Update: End of Summer Bucket List

I thought it would be good to check in on my end of summer bucket list and see how far I still have to go. I realize I never gave an end date - in case it wasn't clear, I want to do all of these things before the summer officially leaves, and this year the first day of fall is Wednesday, September 23. I'm making great progress so far!

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So - here's how I've accomplished it, so far:

√ Go To An Outdoor Concert I did this one right when I posted the bucket list - Of Monsters and Men at Marymoor Park. What an amazing show!

Make S'Mores This one hasn't happened yet, but I have plans over Labor Day Weekend, so no concerns here.

√ Read Three Books Off My Reading List This one was so easy, thanks to a power outage at the hotel I was at over the weekend. I read The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, The Secret Placeand If Only You People Could Follow DirectionsI'm a big Tana French fan, so that was definitely my favorite of the three!

√ Try a New Restaurant or Bar Travis surprised me with tickets to a Mariner's Game - in the Diamond Club! It had the best food, the best service, and I'll never be able to go back to the old way of watching a baseball game. It seriously ruined me. 

Take Niko For His First Swim I had hoped to do this last week in Chelan, but I'll now be accomplishing this over Labor Day as well. I got him a new floaty duck toy that he LOVES out of water, so I'm hoping he'll want to chase it right into the water and will completely forget his uncertainty! 

√ Have a Tech-Free Day This was SO hard. Only because I did it while on PTO and when I'm on PTO I still have to check email. So I did it except for 2 email checks. I even cooked zucchini bread and made pickles using recipes from actual cook books I own. It was way better than using an online recipe! (I got the zucchini bread recipe from this cookbook, which is my all-time favorite. Lots of local goodness in here, and her stories alongside the recipes are great. PLUS - she arranged it by season, which I now want all cookbooks to do!)

Go For a Long Bike Ride Somewhere New This one is proving hard to do, as we aren't traveling with our bikes right now! Too much else in the car. BUT - I think we should be able to do this before the 23rd. I hope!

Watch the Sunset from Golden Gardens This one should be easy, but it hasn't been! I've gotta remember it next time we have an open evening!

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√ Ride a Ferry We got lucky in that we had to ride a ferry to/from the wedding we went to last weekend. We got unlucky with weather, though, so most of the ride was spent inside. Next summer I need to make this a priority earlier in the year!

√ Try a New Winery in Lake Chelan A couple of weeks ago I took a few friends to Chelan and we tried Siren Song. And I loved it. I even signed up for their wine club. Here's to a new (second) favorite Chelan winery! 

Posted on September 3, 2015 and filed under Personal.