Monday, January 9, 2012

Bucket List

Saw this on Naresh's blog and really liked his bucket list. I like the way he adds another item as one is checked off. Just as I figured lots on the interwebs about bucket lists. Basically a short list of things you'd like to do before you "kick the bucket". May help to think of them in categories: travel, adventure, helping others and self improvement. Nice blog entry here for the top 20.

Researching other lists, I discovered I've already done quite a bit that others have on their list. Makes sense that your list will be ever evolving depending on where you are in your life cycle. I'm currently in excellent health and "cough, cough", middle aged.

Some of the things, I've taken for granted but have already accomplished.

Travel: Germany, Berlin (before the wall fell and on the east side), Spain, Holland, France, Paris, Louvre, Notre Dame, Mexico, Bahamas', Grand Cayman Island, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, beaches

Adventure: run a 5k, 10k, 50k, Boston Marathon, half marathon

Two lists with probably one item on just about everyone's list.

"Seven man-made wonders of the world"

1. Machu Picchu, Peru
2. The Colisseum in Rome
3. Petra, Jordan
4. Christ Redeemer, Brazil
5. The Great Wall of China
6. Chichen Itza, Mexico
7. The Taj Mahal, India

"Seven natural wonders of the world"

1. Grand Canyon
2. The Great Barrier Reef
3. The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
4. Mt. Everest
5. Northern Lights
6. Paricutin Volcano
7. Victoria Falls

My list
Africa, safari and Victoria Falls
Great Wall of China
Grand Canyon
New York, the city
50 mile trail run somewhere out west in the mountains
deep sea fishing
stay healthy
clean up the Stones River Greenway

And when I do kick the bucket, cremation with the ashes scattered on the trails in Percy Warner Park.


Anonymous said...

you handlke the cremation part, and I'll scatter them quietly where you want. God bless you K

Carole said...

Nice blog. This is my travel bucket list.

Milady said...

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