Summer is here, and I want to make sure that I pack mine with as much fun as possible.
I decided to make a list of 10 things I want to do over the next 10 weeks to ensure that I remember the summer of 2017 as a summer of fun.
- Visit a Virginia winery that I haven’t been to. New wineries pop up every day it seems, here in the Commonwealth, so this should not be hard to do. In fact, within just a short drive of my house there are several that I have yet to visit.
- Visit a zoo. OK, this is sort of a given since it is on the schedule for my summer trip to Massachusetts. Stay tuned for Pam and Sue’s Big Time Zoo Adventures.
- Take a hike. Another no-brainer – the Shenandoah National Park is just seven miles away. And of course, I can always renew my energy with a slice of blackberry ice cream pie at Big Meadows Lodge.
- Take a day trip. I have wanted to visit the Shenandoah Museum in Winchester for several years, and haven’t gotten there yet
- Make a scrapbook. I have the makings for scrapbooks for my trips to Australia and Florence. I really need to get them done before my trip to Venice this year, and I’ll have plenty of pics from trip to Massachusetts for another possibility. I just have to figure out how to tell Brillo I don’t need her help….
- Watch the sun rise. I do love to sit on my deck, cup of coffee in hand, and watch the sun come up over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Well, in thought at least. Sleeping in on the weekends is just too tempting. But this summer, at least once, I will get up before the sun, and sit in quiet and watch nature unfold around me.
- Make ice cream sundaes. I LOVE LOVE ice cream, so I think a sundae party is in the cards for this summer. I invite friends over for a make your own sundae party and then we can sit out on the deck and enjoy our creations.
- Try a new restaurant. Harrisonburg has dozens of restaurants and so many I haven’t tried. Time to break out of my rut and dine in a different place.
- Go on a photo safari of…. My hometown? Shenandoah National Park? Some other spot? There are so many possibilities, I could probably make a photo safari bucket list.
- Fly a kite. This one is for Bate – he loved kites. My yard is big-tree free, so it is the perfect spot to refine my kite-flying skills.
So that’s it, my summer of 2017 bucket list. I’ll post an update after Labor Day on how successful I was.
In the meantime, what is on your summer of 2017 bucket list? Share your silly or serious aspirations in the comments below.