Summer Bucket List

img_9154Now that it’s officially summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish before Labor Day rolls around. Since we’re living in Amsterdam, I want to try and take advantage of all the amazing things that are right at our fingertips here. Here’s the list of what I’m looking forward to this summer:

  1. Take a weekend trip (maybe Paris by train? How romantic!)
  2. Take a legit vacation in August with KC and Prim. Right now we’re debating between Scandinavia and Spain/Portugal.
  3. Join a moms/tots group here in Amsterdam (I gotta make some friends, guys!)
  4. Take a couple day trips to explore the towns nearby — Rotterdam, Delft, the Hague.
  5. Hit up Albert Cuypmarkt regularly to take advantage of all the fresh local produce, fish, and flowers. (^^I can’t even believe how cheap those peonies were!^^)
  6. Get my stock-making game on point in time for all the fall soups and stews.
  7. Visit at least three local museums with my Museumkaart.
  8. Find a local cafe with delicious coffee that can be one of our go-to weekend spots.
  9. Officially figure out our Dutch washer/dryer. The instructions are only in Dutch, though I did manage to figure out that you have to empty water from the dryer when the reservoir fills up. Totally weird.
  10. Finish decorating and stocking the guest room in time for our summer visitors. (PS: come visit!)

What’s on your summer bucket list this year? A big 4th of July bash with fireworks, BBQ and beer? Finding the perfect swimsuit for lazy days at the beach? I’d love to hear!