What are you reading this summer? The Summer Bucket List Book Tag was discovered on Paperbacks and Planners. Kudos to the original creator- Read by Tiffany. Visit their blogs for bookish posts. Let us know what is on your summer bucket list post.
Hope you are having a great summer!
I recently finished Queerly Beloved. The food in this book sounded delicious. There’s a recipe in the back that someone should try.
Remy and Prince Hale could set the place on fire with the sparks that fly between the. They are fiery.
I don’t think you have to stop having a meaningful life after the year is over. Some people don’t give themselves time to discover what they really want. I’m still trying to figure out how to pay bills and write full-time. Someday, I will be brave and take the leap for good.
For many years, seeing Wicked on stage has been on the bucketlist. In January 2020, I thought maybe but you all know how that went. So finnnnaaallly, in May of this year, it was time to check this goal off of the bucketlist.
Since my youngest kid is also a fan of Wicked, I surprised her by taking her to see it in Columbus at The Ohio Theater.
It was awesome! We both enjoyed the show. Somehow I managed to get incredibly lucky with buying tickets and didn’t have to sit in the balcony. I’m scared of heights so it’s an issue. I’m ok with not defying gravity.
If you have the opportunity, try not to miss Wicked.
Do you have any activities that you would like to do this winter? I’m kind of hoping my kids go along with the Christmas Karaoke this year. It could be fun and provide some new cherished memories. Let me know what’s on your winter bucket list.
On September 14, we finally made it to the Ohio State Reformatory. The word is that it is a haunted location. So I can officially cross visiting a haunted location off of the bucket list.
I didn’t see anything but I did smell chicken noodle soup. There was no chicken noodle soup anywhere. In the room used for entertaining guests of the prison – not the prisoners- I felt really cold in the area by the stage.
There are ghost tours of the prison. We’ll have to do this some other time. If you want to see what other activities there are at the Ohio State Reformatory, visit their website- The Ohio State Reformatory
Everybody, this was the year! We finally made it to the Ohio Renaissance Festival!!
For at least 20 years, I’ve been trying to go to the Ohio Renaissance Festival. During the last 3 years, the chances to go were so close but somehow kept slipping through our fingers. We had the gas money and tickets but no free time at the same time.
I had a dream about this dress shop. I’ve never seen this place before except in a dream. Deja vu. My kid dragged me away before I was transported to a different time.
There were contortionists.
We saw a joust. Kind of . . .
People played Red Rover.
We saw a pirate eat fire.
We found crystal dragon eggs a.k.a. geodes. My kid is into rocks and crystals. This was one of her favorite things at the festival.
Although, we missed seeing Queen Elizabeth I and didn’t dress up, we had a great time at the Renaissance Festival. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait 3 years to go again.
Save 25% off adult and child tickets at the 30th Annual Ohio Renaissance Festival August 31 – October 27, 2019 when you use PROMO CODE usfamily19 Queen Elizabeth and over 100 costumed characters welcome you to step back in time to the days of chivalry and royalty. Celebrating Thirty Years of Magic in 2019, the Ohio Renaissance Festival offers a time traveling experience for all ages. http://www.renfestival.com.
I received tickets from the US Family Guide in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.
The last time that we went on vacation was in 2014. We’ve taken day trips occasionally but not too many overnights far from home. It’s not because we didn’t want to but the bank account was saying “No way dude. Stay home.”
So this year, we went to Hocking Hills State Park to see the caves. There are about 8 caves or waterfalls to see. We made it to two: Whispering Cave and Old Man’s Cave.
If you go, wear comfortable and sensible shoes. We climbed up and down stairs and slippery rocks, plus mud. Between the two caves, we walked about 2.5 miles and none of it was in a flat area. Save the flip flops for the beach. Next time, I’m wearing hiking boots for sure.
The original plan on my birthday was to try standup paddleboarding. The other plan was to lay in bed, take cough medicine and watch Dexter. Since the kid and the boyfriend were home and I wasn’t feeling tooooo bad, we decided to go to Put-in-Bay and possibly try kayaking.
It was a pretty good experience. I would do it again but I really love being on the water.
Hopefully, I can get my own kayak by next summer. Life jackets too. Safety first you guys! Don’t go out on the water without life jackets.
If I were going to do anything differently, I would
Take water shoes. The rocks by the shore are slippery. Getting back on to the shore was the most difficult and hilarious thing about the trip.
Bring a waterproof pouch for a phone. Something that floats too. My phone almost took a dive into the lake.