Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Summer Bucket List

Ok, I've been absent from this blog for a while as I'm much more active on my other blogs - Chicago Foodie Sisters, which has daily posts and Adventures in Motherhood, which has new posts usually one to three times a week. I'm hoping to get in a regular posting routine on here, so I can share lots of my favorite summer spots. There's what -- 92 days in summer? If I really get with it, I can post something for each of those days.

It's not officially summer, but I am in full summer mode now that the kids are out of school and I'm planning out some summer fun. I just thought I'd share my summer bucket list that I made up today. My goal is to do at least half of the 50 items listed. I'm already off to a good start. Everything listed is pretty local - within an hour or so and I've got a few checked off already. I'll have to make another list for some of the places I'd like to travel to this season. What's on your summer bucket list?

Summer Bucket List

Pool visit (maybe get passes)
X                     Sand Ridge Nature Center
Zig E’s Funland
Albanese Candy Co.
Deep River Water Park
XX                   Library visit
Chelberg Farm
Wicker Park Splash Pad
Calumet City Fun Center
X                     Indiana Dunes
Frozen Yogurt Express in Munster
X                     Free Movie at Lansing 8
                        Zoo (Broofield or Washington Park)
                        Picnic at a local Park
                        Kite flying
X                     Berry Picking (strawberries)
                        Downtown day via Metra train
                        Roller Skating (free passes from school)
X                     Tyler’s Tender (free kid meal from birthday club)
                        Mini Golf
                        Wihala Beach
X                     49-er Drive In
                        Berry Picking (blueberries)
                        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
                        Out for a family breakfast
                        Boat ride                     
                        Find a new park to visit
                        County fair
                        Minor league baseball game
                        Try Dairy Belle in Hammond
                        Hoosier Theatre
Try a new restaurant
                        Movie in the Park
X                     Attend a parade
                        Overnight at a campground
                        Farmer’s Market
                        Summer Concert
X                     Dairyville
                        Vintage Base Ball Game
                        Navy Pier
                        Cruise Night

1 comment:

  1. Just came across your it! Glad to see other Midwest travel bloggers :)

    I see you have a few Chicagoland zoos on your list, but not the Lincoln Park Zoo. Its my should check it out as well, here is a link:

    Hope to read many more stories on your blog!


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