Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Experiences still on my To-Do List

My list to date. Some of these items will simply take time and effort on my part; others will take money .... and some of them will out and out take a miracle! :)

But in all cases, the first step is simply a matter of knowing what you want! So, what's on YOUR list??

  • Ride in a military-style jet (like with The Blue Angels)
  • Volunteer to help baby turtles make it safely from nest to sea
  • Watch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
  • Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom. Preferably with company. Of the opposite sex. (if I'm going to get a night in the Lincoln Bedroom ... I might as well "go for the gold" so to speak. ;))
  • Swim with dolphins
  • See the Taj Mahal
  • Explore areas of the South Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Bora Bora, etc) at my leisure
  • [Done!] Travel to Boston to see my favorite piece of artwork (Renoir's 'Dance of the Bougival')
  • See an active volcano
  • Drive a sports car (preferably a Ferrari) really fast ... like on the highways outside Las Vegas
  • Meet Ellen DeGeneres and make her laugh
  • Vacation at a dude ranch
  • Enjoy front row at a Bruce Springsteen concert!!!!!!!
  • Attend a space shuttle launch
  • See Petra in Jordan (maybe while wearing an Indiana Jones hat! ;))
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve at least once in Times Square, NYC
  • Travel to Greece
  • Be blessed by the pope
  • Watch a tennis match at Wimbledon
  • Be a "trainer for a day" (if not make a career of it) of dolphins and sea lions
  • Attend the Academy Awards
  • [Done!] Reread the "Little House on the Prairie" book series
  • See the "sun rise" over earth from up in space.
  • See the Great Pyramid and Sphinx in Egypt
  • Learn to play the violin
  • Go check out Miami at least once
  • Explore Machu Picchu
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Take an eco-tour to the Galapagos Islands
  • Shop the Mall of America
  • Go whale watching and actually see whales! ;)
  • Travel to all seven continents (so far I've been to three: North America, Europe and Asia. Still to do: Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and South America (some folks count North and South America as one ... I don't)
  • Party in Rio De Janeiro (and maybe even see Christ the Redeemer while there! ;))
  • Become a member of Mensa
  • Take a swamp tour to see the gators
  • View Mount Rushmore
  • Photo-safari in Africa and see "the big 5"
  • See Niagara Falls
  • Travel to Ireland
  • Watch the sun set with the locals in the Florida Keys
  • Marry the man of my dreams
  • Stay at a (purposely) underwater hotel (perhaps at the soon-to-be new one in Dubai?)
  • Visit Easter Island
  • Pay homage to Elvis at Graceland
  • Learn the bloody metric system!
  • [Done!] Watch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park
  • Cruise the Nile River
  • Help build a house or school
  • Take an Alaskan cruise
  • Become a great photographer
  • Learn to speak Spanish at least semi-fluently
  • See Emperor and King Penguins in Antarctica
  • Relax in Belize

.... to name just a few! ;)

I'm sure this list will continually be revamped as other ideas pop into my head. So tell me, how clearly does this list reveal my level of insanity??! ;)

[last updated: February 13, 2009]


T1 said...

I dunno...I think I could help with the dude ranch thing. Soons my Ma gets her place!

Any time you wanna do Boston I'm there! I got time...Same with the Florida Keys and Graceland. None of them are far from here.

Kat said...

Dudette! You're ON! Boston is actually high up on my list. So if you've got time either before winter hits this year, or spring next year (This Southern Cali Girl doesn't want to make the trek in snow! ;))... I say we meet up and check out Boston for a few days! What say you?

(oh, and sign me up for your ma's. Me and my cowboy boots are ready!)

T1 said...

Sweet!! CB and his sis D went and say it's pretty cool...

Also, you may post sent pic of Q. Forgot to tell you.

Share the cuteness that is Q!!

Have I mentioned he's walking?? Will send video.

goodgirl036 said...

I am in for baseball, Greece...sigh, Graceland (my friend owns a BnB minutes away), Mt Rushmore, which isn't too far from here, Times Square (teresa would go along too). Not to forget the turtles (also on my list).