summer is half over.

July 14, 2014

des moines // summer halfway c/o

I cannot stress enough: summer is half over. [and wonder the heck did that happen?]. the season to “squeeze it all in” tends to go by at a much more rapid pace, than say ..winter. but with the wedding mere months away, it’s going by even faster.

we have officially entered “summer bucket list crunch time”.

sadly, below is my updated list. I need to get busy. [and to be fair, I went to the farmer’s market, just didn’t walk away with a breakfast burrito I’m not counting it. I want a breakfast burrito!!].

• visit the downtown farmer’s market. don’t leave without out fresh flowers, a breakfast burrito, and a large iced coffee.

• drink with wild animals. [go to zoo brew].

• go cheer on the iowa cubs. // complete!

dine al fresco at malo. // complete [and so delicious!].

• go to jasper winery for a summer concert series nights.

• have a picnic at saylorville lake.

• take a 20-mile bike ride.

• have our engagement photos taken.

• go to the iowa state fair. [maybe for a concert?].

• visit 5 4 3 [new to me] des moines restaurants. // 2 down: mullet’s + malo [see #3].

• sample beers at a local brewery.

spend the fourth of july out of town. with friends + fireworks. // complete!

• go tent camping. [at least 1 night. and s’mores must be involved].

• attend an art festival.

• read 3 books. preferably poolside.

how are you doing on your bucket list? do you have any tips to maximize your summertime?

happy monday.

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  • Kara July 14, 2014 at 8:44 am

    For the local brewery and possibly a new restaurant, you should check out Exile in downtown Des Moines. Excellent food & beer!! Definitely save room for dessert too. The BEST Tiramisu!! 🙂

    • chels @ July 14, 2014 at 9:58 am

      I really, really want to go to exile. I’ve had the beers, but I’ve never been to their brewery. I will make that my local brewery stop – thank you for the recommendation! 🙂

  • Jess Zimlich July 14, 2014 at 11:08 am

    This summer seems like it has been the busiest one yet! I’ve still got so much that I want to squeeze in though 🙂