I have a new summer favorite item... the one I take on all my outdoor adventures.
Let's see if you can guess what the item is...
It is the perfect size.
It is easy to carry.
It helps me store all my absolutely necessary items like diet coke.
I can sit on it if I want.
It is easy to stack if I am packing and have lots of stuff in the car.
Figured it out yet? It's this!
I'll be honest, in a way I feel like I'm in a new relationship. Everything is new and fun and exciting with this bad boy. It’s one of those things that you don’t realize how much you need it until you have it. Now that I have one, we use it for EVERYTHING. We used it on June’s Birthday to take the ice cream to the park for the cake and ice cream. The next day I used it when I went to a small reservoir to swim with a friend. We took it with us in the car when we went to Arizona to keep all of our snacks and drinks cold. Not more constant stopping at gas stations for treats because we had all we needed!
Also, this is one of those things that once you own it, you just feel like a bonafide adult.
Here's some picture from our reservoir outing the other day. My friend, Sarah, showed me this great little spot only 15 minutes from where we live. Utah is full of these hidden gems. I almost almost felt like I was at a California beach. It inspires me to get out and do more in Utah. I always want to go on these big vacations, but I need to do better at realizing how many great things there are right at my fingertips.
(For those of you who are local, it is Manila Creek Pond in Pleasant Grove. A perfect place for little kids to play in sand and swim. And it's free! Also, I would love any of your suggestions of favorite outdoor swimming spots, hikes, camping sites, etc. Summer is ending too fast and we've got to take advantage!)
And, of course, our trusty Stanley cooler. My diet coke was ice, I mean ICE COLD. (Fun fact, this 16 quart Adventure cooler from Stanley keeps drinks cold for 27 hours and can hold up to 21 cans.)
I really do live Stanley brand. They are quality quality products. You probably have some memory of your grandpa shoveling snow and holding on to a green thermos. That's Stanley Brand right there. The products are built to last a lifetime and are worth their weight in gold.
Today’s post is sponsored by Stanley Brand.
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