Happy July 4th weekend dinks. Don’t you just love having a day off? I always get a little bit excited on Thursday afternoons when I know I don’t have to go to work on Friday. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job but I love sleeping in even more.
Even though we get two days off for the weekend every week having an extra day is absolutely fantastic because it opens a door of things to do that you can’t always do in two days.
How are you enjoying this long weekend?
I hope you’re enjoying this extra long weekend by doing something extra special. I know it’s just one extra day off, but that one day makes a big difference. At least it does for me.
What do you like to do when you have an extra day off?
Take a road trip
Three days is the perfect amount of time for a road trip. I love taking weekend road trips because it’s cheaper than flying and if the drive is around five hours it still leaves plenty of time to enjoy the city. Five hours is also a good amount of time to be in a car, it’s just long enough to enjoy the trip but not so long that you dread being in the car.
Find local outdoors activities
During this holiday it’s a pretty safe bet that most cities are hosting activates to celebrate Independence Day. Check your local listings for activates going on such as parades, fireworks and festivals. I am spending the day at the port in my city where they’ll have live music and good food. Tonight there will be fireworks – and I love fireworks.
Host a BBQ
BBQs are a great way to spend the day because you’re outside, getting fresh air, working on your tan, hanging out with friends and eating good food. When you spend the day at a friend or family member’s house you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving, being stuck in crowds or waiting in line at public bathrooms. Could you think of a better way to spend the 4th of July?
Spend the day relaxing
If being out in crowds is not really your ideal way to spend a day off then just stay in. Sometimes we just need a day to catch up on sleep, binge watch TV and order in food. I love those days. I love waking up, staying in my pHs all day, taking a long bubble bath and then getting back into bed. If you’re nostalgic for July 4th activities you can always watch the parades or fireworks on TV. It’s almost like being there in person.
Enjoy your long weekend dinks and happy 4th of July!