June Goals

It’s June! I love this month. The beginning of summer, which means the bugs are small and the warm weather is very welcome. We are taking a couple of trips this month. First to Boone, the prettiest place on earth to visit in the summer, and then to Boston. A while ago J and I realized we haven’t taken a trip just the two of us just for fun without any agenda since our trip to New York almost three years ago. So we picked a city (Boston) and decided to go for a long weekend. I’m so excited! Anyone have any Boston recommendations? We are trying to pack in as much as we can in three days.

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June Goals:

  • Keep my tomatoes and basil alive
  • Read at least one book
  • Blog at least once a week
  • Organize and create a plan for teaching ESL this summer
  • Build wainscoting in dining room
  • Learn to grill pizza
  • Start a neighborhood running club, if anyone is interested :)
  • Go to a Red Sox game with J
  • Throw at least one cookout with friends

Memory verse:Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7,8

What are your goals this month? 

PS – See goals from June 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.

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  • Yay, Boston trip! You’ll love it. I see you already have a Red Sox game on your list, definitely do that. You should also walk, bike, and picnic on the Esplanade on a sunny afternoon. There are Hubway bikes available to rent all over the city. Try the North End for a great Italian/seafood dinner; Giacomo’s is a fantastic option, and Mike’s Pastries for cannoli afterwards! The Freedom Trail or Duck Tours are the tourist things to do to see a lot of the history of the city, but they are fun. If you like beer, there is the Samuel Adams or the Harpoon Brewery, with tours and tastings; those are my favorites. Newbury Street is our shopping street, lots of people watching and small boutiques or designer shops. The Seaport District is a great place to walk around at night to check out the city skyline along the Harborwalk.

    We’re actually about to embark on our cross-country road trip honeymoon, and we’ll be stopping in Raleigh! Any highlights that we must check out?

  • Jealous, I’ve always wanted to go to Boston! Summer is great for shorter trips like that :) Hope you guys have fun!!

  • I agree with rlk about the Duck Tour. It’s cheesy and touristy, but it’s a great way to see the city. We also walked around the Harvard area a bit and went to Fenway park (no games while we were there, but it was still cool.) Also the cannoli is good, but if you are already familiar with cannolis, you might leave it off because they’re pretty standard, and the line is really long. I’d recommend dinner one night at the Barking Crab. It’s right on the pier so great view. It’s a bit pricey but you get A LOT of food (go hungry!) Enjoy! :)

  • My goal is to keep my garden alive as well. In June 2012 that’s when we had that monster heat wave and my garden fried up. Then in June 2013, we had record breaking rain. My garden got too much moisture and the plants all started rotting. So I’m really hoping that this is my year for gardening :)

  • Thanks! I agree, it’s the best time, especially since work is normally more relaxed and it’s easier to take off. :)

  • Oh so many wonderful recommendations!! Thank you! I haven’t gotten many restaurant recos so I’ll have to check those out. :)

    Hmm, Raleigh! Not quite as touristy as Boston, but there are still a lot of cool places to see. For restaurants, I’d recommend The Pit (classic NC bbq), Irregardless Cafe (mostly vegetarian, live music most nights), Poole’s Diner (American comfort food). Most restaurants downtown or Glenwood South is great. :) For things to do, the North Carolina Art Museum is great and free, Pullen Park is a nice downtown park, and if you’re into hiking, we love the Umstead State Park. Doesn’t feel like you’re in the city when you get there. Durham is really great too, with sooo many great restaurants. Last year Southern Living named it the tastiest town in the south. The American Tobacco campus is pretty historical and a fun place to walk around and eat lunch/dinner.

    Congrats on honeymoon — such a fun idea to road trip!

  • Thanks so much, Ginna! I hope we make it to Durham, too! I’m really excited to try southern BBQ!

    Other restaurants to try in Boston: Flour Bakery (sweet treats and sandwiches), Toscanini’s (amazing ice cream in Cambridge), Neptune Oyster (seafood in the North End), Legal Harborside (seafood, but really go for the view from the roof deck!), Trade (great place for a nice dinner out). Have fun in Boston!