Summer Bucket List - Final Report

Welcome to my final report on how I did with my 20 Things Summer Bucket List. It was interesting trying to work on this list in the midst of relocating, remodeling and vacationing!

Final Update for 20 Things On My Summer Bucket List
  1. Read by the poolYes! Completed previously here
  2. Bike to the beach for breakfast. Fail! Honestly, I couldn't possibly count how many times we walked, hiked and ran to the beach for a meal this summer, but getting there via a bike just didn't happen.  
  3. Watch a sunsetYes! Completed previously here. 
  4. Attend a concert-in-the-parkYes! Completed previously here.
  5. Read three fluff-books. Yes! Completed previously here.
  6. Make sun tea. Yes! Completed previously here. 
  7. Blow bubbles with my granddaughter. Yes! Completed previously here. 
  8. See fireworks. Yes! We have tickets to a concert and fireworks extravaganza that will occur this weekend.
  9. Have a picnic at the beach. Yes! We joined a Meet Up group and went hiking along the beach, followed by a potluck dinner around a bonfire.
  10. See a summer blockbusterYes! Completed previously here.
  11. Make three new summer cocktails. Fail!
  12. Make three new summer saladsYes! Completed previously here and here.
  13. Make three new BBQ recipesYes! Completed previously here and here.
  14. Make real-fruit popsiclesYes! Completed previously here 
  15. Lose five pounds. Yes! As a result of all of the physical labor involved in our backpack, plus in working on our home remodel, I've lost 10 pounds since the start of summer. It feels great, and my clothes are fitting so. much. better. 
  16. Buy three new sundresses. Fail! 
  17. Get a pedicure (my first, would you believe?!?). Fail!
  18. Volunteer for a beach-oriented organizationYes! Completed previously here
  19. Go backpackingYes! Completed previously here.
  20. Visit one new Farmers MarketYes! Completed previously here.
Even though I didn't get every single bucket list item marked off, I did manage to complete 16 out of the 20, so I'm very, very pleased. In hindsight, I can see the immense value in spending the time creating this list took. It kept me focused on summer activities I can see would have been very easy to let slide otherwise.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see our round up of Autumn Bucket List items, and consider joining along with your very own list!


  1. You did great! Amazing with your move and remodeling too.

    1. Thanks, Juhli. It's been an exhausting couple of months, and we are definitely ready to relax!


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