Need ideas about summer...

United States
May 30, 2007 5:50pm CST
Alright peops, I need ideas about a summertime activity or locale for an article I'm writing. I'm thinking of like the beach - but I need something more specific than that. Anything?
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
31 May 07
why not write something you wanted to do in summer but you have not .so, in the process you will experience it because you have to , you are writing it!collecting sea shells, if there are any left.how to windsurf.a place away from it all on top of a mountain or a trek around the mouth of a volcano (i am not kidding, we do it here in the philippines at taal island).
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
30 May 07
How about some of the less traditional beaches? When people think beach; most of them think about the beaches along an ocean or sea. But, I live in the desert and we have a beach. We are located in Lake Havasu City, AZ along the Colorado River on Lake Havsau and we have a LOT of visitors who come for the lake and it's beaches. We even manufacture boats and jet skis and host races here on our lake; these are international events with people coming here from around the world to compete. I am sure we are not the only ones with a beach where you wouldn't expect to find one. How about beaches in forests; in the "frozen north"; or out on the prairies? I am sure they exist.
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• United States
31 May 07
There is the beach...but there are also vacation spots like the mountains that a lot of people enjoy. The strip at Myrtle Beach is popular, but people who just like the beach often prefer less populated and touristy places like Hilton Head and the little beaches around Charleston. Hope some of this helps.
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@Elusive (285)
• United States
31 May 07
you can talk about the many things to do on the beach, swimming walking games etc...
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@patgalca (15658)
• Orangeville, Ontario
31 May 07
You can go near the beach. You can take a walk on the boardwalk and visit all the little shops and cafes. That is what we do when we go to Prince Edward Island. We also go to the beach but that becomes old watching the kids build sandcastles and catching sand crabs. I find the boardwalk much more enjoyable.
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• United States
31 May 07
Hey Jack! Sounds like you like the water. I am writing a story about a lighthouse and its effect on a local community. I think going to a lighthouse surrounding can really be impressive. I not only write about lighthouses, but I have begun drawing and painting from my own visions about lighthouses.
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
30 May 07
need more details...what about beach volleyball? sipping mohjitos on the beach? what are your characters doing?
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
30 May 07
A little more description would be helpful, such as what part of what country are you thinking of beaches in? If you are east coast USA I'd recommend Cape Cod. It's a great Atlantic Ocean locale with smaill quaint towns, beaches and ferry boats to take you out to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket. I hear around here people like the East Shore in MD. There's also a big beach spot in NC but I can't think of the name of it right now. Sorry, I can suggest what I know but I don't know if it fits what you're looking for.
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
31 May 07
You sound like you are planning an article for Associated Content. Well, there are plenty of beach activities, beach lore, restaurants, protecting yourself from sunburn, great beaches, red tide, shelling...the list is really endless. My favorite beach is on Cape Cod. Favorite beach town: South Beach, Miami.
• United States
2 Jun 07
Sure am :) don't know if i'll have time to write it though.
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@mjgarcia (725)
• United States
3 Jun 07
How about sand dunes and the handgliding and parasailing that go with it? When I was younger we went to Warren Dunes. Another thing that I liked was to go camping up on Lake Michigan. Not only were there woods and trails to explore, we could walk a short distance and there was the beach.