Our Summer Bucket List

I know I’ve been MIA for several months now. I’m sorry I didn’t write or call or tweet. Can we still be friends?

All jokes aside, I really can’t remember why I decided to take a break. I didn’t just let my blog slip into oblivion, I shoved a bunch of things onto the back burner. The year started off great, with a list of projects and goals I had every intention of accomplishing. But, as usual, I didn’t. Home projects went undone. Blog updates went unwritten. Dinner menus went unplanned. Do you know what happens when Menu Plan Monday goes down the toilet? Nothing good, I can assure you! I went over my monthly grocery budget several times, thanks to the dreaded “What should I make for dinner?” question that seemed to run through my head at 4 o’clock nearly every afternoon! NOT planning ahead results in a lot of last minute trips to the supermarket. I’ve learned my lesson, trust me.

Yesterday was the first day of summer (can I get a WOOT WOOT?!?!), so with the new season, I’ve come up with a new list of goals. With the help of my son, I also created our first “bucket list,” chock full of all the places we want to visit and the activities we hope to accomplish by summer’s end.

Our Summer Bucket List

1. Ride a train
2. Bike-riding in Harrybrooke Park
3. Go to the Bronx Zoo
4. Go to the Aquarium
5. Build sandcastles
6. Swim in Candlewood Lake
7. Go to the Bridgewater Fair
8. Have fun at Top Flight
9. Eat chocolate ice cream
10. See a waterfall
11. Catch lightning bugs
12. Visit Mystic Seaport
13. Ride on a boat
14. Catch butterflies
15. Go to Quassy Amusement Park
16. Have a picnic
17. Go to Chuck E. Cheese’s
18. Ride a carousel
19. Visit Gillette Castle
20. Go on our first camping trip
21. See real dinosaur bones
22. Visit Hayden Planetarium
23. Go to the Palisades Mall
24. Go to the Lego store
25. Go Bowling (for FREE, thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program!)
26. Play games at Dave & Buster’s
27. Go to City Island
28. Spend the day at Lake Compounce
29. Take a trip to Washington, DC

What’s on your summer bucket list?

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