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
12. L is for Love
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 WorkGiphy
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.