Happy Memorial Day!

May 28, 2018




Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you are finding time to relax and enjoy the long weekend. Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. For recreation and park professionals, it is often the last break before summer programs begin. This wellness blog will give you 10 fun (and healthy) recipes and activities to try out this Memorial Day or summer.


  1. Ramen Slaw - This recipe for coleslaw that makes for a great light cookout side dish.

  2. Take a kayaking trip. Our friends at BCBSNC put together a list of five great kayaking locations in North Carolina.

  3. Turkey Burgers - I love making these turkey burgers whenever I am craving a burger.

  4. Check out a new trail or park! I often use this site to find fun hikes to go on.

  5. Replace hot dogs with chicken sausage for a healthier alternative! Be sure to check the nutrition facts first!

  6. Get out on the (Disc) Golf Course! This site has a listing of courses in the state.

  7. Banana Ice Cream -  This one ingredient Banana “Ice Cream” is a super easy frozen treat.

  8. Check out the late blooming spring wildflowers!

  9. Grilled Corn on the Cob - An old classic & one of my favorite cookout foods.

  10. Memorial day is typically the opening of outdoor pool season. If you’re jumping in the pool, be sure to follow these safe water practices.

I hope that you have a relaxing holiday! If you try any of these tips out - I’d love to know about it. Email me at diquan@ncrpa.net


Until next time,



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