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The ABCs Of Spending Your Summers In The Midwest

I is for Ice Cream!


Midwesteners tend to experience summer in similar stereotypical ways. You go "Up North" to visit your family, or you go tubing on Lake Michigan. Here are a few ways that Midwesteners experience summer.

1. A is for Air Conditioning

If you try and go a summer without air conditioning, you won't have a great time. Coming in after being outside to a cool, refreshing breeze is the perfect way to spend your summer.

2. B is for Boats

There are so many lakes for people to go boating in. Has your summer really started if you haven't gone out on the lake yet?

3. C is for Canoeing

Rent or buy!

4. D is for Day Trip

If you live in a small city in the midwest, chances are you've taken day trips to the nearest big city.

5. E is for Easy

Take it easy this summer!

6. F is for Fresh Fruit

Watermelon is finally in season!

7. G is for Grass

Everybody's first summer job: mowing grass.

8. H is for Heat

Do you remember that year where it almost got up to 120 degrees??

9. I is for Ice Cream!

The local ice cream shops are open!

10. J is for July

The sweet spot of summer.

11. K is for Kids

Babysitting time!

12. L is for Love

Summer flings.

13. M is for Major Changes

If you have to move back home with your parents during the summer, you won't have the same freedom you had a few months earlier.

14. N is for Night Sky

Nothing is quite as beautiful as the stars.

15. O is for Outside

This gif speaks for itself.

16. P is for Picnics

All you need is a blanket, some food, and some friends.

17. Q is for Quiet

You don't have to hear screaming in your dorm halls anymore!

18. R is for Rain

Summer thunderstorms are one of a kind. Sometimes you have to change it up and not have a beautiful sunny day.

19. S is for Seasonal Work


Fresh out of school? Get a job for three months!

20. T is for Travel

Spend this time exploring things outside of your hometown.

21. U is for Up North

Up North can be for any midwest state. The UP? Anywhere north of Madison? That's Up North. Go for a weekend.

22. V is for Visit

Summer is the time for reconnecting and visiting loved ones.

23. W is for Work

You have to afford ice cream somehow.

24. X is for "X-citing"

Three whole months of summer!!!

25. Y is for Yard Sale

Spring cleaning leads to selling all of the stuff you just cleaned out!

26. Z is for "ZZZZZZ"

Sleep > everything else.

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