Thursday, September 21, 2017

My Summer Bucket List 2017 Update

Sunflowers Blooming Outside Our Back Door it is...the last day of summer! It's time to update and see how I did in fulfilling my plans for the summer of 2017

My Summer Bucket List 2017

1. Write my summer bucket list
2. Write my summer reading list
3. Lead a wildflower hike at Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site

The 0.6 Mile Courage Trail At Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site - Butler, MO

4. Celebrate Independence Day by attending a city-wide fireworks display
5. Visit the Kansas City Zoo

Daughter-in-law, Christy, grandlittles Sarah, Liz, Jed, and, and I on the
train at the Kansas City Zoo.Although not in this picture with us,
grandson, T.J. and daughter, Amanda was with us. We had a great day! 
6. Get the rest of my plants moved over from the old place (will finish this up next week)
7. Finish cleaning out the old house and get it sold (will finish this up next week)
8. Spend time with one of my oldest and dearest friends before she moves away. 

My Friend, Dorothy, and I - July 2017
9. Hike all six trails at Prairie State Park to experience each in summer splendor:

(Does experiencing each trail on an ATV count?)

        a) Drovers

        b) Gayfeather
        c) Path of the Sky People
        d) Path of the Earth People
        e) Coyote
        f) Sandstone

10. Attend a Project Wild and Wild About Elk workshop 

11. Celebrate summer birthdays with the grandlittles


12. View the total solar eclipse in the path of totality on August 21st


13. Enjoy a summer storm
14. Spend a few days away visiting friends at Truman Lake
15. Go stargazing
16. Plan and complete summer programs at work:

        a) Summer Fun Program - Bugs

The children made water-bottle lightening bugs at this program.
Here they are with the light on.
And here they are with the light off! 

        b) Saturday Afternoon Program - Getting Ready For The Total Solar Eclipse

        c) Explorer Daycamp 2017 - It's What You Don't See - Lesser Known Animals of the Prairie

For Example - An Ant Lion
What an interesting creature!
        d) Summer Fun Programs - Worms

        e) Saturday Evening Program - Bats

17. Lead a bison hike

Thirty-five people attended today's bison hike. Here some
of them are trying to get a good view of the bison....
...who happened to be trying to get cooled off in one of
the ponds at Prairie State Park. 

18. Spend some time squatchin' with my Aunt Bev

19. Catch fireflies in a jar 
20. Make red, white, and blue jello
21. Watch Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney
22. Create a moon garden in the backyard
23. Host a cookout
24. Go camping with my husband
25. Visit Wilson's Creek National Battlefield with my husband, John, and my Cousin Dave
26. Eat watermelon
27. Celebrate my birthday with a banana split

28. Go wading in the creek

My bestie and I (I'm the one in the foot-obscuring skirt) enjoying
taking a wade in the creek on a hot July day. 
29. Visit Grand Gulf State Park and get Passport stamp
30. Visit Roaring River State Park and get Passport stamp
31. Visit Arrow Rock State Historic Site and get Passport stamp 
32. Visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 
33. Attend Project Flying Wild at the Missouri River Bird Observatory @ Arrow Rock, Missouri

Participants At Project Flying Wild Hosted By
The Missouri River Bird Observatory

Until next time...

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