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Summer's end

by Callie Collins

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Oklahoma City family fun keeps our calendars full

It's official: summer is ending. Back-to-school ads crowd my inbox and flash across TV screens everywhere. 

July's heat will likely stay around through August and into September but the carefree days of seem to fade once school resumes. 

We've had a great summer that included fun in the sun with family at the beach, a visit to Science Museum Oklahoma's new CurioCity area, a tour of Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Fabergé exhibition, picnics at local parks and July Fourth festivities. We participated in the Metropolitan Library System's summer reading program, identified stars and planets through the family telescope and rediscovered the family grill.

It's true: time flies when you're having fun.

This year's break has felt fast, the swiftest in recent memory as my husband and I parent three children under age 10. I hear that's how it goes; the seasons blend together, months turn into years and before we know it, the children grow up.

Before the summer days are gone and childhood departs with them, we have more to do. 

Here's our bucket list: 

What's still on your summer bucket list? Tell us!

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P.S. Need some summer bucket list inspiration? Our 100 Days of Summer Fun series, with a new activity for each day, is still going on here. Check back each day for something new!

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