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Hold up. Before we get into the new guys, we’ve got a couple stories to share. There are two summer goals that we completed in the off-season.
Unaccomplished goal #11: Go to a show at Shea’s together. In true summer goal fashion, we wrote this goal because it is something we’ve never done together. At the time, we didn’t know that the Broadway Series only runs from fall to spring. So after we learned the facts, we decided we would pick a show later in the year. In November, Bob surprised Kelly! with tickets to Matilda, which will likely always be one of their favorite shows.
Unaccomplished goal #18: Re-purpose a hardwood door. This goal was started during the summer and simply took longer to complete than expected. We saved this door from a dusty Buffalo attic. It is now beautifully displayed as a headboard and fits our house perfectly.
Okay, okay – let’s get to what you came here for – the new list! We wrote this year’s list at a tiny piece of Lake Erie beach. It was a hot, hot day and there were some of those wildly talented hula-hoopers off in the distance, so things were really feeling summery. We reflected on last year’s list, which we wrote as newlyweds. Just one year later and we are a family of nine (one Bob, one Kelly!, one dog, and six chickens).
We are so excited for what this summer will bring us. As always, please let us know if you are able to help or want to join us accomplish any summer goal! The whole purpose of the project is to create memories, appreciate summer, and laugh until our sides hurt. We could never do this without family and friends! Without further ado . . . we present to you, the list!
See the NPR program “Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!”
- Ride a jet ski.
Hike to the eternal flame. Go to an IKEA store. Buy cookies for every person in a restaurant.
- Dig up a bottle dump.
- Host a clam bake.
Climb an eighth mountain together. Travel on the Alaskan Railroad. Complete an unaccomplished summer goal:
- Meet someone famous.
- Learn a harmonica song.
- Have a conversation in polish.
- Walk from Canisius to Attica (worth 0.5).
Tea with Drs. Rosenbloom & Jones.
- Bowl a combined 300.
Paint Papa Brinkman’s picnic table.
- Make dinner for Earlean.
- Pick a Buffalo street and clean it.
Go on the Whirlpool Jetboat.
- Pick a peach.
Make a t-shirt quilt. Hand write 8 letters to friends. Eat garbage plates. Make a brick oven pizza. Make a “Take a Book, Leave a Book” box.