Summer Bucket List 2k16 Revisited

Welcome back, everyone! If you follow me on any social media (Pinterest especially, wow), you've noticed that I'm crazy about Fall. I seriously can't wait for it to start. Just thinking about all of the things I want to do this fall makes me want to jump out of my chair and get to work! I've been putting off revisiting my summer bucket list, though, because I still feel like there were so many more things I wanted to accomplish. This summer flew by! Everyone's been saying it lately, but it is still undeniably true. So today, I'm bringing you my Summer 2k16 Bucket List Revisited.  Enjoy!

Summer 2k16 Bucket List: Revisited
1. go to a concert
I went to a tailgate for the first time and saw Florida Georgia Line with some friends. I honestly did realize the amount of people who show up for a tailgate and the amount of people who don't even come for the actual concert. Like, wow, people sure know how to have a good time. Definitely a success!
2. go kayaking
FINALLY! Guys, I was so excited to go kayaking. It was a lot more physical work than I was expecting. Partially because I stopped the boat every time I tried to turn... but it was still a lot of fun! 
3. go boating
I went deep sea fishing for the first time! Now, while I seriously thought I was going to die on the boat ride out to sea and had to sit for the first hour staring at the island so I didn't vomit, once I got my sea legs I was standing on the edge of the boat and caught my first ever fish! I don't know if our captain was just getting a rise out of me, but apparently, it's good luck to kiss your first fish, so that's what I did! 

4. go on a road trip
18 hours down to Hilton Head Island was quite the trip. It was supposed to be a lot shorter than that, but we made a few wrong turns here and there. Next time, we'll probably fly!
5. try hot yoga
6. try any type of yoga
   Monday, August 8th, 2016: Yoga in the Park
Every Monday and Saturday during the summer, there's yoga in a park right by me. My friend Cara and I went and it was a lot of fun--sweaty, but fun and relaxing. 
7. write a letter to 18 year old me
8. wake up an hour earlier 
 Surprisingly, I did a decent job of this! I used to be the worst at waking up. Now, I'm certainly not a morning person yet, but I'm working on it.
9. have coffee in a local shop
    Thursday, July 14th, 2016: Big Dog Cafe
   Saturday, August 6th, 2016: CommonPlace 
 My newest favorite thing to do is drink coffee in a local coffee shop! Don't get me wrong, I love Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, but there's just something about a unique coffee shop and a beautifully crafted cappuccino. 

10. go for a bike ride 
This summer, when my family went down to Hilton Head Island for a week, my little sister and I went bike riding along the beach. It was exactly what you would imagine. So calm and peaceful. We also rode by ponds swarming with alligators. A few were a little too close for comfort! 
11. go for a bike ride with my boyfriend
12. have a picnic
13. go to a festival
    Sunday, June 12th, 2016: Pittsburgh Arts Festival
  We saw a lot of unique, local art shops and grabbed all their business cards. Once this girl has a little bit more spending money and an apartment to furnish, she has a bunch of places to check out. 
14. go to a beach/the ocean
Hilton Head Island is so beautiful! 10/10 would recommend. 

15. have a bonfire
16. watch a sunset
17. watch a sunrise
18. go to an amusement park
So, this one I didn't technically accomplish, but my boyfriend has had tickets for Kennywood all summer. We've just decided to wait to go during their Fright Nights around Halloween. This Bucket List Item will be transferred to my fall list!
19. go to a water park
20. go on a scavenger hunt
21. visit Phipps
22. go for a hike
23. swim in a river in the middle of nowhere
24. watch fireworks
25. stargaze
26. go to the zoo
     Saturday, July 16th, 2016: Pittsburgh Zoo
My dad and little sister surprised me one Saturday and we all went to the zoo. Definitely a fun day!
27. write a handwritten note and send it to someone
28. lay in a hammock and read a book
29. visit an aquarium
      Saturday, July 16th, 2016: PPG Aquarium 
Wow, I love fish. and sharks. and any aquatic! This was super cool for me! 
30. go thrifting
I wasn't able to make it as big of an adventure as I wanted to, but I went thrifting with a few friends of mine in search of the right jeans to create our high waisted shorts, but we just couldn't find any that worked for us. Next time! 
31. make high waisted shorts from thrifted jeans
32. sign up for a race
33. host a bake-off 
34. see a summer blockbuster
      Monday, June 27th, 2016: Finding Dory
35. go to a barbecue
36. go to a baseball game
    Tuesday, June 21st, 2016: Pirates vs Giants
   Friday, July 8th, 2016: Pirates vs Cubs
I love going to baseball games in the summer! It's such a classic, summer sport. I'm not a huge fan of sports in general, but I love going to these! Can't wait for next year :) 

