Memorial Day has come and gone. Time to put on your white pants, your white shoes, your white hats…. and make a summer bucket list.
We have time booked down the Cape (I’d be happy if the only item on my summer bucket list was “be at the Cape as much as possible, if not more”) and a weekend in Maine for a wedding, but the rest of our summer is free for all sorts of adventures. Or naps.
SUMMER BUCKET LIST | 2016
- Yoga outside. A few classes I have in mind: Pop Up Asana in the Seaport and M Street Park, Castle Island Beach Yoga with Radiant Yoga, Fit By the Field yoga at Patriot Place (free), Yoga on The Green at The Street in Chestnut Hill (free), Island Yoga on Spectacle Island (free with ferry ticket, requires pre-registration) and hopefully a few beach classes in Harwichport with MoveWith again this summer.
- Mini golf. We pass by the golf course at Franklin Park a few times a week and Grace is fascinated. She keeps asking if Uncle Christopher will take her (and a dog… presumably Clark?) golfing. I sort of think mini golf might be more our speed. Holiday Hill in Dennisport is an old favorite, but there’s also McGolf closer to the city, in Dedham.
- Take a boat somewhere. Another special request from Grace.
- Swimming lessons for both babes. We took a little hiatus when Nick was born, but he’s now old enough for class and Grace has missed taking lessons, so we’ve got them signed up for back-to-back classes. We spend so much time near the water (we live across the street from the ocean + my parents have a pool), that focusing on water safety is sort of a non-negotiable. Plus, lessons are fun. And baby bathing suits are ridiculous.
- Visit a lighthouse.
- Read 5+ beach books. I feel like I used to read 1,003 books each summer. And if I counted how many times I’ve read Elmo Goes to the Potty, I’d probably be close already. And it’s been less than 24 hours since Memorial Day. But I’m talking about real, actual, normal, grown-up books. Please let me know if you have recommendations!
- Watch fireworks.
- Visit Martha’s Vineyard and/or Nantucket. Both are easy trips from the Cape… and require boat travel, thus checking off two bucket list items. I love being efficient (mostly because it’s a very rare occurrence these days).
- Make a non-dangerous (if that’s possible) slip-n-slide. Maybe get helmets. And mouth guards.
You know me. Safety first… (summer) fun second.
Also On Tap for Today:
- 15 dishes that prove lunch is better in a bowl from The Kitchn
- Making some watermelon agua fresca
- Naptime painting (contingent on the little folks napping)
What’s on your summer bucket list?