Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Bucket List

I'm getting the list together a little late, but I guess that's the theme this summer...go with the flow. I haven't planned much so far. School got out earlier than usual, but the start of the summer break was dampened by my father-in-law's passing. We had a memorial to plan and relatives visiting from Germany to see. Then my parents celebrated their 50th anniversary and there was planning for that. I'm looking back at last year's list and deciding that I don't want to make this year's list quite so specific. Here's what last year's looked like with some spots marked off mid-way through.

Pool visit (maybe get passes)
X                     Sand Ridge Nature Center
Zig E’s Funland
Albanese Candy Co.
Deep River Water Park
X X X               Library visit
Chelberg Farm
Wicker Park Splash Pad
Calumet City Fun Center
X                     Indiana Dunes
X                     Frozen Yogurt Express in Munster
X                     Free Movie at Lansing 8
                        Zoo (Broofield or Washington Park)
                        Picnic at a local Park
X X                  Kite flying
X X                  Berry Picking (strawberries and blueberries)
                        Downtown day via Metra train
                        Roller Skating (free passes from school)
X                     Tyler’s Tender (free kid meal from birthday club)
                        Mini Golf
X                        Wihala Beach
X                     49-er Drive In
                        Berry Picking (blueberries)
X                       Green Lake Aquatic Center
                        Zoa Island
X                     Cubs game
                        Splash Pad (either Homewood or Valpo – one we haven’t been to)
                        Tyler’s Tender (take report cards – 5 tokens for each A)
                        Hollywood Park
                        Car Show
X X                  Out for a family breakfast/lunch
X                      Boat ride      
X                      Find a new park to visit
                        County fair
X                        Minor league baseball game
                        Try Dairy Belle in Hammond
                        Hoosier Theatre
                        Movie in the Park
X                      Attend a parade
                        Overnight at a campground
X                      Farmer’s Market
                        Summer Concert
X                      Dairyville
                        Vintage Base Ball Game
                        Navy Pier
                        Cruise Night

And here's what I'm putting down for this year (and I'm off to an okay start):

Visit at least one beach  X
Visit a farm
Drive in movie
Visit a new ice cream spot
Find a new park to visit
Go to a MLB baseball game  X
Go to a minor league game  X
Go to a farmer's market
Go to a cruise night
Camp overnight
Go to state or county fair
Visit a pool  X
Visit a carnival  X
Visit a water park
Visit an amusement park
Visit a zoo
Go to an arcade
Go to a parade  X
Watch fireworks  X
Go kite flying  X
See a new movie
Berry picking X
Go to a concert
Have some festival food  X
Take a road trip  X
Have lunch at a new restaurant  X
Visit a local festival  X
Go fishing
Visit a nature center
Do a hike
Go to a UPick fruit or veggies/pick something new
See a movie in the park
Do a family bike ride
Watch the sunset over the beach  X
Watch the sun set over a farm  X
Take a day trip into Chicago with family
Visit another state  XX
Go to a museum
Picnic in a park
Make smores in the back yard
Backyard campout in a tent
Catch lightning bugs
One adults only outing (casino, nightclub or overnight getaway)

What's on your summer bucket list?

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