Each summer the kids and I try to settle on a "thing" to do. It is sort of like a theme. Maybe you could call it a mission. Last summer it was supposed to be biking. We were going to bike all over our neighborhood and discover what we might about the place where we live. Urban adventure!
Then I remembered that we live in Texas and it gets to a hundred and millionty degrees during the summer. And it never rained, which made it hotter and dryer. Mostly hotter. In the end, we didn't ride our bikes very much.