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Spring Bucket List Revisited


One.  Farmer’s Markets  NOPE

#tbt In honor of the peaches we won't get in CT this year

Unfortunately, the farmer’s markets closest to me haven’t opened for the season yet.  If you’re from Connecticut or looking to visit (you should!) check out the Farmer’s Market Trail website to see when/where they happen.


Two.  Duck Races CHECK!


I had so much fun at a duck race that spanned two states!  The day also included a stop at a brewery, exploring Westerly, RI, MYSTIC, and a book barn.  Check out my post from that day!


Three.  Learn to Golf  NOPE

I feel like this will forever be on me and PK’s bucket lists.  Sadly, it’s never really a priority, but with the warm weather I’m hoping we can get a Groupon for lessons or that we can at least make it to a driving range.  If driving ranges had beer we’d definitely be there in a heartbeat.  We’ll see.


Four.  Trails  CHECK!


So many great hikes so far, but not nearly enough for my liking.  I’ve been to Talcott Mountain State Park, Burr Pond State Park, Mine Hill Preserve, Steep Rock Land Preserve, the Collinsville/Farmington Walking Trail, and the Saville Dam.  I still need to complete the 2016 CT Hiking Challenge.

Five.  Kayaking HECK YES!


The picture above is from my last adventure on Burr Pond.  It’s my goal to kayak at least twice a week.  Burr Pond is free to launch, close enough I can take back roads, and it’s gorgeous there.  This might be my special spot.  Follow my Instagram page to keep up with all my kayaking adventures and adventures in general that don’t make it on here!

Six.  Yankee Game CHECK!


We went to a Yankees vs. Red Sox game for  PK’s birthday with some friends and had a great time.  Our friends were Boston fans (which doesn’t phase me as I’m from New England and was raised a Boston fan) and we got reproaching glares from a little girl in front of us all night who kept questioning our loyalty.  As our friends girlfriend put it, “Somewhere there’s a hall missing it’s monitor.”  I still feel those eyes on me….


Seven.  Beer Gardens Nope 🙁

This is usually what we do for PK’s birthday in Astoria, Queens, but our usual place has gotten way too hipstery.  We will be making appearances at Two Roads Brewery’s outdoor beer garden at their facilities and have been trying to plan a trip to see a Bridgeport Bluefins game where Two Roads has another beer garden.


Eight.  Outdoor Cafes Nope

It’s either been raining or 100 degrees out.  So nope.


Nine.  Small Town Main-street Walks CHECK (but not enough)


I know you’ve heard this before, but I love Collinsville.  I hangout in their downtown all the time.  I’m hoping in the next month to show you even more Connecticut small-town glory.  Southington, where I grew up, has developed a lovely downtown that is continuing to grow.  Above is a picture of Norwalk that PK and I will be doing a sleepover/exploring adventure in the end of the month.  Any suggestions of towns you’d like to see or have me cover?  Stars Hollow isn’t real, I’m sorry, but there are actually towns here that make you think it could be.

Ten.  Iced Coffee DUH.

I’ve made the jump.  I’m a venti unsweetened no room for milk girl.  Just straight black iced coffee.  My answer to everyone’s question is always, “The heart palpitations means it’s working.”

Well sorta six out of ten ain’t bad.  Did you get to do everything you wanted to this spring?

Check back Saturday to see my new Summer Bucket List.  Last minute ideas are welcome!

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  • Reply Christine

    Love the bucket list idea. I probably have so many things but never organized them each year. Will rethink it!

    June 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      Thanks! My boyfriend and I try to think about what we’d be mad we forgot to do by season and go from there

      June 8, 2016 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Caryn

    I’m so excited. I want to try the CT Hiking Challenge. Thanks for the link and the great info.

    June 8, 2016 at 9:33 pm
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      No problem! I’m failing so far, I’ve gone to a few locations on the list but keep forgetting to take the pictures they require!

      June 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Jessie

    Have fun in Norwalk! O’Neill’s is a really fun pub there.

    June 8, 2016 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Kathleen Telesco

    I grew up right near Burr Pond but never went kayaking there. Love it!

    June 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      It’s so beautiful over there! I wish I had gone sooner, especially before I had my kayak because rentals are only $10!

      June 9, 2016 at 12:45 pm

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