But still my favorite time of the year is almost here. Pretty sure those who read my blog know which season I am referring to. But even if you don’t I think you could guess.
That’s right summer and the warm weather is literally right around the corner.
So much so, I can almost taste it.
Seriously folks, I wait all year long for my favorite season. Because I live in the part of the country that does experience the 4 seasons, I only get to enjoy this time of the year for so long.
However, I try every year to make some plans for summer and stick to it. Because, I know soon enough it will be over and I will have to summer dream all over again.
Right now though, I am in major planning mode for rewarding us for making into the best time of the year in my humble estimation. Therefore, I thought what better time to share my summer bucket list here.
My Own Top 20 Summer Bucket List Items
1. Watch a movie in the backyard.
We recently invested in an outdoor projector and screen on Amazon Prime. Plus, we stocked up on all our favorite movies to view for this occasion. So, I am psyched to plan an outdoor movie night here now.
2. Attend an outdoor concert.
In my younger days, I was a huge concert goer. Two summers ago, we went to a 3 different concerts in the matter of a few weeks. Sadly, last summer, I went through a music concert drought. This year though I vow to make amends for this. I already have plans to see Bon Jovi this upcoming weekend in concert.
3. Enjoying ice cream on a warm summer night.
Ice cream on a warm summer’s evening is truly the perfect summer time treat to reward yourself with. I recently got hooked on Häagen-Dazs Trio, which has the perfect flavors and creamiest of textures, too.
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4. Go to a local baseball game to cheer on my favorite team.
All that follow my blog know I am a big NY Met’s fan and a big game attender. So, thankful that it is baseball season once again to go root my team on at the field once again.
5. Vacation at Disney World.
If there is anything I love more than the NY Mets, it would happen to be Disney World, especially in the the summer months. So makes sense that we once again will be visiting Disney this upcoming summer.
6. Take in a summer sunset.
There truly is nothing like a summer’s evening sunset. So, definitely going to make sure to take a few in this summer now.
7. Cookout on the grill.
I happen to love eating outdoors, especially grilling my favorites, such as steak and shrimp, too.
8. Run through the sprinklers.
Being we don’t have a pool in our backyard, it is sprinklers and other water activities in our backyard that we take advantage of.
9. Put my feet in the sand.
We are lucky to live only 20 minutes from our local beach. I usually get an annual pass and have high hopes to that once again this summer to get to put me feet in the sand and water, too.
10. Savor summer watermelon.
Fruit is a big part of my summer diet. Watermelon happens to be one of my favorites. So, will be making sure to enjoy some in the months to come now.
11. Visit a water park with my family.
I already have plans to visit one in Disney, but we also happen to not live too far from one locally. I have hopes to attend that one with my family once again this year.
12. Have a good old fashioned water ballon fight.
Summer time and water balloons just happen to go hand-in-hand for my gang. So, pretty sure we will do this once again this summer.
13. Eat corn on the cob once again.
Along with grilling and watermelon, corn on the cob is also a summer time must for us.
14. Wear my favorite sun dresses.
What can I say, but have to show off my legs when it is scorching hot NY summer day. So, that is what my sun dresses are indeed for.
15. Get a summer fun pedicure.
Along with the dresses, comes flip flops and sandals. But a fun pedicure goes a long way with this.
16. Enjoy the fireworks on a lazy summer night.
Fireworks in the summer, especially around the 4th of July is a usual for us, as well.
17. Lounge outdoors while reading a favorite book.
No surprise reading would be on my list, as I do this all year long. But during the summer, I enjoy doing this outdoors, too.
18. Fly a kite.
This is one we haven’t done in recent summers, but am hopeful to see if we can make this one happen.
19. Dance under the stars.
If not movie viewing outdoors, then I will definitely be listening to some great summer time tunes and hope to dance while doing so.
20. Take a swim with my favorite peeps.
What summer would be complete without going swimming from time-to-time? Therefore, I see swimming happening at some point this summer hopefully more than a few times though.
There you go 20 summer bucket list items for all to add to their own summer bucket list.