Friday, December 31, 2010

52 weekends

I don't normally pay much attention to commercials, but the other day I saw an Enterprise Rent-A-Car commercial that says "You get 52 weekends a year. Make them count."

While I don't intend to rent a car in order to make the most of my weekends, the commercial did get me thinking.

We tend to spend entirely too much time sitting in our living room. It's about time we got out and enjoyed where we live.

Graham needs to learn about the ocean and hiking and the zoo. We need to go see the elephant seals and visit the monarch butterflies when they pass through. Or even just go walking on the Los Gatos Trail. Ride the Roaring Camp Railroads. Go to his first movie. Visit Gilroy Gardens. Walk to the library! City festivals, farmer's markets (Santa Clara's farmer's market is on Saturdays all year long!), the discovery museum, out to ice cream, more trips to San Francisco, the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Not to mention dates with Christian. Go to an opera. Schedule a weekend for Christian's helicopter lesson (thank you Groupon!). Kayaking in the Elkhorn Slough.

So here is my plan. I'd like to do something fun every weekend in 2011. Sure, we might have to miss weekends here and there if the kids are sick (or it has been an exhausting week), but the goal will be to get out and do stuff.

The living room is nice and all, but there is so much to do around here.

What are your suggestions?


Kerri said...

not a bad suggestion.

Surely we can get a list of 52 things to do, then just put them on the calendar and BAM, your year of fun and bonding is set.

Julie Laughlin said...

i loved the Santa clara library. they have good free kids programs too. it's a lot bigger and newer than Mtn View. the farmers market was pretty good too. i can't wait to see what you plan! sounds like fun.

Julia Wade said...

I miss the bay area. The end. :)
Amazing plan Molly ... sounds like you've got a lot of fun ahead of you this year.

Veronica Cleverly said...

Great thinking Molly! I may just have to do that very same thing! 52 things to do should be simple enough and Josh is always asking, "what are you doing to do this weekend?"