13 Things To Do In A Town That Has Nothing To Do

13 Things You Can Do In A Town That Has Nothing To Do

The fallback for every small town. It's how we lose our money so quickly.


Growing up and living in a town that is either made up of things for younger kids, spending all of your money, or the choice of doing illegal things, I always find that there isn't much to do. Well, I am sick of it. Within this article you will find things to do in your small town!

1. If you have a pottery place, you can paint something small if you don't have much money

Sure, you're spending money. It's on something you can keep forever though, so it's a win in my book.

2. Go on a drive

This might seem weird to some of you, but simply driving around can be one of the greatest things. You get to blast music, maybe have the windows down, experience new places in your town or nearby, and overall make some memories with your friends!

3. Go to the store

Alright, I know. This one sounds weird. When you live in a town with not much to do, sometimes going to the store is something you do. Whether it's Walmart, Kroger, Target, or some other random store, exploring the aisles is occasionally a good time.

4. Sit in a parking lot, park or downtown and talk about life

Talking about the future or old memories is one of my favorite things.

5. Go somewhere you've never been before

That could be a restaurant, a place to hangout, or a business. Just do it. Who knows, you could end up loving it!

6. Go stargazing

Stargazing might be a hard one on some nights. It could also be hard if you live somewhere that is not dark enough to see them.

7. Go to the movies

Yes, this one does cost money. Luckily, it doesn't cost too much.

8. Watch the sunrise or the sunset

Sunsets and sunrises are undervalued and we need to enjoy them more, so go watch one or both in one day!

9. Go "hammocking" aka lay in a hammock

Listen to some jams! Eat some snacks! Laugh a lot!

10. Go somewhere you haven't been to in a long time

The memories that come back to ya. I'll tell ya, nothing better!

11. Go to Denny's after mid-night, this one is more of an experience than something to do

Going to Denny's in the morning is so lame now. Night-breakfast is better anyways. Especially when your mind is so lost it has no idea what's happening.

12. Get coffee

A simple "hey, wanna get coffee?" can make my day.

13. If all else fails, go somewhere and eat

The fallback for every small town. It's how we lose our money so quickly.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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7 Pros And Cons Of Living Life In A Really, Really Small Town

Small town in Illinois, what a great place to live.


The people who live in a small town know it is nothing like the way Hallmark channel portrays it as, but that is not a bad thing. We learn to enjoy the little things in life and be open to simple ideas. If you grew up in a small town like Woodstock Illinois, you will be able to relate to a few of these things.

1. Dairy Queen is finally open!

If you are from Woodstock, you know the struggle. It is a sad day when they officially close down the Dairy Queen for the winter, and you must resort to another ice cream place. The countdown begins right away, awaiting for the OPEN sign to pop up in the window in February.

And honestly, are you really from Woodstock if you don't go to the dairy queen the first day it opens? I mean, seriously.

2. Bored? Let's go walk around Wal-Mart.

If you are from a small town, in general, you know the struggle of being bored on a Friday night. When you suggest to your friend group about hanging out, usually some form of the phrase "We could go walk around Wal-Mart" is brought up. Piling into your best friend's car and walking around Wal-Mart will truly never get old.

3. Everybody knows everybody.

Coming from a small town with a big family, everyone knows my last name. I swear we cannot go to a restaurant, store, the town pool, or a job without someone knowing someone you are related to. It has its perks, especially when you can get that killer "family discount" for being someone's second cousin or something like that.

4. Easy to get around

I never have to drive farther than 10 minutes to get somewhere in my town. This can be a pro since you will be spending less money on gas. A con? Picking your music choices wisely — very wisely. Many people from a small town know that you have to have that length of driving time covered by the PERFECT playlist, whether it be 2 minutes or 10 minutes.

5. Seeing animals

Listen, you cannot go anywhere in a small town without seeing someone walking their dogs. It is honestly great. In the summer, it is even better when you are walking around town and everyone is willing to let you pet their friendly pup.

Also, you see a lot of wildlife, so I guess that is a perk too.

6. You have to drive at least 30 minutes to get a good restaurant

A small town really does not have anything to eat but a McDonald's, Wendy's, and Subway. Wow, what a FANTASTIC selection. Why can we not get anything good to eat around here?

7. One word: s

I know, I know. It is so cliche to say that the stars are amazing. But, in a small town, the night sky is truly a masterpiece.

Living in a small town may have its cons, but it is one of the best parts of living. Big cities may have more things to do, but small town living is where it is at.

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