My Life of Travels and Adventures: My Bucket List

My Bucket List

18 July 2014

  1. Adopt a family at Christmas
  2. Attend a Black Tie Gala
  3. Attend a NHL Hockey game
  4. Attend a World Series Game
  5. Be debt free
  6. Bike in a race
  7. Bike in a 50+ mile race
  8. Build a house for Habitat for Humanity
  9. Build a tree house
  10. Create a family tree
  11. Drive cross country
  12. Drive in all 50 states (only because this is a goal of the hubby and I want to complete it before him) - Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin - 29 out of 50 as of 7/14/14
  13. Go camping and enjoy it
  14. Go deep sea fishing
  15. Go downhill skiing
  16. Go Horsebacking riding on the beach
  17. Go on a safari
  18. Go parasailing
  19. Go Rock Climbing
  20. Go scuba diving
  21. Go skydiving
  22. Go snorkeling
  23. Grow a Garden
  24. Host our family for Thanksgiving
  25. Join a book club
  26. Learn proper English Grammar
  27. Learn Sign Language
  28. Learn to change a flat tire - You would think since my husband is a mechanic I would know this.  Nope.  I have had AAA since I got my license and have never had the need to learn.
  29. Learn to change the oil on a car - Again with the hubby being a mechanic why would I need to know this?
  30. Learn to decorate a cake
  31. Learn to drive stick shift - The hubby tried to teach me once but I was too nervous and scared of wrecking his truck to even sit in the drivers seat. 
  32. Learn to juggle
  33. Learn to knit
  34. Learn to play a musical instrument
  35. New Years in Times Square
  36. Own investment real estate
  37. Own several acres of land
  38. Plant a herb garden
  39. Play laser tag
  40. Play paintball
  41. Raft on the Colorado River
  42. Register for the Bone Marrow Donor Registry
  43. Run a Marathon
  44. See a Baseball game in all of the stadiums- 4 as of September 2010. (Phillies at home at the) Vet and Citizen's Bank Park, (Phillies vs Atlanta at) Turner Field, (Phillies vs Nationals at) RFK Stadium, (Blue Jays at the) SkyDome, (Yankees at) Old Yankee Stadium
  45. See a movie in 3D
  46. See a movie in IMAX
  47. See Cirque de Soliue
  48. See the Eiffel Tower
  49. See the Galapoagos Islands
  50. See the Giant Redwoods of Ca
  51. See the Northern Lights
  52. See the NY Christmas Tree Lighting - I have seen the Christmas tree lit and have been in NYC the night of the lighting but have never actuall seen the lighting.
  53. See the Phillies on the road against all the NL teams - 2.  Nationals at RGK Park and the Braves at Turner Field.
  54. See the Pyramids
  55. See the Wild Horses in the Carolinas
  56. Sell/Donate my wedding dress
  57. Shop at a local farmers market regularly
  58. Stand in a Waterfall
  59. Start a family tradition
  60. Take a cooking class
  61. Take a hot air balloon ride
  62. Take a pottery class
  63. Take our kids to Disney
  64. Take our kids to Hershey Park
  65. Take our kids to the Crayola Factory
  66. Travel to all 50 states -Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin - Currently 33 out of 50 on 7/14/14.
  67. Visit an island in the Caribbean
  68. Visit Bora Bora
  69. Visit Iceland
  70. Visit Yellowstone National Park
  71. Volunteer at a homeless shelter regularly
  72. Watch the Albuquerque Balloon Festival
  73. Watch the sunrise at the Grand Canyon
Completed 37 of 110 as of July 2014. 
  1.  Visit Italy - Completed July 2001 
  2. Visit Vegas - Completed January 2007 - Lots of Fun 
  3. Own a house - We bought our first house in August 2006. Our lovely Upper Darby row home. Although this goal is completed, I still would like to own a single home in the country.
  4. Take dancing lessons with the hubby - We took a short ballroom dancing class a couple years ago. It was fun to do together and I would like to take another class with him 
  5. Attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival - Completed September 2008. Our anniversary trip. Very cool, large and hot.
