Thursday, May 30, 2013

Beaulieu Family Bucket List - Summer 2013

I've always considered Memorial Day weekend the official kick-off to summer (even though New England weather isn't quite cooperating) and now that it's behind us it's time to start checking things off of our Beaulieu Family Bucket List - Summer 2013.

Beavertail State Park, Jamestown RI - Gorgeous ocean views, the salty breeze, the cliffs to climb down into the shallow water pools along the oceans edge.  Beavertail is seriously one of the most beautiful places in Rhode Island.  I can't wait to pack a picnic lunch, teach Olivia how to fly a kite and relax by the ocean. 

Beaver Tail
Canobie Lake Park, Salem NH - I grew up visiting Canobie Lake every single summer, it was my birthday tradition and I can't wait to share this with Olivia.  She's going to love riding the rides, going on the train and ferry, eating the pizza and playing in the splash park.  So much fun in just one day!
New England Aquarium, Boston MA - We've taken Olivia here before and she loved it.  One of the perks of my job is free admission to the aquarium and we definitely don't go as often as we should.  This summer we're definitely going to take advantage of it and visit a few times.  
New England Aquarium
Boston Children's Museum, Boston MA - Like the aquarium, we've been here before and Olivia loves it, we also get in for free with our work badge which is a bonus!  Right in the heart of the city we can visit the museum and see some sights all in one day. 
A place where kids can explore and experiment to their hearts content, The Boston Children's Museum is located at 300 Congress St. along Fort Point Channel.
Boston Duck Tour, Boston MA - I've lived in Rhode Island my whole live, been to Boston countless times and I've never once been on the Duck Tour.  It's a bus/boat that drives in the street and also goes right into the harbor and gives you a tour of the city both on land and in the water.  Pretty cool I think!  I can't wait to check it out.

Boston Marathon Memorial, Boston MA - to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing I want to make it a point to visit the memorial that's set up on Boylston Street where the tragedy took place.  Boston Strong!

Host a BBQ - We had friends and family over for a Memorial Day BBQ and it was!  I can't wait to do it all over again.  I'm thinking smores, fireworks, lawn chairs, sprinklers and late nights outside. Perfection.


4th of July Fireworks - every year we go to the fireworks show at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket - home of the Pawtucket Paw Sox.  They always have the best show and we know exactly where we like to sit!  I can't wait to see Olivia's face!

Celebrate my 30th Birthday - Turning the big 3 - 0 this year and I want to do it with a bang.  Not quite sure what we'll do yet but it will be perfect as long as I have my family by my side.


Beach Days - Olivia loves the beach and asks to go all the time.  We have so many great state beaches locally that we'll have to make it a point to visit each one!  Sandcastles, sandy sandwiches, wet hair and red cheeks!  I can't wait.


Drive-in movie - Now that Olivia is old enough to sit through a movie, the drive-in is a must.  You pay by the car load, bring chairs and camp outside of your car while watching a movie.  It's so fun! 



Meg G said...

I LOVE drive-in movies! But we do not have any around here anymore :-( Looks like you guys have quite a summer planned out.
But dude, what about Sesame Place???

Erin Shell ~ Living A Love Song said...

Drive in movies are awesome! I wish we had a place around here to go. Sounds like you've got a busy summer in the works!

Jenny said...

LOVE your list. I think I'm going to have see if I can track down in a drive in movie by me. I took a trip to Boston several years ago (pregnant with my boy who's now 4), and loved it. Can't wait to go back, so I'm a tad bit jealous that you live out in New England!

Crystal Alexander said...

I'm turning 30 this year too! Can't believe it...and I have no idea how to celebrate. We should link up for suggestions?!

Trista said...

Don't ya just love Drive-In Movies???

Anonymous said...

I need to add a drive in movie to mine. I love the ducks!

Holly said...

I agree with everyone about the drive in movie. :) And I have always wanted the north east. Thanks for linking up!