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Old 06-02-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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What's on your bucket list?

So far, mine has 100 things on it, 99 of which start with the words "Go To"....Istanbul, Egypt, Africa, the Marquesas, the Seychelles, Newfoundland, etc.

#100 was paint the condo (which I just finished)

What are your bucket list items?
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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I am going to climb Mt. Rainier this summer. I have trouble juggling 100 goals in my mind so I'll just go with one for now.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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I have a short list as it is edited annually. So, my bucket list is for one year at a time - find it easier to control. This year's list is :
1. Complete my Mandarin language course which I signed up with a school - done and now continuing learning by myself.
2. Do my cataract surgery - done last month
3. A one week family holiday in China with parents and siblings - done in March
4. Take a golf holiday in North island of New Zealand - done in Feb
5. Learn French - to do
6. Travel to one country in Europe - all planned for July/August
7. Learn how to bake - to do
8. Take a golf holiday in Scotland - I think this will be transferred to next year's bucket list.
9. Re-visit and assess my insurance policies and make changes - done.
10. Take up a couse in wine appreciation - I decided not to do a formal class but rather read up and attend more wine tasting gatherings.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:25 PM   #4
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Haven't yet been to Newfoundland or the Marquesas, but the others have already been checked off, and Newfoundland is definitely on the list.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:34 PM   #5
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I really thought about a list last year and started working on it
1- Alaska - done
2- Taking Grandson to Walt Disney world - in progress
3- Italy - next year
4- Savannah - September
As I come up with ideas I just add them . I also have a project list that keeps me motivated but it's not a bucket list . On my list last year was learn to make good pizza and after a few failures I did succeed .
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:45 PM   #6
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Same subject covered in thread Hows your bucket list coming?
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:54 PM   #7
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Well, now that that's settled

On my list is to take a long bike tour which we will do this summer, 400 miles all planned and we are training for it.
Learning Yoga and I went to a great Yoga center and am having a blast.
Going to Belize and Cozumel which is planned for next year.
I am going to get scuba certified this fall before going to Belize and Cozumel.
Making plans to go to Prague, still in the early stages.
Brush up on my French which I have allowed to get rusty.
Read more books than I did last year (128). So far so good.
Expand my vegetable garden by 25% a year until I grow almost all my own vegetables, have increased the size this year and it is planted.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:47 PM   #9
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Build a cedar strip fishing boat
Tour breweries in Germany
Hike some 14ers
Ride ragbrai again
Road trip through every state
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The Proverbial "Bucket List"

Bucket List - what i checked off my list

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:25 PM   #11
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From the earlier thread,

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I am happy and achieving my goals at a reasonable pace. I feel satisfied and content with my life.

For some reason, I don't need anything more than that. If I were to die today, I'd feel serene and fulfilled (although I'd really rather stick around for a few more decades just because life has been so much fun since ER).

I wouldn't be thinking, "If ONLY I had done xyz before I died!" I know I said I'd like to see the Smithsonian sometime, but really it's just another museum (albeit a huge and interesting one). I wouldn't feel gypped if I never got around to going there. On the other hand, it might be fun to do sometime.
Oddly, I feel the same way today as I did seven months ago, except that I have lost much of my interest in going to the Smithsonian. I am happy and content. There is much that I want to do in life, but nothing that I feel I simply have to do before I expire.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:55 PM   #12
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ER in a couple years or at least take a couple years off and see what it will be like. I'm 40 & wife is 46.
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#1 - ER in early 2013. I was hoping for early 2012 but for one reason or another, it looks like I will have to serve "one more year" in the office

#2 - I signed up for the slightly cheesy Domino Project's Trust 30 Ralph Waldo Emerson. After doing the first exercise, I realised that not finishing the novel I started in the late 1990s was likely to my biggest regret - it's now moved to #2 on my Bucket List.
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Oddly, I feel the same way today as I did seven months ago, except that I have lost much of my interest in going to the Smithsonian. I am happy and content. There is much that I want to do in life, but nothing that I feel I simply have to do before I expire.
Since the parents live in the Washington Metro area and my mom worked there, I always go when I visit. Well worth it, there is always something interesting there. And it is free to get in.
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Well, now that that's settled
Of course. What was I thinking? Human nature is obviously much different than 212 days ago so there can be no meaningful content connection between the threads. People's search skills have flourished so even if there was a content connection, there is no need for a link.
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  • Visit all the places on my 'Thailand To Do' list before the beginning of the next rainy season (I live in Thailand now.)
Two trips. Eight days in Chiang Mai. Joined a friend from America on the second half of his trip through Thailand. Headed to Isaan next week.


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I've been posting photos and asking for feedback. The following were in response to a biweekly challenge to take a photo that fits the challenge guidelines. The thead subject contains the challenge title, between it and the photo one should be able to figure out the challenge. Listed in descending order of how much I like the images.

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Since the parents live in the Washington Metro area and my mom worked there, I always go when I visit. Well worth it, there is always something interesting there. And it is free to get in.
I will probably see the Smithsonian some day, and I think it would be fun. But, I don't feel like it is a necessity.
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Here's a few:

  • Write a book, or two (editing the first, working on the second)

  • Take a swim in all four oceans (Atlantic and Pacific down, Arctic and Indian to go. Kept it at four, I know some say there are 5 or 6)

  • Visit all the Disney parks (2 down, 9 to go)

  • Go to a nude beach and go nude (done)

  • Drive Route 66 (not yet)

  • Cruise a river in a small boat for a few weeks (not yet)

  • Take a trip across the country in an RV (actually we plan to do this full time once the kids are out of the house)
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DW and I went to the Smithsonian a bunch of times when we were dating. I was severely "house poor" at the time and it's free. Take the Metro for a few bucks and lunch were the only expenses for a full day of stuff to do.

All together one could spend a week at those museums and still not have time to see everything.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:07 AM   #20
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Mine is kind of simple (it only has two entries):

1. Ensure that plans are in place (along with the finances to support the plan) for DW and my (disabled) son after I'm "dust".

2. Be happy, every day for the remainder of my life.

I'm lucky to report that I've completed my list. Anything after today is just "gravy" ... Kind of the same feeling I had when I returned from Nam in '69.
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