Bucket List

I’ve always loved the idea of a bucket list, so here it goes.  Please note this is the result of many years of dreaming.  I will count myself lucky if I have the opportunity to experience even a few items on this list.  I am truly brainstorming here.  What is on your bucket list?

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Found at Giggle Palooza

Things to Do

  • Purchase Jeep and a kayak
  • Buy an older home and fill it with antiques from a driving excursion to Tomball, Texas
  • Adopt
  • Raise a golden retriever
  • Sea kayak
  • Start a Friends of the Library group for the Omer Library
  • Go whitewater rafting again, preferably abroad
  • Become a published author
  • Help my Mom publish her series of children’s books
  • Become a noted blogger
  • Start my own business
  • Archive as much family history as possible for the next generation
  • Meet Paul McCartney
  • See Paul McCartney in concert
  • Meet Madonna
  • Research and write a true crime novel
  • Stay at the Stanley Hotel in the Rockies
  • Meet and interview Stephen King
  • Meet Steven Spielberg


  • Study Portuguese
  • Study Italian
  • Earn graduate degree
  • Earn PhD
  • Become CPIM
  • Study project management
  • Learn to quilt well
  • Learn to paint well

Places to Visit

  • Abroad
    • Argentina
    • Chile
    • Return to Ecuador, especially the Galapagos Islands and Quito
    • Return to Mexico, preferably to sites associated with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
    • The Bahamas
    • Return to Ireland, Dublin in particular
    • Return to Scotland
    • Return to England, return to London and make an extended trip to Liverpool
    • Italy, Rome and Tuscany in particular
    • Return to Spain, finally visit Ibiza and Badajoz, return to Sevilla
    • Poland
    • Ukraine
    • Cuba
    • Brazil
    • Costa Rica
    • Belize
    • Ontario, Canada, finally visit my parents’ cabin
  • US
    • Alaska
    • South Dakota, visit Mount Rushmore and Little House sites (DeSmet)
    • Return to Colorado, especially Estes Park and Denver
    • Arizona
    • Nevada (I’d love to see Vegas just once!)
    • Seattle, Washington
    • Return to Washington, DC, including Mount Vernon, Gettysburg, and Eisenhower’s farm, spend days at the Smithsonian
    • Return to Texas, San Antonio and Austin in particular, maybe see Spindle Top
    • Missouri, visit the site of the Wilder’s Rocky Ridge Farm
    • New Mexico, Santa Fe in particular
    • Massachusetts, Lexington-Concord in particular, as well as the Buttrick home
    • New York, New York
    • Tennessee, Nashville in particular, seek out sites associated with Johnny Cash
    • Minnesota, Duluth and return to Rochester