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Summer Bucket List

It’s approaching July which means that summer is a third of the way done. I have a list of things that I’ve been meaning to bring the kids to do – a very small bucket list of items that I want to do with my kids. And yet … my good intentions have brought nothing to fruition. The items on my list aren’t anything significant or spectacular but I think that if I post it here maybe I’ll be held accountable to actually DO THEM.

Choo Choo Bob’s Storytime, Choo Choo Bob’s, 2050 Marshall Avenue, St Paul, MN 55104
Tuesday’s at 10 a.m.
You get to go and sing songs and hear stories about trains. Seems like something fun for kids of all ages.

Tots and Trains, Jackson Street Roadhouse and Museum, 193 E. Pennsylvania Ave., St Paul, MN 55130
Every Wednesday June-August, 10 a.m.
There’s a transportation story, craft time and lots of play areas to explore. Plus, coffee for the adults. Sounds like my kind of fun.

Groovin in the Garden, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St Paul, MN 55103
Wednesday’s 6:00-8:00 p.m. through August 1
This seriously seems like one of the more fun items on my list. Live bands for everyone to enjoy plus there’s a ton of activities for the kids including a climbing wall and bounce house. Bring your own picnic or purchase an array of snacks, beer and wine.

Ice Cream Sunday’s at Gibbs Farm, Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave, St Paul, MN 55113
Sunday’s 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Explore the Gibbs Farm and all they have to offer while enjoying homemade ice cream.

Riverfront Quest Family Walking Tour, Mill City Museum, 704 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
July 14 and August 11, 10:30 a.m. – noon
For this, you get to explore along the riverfront on a treasure hunt geared towards families. From 10:30-11 you make a quest journal to keep notes along the way. Plus, admission to the museum is included in the price.

Hanging with Heroes, Mounds Park Academy, 2051 Larpenteur Ave E, St Paul, MN 55109
July 21, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tickets for the 3rd annual Hanging with Heroes includes activities, snacks and desserts and a good bag that the kiddos get to bring home with them. Everything is superhero themed, so even the older kids can enjoy.

Fawn-Doe-Rosa, 2131 US-8, St Croix Falls, WI 54024
open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the week and 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends
I’ve known about this cool little park for awhile now and still haven’t gotten my butt into gear to see it. There’s a deer yard, a petting area, a farmyard, pony rides and educational tours. Everyone I know that’s been absolutely loves it.

Movie in the Park, Various Parks
Various Dates/Typically starting at dusk
I plan on attending the Movies in the Park in the St Paul area. They are free and open to the public. Some of them have pre-movie activities. I really think that this could be a ton of fun. The kids always love the drive-in so this could have the potential of being just as exciting. It could also pose the possibility of being a crazed mess with the toddler. Only time will tell.

My list is pretty short and sweet, I know. But with all of the intentions I have to get these fun things done, I never seem to manage getting it all done. We made a long list of items to do last year and got through a weekend before it was forgotten about. I’m really hoping that in the next two months we can figure out a way to do all of these things. I’m hoping that after attending, I can blog about it, which will help keep me a little more accountable.

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