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Bendybadger Bonusball Bonanza (SirBen Substitute Edition) (06-2-2017)

SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 592

Greetings and salutations! It's my turn to host the party this week!  

Per the standard rules, the first fifty nine (59) unique posts get a number for Saturday's UK Lottery Draw.  I'll trust someone on that side of the pond to post the correct winning number on Saturday. If the bonus ball number corresponding to your post is drawn, you win the prize!

The winner will receive a surprise polybag or prize of similar or equal value from my assortment of items collected for a future build that hasn't materialized, trade bait, or contest prize. The winner will need to PM their shipping address to me I can get their prize posted.

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer in my part of the USA, this week's question is, "What is your favorite summer tradition?" 

For me, it's the end-of-summer family camp which my family has attended for nearly 30 years. 



  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,177
    Hmmm...perhaps now that I have kids, taking a day off from work and going somewhere like a park, playground, water fountain thing (lol no idea what its really called)...
  • YodaliciousYodalicious Member Posts: 1,366
    Pool. We spend virtually all of the weekend, every weekend, in the pool.
  • PoMoPinkPoMoPink Member Posts: 275
    Having my Saturdays free cos it's not football season :)
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,144
    Hiding from the sun & waiting for winter. Don't like the heat & I don't get cold
  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    Cooking Brats. Must have them several times during the summer.
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 265
    Putting up our massive air conditioner. Such a pain but worth the effort once it hits the 80s.
  • woony2woony2 Member Posts: 336
    Coasting round the park as the sunsets on my bmx and forgetting that I am 44.
  • LobotLobot Member Posts: 1,029

    Growing tomatoes in my greenhouse - and eating them!

  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    edited June 2017
    Setting up my Italian Patio Garage room.  I do not like the room, but I'm the only person in my family to use it.  

    (It certain parts of the US, a certain segment of the population utilizes their garage space as a seasonal room.)

    I'll post a picture if that type of thing is still allowed.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    Going to TankFest :)
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,779
    Nowadays, the LEGO conventions.

    @SumoLego - you mean the garage you can't see behind the LEGO Store bags?
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,423
    Grandma's homemade enchiladas for 4th of July!
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,357
    For me, it is without a doubt camping at a local lake with my family. My wife's family has been doing it for the last 40 years. This summer will mark my 10th trip. It is the epitome of summer in my mind. 
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,469
    BBQ and camping in the middle of nowhere at a friend's farm
  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    Getting my kids out of bed in the middle of the night to watch the Perseid Meteor shower in August. 

    Now they're a bit older we try to go night fishing and watch them over a still lake outside our bivvy.
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,383
    Don't really have a summer tradition as I try to make the most of everything all year round but grabbing the sunny days when they get here and having a day out with the wife without the usual interruptions of every day life are always special to me.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,169
    Sat outside a river-front pub, drinking a frosty pint of cider (Cider for the Summer).
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO Member Posts: 211
    Trekking down to brixham for a few days each year and hitting the beaches with the little one
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,781
    Ice cold cider!
  • eggsheneggshen Member Posts: 600
    Fishing. Every summer I take my kids fishing as much as possible. We don't do boats, so it is always fun to find new places to catch the from shore. My kids range in age, so with my older kids it's all about the big ones but with my younger kids it's all about catching as many small fish as possible.
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    4th of July Fireworks (used to go to Shoreline in Mountain View for the concert plus fireworks, now just hope for a not too foggy night!)
  • RoskoboyRoskoboy Member Posts: 128
    Ice Cream at the beach!
  • MasterBeefyMasterBeefy Member Posts: 122
    Going outside, yup I do that about once a year.
  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    Match tea at cricket matches 
  • Wicksy80Wicksy80 Member Posts: 596
    Barbecues! Whenever the sun is out, so is the grill!
  • alldarkeralldarker Member Posts: 224
    Ahhh was beaten to it, but yeah, weekly BBQ's are most definitely it!
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    Another vote for BBQ. But we don't confine them to just the summer. Boxing Day BBQ is quite the tradition in our house. 
  • flordflord Member Posts: 797
    My favourite summer tradition is morning coffee outside, and time at the lake.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    Don't have one.
  • janscjansc Member Posts: 60
    Weekend BBQ
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever Member Posts: 489
    I would say going to at least one Mariners (baseball) game every summer up in Seattle.
  • messymessy Member Posts: 253
    We have a sneaky day out at the beach whilst our children are at school, it's always a carefree day and we get to eat ice cream and have a cup of tea in peace!
  • stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
    Since I moved to Luxembourg, the national holiday for the Grand Duc's birthday on June 23. Or to be more precise, the party on the eve of the national holiday.

    Starting from 16:00 on June 22, all of the town centre gets closed off and a big party starts, capped off by fireworks.

    The actual national holiday on June 23 is for all the official malarkey such as a Te Deum and other boring things, and more importantly to nurse your hangover ;)

  • khmellymelkhmellymel Member Posts: 1,313
    We actually stay home during the summers now.  My boyfriend hates sun/heat and lots of places are obviously like this in the summer!  But we have the Film, Fringe, Book and International Festivals in the city so my favourite summer activity has got to be the beer gardens that crop up on all the city streets (even if I don't drink beer).
  • mmozzanommozzano Member Posts: 417
    Yeah can't say I have one either, just the usual BBQs, cutting the grass every week or two and spending lots of times outdoors (either in the garden or in mountains) 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    4th of July fireworks over the water and eating fresh tomatoes and watermelon.
  • leetshoeleetshoe Member Posts: 262
    The kids being out of school (because it's nice and quiet at work without them around)
  • ricecakericecake Member Posts: 878
    As a Maryland transplant, it is now my girlfriend's family's annual crab feast.
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 Member Posts: 355
    I'm a teacher, so my tradition is staying away from large groups of children for 2 months. 
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,585
    Beach and barbecue!
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    Spending months deciding where we want to go on holiday..then never seemingly going anywhere..
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,636
    We will be in the States some again finally so taking the kids to a Rangers baseball game or two and seeing if we can tackle the 2lb. Boomstick hotdog. Then follow up with the secondary traditional feeling gross afterwards.
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 Member Posts: 1,009
    Disc Golf in the deep woods!
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    edited June 2017
    Hammocking with some of my good friends. 
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 518
    The scramble to beaches, parks, woodlands, campsites, sporting activities of all kinds etc when the weather report has that unfamiliar lone yellow ball on the map with none of it's usual accompanying grey, fluffy, leaky friends.

    Being from Ireland, these "summers" are any 2-3 days above 21C (70F) heat that include a weekend.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,013
    Big Family Birthday Bash in August where we have about 5 Birthdays
  • catwranglercatwrangler Member Posts: 1,894
    I can't really deal with heat above 20 degrees, so filling one drawer of the freezer with icecream and ice lollies is less a tradition than a survival mechanism!
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    edited June 2017
    I really hate the summer myself, but Cincinnati has the Riverfest every year on Labor Day weekend.  It has a fireworks show that is unmatched and is attended by a million people.  It's fairly impressive.
  • thenosthenos Member Posts: 444
    Getting my grilling going
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