outside of wedding planning. On a rainy day you can find so many other things to do to take a much needed break from the world of wedding planning! 

            Summer is a
time for outdoor fun – but you can’t be out on the boat or hiking in the woods
every day. Sometimes it rains! And while a few of you die-hards may insist that
camping and hiking are just as fun in the rain as they are in the sun (they are
not, and you people are crazy), the rest of us will spend our rainy days
looking for something else to do. So what do you do when it rains on a summer
weekend, or during your summer vacation? Here are a few ideas.
Catch up on your reading
            You never
have time to read during the rest of the year, and during the summer, you feel
like you should be outside instead of inside with a book. Well, guess what:
this rain has finally given you the chance to catch up on your reading. So grab
a book (or an ebook) and get started. With a good book, the
rainy hours will fly by.
engrossed in fiction if that’s your style, or look for a nonfiction book. You
can read nonfiction that moves with the pace and excitement of fiction, or you
can study up with something a little more technical – summer is a great time to
learn new skills, and there’s no better way to learn a new skill than from a
Gaming with the family
            When was
the last time you played a board game with the whole family? Those game nights
aren’t just a fiction created by the photos in 1950s advertisements. Real
families really do play board games together, and it’s a ton of fun. Get your
loved ones together and choose a game that has something for everyone. An older
game might be a good place to start, as they often have simpler and more
familiar rules, but don’t be surprised if family game night becomes a tradition
– and if you move on to newer and more complex games. Board games are a big
business these days, and there are lots of very complex and challenging games
aimed at hardcore board gamers and adult players.
Have a cook-in
means cookouts, but rainy days can put a damper on your barbecue. That doesn’t
mean that you and the family can’t have a great time cooking and eating
together, though!
            You can
make barbecue food indoors with your stovetop, and the indoors is well suited
for other meals, too – like breakfast. Pull out your griddle (if you don’t own
one, here’s a list of the best electric griddles money can buy) and make
a big family breakfast of pancakes, bacon, eggs, or whatever you crave. A nice
big breakfast with a happy family is a cozy and wonderful way to start a rainy
Indoor athletics
summer, and you have a lot of energy (or maybe your kids do!), so a rainy day
can be a real buzzkill. If the idea of books and board games makes the whole
family antsy, maybe it’s time to do something athletic – inside.
            There are a
ton of high-energy activities that are done indoors, and they’re available in
summer just as they are in winter. Maybe you’re already a fan of one of the
many great indoor sports, or maybe you’re not – in which case, summer is the
perfect time to learn about one (you’ll never have more time to start a new
hobby than during a rainy staycation, and your kids have the most free time in
climbing is a great choice – it’s an outdoor activity by nature, but there a
ton of indoor rock gyms that are perfect for rainy days (or for practicing
before you take your passion outside, where the floors aren’t soft or made of
            Your local dance studio
is a great rainy day choice, too. Look at the schedule to see if you can get
into any group lessons or activities. Maybe you’ll want to become a regular!

            This is
hardly an exhaustive list. You’ll have a ton of options for indoor fun: martial
arts studios, trampoline gyms, and so much more. There are even indoor theme
parks! Summer is fun, and that fun doesn’t stop when it rains.

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