Sunday, April 26, 2009

Updates to "The List"

Ok, so I had actually made this list like 3 years ago and haven't really accomplished any of the things on it. So, here are the first things that I am going to do:

8. Raft down a world class river (arguably I have already done this, many times)

For my birthday I am going to be going to Washington D.C. with Fatima and Yvonne and meeting up with my sister Jessica and brother Jason. We are then going to hop in the car and drive to West Virginia where we will be rafting down the New River. I am not sure this qualifies as a world class river but I think due to the fact that I have rafted the Okee river many times and am now doing this one I can check this off the list.

31. Visit the national gallery (I have been here, but really only to the gift shop)

Since I am going to be in D.C. I thought I could get this off the list. I did go the last time I was visiting my sister, but it was right at closing and only really saw the gift shop.

You know, now that I am actively trying to do these things I feel better about the list and can't wait to cross some more off! I will keep everyone up to date with details on how the activities went!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Things I want to do before I die

1. Raft through the Grand Canyon
2. Run to the top of the statue of liberty
3. Spend Christmas on the beach
4. Drive the Autobahn
5. shower in a waterfall
6. Drink beer at Oktoberfest
7. See the sunrise from Maui’s Mt. Haleakala
8. Raft down a world class river
9. Take a steamboat ride down the Mississippi
10. Soak in the mud and waters of the dead sea
11. See Stonehenge
12. Visit Machu Picchu
13. Kiss the Blarney Stone
14. Visit the mysterious Blue Grotto in Capri
15. Bathe in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
16. Visit the Galapagos Islands
17. Visit the Amazon Rainforest
18. Float along the Nile
19. Explore the New York public library
20. Ride a cable car in San Francisco
21. Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace
22. Visit a former concentration camp
23. Walk the great wall of China
24. See the ruins of Pompeii
25. Visit the Athenian Acropolis
26. celebrate the day of the dead in Mexico
27. Tour a vineyard and sample a good bottle of wine
28. Visit an active volcano
29. Scuba dive the great barrier reef
30. Visit the forbidden city in Beijing
31. Visit the national gallery
32. travel on the Orient Express
33. See the Northern Lights
34. Visit Hong Kong
35. Go island hopping in Greece
36. See the Himalayas
37. Visit Australia
38. Go on a round the world trip

39. Learn to bar tend
40. Learn to paint a landscape
41. Learn to survive n the wilderness
42. Learn enough Japanese to carry own a conversation
43. Learn how to play Guitar
44. Learn how to surf
45. Learn how to sail
46. learn how to cook Thai food
47. Take a Yoga class
48. Learn how to speak Spanish
49. Take a photography course

50. Make a hole in one
51. Go deep sea fishing and eat your own catch
52. Go up in a hot air balloon
53. Spend 3 months getting my body in shape
54. Donate money and put my name on something: Scholarship, bench, etc..
55. Sleep under the stars
56. Send a message in a bottle
57. Brew my own beer
58. Attend at least on major sporting event: Super Bowl, Olympics
59. Swim with a dolphin
60. Be an extra in a film
61. Make love on a train
62. See the Dali Lama
63. Defy Gravity (bungee, sky diving)
64. Let someone else have the chance I missed
65. Buy a proper piece of art
66. Write a travel book

I will let you know how I am doing from time to time!