The crispness of morning air and the slightly later arrival of the sunrise, accompanied by the very prominent cricket chorus in your garden at nightfall, are all nature’s signal of the onset of Fall. The quiet coziness of cooler air, colorful slowly changing foliage and the comforting structure of the family back-to-school routine honor a return to normality. Research has shown that long cooler evenings biologically enhance your need to gather with others and just have fun.
Labor Day Weekend – A Celebration of Workers/Heroes
Labor Day is always the first Monday in September. It is a federal holiday which is held to celebrate the economic and social achievements of American workers that have significantly strengthened the country. This year first-responders, health care workers, doctors, nurses and all essential workers risked their lives to save lives and provide the necessities of life, often at the risk of their own lives. What has been endured by everyone should be celebrated with more reverence, joy, and gratitude than in any recent year.
Getting away for three days offers a quick break from daily activity that is just long enough to relieve stress, cost less and require a minimum amount of planning and packing. The destination varies but the good times are great for you and your crew both physically and mentally. Get everyone there safely by being proactively road ready with full insurance coverage from a favorite, dependable provider Freeway Car Insurance, especially when kids and french fries may be distracting within the cabin of your vehicle. The money you save on your car insurance can provide added funds for your road trips ahead.
Depending on where you live a three-day micro-vacation is often destined to be near home. The beach offers a sand and surf landscape with diverse activity without great expense. A camping trip at the nearest private campgrounds can be an excellent excursion. Private campgrounds have swimming pools water slides and organized events. Doing an RV-share can provide a touch of glam-campness. The night air, nature and building a triple-decker-smore is a great way to welcome Fall with family and friends. Your own state may have attractions you’ve wanted to see but never had the time. For Example:
- The Grand Canyon in Arizona
- The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama
- Pikes Peak in Colorado the most visited mountain peak in North America
- Catalina Island for snorkeling, scuba diving and a ride in a glass bottom boat on the Pacific Ocean in California
- Mystic Seaport the most beautiful town in Connecticut
- The amazing Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia
- Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, Illinois, famous for its Cloud Gate sculpture that is affectionately called “The Bean.”
A quick search online can tell you about the best destinations within your state, to spend a fantastic micro-vacation. Being familiar with the remaining restrictions for travel and mitigation in your hometown and state will help keep you and your family informed about mask wearing, social distancing and other mitigation guides which are still in place in America.
National Holidays – A Salute to American Icon Favorites and
Starting with Labor Day weekend many communities celebrate the beginning of the harvest season. Festivals offer amusement rides, hand-crafted artwork, delicious baked goods, harvested corn and other vegetables, hot dog eating contests, foot races, musical performances and much more. Meeting friends and neighbors to enjoy these gatherings adds to the closeness needed now more than ever.
In America, celebrations are craved with an unbridled enthusiasm that has led to “National” daily celebrations. For September there are exactly 164 reasons to celebrate everything from Chocolate Milkshake Day on September 12, to National Cheeseburger Day on the 18th. The cheeseburger was invented by Lionel Sternberger at 16 years old while working at his dad’s Pasadena sandwich shop, in 1926. It quickly became an American icon. Oozing melty cheese, spread over a juicy patty of meat, or today, plant-based meat alternative, a tasty burger is an unbelievably delicious experience.
Caravan with your crew for economically discounted/freebie burgers at your fav diner or drive-in destination for deals and discounts, and a delicious burger-fest. You could also grill your own cheeseburgers in the lovely aesthetic of your back yard, and freely pile on the toppings that you crave without feeling guilty.
Ironically each of these celebrations denotes a time in our nation’s history when a social norm like a beloved food item, recreational activity or favorite flower, were a significant part of our American lifestyle and family values. Today life is filled with technology, advanced space travel, an electric car evolution and finding ways to live sustainably in a once-again simpler eco-friendly world. Almost 50% of working people never take a vacation. It is important to de-stress and change daily routines occasionally for good physical and mental health and family bonding. Hopefully you will take a break when you can and celebrate your favorite national themed holidays often just for the fun of it.