2014 Summer Bucket List

I've been making bucket lists sense I was a kid.
It's just something that I love doing, and I wanted to share with you 
our 2014 Summer Bucket List.

Last summer J.R. had knee surgery, and we spent most of our summer recovering from that with a lot of physical therapy.  
(you can read about it here
So as the weather gets warmer, both of us feel like 
we need to make up for all the things we didn't get to do last summer. 

Most of the things we have planned are pretty inexpensive, 
and there isn't much on this list that would be 
considered an "achievement". 
Because this list isn't about achievement and goals-
 its more about creating special moments and memories.
Don't-get-me-wrong, I think that goals are a really important part of life, but sometimes the goal should be only to exist; 
to live in the moment, to create memories, to focus on right now.

That's what this list is about. 

So here it is: 
(in no particular order)

Picnic in the Park 
A classic picnic on a blanket in the park.
 (I already talked a little bit about this here
We'll eat and then play a little bit of frisbee or catch and
 then feed the ducks and ducklings some bread crumbs. 

Try a new Bike Trail.
 Both of us love to bike, but we've never
 been on a bike trail together.
I am definitely a beginner though, 
so maybe we'll try this paved trail that is near a 
campsite we're going to, or this dirt trail that is closer to our house. 

Build a lean-to Emergency Shelter
J.R. and I love the TV show Dual Survival
(The first two seasons with Cody Lundin and 
Dave Canterbury are our favorite)
They show how to survive in different environments and situations,
 and in almost every episode they build an emergency shelter.
We want to try and build something like this.
We think it would be fun to try, and
 an important thing to practice
just in case we ever need to build one.

Watch a Meteor Shower

The biggest meteor shower of the year for Utah
 is either going to be the night of August 12th or 13th.
But there is also going to be a full moon during this time,
which is kind of a bummer because it
will take away from the brightness of the shooting stars.   

Watch the Sunrise from the Mountains
We'll probably do this one 
at the same time we watch the Meteror Shower. 
I just want to be able to sit and watch a full sunrise,
to meditate, pray, and just be fully present as a new day starts.  

Go Fishing

Saturday June 7th is Utah's Free Fishing Day
You don't even have to leave the valley if you go to 
the Urban Fishery in Sandy.
We might give that a try sometime this summer,
but I really wanna get into the mountains as much as possible.

Go on at least Two Hikes
We're not setting out to 
conquer huge mountains or push ourselves to the limit- 
we just want something where we can 
enjoy being in nature and being with each other.
 This looks like it could be a really fun hike.

Well this is our list. 
What do you guys think?
 Do you have a summer bucket list? What's on yours?

Post Update

Do you want to read about our adventures as we check things off our summer bucket list?

The Wind Caves Hike

Try a new Bike Trail

Go Fishing

Build an Emergency Shelter

Watch the Sunrise from the Mountains

Silver Lake "Hike"

Cecret Lake Hike

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