When longer days light up the sky, birds sing happily, and trees begin to sprout new leaves, who doesn’t like spring? Even in the California desert where I live, wild flowers bloom, jacaranda trees bloom with purple flowers, and cacti bloom with brilliant colors.
Since the lack of sunlight in the short winter can adversely affect the mood of the elderly, are you baby boomers ready to celebrate this spectacular moment of the year? I have listed six fun spring activities that baby boomers can enjoy when the weather permits, regardless of your age.
Take a spring break
Who said that only college students can take spring break? Our baby boomers also have itchy feet, and there are many sunny places to visit. US News’ list of the top five cheap spring vacation destinations includes Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, New Orleans, South Padre Island and Key West.
This is the best time to visit one of the national parks before the summer crowds arrive. According to a study, baby boomers have seen more national parks than other generations—14 on average. But since there are 58 in the United States, there are still many places worth seeing!
Do I need to be closer to home? Trips to local beaches or lakes on weekends may be just tickets. Or simply enjoy the fun of driving on a road you have never walked on a Sunday. Rent a convertible for more fun, and then take the wind to the nearby town or park you’ve always wanted to explore.
Plant a garden
One of my favorite activities is to pick seeds or plants in the garden center with my grandchildren and plant them when we get home.
The fun of walking outdoors, enjoying the beautiful greenery shining in the sun, the buzzing sound of nearby bees, putting irresistible strawberries in your mouth, and collecting vegetables and delicious herbs as recipes-this is a celebration of spring Good way!
If you don’t have a garden space, please visit the farmers’ market.
Spring is finally here, and we have a precious extra hour of daylight. Go out, have a picnic in a park or other scenic area, and eat fresh food while enjoying the view.
Or simply put a bright and cheerful tablecloth on your terrace table, add some fresh cut flowers and a few floral napkins to a soup pot painted in spring colors. Then enjoy a magical spring dinner outdoors with family or friends to welcome the season.
Feel lazy? Eat outside in a local cafe. Or invite some friends over, take out your good porcelain, and enjoy the afternoon tea party on your terrace.
Bring the outdoors in
Replace curtains with transparent, wavy or natural fabrics. You might even want to paint the room with vibrant spring colors, or use a layer of fresh white paint to bring new vitality to old furniture. If you are doing a spring cleaning, be sure to clean your windows so that you can enjoy the view outdoors.
Install some window frames and plant some herbs or bright spring flowers. Buy some gorgeous tulips or daffodils, which are bright and pleasant, or cut some spring flowers and display them in your home.
Be sure to open the window to listen to the spring showers, or just enjoy the soft spring breeze. Take a few peaceful deep breaths and enjoy all the fresh air.
Playing outdoors with your grandchildren
Oh, in spring you can have fun with your grandchildren! Ride a bicycle, play tennis or jump on a trampoline. Enjoy some gardening activities or enjoy a chic picnic in the park.
Explore the vicinity with a butterfly net in hand. Build bird houses together to attract wild animals that can be watched together.
Or introduce some old-fashioned outdoor games to your grandchildren, such as Kick-the-Can, Red Rover, Red Light-Green Light or Duck-Duck-Goose. They will love it!
It’s easy, but put on your hiking boots, bring some water and snacks, and discover wonderful outdoor activities. We all know that baby boomers need to exercise constantly to stay healthy, which is a fun way.
Not surprisingly, a new study shows that walking or hiking in nature can bring you inner peace, joy and happiness. My husband and I spent many pleasant afternoons and tried some local hiking trails. I highly recommend it!
If your health does not allow for strenuous hiking, please take a gentle stroll on the deserted beach with your loved one, or take a walk around the block. Go out and enjoy the sun!
These are just some ideas, I believe you can come up with more. Whatever you choose to do, as long as the weather permits, take off that winter coat as soon as possible, catch a pair of scandals, go out, and enjoy the fleeting glory of spring!