What's on Your Summer Bucket List?

One would think that teachers would have plenty of time to do all those wonderful things we've been compiling on our bucket lists. And some teachers may. But most of us have second jobs when we aren't teaching (we aren't paid for our vacation time), or are taking classes to maintain our certificates, and have families with busy schedules like everyone else. 

This summer I'll be going to my son's baseball games (which I do love) and taking a class (which I don't). So I won't be doing a whole lot of crossing off my bucket list, except for this, perhaps:

My Summer Bucket List: 1. Ice, 2. Beer

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Last year, however, we were able to take an amazing road trip west. We saw so many things I had never seen before, like...

The Badlands, South Dakota

The Badlands of South Dakota...

Mount Rushmore from www.traceeorman.com

Mount Rushmore...

Bighorn National Forest www.traceeorman.com

Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming...

Old Faithful from www.traceeorman.com

Witnessing Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming...

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(It was truly amazing and lasted much longer than I expected.)

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Soaking up the gorgeous views on the most beautiful and serene lakes in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park Buffalo from www.traceeorman.com

Ummm...not on my bucket list, but the buffalo in Yellowstone are pretty amazing, too!

Yellowstone National Park Buffalo from www.traceeorman.com

And a little frightening when they come right up to your vehicle...

Welcome to Idaho from www.traceeorman.com

Driving through both Montana and Idaho - two states I had always wanted to visit...

Rose at Manito Park and Botanical Gardens from www.traceeorman.com

Enjoying the most beautiful rose garden (and so many other flowers) in Spokane, Washington at Manito Park and Botanical Gardens.

I guess it's OK I'm not doing much traveling this summer since we packed so much in last year, but I'd love to hear about your adventures. Feel free to comment and post a link. And have a wonderful summer!


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