Thursday, September 27, 2012

Our Bucket List - 2012

In the spirit of five year dating anniversary we sat down to create a Bucket List, which may also be called 100 things we want to do before we die. We were surprised we could barely list 60!. I'd imagine in the next couple of decades we'll come up with a few dozen more. 

*We broke the unspoken rule about not adding things we've already done but we did them pretty recently and they were things that were on our bucket list even though we hadn't previously sat down to write one*

So here it is:


  1. See the Sydney Opera House in Australia
  2. Walk the streets of Jerusalem
  3. Travel around  Russia (St.Petersburg & Moscow)
  4. Visit Taj Mahal in India
  5. Sit in Lincoln Memorial steps in Washington D.C
  6. Swim on a beach in Hawaii
  7. Stay in a water villa in the Maldives
  8. Visit the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
  9. Go to the Haga Sophia in Istanbul
  10. See the Grand Canyon while visiting Vegas
  11. Ride a  camel in Egypt
  12. Walk the Great Wall of China
  13. Visit the Colosseum in Rome
  14. Party during Oktoberfest in Germany
  15. See the Northern Lights while in Alaska
  16. Take a Big American Roadtrip
  17. See elephants while on an African Safari
  18. Try to make a British soldier laugh in London
  19. Kiss on the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  20. Visit 10 different zoos (5 down; Houston, Bronx, SLC, Cincinnati, San Francisco)

  1. Attend a Broadway Play
  2. Attend all Cirque de Soliel performances
  3. Attend a Super Bowl
  4. Attend a Summer Olympics
  5. Attend World Series

  1. Get Married
  2. Buy a House
  3. Furnish a House
  4. Have Children
  5. Raise happy & healthy children
  6. Get another dog
  7. Celebrate our 25th year Anniversary by reliving our honeymoon
  8. Meet our grandchildren
  9. Plant a herb garden
  10. Mentor someone at work
  11. Volunteer at a charity we are passionate about
  12. Start a scholarship fund
  13. Get a Masters Degree
  14. Learn a third Language
  15. Coach a Little League team/Boy Scout troop
  16. Write & Publish a Book
  17. Write a Blog
  18. Be able to Retire before 60

  1. Go skiing/snowboarding
  2. Go surfing
  3. Run a 5k
  4. Run a 10k
  5. Run a half-marathon
  6. Complete a marathon
  7. Learn to play golf
  8. Get scuba certified
  9. Brew our own beer
  10. Go on a rainforest canopy tour
  11. Go to a Turkish Bath
  12. Break a Guinness World Record
  13. Go on a hot air balloon ride
  14. Swim with dolphins
  15. Take cooking classes
  16. Learn to play Piano/Saxophone/Conga

6/58 = approximately 10% That's not bad!

We'll probably be able to cross 4-5 more items off the list in the coming months, so I'll keep you guys posted.

What do you have on your bucket list? Any suggestions of things we should add to ours?


  1. Good luck! Inspiring. I think I'll steal a few including things I've done to make my list less daunting. lol -SJ

    PS- Been following your blog (have it bookmarked but sometimes forget). I don't comment but I appreciate it! Great stuff.

    1. I'm glad you found this list helpful! Adding things you've already done definitely makes it feel more realistic. If you've already reached some of your goals it keeps you motivated to finish the rest.

      I really appreciate your comment! Sometimes I feel like I'm just writing for the vast empty interwebs. It's nice to know that some warm-blooded human is also reading.