Friday Five: Back to School

Holy notebook paper, Batman, can it really be time to go back to school? Maybe it's just me, but summer vacation flew by yet again. I never quite seem to do everything I have planned. Here are five things I wish I would have done more of this summer:

Farmers’ markets – With markets on Wednesdays, Saturdays x2, and Sundays, I really have no excuse.
Free music – Ditto. Tuesdays in Oak Street Plaza, Wednesdays at the Lagoon, Thursdays in Civic Center Park, Fridays in Old Town…it’s a non-stop free concert around here.
Fort Collins Foxes – Great baseball without driving to Denver. But compared to the majors, the season is quite short.
Hiking – We live so close to so many great hikes that are not—I repeat, not—all-day excursions requiring six pounds of trail mix, a side of beef jerky, three pairs of socks, a solar astronaut blanket, four tubes of Chapstick, wet matches, dry matches, footwear that costs more than my first car, glow-in-the-dark underwear, two screwdrivers (one tool and one drink), a malaria vaccination, spare contact lenses, travel Yahtzee, a pack mule (with or without Sherpa), or freeze-dried anything.
Movies – A hot afternoon + a dark, cool theater = the best kind of escapism.

The good news is that, with the exception of the Foxes, it’s not too late. Don’t tell the kids, but for many of us, summer isn’t really ending. Shhhh. It’ll be our little secret.

Mystery Photo:
Last week was the jumping water fountain in Oak Street Plaza.


This week, the mystery photo is a “Where Was I?” challenge. From where in Fort Collins did I take this picture?


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