Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bucket List

I’m stealing (nah, it's not "stealing" when he gives permission) a meme from Secondary Roads! It’s called a Bucket List Meme. Supposedly, a “Bucket List” is stuff you want to do in your life before you kick the bucket.

My personal list would not have some of these items and would include others. So this is a generic Bucket List. The reason for using the generic list is that it allows us to compare our answers. Here is the list. Things I have done are in bold face.

Been to Canada
Been to Mexico
Been to Florida
Been to Hawaii

Visited All 50 States --(two to go)
Been to Europe
Been to South America
Been to Central America
Been to Asia
Been to Australia
Been on a plane
Been on a helicopter
Been in a hot air balloon --
(what a fantastic ride!)
Been sky diving
Been on a Cruise --(does ferry from Dover to Calais count?)
Been to Washington, DC
Been on the opposite side of the country
Driven across the United States
Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch

Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans --(but have been in N.O.)
Been deep sea fishing
Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
Seen the Statue of Liberty
Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
Swam in the ocean --
Atlantic and Pacific
Swam in the Mediterranean -
Gone on a blind date
Watched someone die
Been lost in a neighborhood
Cried yourself to sleep
Played cops and robbers
Recently colored with crayons

Written a letter to Santa Claus
Sang Karaoke
Paid for a meal with coins only
Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t do
Made prank phone calls
Laughed until some kind of beverage came out your nose.
Caught a snowflake on your tongue

Danced in the rain
Watched the sunrise with someone
Blown bubbles
Been kissed under the mistletoe
Been skinny dipping outdoors
Gone ice-skating
Gone to the movies
Gone snorkeling
Skipped school

Gone snowmobiling
Lived in more than one country
Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
Seen a falling star and made a wish
Truly believe in the power of prayer

Seen whales in the ocean
Ridden on an elephant
Ridden on a camel
Swam with dolphins
Saw and heard a glacier calf
Traveled by train
Traveled by motorcycle
Traveled by subway

Been horseback riding --(does burro count?)
Ridden on a San Francisco cable car
Been to Disneyland or DisneyWorld
Been in a rain forest
Been to Niagara Falls

Walked on the Great Wall of China
Been to the Olympics
Been spinnaker flying -- (it means sailing)
Been water-skiing
Been snow-skiing
Been to Westminster Abbey
Been to the Louvre
Been to a Major League Baseball game
Been to a National Football League game


Andrea said...

You have been a lot of places.

Blessings, andrea

Silver said...

That sounds like a really looooooong BUT fun list.. a lot like the '1000 Places To See Before You Die' by Patricia Schultz thing, only better.

Vee said...

Your life has been blessed and you've done a lot of interesting things. The only thing I would really like to do in the future is go back to France and spend some extended time there. During the short time we were in Paris we had a wonderful time and met many great people who treated us with respect and courtesy. (Of course I want to go only after I take the Rosetta Stone course and learn a little French.)

Sharkbytes said...

I guess I am beginning to see some value in the generic list. Interesting that you have never been snowmobiling. I know Indiana doesn't get a lot of snow, but it's more northern than southern.
I'm surprised at how many of them I've done even though I don't find a lot of them all that interesting.

vanilla said...

Yes, Andrea. And as Vee said, I have been blessed. Abundantly.

Silver, I used a "generic" list --following a meme, you know. There are a couple things on there I wouldn't want to do. And a couple I might add!

Vee, I have been blessed. Hope you get back to France-- speaking a bit of the language, of course.
I think I'd like to visit Vienna again.

vanilla said...

Sharkbytes, we do occasionally get enough snow for those machines, but I'm not a winter person. A bit of ice skating in my younger day was about the extent of winter sports for me.