Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bucket List

“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

1. go to Jerusalem
2. go to Germany
3. Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England -- one trip!
4. Go to Greece (again!)
5. go to South Africa
6. go to Morocco and Egypt (in one trip)
7. Go to Paris (again!) /Southern France
8. chinese fire drill
9. steal a car
10. Visit all 50 states -- no airports! 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
11. jump 5' (on horseback)
12. win a photography contest
13. fly first class
14. plan someone else's wedding
15. go to Brazil
16. go to Cabo San Lucas
17. ride in a rodeo
18. see the Church of Trees in Belgium
19. get married
20. see Alcatraz
21. go to Disneyland
22. raise kids
23. get published (photos, essays, poetry-- something!)
22. get a degree
24. build a home
25. have no debt
26. have my own vegetable and herb garden as well as small orchard
27. skydive
28. go for a hot air balloon ride
29. fly in a helicopter
30. ride in an ambulance (preferably as a paramedic)
31. grow my hair out
32. see New Orleans
33. buy workings for our Grandfather Clock from the Black Forest
34. See the Aurora Lights in Alaska

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it.
I want to have lived the width of it as well."
-Diane Ackerman


  1. Replies
    1. I sure did... thanks for helping me cross off an item on my Bucket List! :)