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The 2011 Summer Bucket List!

While making our weekly run to the Post Office in Plattsburgh, the words “Summer Bucket List” jumped out at me as I scanned the free papers and magazines on my way inside.  Per usual, I grabbed the latest issue of The Burgh and opened another bin to find The Press Republican’s Annual Summer Guide titled, The 2011 Summer Bucket List.

Excitedly bringing the magazine back to the car to show Jared, I quickly began ready down the list of 100 activities and adventures to be had in the area during the summer months.  The more I read, the more excited we both came at the thought of getting out and doing some of them!

Alas, a light bulb went off!  Let’s try to complete the bucket list!

Though we are a little late to the party (the guide was published on May 31, 2011) we still have two months to complete as much of the list as possible.  Since July is perhaps the busiest month for us this year (we’re shooting two weddings, Jared’s officiating one, WE’RE GETTING MARRIED and honeymooning), we’re going to chip away at the list and hopefully round out the majority of things in August.  The challenge is to see how many things we can complete before Labor Day, which is September 5th.  So here we are, with less than 10 weeks to try and complete 100 items!

We’re also going to need your help with a few of these so stay tuned for when we plan our luau (#18), a wiffle ball game (#42) and water balloon fight (#81)!

We’re going to be posting our outings in a weekly recap so keep your eyes on the blog for updates on our adventures and outings!  And heck, get out there and try some of these for yourself!


The 2011 Summer Bucket List


1)    See a 3-D Movie
2)    Try out kayaking
3)    Hike two Adirondack Peaks
4)    Plant an herb garden
5)    Ride a jet ski
6)    Visit a local winery
7)    Take an overnight boat trip
8)    See Plattsburgh North Stars football game
9)    Go fly fishing
10) Take a train
11) Visit Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center
12) Research the Underground Railroad in the North Country
13) Read one book per week
14) Start a bird-watching journal
15) Build a garden pond
16) Go geocaching
17) Go skydiving
18) Throw a luau
19) Get a tattoo
20) Take a day trip to go antiquing in the area
21) Visit an amusement or water park
22) Participate in or attend an open mic night
23) Build a sandcastle
24) Go yard saleing
25) Attend an outdoor concert or festival
26) Volunteer for a local organization
27) Attend an art walk event
28) Take a hot air balloon ride
29) Play a round of golf
30) Go on a spontaneous road trip
31) Shop!
32) Visit Montreal for a day or weekend
33) Lay in the grass and stargaze
34) Spend the night at a Bed and Breakfast
35) Go on a picnic
36) Invite your friends and family over for a BBQ
37) Pamper yourself with a spa day
38) Go to a casino for dinner and some fun
39) Catch fireflies
40) Walk Church Street in Burlington
41) Have a quiet, romantic dinner with someone you love
42) Play wiffle ball
43) Go for a long, scenic bike ride
44) Visit a museum
45) Spend the day next to the lake
46) Do a 5k run/walk
47) Eat a Michigan at a different restaurant each week (10 weeks)
48) Go Boating on Lake Champlain
49) Attend a baseball game
50) Learn a new sport
51) Attend a theater performance
52) Finally give those bags of clothes to Goodwill
53) Go to the county fair
54) Go for a walk after dinner
55) Play a game of miniature golf
56) Attend a spin class
57) Go to your local library
58) Check out AuSable Chasm
59) Visit Petting Zoo
60) Go camping
61) Go berry picking
62) Watch fireworks on the 4th of July
63) Have a pool party with your friends
64) Play outside in a rainstorm
65) Turn off the lights and watch a lightning storm
66) Explore some of our local history
67) Fly a kite
68) Skip rocks behind McDonalds on Margaret Street
69) Learn to waterski
70) Take up photography
71) Go to the top of Whiteface Mountain
72) Make homemade ice cream
73) Climb a tree
74) Take the kids to the playground
75) Have a campfire to roast marshmallows and make s’mores
76) Snorkel or go diving in Lake Champlain
77) Go white water rafting
78) Make your own popsicles
79) Play a game of tennis
80) Plant a tree
81) Have a water balloon fight
82) Make sidewalk or driveway art with chalk
83) Eat a watermelon
84) Take in a sunrise
85) Watch a parade
86) Do yoga outside
87) Learn to hula hoop
88) Have a scavenger hunt
89) Go to a service at a house of worship that you don’t belong to
90) Learn to ride a skateboard
91) Spend the day with your dog
92) See a local auto race
93) Take sailing lessons
94) Try a local microbrew
95) Clean out those closets
96) Try a new recipe
97) Buy yourself flowers
98) Eat dinner at a place with lakeside dining
99) Have a garage sale and finally get rid of your stuff
100) Take pictures of you doing you bucket list items and make a special photo album

Happy Summer everyone!!

Kathy Ellen Davis - I look forward to helping with scavenger hunt, campfire with s’mores, and garage sale. Also, I can design the tattoo you will apparently be getting…

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