The summer is winding down in a major way. I can feel it in the air, and a glance out my office window proves that the trees are beginning to turn. It’s time to wrap up the bucket list of summer. It’s been a wonderful few months–full of good, simple, and delicious summer things. We hung a swing from a tree in the yard, and watched our garden grow; we swam and swam some more; I watched the sun rise and set, and traveled to some of my favorite summer places. There are few things I didn’t quite get to on the list, but there is always next summer. Before I officially conclude, here are a couple more items checked off.
On Saturday, under a bright, warm, late-summer sun, we headed out on a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka. We boarded the Steamboat Minnehaha, and cruised around the lake with the wind in our hair, and the tour guide pointing out historic homes along the way. The lake is a playground for the wealthy, and it was fun to get a closer look at some of the crazy mansions along the shore.
take a boat tour of lake minnetonka
This week, my mom is visiting, and together we’re tackling several projects, the largest of which is the production of a huge garage sale. I need to get rid of an endless amount of clutter, and the time is now. Anything that’s left over will be donated to a thrift store!
have a garage sale and rid my home of unneccessary junk
While I can’t quite cross this one off, I can say that a trip has been planned for October. More details to come!
celebrate four years of marriage to my best friend with a trip, somewhere
I made this list in the very beginning as an effort to make the most of my short summer. I wanted to live and do as much as I possibly could during the few months of warm, sunny days in Minnesota. I wanted to soak it all in, and look back on this summer as a good one–a full, happy, busy stretch of the year that would carry me through the cold winter ahead. In that sense, I think the bucket list project was truly a success.
give, love, sing, grow, do, feel, see, live. more.
even more. as much as i possibly can
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I hope you enjoyed coming along for the ride, seeing the photos and hearing my little stories. Thanks for tagging along, for all the encouraging comments and for sharing your own stories with me. Here’s to the end of a great summer!