One of the things I love most about summertime is that it's so easy to stay active. I always seem to be extra busy in the fall and spring, and I'm too much of a coward to brave the cold and the rain to get outdoors -- but in the summer, we're pretty much assured of sunshine (at least we are here in NorCal!), and with the kids' summer schedule, everyone is relaxed and happy so it's easy to get everyone outdoors to play in our local park. There are just so many things to do at a park! Here are some of our favorite activities at local or national parks:
... kayaking (yes, beaches and lakes can be parks too!)...
... tossing a ball...
... even something as simple as jumping rope on your front lawn can be a lot of fun!
Now that summertime is here, Coca-Cola is issuing a challenge to all Americans. They're asking people to “Take It to the Park,” get active and vote for your favorite park to win $100,000 as part of the America Is Your Park campaign. There's just one week left to vote so head over to the Take it to the Park page on Coca-Cola's Live Positively website! You get one vote per day --- but you can earn even more votes if you check in at your favorite park via Foursquare (5 extra votes!), or log 20 minutes of activity via MapMyFitness (10 extra votes!). In addition, on the last weekend of voting, July 13 and 14, you get Double Votes!
Win a Coca-Cola prize pack
One lucky winner will receive a Coca-Cola beach ball and a $20 SUBWAY gift card
Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite outdoor family activity.
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).
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I entered the #TakeItToThePark giveaway for a Coca-Cola beach ball and $20 Subway gift card! http://ow.ly/mM2ei
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RT @bonggafinds Win a $20 Subway giftcard! Enter by 7/14 at http://ow.ly/mM2ei #TakeItToThePark
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on July 14, 2013; I will draw a winner at random on July 15 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.
Disclosure: Coca-Cola sent me a promotional gift pack and Subway gift card as well as an extra gift card for this giveaway. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.