Thursday, June 26, 2014

Giggles and Grass Stains Family Summer Bucket List 2014

Our family is really excited about Summer. Every Summer we sit down and put together a list of things we want to do during Summer. If your from Maryland and live near Frederick we have a lot of fun day trips on our Pinterest page. Here is our list for this year!

Giggles and Grass Stains Summer Bucket List 2014
* Park Quest
* Camp in a Cabin
* Go to a Baseball Game
* Visit the Zoo
* Visit the Lake
* Tire Park
* Hold a Shrimp boil party
* Visit the Water Park
* Bowling
* Summer Reading
* Summer Concert Series
* Lunch at the Airport
* Pump it up
* Visit the pool
* Fishing
* Hiking
* Collect shark teeth
* Walk on the boardwalk
* Go to a museum
* Camping in Tent
* Biking
* Have a picnic outside
* Movies
*Outdoor Movie
* Make your own Sunday
* Carnival
* Make our own Pretzels
* Make minnow traps and use them to fish
* Canoeing
* Chalk driveway drawing
* Library
* Catch lighting bug
* Roast Marshmallows
* Flashlight Tag
* Learn new cooking techniques
* Camping party
* Tie Dye shirts
*  Take a special interest class

We will hang this list up on our fridge so we can add more and cross off ones we've completed! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

2014 Park Quest #1: South Mountain State Park

We used the opportunity of our 3 day weekend to start Park Quest. The boys didn't have any baseball games due to the Holiday weekend so we had some free time. 

We decided to start our questing adventure at South Mountain State Park/ Washington Monument Park. We've visited this park in the past but, we learned some pretty cool new info this time around.  (I don't want to give away all the details in case our fellow Park Quester's are reading.) We took a short walk up from the museum to the monument. The boys enjoyed walking up the monument and looking out over the overlook. They then learned how soldiers would communicate to each other from far distances. You know... because they didn't have phones back then.  Big C then declared the cellphone the best invention ever. Lol.

After our quest. We drove over to South Mountain Creamery. We love their ice cream! We also love the fact they let you feed their baby cows daily.  We however, did not go their at the time of their feedings so missed out on that. We joined a new program to us called The Ice Cream Trail. It's a lot like Park Quest. They have 8 different creameries in the area you can visit to and get your paper stamped. Once you have visited all the creameries and gotten your stamps. You send in your paperwork and get entered in a drawing to win gift cards to your favorite creamery. Pretty cool idea and, what better way to finish a quest with non other than ice cream!! :)