Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Cary over at My Life's List inspired me with her Summer 2012 To-Do List.
I thought I'd compile my own list. Here it is!
- Go to the beach, preferably a mix of the city's north-side, south-side, and suburban locations.
- Go to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field and/or a White Sox game at US Cellular Field.
- Go swimming at one or more of the Chicago Park District pools, and consider getting a pool pass.
- Have a meal on my building's rooftop deck.
- Go on a Segway Tour (without losing my balance).
- Get my bike's tires pumped up from their currently deflated status so I can bike the lakefront path and roam the city.
- Go to a Farmer's Market and buy something completely out of the ordinary.
- Picnic and listen to a concert at Millennium Park and/or Ravinia.
- Go to the Chicago Air and Water Show, Venetian Night, and perhaps the Taste of Chicago or Jazz Fest.
- See a parade.
- Just for fun, dabble with some outdoor sports, e.g. kick around a soccer ball, hit some tennis balls, throw some baseballs, work on my volleyball serve.
- Go on one of those dinner cruises that depart from Navy Pier.
- Try the Chicago Water Taxi.
- Explore different Chicago neighborhoods by foot or on bike (Pilsen and Hyde Park, here I come!)
- Try some new restaurants close to where I live, particularly in Greektown and/or on Randolph Street. Dine alfresco where possible.
- Keep up with my marathon training as well as my yoga, strength-training, and physical therapy routines. (Still debating if I want to maintain my speed-training routine while in the thick of marathon training. To be safe, probably not.)
- See some improv comedy at a theater I've never been to before.
- Go to the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival.
- Visit southwest Michigan and come home armed with a minimum 10-lb. supply of local blueberries. In preparation, clear out some space in my freezer.
- Use those blueberries in as many recipes as possible.
- Hopefully be successful with my herb-growing kit, and use those herbs in as many recipes as possible.
- Go to a theme park, most obviously and conveniently Great America - but I would always love to go to Disney!
- Try some new grilling recipes (watch out, Bobby Flay!)
- Yoga in Millennium Park
- Try Pequod's and/or deep dish pizza from a place I've never tried before. Maybe finally do a self-guided deep dish pizza crawl.
Suggestions? Anything that I missed?