It is hard to believe it is already August! We are halfway through the summer and I thought I’d share our summer bucket list update. We are making great progress! Although not on the original bucket list, we attended a polo match and have eaten some great, local food as well!
Go strawberry picking at Fishkill Farms. We missed strawberry picking, since they are usually only available in June. However, we did get to go blueberry and raspberry picking! You can check out our post here. See a Renegades baseball game. We went to a game in July and had a lot of fun. We were chosen to get a seat upgrade and got to sit right behind home plate! There was also a great fireworks show after the game! If we have time before the season ends, I would go back to see another game! Take a hike and geocache. We took a trip to both FDR and Bear Mountain State Park and hiked and did some geocaching.
Visit the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and
the Vanderbilt Mansion. My daughter has her Every Kid in a Park pass that expires this month. So far we were able to visit the Vanderbilt Mansion and even found a geocache on the property! They are doing renovations on the mansion and there was fencing and supplies around the outside, making it not very photo-worthy. The gardens however, were beautiful! We haven’t yet made it to the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site though. We have to try to fit this in soon! Walk the Walkway Over the Hudson. We did the Walkway Over the Hudson on a super hot day! Have a picnic. We visited FDR park on Father’s Day and had a picnic lunch before we went geocaching. Play mini golf and have lunch at Red Rooster Drive-In. We did play mini golf at a local course but have not yet made it to Red Rooster. Enjoy an outdoor concert. We saw a couple of local bands play at a park before we watched Goonies outside on the big screen.
Visit Untermyer Gardens and the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. We still have to do both of these! I keep seeing beautiful pictures on Instagram of Untermyer Gardens and can’t wait to see it in person!
Summer is all about ice cream! We are definitely going back to
The Hudson Creamery (the Breakfast Club Sundae was so good!) and I’d like to visit The Blue Pig. So we revisited The Hudson Creamery, where I enjoyed the Serafina sundae. We still have to visit The Blue Pig. However, we visited a new local ice cream shop called Daily Moos Creamery, which serves flavored soft serve!
And when not indulging in ice cream, we’d like to eat some doughnuts. While we like Dunkin’ Donuts, we hope to get to Gypsy Donut and
Hot Dippity Donuts. We’ve been to Hot Dippity Donuts twice now!
If you have been following along with us on Instagram you have probably seen most of these pictures. Look for more posts about our summer adventures on the blog as our family hopefully completes our summer bucket list!