Friday, January 2, 2015

The Bucket List 2015 Edition

Happy New Year all the way from Siem Reap in Cambodia! We have been having a blast on our trip to Southeast Asia

A new year means new plans! If 2014 was all about travel & adventure (We visited 8 new states and 8 new countries!), 2015 will be all about Improvement, both of our current home and of ourselves. Other than two trips to Puerto Rico this year, we currently don't have any other travel plans for 2015, so we'll have a chance to spend some time knocking off some other things off the list.


Travel - US
  1. Sit in Lincoln Memorial steps in Washington D.C (April 2013)
  2. Swim on a beach in Hawaii
  3. Check out Natural History Museum in NYC (Sept 2012)
  4. See the Grand Canyon while visiting Vegas
  5. Visit Graceland in Memphis (Jan 2014)
  6. See the Northern Lights while in Alaska
  7. See Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
  8. Drink around the World at Epcot in Florida (May 2013)
  9. Take a Big American Roadtrip
  10. Drive through the mansions in Charleston, NC
  11. Ride up the Space Needle in Seattle
  12. Stay overnight in a Smoky Mountains cabin
  13. Take a picture at The Bean in Chicago (Oct 2012)
  14. See Mt.Rushmore in South Dakota
  15. See the fishes at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta
  16. Take a scenic drive in Colorado (Aug 2013)
  17. See Old Faithful at Yosemite National Park
  18. Do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  19. Walk Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco ((Nov 2012)
  20. Ride the Lady of the Lake at Niagara Falls
  21. Drive through the lighthouses in Maine
  22. Go to the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis (Jan 2014)
  23. Stroll the French Quarter iin New Orleans (Jan 2014)
  24. Visit all 50 States (29 Left) before we turn 30
  25. Visit 20 different zoos (7 down; Houston, Bronx, SLC, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver,San Francisco)


Travel - International
  1. Visit Prague, Czech Republic Vienna, Austria & Budapest,Hungary
  2. Walk the streets of Jerusalem
  3. Walk through Angkor Wat in Cambodia (Dec 2014)
  4. Walk the grounds of Chichen Itza in Mexico (May 2014)
  5. Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef & visit the Sydney Opera House
  6. Admire “Birth of Venus” in Florence (Jun 2012)
  7. Visit Alhambra in Granada, Spain
  8. Celebrate Carnaval in Brazil
  9. Drink Limoncello in Amalfi (Jun 2012)
  10. Travel around  Russia (St.Petersburg & Moscow)
  11. Visit Taj Mahal in India
  12. Cruise Halong Bay in Vietnam (Dec 2014)
  13. Drink some wine in Portugal
  14. Walk the streets of Montreal
  15. Stay in a water villa in the Maldives
  16. Visit the Acropolis in Athens, Greece (June 2012)
  17. Go to the Haga Sophia in Istanbul (June 2012)
  18. Ride a  camel in Egypt and visit Petra in Jordan
  19. Walk through the Red Light District of Amsterdam (Nov 2014)
  20. Get lost in the streets of Bangkok (Jan 2015)
  21. Marvel at the Machu Picchu in Peru
  22. Walk the Great Wall of China
  23. Ride a gondola in Venice (June 2012)
  24. Visit the Colosseum in Rome(June 2012)
  25. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
  26. See big cats while on an African Safari
  27. Try to make a British soldier laugh in London (Nov 2014)
  28. Kiss on the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Nov 2014)
  29. Set foot on all 7 Continents (3/7)
  30. Visit 50 countries by age 50 (13/50; 8 in 2014)


Personal
  1. Get Married
  2. Buy a House (Feb 2013)
  3. Furnish a House
  4. Sell a House
  5. Have Children
  6. Raise happy & healthy children
  7. Get another dog (Gnocchi/Feb2013)
  8. Celebrate our 25th year Anniversary by reliving our honeymoon
  9. Meet our grandchildren
  10. Plant a herb garden
  11. Plant a tree and watch it grow
  12. Mentor someone at work
  13. Volunteer at a charity we are passionate about
  14. Start a scholarship fund
  15. Get a Masters Degree
  16. Learn a third Language
  17. Coach a Little League team/Boy Scout troop
  18. Write & Publish a Book
  19. Write a Blog
  20. Be able to Retire before 60


Activities
  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 (Sept 2013)
  10. Go on a rainforest canopy tour
  11. Go to a Turkish Bath (Jun 2012)
  12. Break a Guinness World Record
  13. Go on a hot air balloon ride
  14. Take up hiking
  15. Go whale watching
  16. Swim with dolphins
  17. Take a ballroom dancing class
  18. Take a photography class
  19. Take cooking classes (Jan 2014)
  20. Learn to play Piano/Saxophone/Conga
  21. Attend a Broadway Play
  22. Attend all Cirque de Soliel performances
  23. Attend a Super Bowl
  24. Attend a Summer Olympics
  25. Attend World Series


34/100 = We crossed 10 off in 2014, that's not bad!


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

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