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Rules of Summer - Part 2

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{Picture from last summer's day trip to Lake Arrowhead}

Last year I put together a list of all the things I wanted to do before Labor Day (here). It was a way of solidifying some of my summer plans - the things you intend to do, but somehow always manage to slip away, along with the long days and warm nights. I've decided to keep the tradition going, since I tackled all ten things on last year's list and it was a great way to celebrate the upcoming season.

1. Spend a day like a tourist in L.A. (similar to this).

2. Rent a bike to ride along the beach*

3. Add wallpaper to our bedroom.

4. Go on a hike that has a lake/river/waterfall at the end.

5. Make fresh jam with friends.

6. Learn how to barbecue on my own.

7. Remember to have drinks/dinner outside whenever it's warm.

8. Go to Hog Island to shuck oysters.

9. Set a date for our wedding (no biggie).

10. Take a cooking/baking class at a nearby culinary school.

*Embarrassing fact: I learned how to ride a bike when I was a kid, but since I lived in a really hilly area, I never rode that much. Here's to hoping that the saying "it's like riding a bike" truly comes into play some 20+ years later. What's on your summer to-do list?

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