Summer is over.
Year nine of my 100 Days of Summer Bucket List again helped me fill the summer days with beautiful people and memories, so I must not be sad. Despite a few hiccups (Miles’ accident and Hurricane Fiona) and detours (Quebec for Nationals), I am thrilled to have completed 87/100 items, even if some are slight improvises on the originals. Hey! It’s my list, and I can do what I want!
So grab a warm blanket and a hot bevy and enjoy a recap. Looking back, I feel very lucky.
100 Days of Summer 2022
Take a dip in a lake, in the river, in the ocean Make a pie at least once every month Hike the Mi’kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail
- Hike to the Carbide Willson Ruins
Dip my toes into Halifax Harbour at the staircase Run to the Bike and Bean Have a picnic Go trail running Cook campfire Kraft Dinner Meet Jill for a lunch walk Bike to Tatamagouche on the trail Eat s’mores Leave the province Enjoy some Cape Breton pastries Visit a lavender farm Dilly dally over to Dilly Dally on Sarah’s lunch break Bike around the city Paddleboard Run the Muffin Run Run the Cabot Trail Swing off the river rope Jump off Flat Rock
- Join the #tinyheartclub
Skip practice, go to Garrison for a beer! Stand outside in a summer rainstorm Sleep in a tent Set out on a walk – meet a friend halfway
- Check-off one thing on the Fifty Before Fifty list
- Eat at the Willard, Fox Harb’r
Go for a beach walk Night swim
- Swim in my aunt’s pond
Ontario wine tasting
- Go sailing
Work outside Visit Sara Bonnyman Pottery in Tatamagouche Make jam or marmalade Neighbourhood stalk a new neighbourhood Stroll along the waterfront Read a book on the beach Have a post-run Farmer’s Market date Play croquet Explore new parts of Victoria Park Host a backyard social Get gelato from the Gelato Bike Pre-work plunge in the lake Post-work plunge in the lake Go for a run and jump in the water right after Eat a lobster roll Eat fish tacos Have a lunch date at Luke’s Have a brunch date Play hooky Make a Dirty Shirley Go to Top Gun: Maverick
- Visit Birchtown, Nova Scotia
Visit the Noel Shore, Nova Scotia Yoga outside Discover a new beach (Mavillette?) Get 10,000 steps every day Sow wildflower and lupin seeds at the property Cheer loudly at a race See Shakespeare By The Sea*Went to a play at Neptune instead. Go prom watching at the Public Gardens Road trip with friends Take a ferry Run along the Rideau Canal Run and jump off a dock without knowing the temperature of the water
- Go to a drive-in movie
Go to a Wanderers game Go to a Roughriders game Visit the ocean after work Camp on our property Only use the clothesline Wild Piquette in a can! Rent a cottage Drive dad’s side-by-side Snorkel (or learn to scuba dive) with David
- Paint furniture
Apply sunscreen, daily
- Buy fresh flowers every week
Squeeze lemons, make lemonade Bike across the MacDonald Bridge to Dartmouth Bike across the Alexandria Bridge to Quebec Make Ricotta Cheesecake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote Eat from a food truck Try vegetable dyeing Visit Tatamagouche Ice Creamery (at least once) Drift down a river Go berry picking
- Go whale watching
- Go on a Ghost Walking Tour
Ride the waterslides at the Waeg Yard sale or have a yard sale Take a “lunch” walk – get fresh air (daily!)
- Organize and play a night game (not game night)
Dole Whip at the Chicken Burger Watch the sunrise at the ocean Watch the sunset at the ocean Watch 500 Days of Summer
I always hope this inspires others to create their own version – I am already looking forward to year ten!