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Summer Bucket List!

It is finally summer and we are ready to have fun!  The kids have actually been out of school for a week now and have not really got into the beauty of life that summer brings—lazy mornings, staying up late and doing lots of fun, out of the ordinary things.  The Bean actually asked me if he could go back to school early.  This time last year, I was in the Philippines and the kids were in Hawaii so they had plenty to keep themselves occupied.  This year, I am not sure if we are going to be able to swing a long distance trip; although I am still trying to plan something.

In the meantime, we have come up with our summer bucket list–which contains low cost, medium cost, and more high dollar adventures right around where we live.  To come up with the list, we went around the room and each person gave one idea at a time.  We continued until it got really goofy (i.e. create an angry birds game out of real people, run away and join the circus, build a second floor on the house) said their ideas.  Almost all of the ideas made it on the list; especially after we clarified the ground rules (i.e. no airplanes, no super high dollar activities).  As we complete them, I’ll be sure to post about them here. Oh, and the list can continue to grow…..there is no end to the amount of fun we plan to have this summer!

Do you have a summer bucket list?  What is on it?

Summer Bucket List

  1. Camping
  2. Marina Jacks Park (a local park in Sarasota)
  3. Stardust Roller Skating Rink (the perfect Florida summer day activity…cool and active!)
  4. Peace River Kayaking
  5. Fishing on the Ocean
  6. Shark Tooth Collecting (can you guess whose choice this was?)
  7. Disney Waterpark
  8. Ice Cream Truck
  9. Siesta Key Summer Beach Runs (At least 4 of them to get the free shirt)
  10. BMX Track
  11. Pet Store to Pet Puppies
  12. Road Trip
  13. Stay in Hotel
  14. Pool Party!
  15. Camp in Backyard
  16. Bikes Rides
  17. Hot Air Balloon Ride (OK, so this is a little far-fetched.  I think this got on the list when I was sure I would win the lottery.)
  18. Swim in Springs (North Florida)
  19. Sun-n-Fun (Sarasota)
  20. Movies
  21. Gymnastics Open Gym Playtime
  22. Surfing!
  23. G-Wiz
  24. Ringling Art Musuem (free on Mondays)
  25. Bok Tower Gardens
  26. PLaydate with Sade
  27. Playdate with Marlin
  28. Rays Baseball Game
  29. Hiking
  30. Ziplinining (although most places won’t let the little ones go)
  31. Archery
  32. Long Drive to Somewhere Cool
  33. Game Day—play board games all day
  34. Library
  35. Farmers Market
  36. Make Popsicles
  37. Longwood Park
  38. Universal Studios
  39. Moped Point at Lido Beach Park
  40. Art Day with Dad
  41. Create a video game
  42. School Clothes Shopping
  43. Write a Play and Perform It
  44. YMCA Waterpark
  45. Lake Manatee State Park Done, June 9th, 2012 (pictures later)
  46. BBQ Party
  47. Movie Night
  48. Yard Work/Gardening
  49. Make Cookies
  50. Make Ice Cream
  51. Weeki Wachee Mermaids
  52. Bowling
  53. Ice Skating
  54. Miniature Golf
  55. Alafia River State Park
  56. Ocala National Forest
  57. Manicures/Pedicures
  58. Baking Day!
  59. Dolphin Tale Movie and Go See Winter
  60. Dali Museum
  61. Lunch in St. Pete
  62. Tarpon Springs
  63. Sebastian Inlet for Fishing
  64. Fishing in the pond across from our house.
  65. Bike Riding to the Park

I realized as I typed this out a lot of these require going somewhere outside of Sarasota.  I’ll work on the kids to add some local things to our list.