So the theme for this week is Summer Bucket List, or as I would like to put it… things to do this summer. It’s summer, with COVID still looming over us, meaning most will stick closer to home. I know I have things I want to do. Perhaps my goals will inspire you. 🙂
Stay tuned for the link-up below!
Sit in your backyard or go to your local park, starting when it’s just getting dark. Watch, and before you know it fireflies will appear. Enjoy their lights coming and going, and then take a moment and look at the stars. Perhaps you’ll have a fun moon and you can then practice your photography skills. Take your time and listen to the noises of critters skittering through the bush, or flying through the sky. Just stop and breathe in the night air, it’s different than day air. A late night won’t hurt your littles, and they’ll gain so much more.
Sit Around A Fire
It might not be the same as camping, but a fire is a fire and will generate conversation. Have a pokey stick because you can! And roast hotdogs, marshmallows, and chocolate in cones. Make melted sandwiches and roast apples as you make S’mores. Laugh and talk and smell like smoke. Just make sure you are aware of any fire bans and keep a bucket of water close by. It’s a good thing that.
Hit up the zoo
I read today that the Toronto Zoo is opening up again. They’ll have a reservation system and a path marked out for how to walk through the zoo. But it’s open again. It always makes for a great trip. And perhaps Ripley’s, the Science Center, and more will open up soon too.
As we sat around the fire last night, hubby mentioned he hoped to go camping at the end of August this summer. We normally hit Grundy Lake or Six Mile Lake campgrounds. The lads do a lot of fishing and kayaking, I like to swim, read, bake campfire bread, and go hiking. I occasionally join them. We aren’t sure if we’ll make camping this year or not due to covid-19 and some people not helping things stay open. But it’s a goal! 🙂 Trying to figure out how the lad’s highschool class will work out into it as well. He’ll be taking comm-tech and if its online, it’s just a matter of driving into a wifi area a couple times a week for him to do his school. So we’d be able to go anytime. Still trying to sort that all out.
Local hikes/bike rides/swimming
We are fortunate where we live there is a beach about 1/2 hour away, there is easy access to bike and hiking trails, and local green spaces to hang out in. I hope to every other week take the lad out for supper and do a meal in the park and a walk together. Gets him out of the park and gives us a chance to chat together. Barring that… more backyard fires as long as we get a bit more rain. (no fire bans yet, but maybe coming!)
So what things do you want to do this summer? What is on your summer bucket list?