Bucket List

Bucket List

You should always have something that drives you. Here are a few of the things I hope to do in my lifetime. I also keep a book of places I want to go, broken down by state or country.

  • Build a house by hand
  • Ride in a hot air balloon (ideally at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival)
  • Visit every National Park & Forest
  • Do some hiking
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Go to the circus (it’s almost ironic I haven’t done this yet)
  • Go on a treasure hunt
  • Experience weightlessness
  • Make a snow angel in Antarctica
  • Write a book
  • Jump out of an airplane
  • Learn to fly a plane
  • Ride in a helicopter
  • Get a tattoo
  • Backpack Europe
  • Ride a moose
  • Learn to play guitar — working on it (at the pace of a half-dead sloth)
  • Learn to play piano
  • Learn to Ballroom dance
  • Learn to Salsa dance
  • Learn American Sign Language
  • Learn another language:
    • Spanish — working on it
    • German
    • French
    • Portuguese
    • Italian
  • See the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
  • See the sun rise on the Atlantic and set on the Pacific in the same day
  • Drive the classic Route 66 (or what’s left of it)
    • Drive it again, but in the right direction (Westbound; Chicago to Santa Monica)
  • Travel the “scariest roads in America”:
    These are from an article I had read. They sounded appealing.

    • Big Sur (Hwy 1, between Monterey, CA and Morro Bay, CA)
    • The Saddle Road (Route 200, between Hilo, HI and Waimea, HI)
    • Independence Pass (Hwy 82, between Aspen, CO and Leadville, CO)
    • Dalton Highway, Alaska
    • The Loneliest Road in America (Hwy 50, between Hinckley, UT and Carson City, NV)
    • Tail of the Dragon (Hwy 129, between Tabcat Bridge, TN and Deals Gap, NC)
    • Highway 170 (between Lajitas, TX and Candelaria, TX)
    • Route 16 (between Middlebourne, WV and Grundy, WV)
    • Beartooth Highway (Wyoming/Montana)
    • Moki Dugway (Hwy 261, south-east Utah)
  • Take a cruise to Alaska
  • Visit all 50 states
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
  • Visit all 50 states within the same year
  • Visit all seven continents
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Antarctica
    • Australia
    • Europe
    • North America
    • South America
  • Stand on Times Square for the New Years celebration
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China
  • Bike across the US
  • Go to Hell (Michigan) when it’s frozen over
  • Spend a day at an oasis in the middle of the desert
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Mt. Saint Helens, Washington
  • Big Ben, London, England
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  • Pyramids, Egypt
  • Pyramids, Mayan/Aztec Empires
  • Easter Island
  • See lots and lots of weird roadside attractions
  • Build a wooden row boat by hand