- Coors Field: This is a must do on my list of summer activities. Every year, I pack the family into the car and head to Denver at least once to watch my beloved Rockies play at Coors Field. The team never seems to be in contention, and I fear that by the time the team ends its most recent slide, it might just be out of the playoff picture once again. But that doesn’t matter. Coors Field is a great place to watch baseball, and just being in the park is a treat. Go Rockies.
- Water World: It just wouldn’t be summer without taking a trip to Water World. It’s a place where I can connect with my children, and it reminds me of when I was a teenager growing up in Denver. Despite the fact I’m no longer a child, and I can’t seem to master surfing on the artificial wave, this is still a great place to hang out and make memories with my own kids who enjoy laughing at me when I try to get up on the surfboard.
- Elitch Gardens: This is another summer must. It’s another throwback to my childhood, though the park is in a different place. The twister is still there, along with more than a few other great rides that are worth a summer day.
- Fish Creek: Hiking to the second falls at Fish Creek is another summer favorite. It's one of those hikes that will not kill you and the reward at the end is definitely worth the effort.
- Fishing: This is something that always seems to escape me for most of the summer, but it’s one of the best activities going. It’s nice to spend a day with a fishing pole in one hand and a beverage in the other. It’s even better to spend the day away from the television, computer and other electronic devices and just talk to your kids.
John F. Russell: Making a summer list
Saturday, June 1, 2013