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My LIfe Bucket List!

I think everyone has places they want to see, people they want to meet, activities they want to participate in. Unfortunately many people only wish for these things. Me, I am determined to accomplish them (well as many as I can) before I die. I want stories to tell my kids and grandkids and I want memories to keep me company when I am old and unable to do these things. Some are silly every day items, others are more grandiose, but all are deep desires of my heart...Watch as I cross them off... :)

1. Get out of Debt!
2. See the Nutcracker Live on Stage by a Professional Ballet Company (Well it wasn't a Professional Ballet Company, but I did see the Nutcracker live on stage this year at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI)
3. Kiss the Blarney Stone
4. See all 50 States (States Visited as an Adult: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan,  Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Tennessee)
5. Go on a Spontaneous Road Trip
6. Leave Random Uplifting Notes/Bible Verses in Library Books
7. Get a Henna Tattoo
8. Hold a Chimpanzee
9. Go to a Green Bay Packer's Game at Lambeau Field (preferably in the snow!)
10. Tell my Grandchildren the Story of My Life
11. Hear Andrea Bocelli Sing Live
12. Ride a Double Decker Bus in London
13. Have 3 - 6 Months of Salary in Savings at All Times
14. Sleep Under the Christmas Tree
15. Touch and Walk on an Ice Berg
16. Go Paintballing
17. Paddleboard
18. See the Cliffs of Moher
19. Build a Tree House
20. Attach a Lock to the Love Bridge in Paris
21. Overcome my Fear of Deep Water
22. Make Snow Angels with my Grandkids
23. Visit Australia
24. Visit the Mayan Ruins
25. Adopt a Golden Retriever Puppy (2014 - Golden Lab/German Shepard Cross - Emma)
26. Learn to Speak Gaelic
27. Make a Place that is All Mine Where I can be Creative (Write, Scrapbook, Sew, Quilt, Etc.)
28. Go to the County Fair as a Date
29. Learn to Speak French
30. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
31. Invite Someone with no Family (or Soldiers Away from Home) to our Family Holiday Dinner
32. Catch a Jar Full of Lightening Bugs
33. Make Gingerbread Men
34. Own Something (Jewelry Please) from Tiffany's
35. Visit Every Major US Landmark
36. See the Roman Colosseum
37. Learn to Play the Violin
38. Drive down the entire Route 66 in a Classic Auto
39. Hike the Entire Appalachian Trail
40. Build Something for Me at Build a Bear
41. Learn to Crochet
42. Read the Bible Cover to Cover
43. Learn to Play the Piano
44. Go Zip Lining in Costa Rica
45. Grow Old with the One I Love
46. Donate a Large Sum of Money to my Favorite Charity  (Susan G. Komen)
47. Get a Hot Stone Massage (More than Once Please)
48. Have Perfect Teeth
49. Visit Yosemite Falls (Did this as a child, but NEED to go back)
50. Hold a Baby Turtle
51. Get a Tattoo
52. Explore a European Castle
53. Run a 5K
54. Float in the Dead Sea
55. Go Parasailing
56. Build an Igloo
57. Send a Message in a Bottle
58. Go on a Safari
59. Build a Popular Blog (In Process)
60. Visit Niagra Falls
61. Spend the Whole Day on a Beach Date
62. Go on a Road Trip with my Best Friends
63. Visit Ground Zero
64. Build a Gingerbread House from Scratch
65. See an Opera
66. Have a Romantic Night Picnic
67. Feel Confident in a Bikini
68. Visit Machu Pichu
69. Watch a Meteor Shower
70. Start Working Out/Running Every Day
71. Learn to Speak Spanish
72. Give Up Soda/Sugar
73. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
74. Own a Classic Car (Cherry Red 69 Mustang with a Black Ragtop)
75. Go On a Mission Trip (Or Several)
76. Have a Chalk Wall (Paint Bought)
77. Ride a Cable Car in San Francisco
78. Run a Half Marathon
79. Have a Snowball Fight
80. See a Broadway Musical
81. Have Something Published
82. Volunteer in a Third World Country
83. Visit Auschwitz
84. Build a Giant Sand Castle
85. Visit Scotland and See the Colquhoun Estate - Rossdhu
86. Ride a Gondola in Italy
87. Hold a Penguin
88. Carve our Names in a Tree
89. Go to the Galapagos Islands
90. Go to Easter Island
91. Learn to Play Guitar
92. Swim with Dolphins
93. Slow Dance and Play in the Rain
94. Visit the 9/11 Memorial
95. See an Active Volcano in Hawaii
96. Watch Baby Sea Turtles Hatch and Make Their Way to the Sea
97. Go to the Top of the Eiffel Tower
98. Improve my Flexibility
99. Solo Road Trip
100. Pick out a Live Christmas Tree
101. Watch the Ball Drop live in Times Square on New Year's Eve
102. Romantic Walk in the Snow
103. Send a Present/Care Package to a Soldier
104. Volunteer at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner
105. Help the Homeless at Christmas
106. Ring a Bell for the Salvation Army
107. Help Make Somebody's Wish Come True
108. Be Proposed to in a Unique Way
109. Build my Cabin in the Woods
110. Own Goats
111. Release a Paper Lantern
112. Buy a House (Land)
113. Take a Jeep on a Rock Crawl
114. Own a Wrangler
115. Visit the "4-Corners" - Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico
116. Be Kissed Under Mistletoe
117. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
118. Visit the Florida Keys/Caribbean/Costa Rica
119. Go to a Brewers Game
120. Go Stargazing
121. Have a Water Gun Fight with My Kids/Grandkids
122. See my Grandchildren Get Married
123. Write a Book
124. Unplug for an entire Weekend
125. Be Married for 50 Years (or as close as we can get)
126. Build a Giant Snowman (or Snow Family) with those I love
127. Reach my Goal Weight and Be Toned
128. Pay for a Stranger's Groceries
129. Be Someone's Secret Santa
130. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ireland
131. See Stonehenge
132. Pay a Stranger's Tab in a Restaurant
133. Go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
134. See the Northern Lights against a Black Sky
135. See my Children Get Married
136. Hold my Grandchildren
137. Stand with One Foot on Either Side of the Equator
138. Watch the Sunset over the Ocean
139. Watch a Sunrise
140. Write Something in Wet Concrete
141. Give 100 Compliments in One Day
142. Spend my Birthday doing as Many Random Acts of Kindness as Years I Have Been Alive
143. Take One Photo a Day of the Same View for a Year.
144. Participate in a Color Run
145. See the Leaves in New England in Autumn
146. Have a Home Library
147. Go Whale Watching
148. Write "Open When" Letters to My Kids for Later in Their Lives
149. Ride in a Horse Drawn Carriage with My Love
150. Volunteer with a Disaster Relief Effort
151. Drive from Coast to Coast
152. Learn to Ballroom Dance
153. See the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Albuquerque
154. NASCAR at Bristol at Night
155. Go to Norway and see the Home Farm
156. Decorate my House
157. Front Row Seats to Josh Groban
158. Read all the Books on my Bookshelf (2 Down in 1 week - Dec. 22, 2014 - 3rd and 4th in process, Jan. 1, 2015)/

So I'm a bit ambitious! I realize that I don't have the money nor the time to complete all of these items (unless I win the lottery...) but having them written down makes me accountable. It makes me see it in black and white and not settle for the same old hum drum life that I have been living. I want to see, experience and LIVE! Check back often to see how I'm doing!

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