Hope everyone had a quick and painless Monday.
So a couple weeks ago, my parents and I (yes, I hang out with my parents a lot ) came up with a bucket list for things we’d like to do this summer. I really like this idea because it sets some intentions for how we’re going to spend quality time together as a family (ie doing fun or novel things rather than just gathering around the TV) and it also gives us some fun events to look forward to, which is especially nice during the AZ summer when each long, hot day seems to drag into the next.
I wanted to share the list we came up with you guys and maybe inspire you to plan a summer bucket list of your own!
Have a taco and margarita night. A homemade taco bar and salty margaritas – I can’t think of a much better summer pairing!
Take a drive up north. Summers in Phoenix get hot, so we AZ folks always welcome a reprieve from the warmer weather. Luckily we have beautiful places like Payson, Sedona and Prescott to escape to when the weather gets a little too tough to bear.
Go out for gelato. Cool gelato on a hot summer night – can’t think of anything more delicious.
Attend a wine tasting. This one really needs no explanation.
Visit the Musical Instrument Museum.
My mom and I have been talking about checking out the ‘new’ Musical Instrument Museum since it opened in…2010. Oops. With the summer temps at an all time high and air conditioned buildings beckoning, I can’t think of a better time than now to see what it has to offer.
Hang out by the pool. This may seem like a no brainer but you’d be surprised how the weeks will stretch by and we just don’t make the effort to take advantage of our pool time.
Family movie night. Once again, air conditioning – enough said.
Go out for happy hour drinks and invite family friends along. The slower summer season is a good time for connecting with people you don’t get to see every day so our plan is to do just that. Over martinis.
Check out a baseball game or grab a drink downtown. So often we forget to take advantage of our city’s cultural events and instead we get stuck in a rut going to the same places and doing the same things every weekend. Summer is a good time to shake things up a little!
So friends, what are your plans for the summer? Anything to exciting on your bucket list?
Hope you have a wonderful night!
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