Summertime is getting closer, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The sunshine, the pool time, the cute dresses and the flip flops, the BBQs and the cold sweet treats– all of it! Summer is my favorite season, so of course, I already have a list of fun things I want to do from late May to early September:
- Host a few summer soirees. I’ve turned into quite the hostess ever since Chris and I moved into a bigger apartment; we seem to host a get-together once a month (Game Nights, St. Patrick’s Day dinner, Cinco de Mayo dinner, etc.). I want to keep this little tradition going throughout the summer, only I want to start incorporating pool time, too. There are four pools in our apartment complex, so I’m sure our friends and families would appreciate if we not only invited them over for dinner, but invited them to use our pools as well.
- Learn how to make summer cocktails. Summer isn’t summer without margaritas, sangria, mojitos, pina coladas, and daiquiris. I want to learn how to make them all, and make them well.
- Visit San Diego. The plans for this trip is actually already in the works! Chris is taking me there for my birthday at the end of the month. I’m super excited for this trip because I haven’t been there in 10 years, and Chris has never been, so it will surely be an adventure for us.
- Plan a girls’ wine tasting day in Napa. This is something I wanted to do last year but never got around to it. I really want to make it happen this summer. I haven’t been to Napa since I moved back from Korea, and that’s just unacceptable. (Napa is only an hour away!)
- Attend a Rivercats game. The Rivercats are Sacramento’s minor league baseball team. Attending a Rivercats game is one of the prime activities to do during the Sacramento summers. I mean, nothing screams “SUMMER!” like baseball, hot dogs, and fireworks at the end of the game.
- Attend the California State Fair. It may be expensive and overrated, but it’s a family tradition that my mom started and loved, so the tradition must live on.
- Visit Folsom Lake and the American River. Since there aren’t exactly any beaches IN Sacramento, people here tend to hang out at Folsom Lake and the American River when they want an opportunity to cool down during the hot summer months. Both are great places to meet up with friends/family and have a picnic before rafting in the river or tubing on the lake.
- Go camping, particularly in Yosemite. I want to go camping. Like, really go camping. The only two times I’ve gone camping were only for one night and, because of work circumstances, I had to meet up with everyone at the camp site late and leave early. So, I want to go camping, and I would prefer to do so in Yosemite, because I’ve never been there (crazy, I know).
What are your plans for summer? What are you most excited for?