The Littlest Summertime Pleasures That Take Us Back To Childhood

05/28/2015 07:27 am ET | Updated May 28, 2015
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Sunshine, beaches, family vacations and a perfect tan are only a few of the things we love about our favorite season: Summer. Though we're all grown up now and have long kissed the days of three-month summer vacations goodbye, we can still feel like kids again when we smell the tropical scent of suntan lotion or bite into a cool slice of fresh watermelon.

1. Salty air and sand between your toes.

2. Campfires and s'mores.

3. The Beach Boys music.

4. Freshly mowed grass.

5. The sound of lawn sprinklers.

6. Coppertone.

7. Carnival foods: cotton candy, corn dogs, funnel cakes and so many more.

8. Charcoal barbecues.

9. Honeysuckles.

10. Citronella candles.

11. Lake water.

12. Laundry drying in the sun.

13. The smell of library books and an abundance of free time to read them all.

14. Freshly picked berries.

15. Chlorine.

16. Flip flops.

17. Fireworks.

What takes YOU back to childhood summers? Let us know in comments.

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