37. have a water ballon fight
38. have a Netflix marathon during a thunderstorm
I've gotten through so many tv shows this summer! It's the perfect thing to do with the sun goes down and you're not tryna blow all of your money at the bar. And yes, there was plenty of rain involved. 
39. eat an obnoxious amount of Dave and Andy's 
     Monday July 25th, 2016
So I clearly didn't mark the date of every time I did something on my bucket list because I definitely got ice cream more than once this summer. Dave & Andy's is so clutch in the summer when all the students are gone. My favorite flavors were black raspberry and kahlua. mmmm.
40. eat gelato!
41. go camping
42. go to a drive-in movie theatre
43. learn how to swing dance
44. brunch at least every other week
    Sunday, June 12th, 2016: Waffles INCaffeinated
    Sunday, June 26th, 2016: Crepes Parisiennes
Once again, I definitely didn't mark down every time we went to brunch because I can think of 3 other brunch dates off the top of my head. I don't know about you guys, but brunch is my favorite. You seriously can't get much better than that. 

I definitely knew starting off that I wouldn't be able to accomplish every single item on my list. I mean, it is quite extensive. But it was a lot of fun making it and it really held me accountable. Every day that I could do something I wanted to go on an adventure. And now, I have a bunch of leftover ideas for next year or even this fall! I've heard drive in movies are best during the fall because the bugs are gone. I can't wait to write that list! Be on the look out for that and many other Fall related posts! Until then, 


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  1. I love this list! And you still have some time before it gets to be too cold. I've been wanting to do a long road trip for a few years and I am hoping next summer will be it. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Exactly! I still have plenty of time to accomplish a few more things. Hopefully you get to do that road trip next summer :)

  2. You still have time to mark off some from your bucket list. Doing really well.

  3. What a fun list!! A lot of them could transition into fall, so keep the good times going!

    1. So true! I feel like a decent amount of these can also be done in the fall. I would love to go for a hike with all the colorful leaves around. I think that would be beautiful!

  4. Considering how extensive your list was, you did a great job in checking a lot of these off! Sounds like you've had an incredible summer!

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    1. It definitely was a summer for the books! I was proud with the amount of things I was able to do.

  5. Wow What a successful and fun packed summer!!

    1. It was definitely an adventure of a summer! For sure.

  6. What a great idea to make a list. It's sounds fun to see how many you can complete. I would think it also forces you out of your comfort zone. Awesome idea

    1. That was exactly what I thought when I created the list. On days I was 'bored' or didn't have anything planned, I found myself sifting through my list and finding things I could do to fill up the time.

  7. What a great idea to make a list. It's sounds fun to see how many you can complete. I would think it also forces you out of your comfort zone. Awesome idea

  8. Even if you haven't completed your bucket list, I bet you had an amazing summer!

  9. You did so many fun things this summer, even though you didn't cross off every single thing. So fun!

    1. It was definitely a good idea to make a list for summer :)

  10. Wow! I love all this list. You are totally the type of person I want to hangout with. My favorite part is writing to your 18 year old self. I wish I did that on my younger days. You will go far with your life, you know exactly what you want.

    1. Awe! Thats so sweet of you :) But even though I didn't get that particular item accomplished, just thinking up all the things I would want to tell my 18 year old self was almost enlightening. You comment means so much to me. :) Thank you for your kind words!

  11. This is an awesome list! I think you'll enjoy hot yoga in the Fall/Winter anyway. It's so cozy after being out in the cold! I love how much you enjoyed your summer!

  12. Warning on hot yoga. It's hot. No, seriously though... hydrate like crazy and you should be good. Great site.

  13. Love you summer bucket list. It sounds like you've had a great summer!

    - Cait |

  14. What a great list! It looks like you got a fair amount of items crossed off!


  15. You are checking them off! You should absolutely try hot yoga. It's amazing!

  16. Hey ,
    Weldone for this list here .. Great thanks for shared this list with us .