Summer Bucket List

I was gung ho about doing a summer bucket list this year. Its our first summer in the new house and it might be the last summer before we decide to start a family so I really want to enjoy every second of it. To top it off, I’m not teaching this summer so with only one job to focus on I can really relax. I started making a summer bucket list and the ideas just started flowing. I am challenging myself to try to enjoy each of these activities at least once this summer.

Summer bucket list2

One of the things that really inspired me was looking at some old photos of all the fun we used to have. This one is of John and I at the Michigan Summer Beer Festival from 2007 before we were engaged. So my goal this year is less stress/more fun!


I will cross each item off the list and share a new post recapping my adventure, so you can follow along. Let the challenge begin, here is my summer bucket list:

    • Make breakfast and eat it outside
    • Go to brunch on a patio
    • Play miniature golf
    • Go to a baseball game – see my Vacation post here

Progressive Field 2

      • Go to an outdoor concert
      • See fireworks
      • Go to a festival
Tracy and I at Arts, Beats & Eats

Tracy and I at Arts, Beats & Eats

    • Bonfire/make smores
    • Enjoy a day at the pool
    • Go out on the water
    • Go to the drive-in/outdoor movie
    • Walk up to the Dairy Queen for ice cream

dairy queen

  • Go on a hike
  • Stay up late to stargaze
  • Go to the zoo
Ladies Night Out at the Detroit Zoo's Summer Zoomance

Ladies Night Out at the Detroit Zoo’s Summer Zoomance

    • Visit the farmer’s market
    • Take a road trip
Summer Vacation Road Trip!

Summer Vacation Road Trip!

  • Go to a carnival
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit a historical site/tour
  • Go on a picnic
Family picnic for 4th of July with my niece Abigail

Family picnic for 4th of July with my niece Abigail

  • Read a book outside
  • Kiss on top of a Ferris wheel
  • Enjoy a root beer float

Root Beer Float

  • Go to the batting cages
  • Play Frisbee golf
  • Eat watermelon
  • Go on vacation
  • Eat lunch on the riverwalk
  • Visit a museum
  • Go to a beer festival
John and I attended The Big Grill Burgers & Beers Bash

John and I attended The Big Grill Burgers & Beers Bash

    • Go on a Michigan staycation
    • Meet friends for happy hour
    • Drink Summer Shandy

Summer shandy

  • Have dinner al fresco
Dinner at Mesa in Royal Oak

Dinner at Mesa in Royal Oak

    • Make limoncello
    • Have a frozen drinks night
Frozen pina coladas!

Frozen pina coladas!

  • Outdoor yoga
  • Enjoy Fountain Bistro’s margarita pitcher
  • Attend a Whitney Garden Party
  • Attend a wine terrace tasting
  • Go to the Renaissance Festival
  • Enjoy Shakespeare in the park
  • Go outlet shopping

I may still add more to this list, so I would love to hear what’s on your bucket list! Stay tuned as I complete each item on the list, I can’t wait for an amazing summer!

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  1. This is a great list. I noticed many of your items are low cost!!! That’s the way to do it! Hope you complete most of them.

  2. Wow! For sure sooner or later, you will accomplish all of them. ALL! 🙂
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