What’s on your summer bucket list?
Every year we jot down some places to visit and things to do in the summer. We’ve got two big trips planned, which will take up 3 weeks of our vacation. That doesn’t leave us with a lot of weeks left really, because school sports start official training the first week in August! Unofficial cross country training will be going on all summer, and we’re hoping to get the kids on a schedule they will enjoy and it gives them a solid base for XC season. I’m thinking family runs in the park every Thursday morning. School starts back up mid August. So you pretty much have June and July.
You can bet we will be cramming in all sorts of fun and adventure during those weeks though! Have camper, will travel. Have Cedar Point season passes, will drive to Sandusky many times!
Camping is a tricky one because a lot of campground reservations fill up quickly. It’s great to have a reservation system… until the spots fill up 6 months in advance and you miss out 🙁
Beyond a few camping trips and Cedar Point trips, we have a short list of things to do. Some of the favorites from years past are showing up again:
- Visit SkyZone, trampoline park
- Go biking in the parks (we have several to choose from!)
- Play mini golf
- Go to Mohican Adventures (fun, fun, fun!!!)
- Go canoeing (kayaking?) on the Maumee river
Some new ideas –
- Go to Chicago for a few days (my family doesn’t even know I want to do this one. Surprise!)
- Go to Cuyahoga Falls
- Go to an indoor rock climbing park
Or maybe just veg out around my pool for many weekends, catching up on magazines and drinking margaritas. No reservations needed 🙂 As for my weekdays, wake up super early and get a run, or bike ride, in. I LOVE running around 5:45am in the summer when the sun is just coming up. Yes, I’m crazy. Oh, and the Dave’s Running group, Daybreak Diva’s will be happening again. We both really enjoyed that group last year. So my midweek break will be an early run with Sydney, followed by a donut stop. Life is good!
How about you?….
Q: What day trips to you have planned for the summer?
Q: Any big trips on your summer agenda?
Q: Do you have a favorite thing to do in Chicago?
I have never been there in the summer. I really want to visit the pier!