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Parent’s Talk: If you could squeeze in one last summer-fun event, what would it be?

Less than one week until school starts-what's the one activity you wish you could squeeze into summer break before Tuesday?

We’ve made the rounds this summer, my three young boys and I. At any given time we could be found at events and locations near and far: from the Como Zoo and Como Town to Bunker Beach Waterpark, from the local t-ball fields to many of St. Michael and Albertville’s neighborhood parks. We’ve waved at parades, taken in magician shows and splashed in a variety of lakes.

But as summer winds down, there is always that item or two on the summer bucket list that just didn’t get checked off. For us, it was a rainy day activity of bringing our older kids to The Works in Bloomington that just never panned out, and yet another summer has come and gone without spending a day around the lakes area of Minneapolis and taste-testing Sebastian Joe’s ice cream.

With one more official summer weekend before school begins Tuesday, there’s still a glimmer of hope to fit in one last fun outing and end summer with a bang. What event are you still hoping to fit in this year, or wish you could have? Perhaps your suggestion could be the perfect idea for someone else’s summer send-off. 

Scott August 29, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Quality time to relax with your family and allow open discussions with our children about their thoughts of new school year.
St. M resident August 29, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Can I ask where this picture of the splash pad was taken? Looks so cool!!
Meghan Gutzwiller August 29, 2012 at 02:58 PM
It is a very fun splash pad, but unfortunately it is located in St. Joseph, Michigan, which is a beautiful little tourist town that we visited this summer.

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