  6. See a play on Broadway- Completed December 2008 - Shrek.  Completed July 2010 Rock of Ages
  7. See a theater show in London - Completed January 2009. Was in London for work and saw Phantom of the Opera.
  8. Go Whale Watching - Completed February 2009. We went whale watching off the coast of San Diego. I would like to go orca whale watching in Victoria, BC too.
  9. Go white water rafting - Completed Summer 2009 on the Lehigh River, PA. We just went again for a dam release weekend, June 2010.
  10. Visit Ireland - Completed September 2009. Very neat.
  11. Visit a castle - Completed September 2009 in Ireland. 
  12. See the Everglades - Completed January 2010 on vacation with my sister.
  13. Take a CPR class - Completed 1/30/10. Highly recommended. 
  14. Start a blog - Whenever I figure out how to post this... I will have accomplished this. Hopefully February 2010.
  15. Learn how to draw blood -Completed April 2010
  16. Visit a rainforest - Completed September 2010 in Costa Rica.
  17. Visit a volcano - Completed September 2010 in Costa Rica.  We actually got to see the Arenal Volcano erupt.
  18. Go Ziplining  - Completed September 2010 in Costa Rica.  So much fun! Stop biting my nails - Completed December 2010.  I have not bit my nails in over a month. They are almost long enough to paint. 
  19. Run a 5k - Completed November 13, 2010.  The River Town Veteran's 5k in 35:45. Not bad for my first race ever.
  20. Keep a travel blog - Completed December 2010.  I have posted about our trip to Costa Rica and several weekend trips that I have been on, on this blog. As we travel more I will update this blog about the trips.
  21. Make Homemade pasta - Completed January 2011.  This turned out pretty good.  The recipe made a lot of pasta. 
  22. Attend a Rodeo - Completed February 5, 2011 at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. 
  23. Vacation in San Antonio - Completed February 2011.  
  24. Pay off my student loan.  Completed March 29, 2011
  25. Learn a new language - Completed May 2, 2011 through Spanish: Getting Started at the Montgomery County Community College.
  26. Run a Half Marathon - Completed May 29, 2011- Completed the Buffalo Half Marathon in 2:59:07
  27. Take an Alaskan Cruise - Completed September 11 thru 18, 2011.  We cruised on Holland America from Vancouver to Seward, AK.  Amazing experience!
  28. Go Dog Sledding - Completed September 18, 2011.  We took a summer cart ride with 13 dogs several of whom competed in the Iditarod the previous winter. 
  29. Become a Mother -Completed either May 13th, 2011 or January 9, 2012... however you look at it.  
  30. Burn my photos to a CD/USB stick by year.  - I am calling this one complete as of March, 2012.  I have backed up all my pictures to  All my digital pictures are stored in their original size and can be restored to any computer.  Yay!
  31. Take a photography class - Completed June 2012 - I took a couple photography class in 2012.  The first two were at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (Digital Photography and DSLR:Intermediate)  and also a private class at Owen Biddle Photography School. 
  32. Take our kids to the Please Touch Museum - Completed April 2013 - Reid and I enjoyed some time together and had a ball. 
  33. Move to the Country - Completed June 2013 - We sold our house in Philly and moved to Western New York. 
  34. Make a will - Completed October 15, 2013. - Easy peasy!
  35. Participate in the Polar Plunge - Completed December 7, 2013 - Kerrie and I braved the snowy 29F day and ran into freezing Lake Erie.  
  36. Get professionally fitted for a bra - Completed April 25, 2014 - Kerrie and I headed to Blum's for new bras.  So worth it. 
  37. Donate Hair - Completed July 9, 2014 - I finally chopped 8/9 inches of my hair and donated it. 

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