Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Bucket List

It seems like everybody has, or is in the process of putting together, a Bucket List ... a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life-experiences you desire to experience before you die.  So, I thought I might join in, and share mine with you.  Do you have a Bucket List you'd like to share ??

Here's mine (it is a work in progress, so I might be adding to it from time to time, as I think of things that I have forgotten !!).

  • Take a cruise & tour through Alaska and Canada (and whilst in the area, visit a dear blog friend in Newfoundland ... you know who you are !!).
  • Visit the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert in Arizona, Yellowstone National Park, the Colorado Rocky Mountains ... and travel the whole of Route 66 in the USA.
  • Cuddle / pat a tiger ... a real tiger, not a household pet that thinks it's a tiger (I've got one of those !!)
  • Stand on the edge of an active volcano and feel the heat, smell the smells, and experience the fear and danger of it all.
  • Take a cruise down the River Rhine / Danube.
  • Visit Auschwitz in Poland, or what remains of it.
  • Visit Machu Picchu in Peru.
  • Take some gourmet cooking classes.
  • Visit Cape York, Far North Queensland, again ... and see the things we missed out on last time we were there !!
  • Win Tattslotto (I can dream, can't I !?!?!)
  • Get down to my ideal weight.
  • Find an exercise program that I enjoy, and will continue with.
  • Organise a family reunion, and encourage everyone to forget the past and keep in touch.
  • See my daughter happily married, with children, if that is what she chooses to do.
  • See my daughter complete her apprenticeship, and become a qualified hairdresser with her own successful salon (once again, if that is what she chooses to do).
  • Travel around Australia with my hubby, stopping where we want, when we want.
  • Live to a ripe old-age.
  • Ride all of the world's largest Roller Coasters.
  • Swim with dolphins.
  • Get a tattoo (only a little one !!).
  • Go to a deserted island, and spend some time living like a native.
  • See The Northern Lights.
  • Write a book and have it published.
  • Visit the Pyramids in Egypt.
  • Physically meet more of the people I have "met" through blogging and facebook.
  • Make a difference in someone's life.
  • Take a photography course.
  • Go on an African Safari.
  • Appear in a movie, or TV show.
  • Take part in a archaeological dig.
  • Learn another language.
  • Learn to play the guitar.
  • Buy the beautiful Aboriginal work of art I fell in love with in a gallery in Hahndorf.
  • Take a "Mystery Flight".
  • Always stay true to myself, and to those that I love.
  • Travel by boat / houseboat the entire length of the Murray River.
  • Be the best person I can be.
  • See a "real" UFO.
  • Be debt free.
  • Stand on the mountain-top where Julie Andrews is singing "The Hills Are Alive" at the beginning of The Sound Of Music.
  • Complete all the Unfinished Projects I have stashed away in my craft room.
  • Reconnect with old friends that I haven't seen for years.
  • Continue to love, and spend as much time as possible, with my wonderful parents.
  • Start visiting the blood bank again to donate blood.
  • Visit Niagara Falls, and watch somebody going over them in a barrel.
  • Go exploring with a metal detector, and find a big hunk of gold.
  • Buy a Brand New car, just to experience that "new car" smell, and watch the odometer turn over from 000000 to 000001.
  • Buy a Digital SLR Camera, with all the bits and bobs that go with it.
  • Own a convertible car, and drive with the top down, the sun shining, and the wind in our hair.
  • Do something great for my parents.
  • Learn to draw.
  • Ride in a limo whilst sipping champagne.
  • See Uluru (Ayers Rock) after a big rainstorm.
  • Visit Wolf Creek Crater in W.A., and watch the movie Wolf Creek whilst there !!
  • Live life to the fullest.


Barbara said...

What a great list! We have some of the same things on our lists, I want to visit many of the same places as you - and I have visited a few (Arizona, Route 66).

I think you have made a difference in someone's life. Probably lots of someone's, just by being yourself!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Thanks, Barbara, I appreciate that ... maybe someday we can visit one of the places on our lists and meet !!

I have learnt alot from reading people's blogs, reading about different lives and experiences, and it has been awe-inspiring. Thank you for writing one of those inspirational blogs.

Take care,
Connie xx

Michael Manning said...

Hi, Meow: I recently visited that "corner in Winslow, Arizona" immortalized in the song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Fry (hit song for The Eagles)! And yes, it was close to Route 66!

Gina E. said...

That is the longest bucket list I've seen! I've done some of those things already, so my list will be shorter than yours - lol!
At my 50th birthday party, I told everyone that I felt very lucky at my age, having done everything I ever wanted to do, and from now on I'm happy to coast along. So I guess my bucket list is just to get all my craft UFOs done!