Saturday, January 02, 2010

It's 2010 and my Bucket list

My dear mother started talking about her going to Death Valley and it being on her bucket list. That got me to thinking. I have ideas in my head of what I would like to do before I “kick the bucket” but I had never written it down. So the other day I just did that. It was not as easy as it sounded because some of the ideas seemed so trivial but really that is the point to creating one. You will just put off even a place in your local area that you plan to go see or do but keep putting it off. S o what did I come up with? Some of the ideas are very doable but others with take a planning and saving to achieve.

1.Take a mule down the Grand Canyon.
2.Walk/see the Great Wall of China.
3.Write a book.
4.Visit Italy.
5.Go as a volunteer to another country.
6.White water raft in Colorado and Grand Canyon.
7.Learn to speak Hawaiian.
8.Learn to speak Dutch fluently.
9.Visit Machu Picchu.
10.Go to the Burning Man Festival.
11.Visit India.
12.Buy my own horse, mule, and donkey.
13.Get a small herd of sheep to raise (Soay or other easy hair breed).
14.Design a Joomla site for small farmers/ market gardeners in the area.
15.Learn to play ukulele.
16.Horseback ride on a beach.
17.Have a margarita on the Mexican Rivera.
18.Learn to drive (horses).
19.Take a Tai Chi class.
20.Take a yogi class.
21.Visit ancient 7 wonders of the world.
22.Go on a cruise.
23.Visit Hermitage museum in Russia.
24.Take an east coast road trip for Vermont to South Carolina.
25.Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
26.Explore Okefenokee Swamp and the Everglades.
27.Visit Easter Island
28.Ride on a dog sled.
29.Sleep in a castle. I have visited a lot of castles but have not stayed over night in one.
30.Visit Alaska
31.Learn and go cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
32.Make my house a beautiful place to visit and stay.
33.Go wine tasting in Sonoma, California.
34.Make a tree house
35.Build my dream home.
36.Sleep in a hammock
37.Build a horse barn.
38.Ride the Amtrak's Empire Builder.
39.Ride the Amtrak Downeaster.
40.Ride the Polar Bear Express.
50.Ride Northern Mexico's Copper Canyon train.
51.Skate in a canal in Holland.
52.Tour Hearst Castle
53.Write a magazine article.
54.Walk were Jesus walked in Israel and Jerusalem.
55.Visit Machu Picchu in Peru.
56.Write a cookbook
57.Visit Bellingwolde and Winschoten, Netherlands.
58.Go snorkeling in Florida, Hawaii and Great Barrier Reef.
59.Go to the Four Corners.This is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point
60.Stand of the Continental divide of the Americas.
61.Visit all of the channel Islands: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara, San Clemente, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina. I have only been on a boat around Anacapa so far.
62.Go to the Oktoberfest in Germany.
63.Go to the Oberammergau Passion Play, Germany
64.See all of the National Parks. So far I have been to Lassen, redwoods, sequoia, Yellowstone, zion, badlands, Bryce, canyon lands, Carlsbad, channel island, crater, grand canyon, great smoky mountains, volcanoes, Joshua trees, Petrified forest,

I am sure I will come up with other must see and do things but so far this is it. I have been lucky to see and do a lot in my life so far.