I know, I know… summer 2016 has flown by! But this is what I figure — we could be sad or complain about how fast it’s gone. Or we could get intentional about making the most of what’s left. I’ve decided to choose the latter.
And listen, there’s still a decent amount of summer left — let’s not sell summer short and declare it over once Labor Day Weekend rolls around. No sir! I’m holding to the true calendar, which says summer ends September 20, which also means we’ve still got six weeks to soak up all of this season’s goodness.
Here’s my wish list of things I hope to do to make the most of these last weeks of summer.
Take in the views from The Met Rooftop.
Eat at least five ice cream cones, and preferably one from Ample Hills Creamery.
Relax in a hammock and ride the longest slide in New York City on Governor’s Island.
Get lost in a really good novel (because I don’t read a ton of fiction, and I want that to change). Americanah is my first pick.
Devour a lobster roll and sail around the Hudson on the North River Lobster Company Boat.
Spend a chill evening hanging by the Hudson.
Catch an outdoor movie with a group of girlfriends.
What have you got planned for the end of summer?
Photo of The Met by Hyla Skopitz. Photo of ice cream by Griffin Lotz. Photo of hammocks by Governor’s Island. Photo of Americana by Sara Brennen. Photo of lobster by North River Lobster Company. Photo of outdoor movie by Bryant Park.
Arnebya HerndonAugust 11, 2016 at 9:55 am
The lobster rolls look so fantastic, but I know my stomach would despise them. There are a couple of outdoor concerts not far from home that we want to go to. I want to get to Six Flags or Kings Dominion at least once and I want to ride my bike as much as possible throughout September. You’re right; it did go too fast and I’m holding on to these last weeks.
Jessica RiceAugust 12, 2016 at 1:26 am
That all sounds fantastic! Six Flags is something we’ve talked about too; it’s been a few years since we’ve made a trip, and I love rollercoasters.
EtelleSeptember 6, 2016 at 10:35 am
You have discovered so much in NY that was not there when I lived there. It is so much to do. So much fun. I really don’t have anything planned but I enjoy reading your blogs about my hometown. One thing I am going to do it the trapelin class. We have one in Waldorf and DC. Want to ride down to the Shenandoah Valley to see the leaves change. Hopefully I can get someone to go with me.
Jessica RiceSeptember 15, 2016 at 10:08 pm
Trapeze and seeing the changing leaves would both be awesome! Hope you get to go too. :-) xoxo