Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Summer Bucket List

Perhaps, it's reading Christen's "Just do it"s at La Vida Lista. Or, it might be a realization that finally having a radio will result in less mind-numbing thinking and planning behind the wheel. Maybe, I am stressed almost to a tipping point.

Whatever it is, I decided to create a "Bucket List" of things I want to do this summer. I made my mind up the last time I drove back from my parents' farm; this is going to be the summer I do all the things I always think about doing. You know, visiting the stores you always look at with wonder & curiosity, but tell yourself, "not today".

I actually had to look up bucket list before I started typing this, because I wasn't entirely sure if that was even the right name. It just seemed appropriate for some reason. Well, it is correct with one exception; my list covers only those items I want to do this summer. It does not extend beyond to all the things I want to do before I die, like most bucket lists.

Photo credit: http://lovelifelists.blogspot.com/

It's not long. I will probably add to it as the summer goes on. Especially, if I accomplish these items. I can't sit around the rest of the summer and do nothing, afterall!

  • Go tubing down the Grand River and the Elora Gorge
  • Get a hammock and put it in my backyard (okay, this is more of a 'to buy', but I fully plan to lay on it this summer, so it counts)!
  • Go antiquing with my girlfriends
  • Lay on the beach for a day
  • Go camping (in a tent)
  • Enter crafts, baking and/or flowers in a local fall fair
  • Jet boat in the Niagara River
  • Stop at Grasshopper Imports on Hwy #6. If you are from the area, you know this place... it's a lot with a lot of clay planters and the building looks like it was painted by hippies.  DONE - BF & I stopped this past weekend. It was EXACTLY what we expected, but neat stuff and reasonably priced. I have my eye on a glass pitcher... sangria anyone?
  • Go to the zoo
  • Go to Duff's for wings (this is not anything special, except we keep talking about going there and never do!)
  • Run a 10km race - likely a pipe dream, but I ran a 5km race last year, so aim high, right?
Do you have any plans for the summer?


  1. I especially like the first one - have you ever been tubing there? It's amazing! I went at the end of the summer a couple years ago. It's like a ride at an amusement park only 4389 times better because it's real.

    Also the fall fair one! I love entering a few things in my fair every year. After the fair I always say I'm going to enter way more the next year but it doesn't happen. I should get the list soon so I can start on it early (that's something I always say too...) :)

  2. Hey Micaela!
    I've never been down the Gorge, but I've heard from many people it's a blast! You'll have to let us know how you make out with your fair projects!