Summer 2019 Bucket List
Summer is here and not a moment to soon. Maine suffered a dark and gloomy spring but it seems like the clouds have finally cleared to make way for the sun. If you have never had the pleasure of experiencing it first hand, a Maine summer is something truly magical - a fleeting moment between mud season and snow season that refuels the Mainer’s soul.
We take “summering” seriously up here. While the tourists, flatlanders, and people “from-away” clog up the popular beaches of southern Maine, form endless lines at Portland’s finest eateries, and try to buy up every last lobster over one-and-quarter pounds to send home, us Mainer’s head north and inland.
Our quiet, hidden oases, known simply as “camp”, become our weekend refuge. These are the places that we connect with our friends and family and make memories that will last a lifetime. Summer in Maine is the season of renewal and joy. Summer is our sanctuary and it goes by in a flash.
This year, I’m approaching summer differently. Why? Because the already short season was cut even shorter by the persistently cold weather this year. And you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be making the most of every moment of sunshine to sustain. So, here is my Summer 2019 Bucket List. This list is to be completed between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox.
Beach Day at the Lake
Beach Day at the Ocean
Ice Cream at Red’s
Spend a day at Fort William’s Park picnic -
Visit a Lighthouse (one I haven’t visited before!)
Take a Road Trip
Take a walk on Back Cove
Ride Bikes on a Sunday afternoon on Baxter Blvd
Have a lobster bake!
Bake Lemon Squares
Hike a (new to me) Trail
Go to a Farmer’s Market -
Catch a Movie at the Drive-in
Make Lemonade (from scratch!)
Eat Dinner Outside
Finish a Book in One Day
Get a lobster roll in Boothbay
You’ll notice lobster is on there twice. That’s not a mistake. I love lobster. What’s on your summer bucket list?
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