While we’re still in the midst of summer, I figured that it’s time to check back on the summer list. I created this list back in June to put together some fun goals to complete. Some were simple while others required a bit of adventure here and there.
Here is the newest update to my summer 2018 goal list:
Read 5-10 Books
Since June, I have read a total of FIVE books. I hit the minimum quota near the end of July after finishing Just the Funny Parts… And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club by Nell Scovell. Right now, I am reading an intriguing philosophical book from a well-known psychologist in Canada (which you will learn about soon enough!). With five books already under belt, there’s no telling what novel I will be checking out next. Earlier I ordered a few new books to read, so more literature reviews are yet to come!
Hiking Trips to New Mountains
Even on these hot summer days in July/August, I managed to get some more hiking in here and there. Mostly I have been trekking around Bailey’s Hill as well as some trips to Lodge Park. I have been busy the past few weeks, but there are still plenty of warm days to come. Now is the last month for me to find more hiking trails to check out before Fall begins.
Rooftop Bar Events
During my trips around Boston, I have been enjoying more of my beers on the patio than the rooftop. Even just tasting samples outside on a market (in this case, it was the SoWa market in Boston) works well. Hopefully there will be more outdoor events during the beginning of September, especially on a rooftop!
Biking Around Beaches (Nahant, Winthrop, Revere, etc)
Two and a half months later and I still take my bike outside almost every week. Bike riding is a great activity to get some exercise and enjoy the amazing weather. Riding around Nahant is amazing, especially when you trek around the whole island. While I haven’t ridden around Winthrop and Revere yet, Nahant still works just as good.
The only concert I have attended so far was seeing Joe Jackson in NH. Joe Jackson was an incredible musician that played a combination of rock, jazz, pop, classical, and other genres. He played an amazing show that was definitely one for the books.
Camping may be something I will have to plan next year. I truly enjoyed going camping in the past, so that will be a future goal in mind.
Vacation Trip to Burlington, VT
Burlington is still an idea lingering around in mind. Again, it would be great to head back to my college town.
Take Trips to NH and Maine
That Joe Jackson concert I went to took place in New Hampshire, so that’s one of my trips to the Granite State. I plan to take another trip this week to check out a new arcade bar in Dover (and that post will come soon!).
Other than The Incredibles 2, I have not caught any other summer blockbusters. It’s cheaper to stay in and find blockbuster films on Netflix anyways. I have passed by the movie theatre before and nothing really looks promising of the sort.
Swimming in O cean
Besides swimming in the ocean, I have also been swimming in pools as well. Nothing’s better than swimming in a pool during a hot day. It’s the perfect way to cool off when it is too hot or when there are too many people on the beach.