We’re already over halfway through August. What!! How did that happen? I started out this summer with so many plans and goals to accomplish. Unfortunately, I fell a little short. However, there’s still time to have a little fun because summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd. So while there’s still time let’s let loose and have a little outdoor fun before those fall temperature set in. Sound good to you? Side note: My challenge for you is to complete at least 5 out of 10 of these.
End of Summer Bucket List:
Make S’mores: S’mores are a summer staple. Everyone knows that. Plus, they’re insanely delicious and fun to make. My advice is to go pick up some of your favorite chocolate (Godiva is mine), marshmallows, and some graham crackers and make yourself a big ole mess in your backyard. I also condone dessert before dinner. We only live once after all.
Read a new book (or favorite) in your local park! Leave technology behind by grabbing an awesome book, laying out at the park (work on the summer tan before it’s too late), and relaxing before those fall temperatures set in. Plus, reading is awesome which is why you should joining A Modern Girl’s Travels book club. Related article: How I find More Time To Read and You Can Too.
Eat something delicious and bad for you at a state fair. A state fair is a place for you to let loose and act like a kid again. It’s also a place where you can find some of the strangest, most unhealthy, and delicious food in the world. But that’s part of the charm, right? My suggestion is to go on a scavenger hunt for some fried Oreos. They’re my favorite.
Be a tourist for the day. That’s right… get out of the house and take an adventure through your own city. I can almost guarantee that there are several tourist attraction near your home that you have never seen before. Also, check out my city guide for How To Fall Back In Love With Where You Live!
Have a Potluck Picnic. Make sure that before summer is over you have one last bash with some of your favorite people. How? Host a potluck. Have everyone bring their best recipe, favorite spiked drink and a few requests for your end of summer playlist.
Book a last minute summer getaway. Pull out your bucket list, pick a destination, gather some friends or family and head out of town for a few days. If you book with Airbnb you can sign up here and get $30 off your booking. Use this link!
Relax by (and in) the pool. It’s almost time to drain the pools. Nooooo! But don’t worry there’s still time to relax by the pool. Or better yet, you can put those summer floats to use for one last time.
Take a hike to watch the sunset. There’s nothing more tranquil than nature. Am I right? Put on those hiking shoes, grab a bottle of water and head outdoors to your favorite hiking spot. Once you get to the top you’ll be able to enjoy one last summer sunset. Check out this article on essential hiking accessories!
Have a day on the lake. Spend one last day out on the water before the fall chill sets in. The possibilities for the day are endless. You can rent a boat and go tubing, spend your day kayaking across the lake, or try something new and go paddle boarding . Either way, you’re bound to have fun, just make sure to bring some of your favorite people along.
Try a new summer recipe. Make that popsicle recipe you’ve been eyeing all summer, get crazy and attempt to make your own lobster roll (yum), use up the last of the vegetables in your home garden. My point is… try one last daring recipe for the summer before pumpkin soup and stews take over this fall.