Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
I do not believe that this generation of Americans is willing to resign itself to going to bed each night by the light of a Communist moon…
~ Lyndon B. Johnson
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature… Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
~ Helen Keller
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~ Benjamin Franklin
Happy Hump Day folks! It has been a little over a month since I created my summer list. Being that summer is here, I wanted to jot down some goals I wanted to complete these next few months. This summer list will go until the last day of summer (September 21st).
Let’s recap my goals and give some updates so far:
Read 5-10 Books
I have read four books since June. What I have finished so far include California, Angels In America (both parts I and II), and The Haunting of Hill House. Right now I am at the beginning of my fourth book (which I will get into the near future). From the looks of it, I am more than half-way towards my goal. Who knows, there is always a chance to add more titles to the mix!
Hiking Trips to New Mountains
As of right now, I have not planned any hiking trips. It has been very hot most of the weeks and it doesn’t make for great hiking weather. Most of the hiking I have been doing has been around Bailey’s Hill. Once the weather cooperates (and I pencil in a good chunk of time), I will explore some new hiking trails around my area.
Rooftop Bar Events
While being in Boston, I have been attending events on the patio rather than the rooftops. I am still hoping to find events right on a rooftop bar. Whether it be a networking event or a casual get-together with friends, I definitely have to hit up the rooftop sometime soon.
Biking Around Beaches (Nahant, Winthrop, Revere, etc)
Since the summer started, I have been taking my bike out almost every week. I have been riding around trails in Nahant; in fact, I even discovered this incredible biking trail to go through (which I will go into more details soon). Winthrop and Revere are a few areas that have good bike path. While Boston may be busy, Memorial Drive looks promising.
To be honest, I have not been attending much concerts lately. Not that I don’t have the time or money for it, but I haven’t found any good shows yet. Not a lot of shows are exciting around Boston. Hopefully I will run into some event featuring one of my favorite bands playing.
Camping is still an idea in mind. Just have to pick a great week and some friendly companions to join me. Nothing like chilling with nature in the great outdoors!
Vacation Trip to Burlington, VT
Burlington is still one of few places I would like to visit this summer. Heading back to my college town would be quite a blast.
Take Trips to NH and Maine
Being that trips to New Hampshire and Maine could be done in a day, I should be able to squeeze in some time to head up there. They are not that far from me, even though I am closer to Boston.
One summer blockbuster I enjoyed so far was The Incredibles 2. The Incredibles 2 was a fantastic sequel from The Incredibles and I enjoyed every minute of it. The summer blockbusters look promising so far.
Swimming in Ocean
Lastly, I have been doing some swimming this summer as well. I have been swimming in Nahant and Revere Beach as well as in swimming pools. Swimming has been such a great way to cool off during those hot days. There’s more hot weather coming our way, so those are the best times to go swimming.
That’s all for this month’s update on the summer goals list for 2018. I’ll be back next month with another update. Until then… Happy Summer!
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