1. ICED Coffee
In the summer, we drink ice coffee. Nothing better than cold and caffeine. The two C's.
2. Nothing beats a snow cone.
Most traditional snow cone stands do not open until the summer. My personal favorite doesn't open until May, making snow cones pretty much strictly a summer thing.
3. Olivia O'brain says it best: Root beer Floats.
What screams summer more than ice cream and Root Beer? It combines two of summer's prized possessions.
5. Summer adventures to somewhere--literally anywhere.
This is Pops off of Route 66, but your adeventure can be as simple as a day trip somewhere and back.
7. Route 44 Sonic Drinks or slushes.
In small-town USA, ice-cold Sonic fountain drinks make people's weeks.
8. S'mores over the fire.. Or stovetop, in my case.
Chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers all make for an old-school, late-night summer favorite.
9. Ice-cold dill pickles
Maybe it's a southern thing, but I very distinctly remember walking into my grandma's house and grabbing a big pickle and thinking it was the best thing in the world.
10. Late-night stargazing
It's romantic, and during the late summer haze when there are not too many clouds, it is perfect stargazing weather.
Or all fruit, really! I kid you not, one summer my dad had a watermelon birthday cake because it was July, and to this day, nothing tastes better than a juicy piece of watermelon.
14. Pontoons and boating on the lake.
So many country songs to name, but this covers everything from "Pontoon" to "Red Neck Yacht Club." Just grab your cozy, and water it up.
16. Pop Ice
This is so 90s and early 2000s but Its is not really summer until you have had a Pop Ice from the grocery store or a popsicle in general.
Grills are always great, but if you grill late enough in the summer day, you can actually enjoy the process.
There you have it, folks. All the true summer things feel like a tall glass of water when the scale hit 90, or for some, 118. One more thing I want to mention, though, just as a fun fact: even if you don't have a sunburn, put on aloe vera when coming inside from that scorching heat. Just trust me.