Skip to content

Things We Did This Summer


Star gazed

Played in the rain (actually ate a caramel apple in the rain in downtown San Luis Obispo, watching all the Farmer’s market attendees run to their cars.)

Made s’mores around a camp fire

Walked to a gas station and got our favorite treat (too many times maybe. Jeans. Too. Tight.)

Discovered a new park (Paso Robles, CA)

Made fruit smoothies, then made popsicles with leftovers

Took our conversation out to the front porch (and the back porch, and the lower deck. Tea and cookies for every meal, all day long)

Went barefoot for a whole day

Drove with our windows down and sang really loud (Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone!!)

Ran through the sprinklers

Had a water balloon fight

Visited a neighbor

Barbecued a pizza

Collected rocks and painted them

Washed the cars in the driveway

 Went on a hike (Golden and Silver Falls, Coos Bay, Oregon, ya baby!)

Flagged down the ice cream truck for bomb pops

Set up the inflatable pool in the backyard

Photographed nature

Walked to a park

Ate dinner in the backyard

Baked a loaf of homemade bread

Wished I had an RV, made a goal to get one

Drank lots of water and lemonade

Threw rocks in a lake

Kept the television off

Played dress up

Kept a journal

Read a lot of books

Played in the mud

Visited a museum

Painted my nails lots of bright colors

Made and flew paper airplanes

Blew bubbles (and made homemade bubble liquid)

Donated unwanted things to charity

Spent a day at the water park

Discovered some new music

Drank from the hose

Went camping

Helped someone with house or yard work

Read to someone (in a tent, by flashlight, fearfully listening for sounds of black bear paws invading camp)

Cruised a river on a jet boat (Hellgate)

Saw an awesome concert (Garth at the Wynn)

Took a road trip (many)

Rode a roller coaster

Ate ice cream for dinner and had no regrets

Went catch-and-release fishing

Had an outdoor picnic

Things I still want to do:

Change up your hair style, even if it’s just a little (cut it all off! Maybe)

Attend an outdoor performance

Make a time capsule

Working on this all year ‘roud:

Live in the moment. Simplify my life.

Back To School!  GOOOO Geeks!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Gayla permalink
    08/13/2010 7:46 pm


    Things I’m doing this summer…lunch next week with my friend 🙂

    Later Gator,

    • 08/13/2010 8:53 pm

      Yay! email me with time and place… We won’t do ice cream for lunch, I promise. I did that today and I have regrets…

  2. Nataie permalink
    08/13/2010 9:35 pm

    Awesome list…….You guys are always doing something!!!! Sounds like you guys have life down to the GOOD stuff, not simple but GOOD! Sometimes I think we as a society take good and simple and make it a bad thing! Simple is good because it lets us think about what things really mean to us! You had a GOOD old fashion summer! YAY!!!!!!! Love you!

    • 08/14/2010 10:04 pm

      More and more I’ve been thinking that it’s only those simple moments that matter in the end. Like banana pancakes and conversation with my brother and sister right?! Thanks man!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: