Contact Us

Debbie Ray’s List of ‘9 Things I Must Do This Summer’

Summer has arrived, all full of possibilities and adventures. Besides vacationing, there are a few things that make summer summer. Here’s my list of things I must do for summer to be summer!


Eat Snowballs



I know nowadays you can get them year-round, but there’s nothing like an ice-cold snowball on a hot summer day. It’s not really summer until your tongue turns green!


Eat Corndogs



I missed my chance at the Cajun Heartland State Fair and the place at Acadiana Mall closed, but Sonic has a good one!


Go Swimming!



I was a lifeguard in my teens and twenties so I was at or in the pool all the time. I even used to swim thirty minutes to an hour a day for fitness when I was younger. These days, though, I sunburn so easily, I’ve been staying away from the water. I guess I’ll just have to go early in the morning or at night!


Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images News
Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images News


Eat Watermelon



Sure you can buy seedless watermelon all cut up and ready to eat in the grocery store, but nothing beats sitting outside and eating it right off the rind and spitting out the seeds!


Drink a Pina Colada



Since summer won’t be officially over till after we return from the CJ and Debbie Ray Sail Away, I know I’ll get to have (at least one) Pina Colada aboard the Carnival Conquest!


paul and lulu hilliard art museum
photo by Debbie Ray


Go to an Art Museum



When it’s humid and hot outside, stepping into a cool, quiet museum is especially nice. You could do it any day, but you just don’t, so summer is a great time to explore the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Museum. The last time I was there, they had an exhibit of cutlery. It was cool, really!


The Lafayette Public Library shows movies during the summer for free.There are family movie matinees, Popcorn Theater for the little ones, Teen Movie Nights and more.




Learn to Play Margaritaville



I got a ukulele a month or so ago and I am trying to learn how to play Margaritaville. I will get it right this summer!


JayCee's dog Tucker
JayCee’s dog Tucker


Take a Boat Ride



Being out on the water can happen any day of the year in South Louisiana, but in the summer, it’s extra special somehow.


Best of KTDY

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KTDY Winners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KTDY Winners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.