Who said you can't be a kid again? Think like a kid and try one or all of this week's five suggestions to stretch the last days of summer. We won't guarantee it'll make you look younger, but maybe you'll feel lighter and more carefree. .
1. Go fly a kite. Allow your mind to wander for a moment. Imagine lying on a blanket at the beach as you glance up at the bright blue sky and see a kite flying overhead. Oops, did someone kick sand in your face? Now, come back to reality. If you can't get to the beach in the coming weeks, Lackawanna State Park and McDade Park offer open areas with plenty of room to set your line free. Scranton Hobby, 517 Lackawanna Ave. has a selection of kites ranging from $15 to $50.
2. Forget your big golf swing.
You won't need it if you're playing a relaxing game of miniature golf at a local course, such as Lahey Family Fun Park, 500 Morgan Highway, Scranton or Red Barn Village Mini Golf, 1826 Red Barn Village Road, Newton Township, Clarks Summit. 3. Swing from the Monkey Bars.
Climb the monkey bars and swing 'til your heart's content at a playground such as South Abington Community Park, Dalton Streamside Park, Abington Area Community Park or Lackawanna State Park. Don't forget Fido. The Dog Park at the Abington Area Community Park offers plenty of space for Frisbee.
4. Craft a Sand Castle.
Sand and water – that's all you'll need. If you don't have a sandbox in your yard, Promised Lake State Park, Pike County, 10 miles north of Canadensis along PA 390; Tobyhanna State Park, 2.1 miles north of the community of Tobyhanna on PA 423 and Lake Jean at Ricketts Glen State Park, 30 miles north of Bloomsburg on PA 487, offer plenty of sand. The parks are open until mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset.
5. Don't just dream of catching a prize -winning fish…
…drag your rod and reel out of the basement and head to a local fishing hole to hook that fish you've dreamt of catching since childhood. Even if you missed every free fishing derby known to man or you're too old to get in free you still have time..