Summer of Awesome 2014

Parenting / Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Lynn put up her post and ideas, which reminded me that I want to get a list going. I’ve been keeping a list of awesome things I’ve been doing, books I’ve been reading and movies I’ve been seeing but summer is special – especially since the kid starts real honest to goodness school next year. I mean, it’s kindergarten so I’ll still be able to pull her out and take her to a movie if we want a day together, but it’s still something big.

And this summer is going to be awesome. Seriously (and with much thanks to GM Canada). I’m heading on two trips with the kid and GM has been kind enough to loan us a Buick Enclave for the first and a Chevy Traverse for the second. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

So here’s our plan for this summer, the last summer of awesome before shit gets real.

  1. Sesame Place (June) – this is where we’re taking the Buick, and it’s going to be awesome
  2. Explore Philadelphia
  3. Halifax (August) – This is where we’re taking the Chevy, across the country and next to the ocean, and while we’re in Nova Scotia…
  4. Discovery Centre
  5. Lunenberg
  6. Peggy’s Cove
  7. Cape Breton
  8. Take the kid to vote (June 12)
  9. Rideau Hall movie nights (August)
  10. SoCapOtt (June 26)
  11. RCMP Musical Ride
  12. Diefenbunker – a great rainy day activity and I’ve never been
  13. Mackenzie King Estate – we haven’t been since the kid was the baby girl
  14. Upper Canada Village – I loved it when I was a kid, but I haven’t taken mine yet
  15. Ottawa Farmers’ Market
  16. Strawberry picking – we had a great time last year
  17. Skyzone – we went once and she’s been wanting to go back every since
  18. Karters Korner – Got a recommendation from a friend
  19. Ottawa Fury FC – soccer is a great game live
  20. CHEO Teddy Bear picnic (June 21)
  21. Of course, the RedBlack (we have three season tickets)
  22. Community garage sale
  23. Wild Bird Care Center
  24. Pakenham and Almonte – If you haven’t been to Scoops for ice cream, you’re missing out

To be continued…

One Reply to “Summer of Awesome 2014”

  1. Awesome list! I really like that you included taking your daughter with you to vote. I never would have thought of that, but our kids are actually interested – especially my oldest – so I am adding that to my own list.

    We have been to Karters Korner many times and it's a fun afternoon. Their minigolf is one of our favourite courses and they have really fun 4x4s for little kids to ride in a loop. I do recommend going there on half-price Tuesday, though, as it gets expensive.

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