Plans for the Summer

If you aren't a blogger, you probably don't know this, so I'll let you in on a little secret. When we sign up for our domain we are required to commit to doing a few things during the tenure of our blog. We agree to occasionally take pictures of what we are wearing or what we're eating, use as many superlatives as we can fit into our copy, and post our fair share of lists.

So today's post is another example of how I definitely intend to keep my end of the blogging agreement I made oh so many years ago.

I give you my Chicago Summer To Do List.

2013 Summer Checklist - Chicago

  1. Explore U of C and Picnic in Promontory Park: For an architecture geek like me the University of Chicago is a goldmine. And who doesn't need a picnic? I've heard Promontory Park is very picturesque.
  2. Dinner on a Roof deck with a View: With the plethora of roof decks around the city surely we can find one where we can grab some grub and enjoy a sunset, right?
  3. Check out a Cubs Game at Wrigley Field: Tickets are bought. Cards vs. Cubs here we come.
  4. Fireworks at Navy Pier: I can see them from my couch, but just once I'd like to see them from the pier.
  5. Movie in the Park: I'm seriously considering Clueless on Tuesday night at the Zoo. Plus the movies at Millennium park this year are all musicals! Just may cross this one off more than once.
  6. Rivinia: I've heard great things about Rivinia's lawn. Another excuse to pack our picnic basket and enjoy a summer night outside.
  7. Mini Golf in Lincoln Park: It's been years since I picked up a putter and I believe it's time to change that!
  8. Take an "L" Tour: There are plenty of tours that the Chicago Architecture Foundation offers that I'm excited to take, but the "L" tour is one I'm really, really looking forward to.
  9. Kayak the Chicago River: I was weary about this last summer, but Cait of Pretty and Fun fame has convinced me it is a spectacular way to see the city.
  10. Take in the View from the Sears Tower: I still haven't been up in the tallest building in Chicago. There's something wrong with that.
  11. Water Taxi to Chinatown: Let's face it, if there's a way to see those buildings from the river, I'm jumping at the opportunity.
  12. Grill on Montrose Beach: I've never been a beach girl, but for a night (or afternoon) I could pretend to be. 
  13. Ice Cream at Margie's Candies: I've read great reviews. We'll see if this landmark stands up to the hype.
  14. Catch "Catbird" Filming: Divergent (aka "Catbird") is filming - as we blog - in this city. Must. See.
  15. Chicago History Museum: Something tells me these mild temps aren't sticking around forever. I'm going to need some things to do inside. Plus there are FREE days in August.
  16. Photo shoot at Bahá'í Temple: It's a beautifully unique spot in Chicago. Looking forward to putting the camera to work.
  17. Make Dinner Using Nothing but what we Find at the Farmer's Market: Healthy and delicious (in theory).
  18. Day trip to the Indiana Dunes State Park: Sometimes you gotta get out of town for the day.
  19. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry: It's one of just a few buildings still around from the 1893 World's Fair.
  20. Eat a Funnel Cake at a Street Festival: No summer is really summer until you've eaten some deep fried, powdered-sugar-covered dough. Extra points if I buy it from a carny.
What's on YOUR To Do List this summer?