my bucket list

August 11, 2009

so last December I saw the movie Bucket List and decided I wanted to come up with my own.  since then, i’ve knocked some off my list as accomplished and am continually adding more.  i’ve added some pictures to go along with some of the accomplished tasks at hand 🙂
  1. Ice-skate on an icing rink (outside)
  2. Ride in a gondola in Venice, Italy
  3. See wild animals on an African Safari
  4. Send a message in a bottle
  5. Skydiving (January, 2009: San Diego)
  6. Fall deeply in love—helplessly and unconditionally
  7. Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  8. Learn to play the guitar
  9. Sleep in an igloo
  10.  Learn to salsa dance
  11.  Swim under a waterfall
  12.  Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square
  13.  Be a mentor to a young kid   (Teen Pregnancy & Parenthood Community Nursing 2008)
  14.  Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it.     (LLS Half Marathon, 2008)
  15.  Drive across America from coast to coast
  16.  Sleep under the stars
  17.  Spend Christmas on the beach drinking piña coladas
  18.  Accept myself for who I am    (2009 finally accomplished)
  19.  Drive down by the beach with the top down and music blaring
  20.  Scuba-dive off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  21.  Take a hot-air balloon ride
  22.  Visit Victoria Falls (Zambia & Zimbabwe)
  23.  Go Bungee-jumping
  24.  Visit the pyramids of Egypt
  25.  Experience the perfect kiss
  26.  Drink vino in Italy
  27.  Go to the top of the Statue of Liberty & Empire State Building   (June 9, 2009)
  28. Photobucket
  29.  Run a Marathon (half counts too )  (October 19, 2008 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, San Francisco) 
  30.  Reflect on your greatest weakness and realize how it is your greatest strength
  31.  Go Skinny-dipping
  32.  Visit the concentration camps…and never forget it!
  33.  Look into your child’s eyes, see yourself, and smile
  34.  Visit the Stonehedges, United Kingdom
  35.  Drink beer in Ireland
  36.  Visit Iguazu Falls (Brazil & Argentina)
  37.  Have coffee and a croissant at a French café in Paris
  38.  Walk through Central Park  (June 8, 2009)
  39.  Set foot on all 7 continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia
  40.  Visit a real blues bar in Chicago
  41.  Participate in a Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  42.  See a bull-fight   (Spain, 2002)
  43.  Dance the tango in Argentina
  44.  Dance the flamenco in Spain  (2002)
  45.  Climb an active volcano
  46.  Go to a Manchester United Soccer game
  47.  Learn to play tennis
  48.  Learn to play piano
  49.  Go Kayaking  (Hawaii—out to the Mokalua Islands)
  50.  See a sunrise at the top of a mountain
  51.  Ride a mechanical bull
  52.  View Paris from the Eiffel Tower at sunset
  53.  Drive a race car
  54.  Go rock-climbing
  55.  Visit the Amazon rainforest
  56.  Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, Rome
  57.  Get to know your neighbors
  58.  Learn to drive stick    (2004 my Ford Focus)
  59.  Read the works of Shakespeare, Plato, Aristotle, Dickens, Thoreau, Rousseau, Conrad, Hemingway, Twain, Burroughs, Talmage, Tolstoi, Longfellow, Keats, Poe, Bacon, Whittier, and Emerson.
  60.  Gamble at Monte Carlo, Monaco
  61.  Write a love letter
  62.  Build a sand-castle
  63.  The Acropolis in Athens, Greece
  64.  Blow bubbles for a child to pop
  65.  Swim with dolphins
  66.  The Alhambra in Granada, Spain  (June 2002)
  67.  Kiss in the rain
  68. The Kremlin, Russia
  69.  Party it up in Las Vegas, Nevada 
  70.  Ride a camel in the desert
  71. Walk through a meadow, with no cares in the world
  72.  Berlin Wall, Germany
  73.  Walk through red-light district in Amsterdam, Holland
  74.  Visit the 7 Wonders of the World
    1. Machu Picchu, Peru
    2. The Colisseum, Rome
    3. Petra, Jordan
    4. Christ Redeemer, Brazil
    5. The Great Wall of China
    6. Chichen Itza, Mexico
    7. The Taj Mahal, India
  75.  Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California    (October 19, 2008)
  76.  Mt. Rushmore
  77.  Visit Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii & Northshore  (June 2009)
  78.  Take up gourmet cooking
  79.  Make a difference in at least one person’s life
  80.  Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  81.  Learn to jump start a car, change a flat, & change the oil
  82.  Take a self-defense class
  83.  Spend the weekend at a 5-star spa
  84.  Find the love of my life
  85.  Visit Galapagos Islands
  86.  Find inner peace
  87.  Go to a college football game
  88.  Visit a nude beach    (Spain, 2002)
  89.  Watch turtles hatch and run for the ocean
  90.  Learn to forgive
  91.  Invite friends over for a dinner just because
  92.  Cherish the relationships I have with those who DO love me
  93.  Take up kickboxing
  94.  See a baseball game at Yankee Stadium   (June 8, 2009)
  95. Photobucket
  96.  Ride the Trans-Siberian Express
  97.  Visit Panama Canal
  98.  Volunteer for a month in a 3rd world country
  99.  Visit Costa Rica
  100.  Love life
  101.  Bar-hop down 6th street in Austin, Tx.
  102.  Enjoy God’s majestic creations
  103. Visit New Orleans & eat authentic Jambalaya
  104. Stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden
  105. Stay in a bungalow over the water in Tahiti
  106. Learn to play poker
  107. Stay up all night just to watch the sunrise
  108. Be in a food fight
  109. Enjoy a candlelit bath
  110. Build a snowman
  111. Make homemade ice-cream from scratch
  112. Teach someone to read
  113. Climb Stairway to Heaven in Oahu, Hawaii  (June 2, 2009)Photobucket
  114. Have true authentic Pizza from New York
  115. Visit every state in the U.S.: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  116. Do camping the right way: sleeping under the stars, fishing, hiking, campfire (hot dogs, smores, and marshmellows 🙂 yummy)
  117. Swing from a tree into a creek
  118. Read the bible from cover to cover
  119. Buy a stranger a meal
  120. Grow my own vegetables from my own garden
  121. Watch the sunset while sitting on a porchswing, drinking iced tea.
  122. Go to Disneyland  (working counts right?)
  123. Visit Niagara Falls
  124. Walk on a beach by moonlight
  125. Make love somewhere you could get caught
  126. Buy my own home
  127. Go to a drive-in theater
  128. Fly in a helicopter
  129. Go to a rodeo in Texas
  130. Name a star
  131. Own a Ford Mustang
  132. Be in two places at once
  133. Build a tree fort with all the accessories
  134. Play cupid.
  135. Challenge someone to a duel using tubes of gift-wrap
  136. Build a Habitat for Humanity home
  137. Romp through Santa Ynez, California in wine country  (Kristi’s bachelorette party, 2009)
  138. Send my parents on their dream vacation
  139. Use my gifts to serve others
  140. Learn to play chess, then play in a park with a stranger
  141. Restore a classic car

One Response to “my bucket list”

  1. Rosy said

    I love it! You have inspired me to make my own list!

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