If there’s one thing I love more than sewing, it’s mini-adventures. I call them mini-adventures because I’m not talking about climbing Mount Everest, here. I’m talking about one-day experiences that typically include one or more of the following elements (mix and match as you please):
- Close to home (no more than a day trip away)
- A “hidden gem” activity that most people have never heard of (something more interesting than eating out or going to a movie)
- An activity with local flair (I love being a tourist in my own zip code)
- Trying something new (even if it’s just new to me or my friends)
- And of course, as someone who writes a sewing blog… bonus points if it’s a crafty activity!
Past adventures that I’ve participated in, that I feel meet some of the criteria I’ve outlined above:
- Indoor skydiving (iFly)
- Winery tour and tastings (Lakeridge Winery, San Sebastian Winery)
- Petting zoo tour (Green Meadows Farm)
- Trampoline workout class (Skyzone)
- Surfing lessons (Cocoa Beach Surf Company)
- Bioluminescent (nighttime) kayaking (A Day Away Kayak Tours)
- Airboat rides (Boggy Creek Airboat Rides)
- Gourmet cooking lessons (Truffles and Trifles)
- Mermaid shows (Weeki Wachee Springs)
- Attending a rodeo (Silver Spurs Rodeo)
- Archery lessons (at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground)
- Ghost tours (and just about any activity in St. Augustine, Florida)
- Snorkeling with manatees (No link, I did this with my dive club)
- Scuba certification and scuba trips throughout Florida (including DiveQuest at Epcot)
Well shoot, look at that long list of adventures! And to think there’s still so many more on my list that I have yet to conquer. For that reason, I try to plan a mini-adventure every year for my birthday. In years past, I’ve gone camping at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort (hence the archery lessons!) or dragged all of my friends to one of those “make a fancy canvas painting while drinking wine” type places.
This year, I decided to go crafty with a glass art workshop!