I have always had an affinity for springtime. Sunshine, pastel colors, bluebonnets, baby animals, baseball, rain showers, leaves on trees, and the list goes on. Really, what’s not to love? There are endless spring activities to enjoy.
My husband would answer “allergies,” but I don’t suffer from those, so spring is basically my heaven. Fewer holidays (and in my family, fewer birthdays) mean life is moving at a slower pace. It’s all so good for my soul.
As I write, I am sitting outside enjoying a spring-like afternoon, excitement building for the upcoming season. Without further ado, here is a list of my family’s favorite springtime to-dos.
Yep, in a tent. On the ground. We look forward every spring to getting away from the city to a secluded location where we can see countless stars and where cell towers are just out of reach. Spring usually offers the best temperatures, day and night, for tent camping. Possum Kingdom State Park has become our campground of choice for a quick weekend getaway, offering everything we need for an active or relaxing weekend.
2. Road Trips
With my family living in Round Top and Houston, our road trips usually just look like visits a few hours south. Not the most beautiful of drives, but it satisfies the need to see bluebonnets and other wildflowers. For me, there isn’t much that compares with seeing fields of bright green grass full of wildflowers against the bright blue sky and fluffy white clouds.
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3. Purging/Spring Cleaning
What better way to begin spring cleaning than with a purge? I admit I love throwing (or giving) things away no matter the time of year. But spring cleaning gives me a little extra justification to discard the unnecessary. After the great purge, I can move on to do a little deep cleaning, or sometimes just let the dust hang around until next year.
4. Minor League Baseball Game
Minor league baseball games are SO FUN. You don’t have to like baseball or know anything about it. In fact, even as a baseball lover, I am not there to focus on the game. Teams create a family environment, packed with entertainment for children and adults of all ages. Check out the Cleburne Railroaders or the Frisco Roughriders.
5. Major League Baseball Game
I am not a basketball fan, so I live for the day each year when Texas Rangers baseball returns. We prefer to leave the kids at home for these types of spring activities, but we always love to catch at least one professional baseball game before summer hits. Mmm, I can already smell the popcorn and peanuts!
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I’m a big fan of Easter egg hunts, candy, egg dyeing, and most of the traditions associated with Easter. But more important to my family is the reason for the holiday. Like spring, Easter reminds us of our opportunity at a new life.
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