My Bucket List

August 28, 2008

In response to one of my previous posts (about the guy who tried selling his life on ebay and is now instead doing his bucket list of 100 goals)…

Here’s MY goals: (My bucket list…Listed in no particular order.)

1-Go canoeing (DONE. TRIED THIS)
2-Try kayaking (DONE. TRIED THIS)
3-Explore natural springs in northwest or central florida
4-Go to Burning Man festival, north of reno, nevada
5-Try jet skiing. (DONE. TRIED THIS)
6-Go to Paradise Island, Bahamas and see Atlantis there. (DONE. Went to Atlantis during Halloween weekend 2009)
7-See Skunk Ape Museum near the Everglades
8-Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands (and enjoy a tropical drink there)
9-Visit the state of Hawaii (ie: see an active volcano or waterfalls). I really want to visit hawaii. (DONE. I visited the Big Island of Hawaii in March 2016 and visited active volcano and waterfalls.)
10-Seychelles (near se africa. another website.)
11- Visit France (visit The Louvre and Eiffel Tower)(maybe)
12- Visit Italy (various cities. It would also be great to attend Eurochocolate, Europe’s largest chocolate festival in italy.)
13- Visit Neuschwanstein Castle in germany
14-Fall in love
15-See Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
16-Go to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
17- See the giant redwood trees in California and go to the one famous for driving a car through it
18- Be in a hot air balloon festival such as in NC, Colorado, Albuquerque, NM or Helen, Georgia (or fly in hot air balloon)
19- Visit New Orleans (and eat some cajun food. Possibly go to Mardi Gras.)
20- Visit old college friend in baltimore, md
21- See the Grand canyon in arizona (possibly take helicopter tour)
22- Carnival at Rio de Janiero, Brazil
23-Visit Iguazu Falls near argentina and brazil. (another website)
24- Fly in a helicopter (maybe in orlando, naples and/or hawaii)
25- Visit California (ie: Los Angeles, go to Disneyland in Anaheim, visit San Diego, visit San Francisco)
26- See Las Vegas, Nevada  (and see water show at Bellagio)
27- See my singer friend again (DONE ON 7/8/09 IN FT. MYERS)
28- Visit Kauii in hawaii
29- See Machu Pichu, Peru (maybe)
30- Get to my ideal weight
31- Read more books (done. Read a dozen nutrition books.)
32- Walk on the Great Wall of China
33- Go whale watching (maybe. Possibly in Pacific Northwest area)
34- Visit Victoria Falls near Zambia and Zimbabwe. (also nearby: see elephants in the wild)
35- See the falls in Yosemite National Park in CA
36- Learn to swim good
37- Learn to scuba dive
38- Go snorkeling. need to do #36 (learn swimming) first.
39- Visit Tahiti and snorkle (need to do #36 first)
40- Visit friends in Dallas
41- Visit Denver and/or Boulder, Colorado
42- Visit New Zealand
43- Go to Hershey Park, PA again
44- Order dessert only in a restaurant (done 7/6/11. Only ordered and ate the award-winning Key Lime Pie at the Key Lime Inn’s restaurant on Captiva Island, Florida on my birthday. It was delicious.)
45- Visit and go ziplining in Costa Rica
46- Visit Belize (done…visited twice. possibly visit world’s first jaguar preserve)
47- Go to another Olympics and see the opening ceremony (maybe. Already went to the Atlanta Olympics)
48-Create a great haunted house (professional looking. Update: Done. Did it in my home in 2007-2008. Also plan to do a combined one at friend’s house in 2011.)
49- Learn conversational Spanish (know some. Bought cd’s to learn)
50- Try an electric scooter (possibly do in key west)
51- Visit St. Lucia
52- Go on a cruise (DONE)
53- Take a scenic trainride or do a fun murder mystery train ride
54- Visit bavarian-style Helen, Georgia (also view some waterfalls nearby)
55- Visit Sweden or Switzerland
56- Visit Bocas del Toro, Panama
57- Visit homemade Solomon’s castle in Ona, Florida
58- Attend another painting class
59- Visit Punta Mona in Costa Rica (Will most likely do in sept. 2017 when they have the fruit fest there again)
60- Do some cool bodypainting (want to do it on a torso. Already did someone’s face and she won a costume contest with it)
61- Practice archery
62- Sail a sailboat (places to learn to sail: “florida sailing & cruising school“, “sail marco“, “offshore sailing school“)(maybe)
63- See Sarah McLachlan sing in person (DONE in atlanta during lilith fair)
64- Go to Central America (DONE. Went to Guatemala)
65- Visit US virgin islands
66- Visit Greece (see Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens. Visit Santorini)
67- Paint outdoors again / Paint more
68- Visit seven mile beach on grand cayman
69- Make some pottery using a potter’s wheel
70- Create/make my own jewelry collection
71- Start a business (online or real time. Take a class on how to start a business)
72- Visit more ecovillages
73- Watch some wave surfing in person
74- Relax and enjoy a spa (possibly grove park inn & spa in nc or eau in west palm beach)
75- Ride on a yacht
76- Build a community
77- move into a bigger place (DONE.)
78- get a new job
79- Sustain an orchid collection
80- Visit a mansion (DONE. Biltmore estate in nc)
81- Exercise more
82- Get as healthy as I possibly can (Working on)
83- Visit all of Florida (almost done. Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Gainesville, Ocala, Jacksonville, Naples, Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Marco Island, Keywandin Island, Isle of Capri, St. Augustine (oldest city in US), Venus, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Venice, Boca Grande, Sarasota, Clearwater, Bradenton, Melbourne, Hollywood, Everglades City, Daytona, Amelia Island, Destin, West Palm Beach, Key West & the keys, Miami, Miami Beach, Matlacha, Homestead, Port St. Lucie, Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Cedar Key, Pine Island, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Tallahassee, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Lake Okeechobee and Pine Island)
84- try yoga (DONE. In central florida camp)
85- Visit Jamaica (Enjoy Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios)
86- Have my own outdoor planted garden with organic veggies or fruits in my own yard. (Partly done. I have some fruit trees.)
87- See a Broadway play in NYC
88- Visit www.farmoflifecr.com in Costa Rica
89- Get some nice photos taken of me professionally.
90- Eat at Sublime vegetarian restaurant in ft. lauderdale. (DONE on 7/16/09)
91- Visit the Georgia Aquarium. It’s supposed to be the world’s largest aquarium.
92- Create passive/online income. First target: $2000/month regularly from online. (it will help me so I can do alot of these goals. Currently working on.)
93- Visit portland, oregon
94- Visit Cabbage key near pine island, fl
95-Volunteer/find a way to help children (Did volunteer work for a children’s organization locally, and also helped an organization that helps orphans in africa as well as helping to solve hunger there. Also volunteered to help children do art. Continuing to volunteer my time to help organizations that help children.)
96- Help unfortunate women (Sponsored 3 poor women for a year each that live in the congo in africa so that they may improve their lives. Continue to donate to a homeless women and children center.)
97- Ride in a gondola (Done. Venetian village in naples)
98- Visit California. (DONE)
99- Spend New Year’s in a great location with someone great
100-Eat a mostly vegan or vegan raw food diet (done. I did both. I did a 45 day all raw vegan diet challenge in 2010 and I became a vegan on 2/1/15.)
101-Win the lottery (ie: open homeless shelter for women & children if I win the lottery big, buy an island or large property, etc.)
102-Try kiteboarding
103-Try parasailing
104-Try Zumba (Latin dance fitness. Done. Went to 2 different instructors)
105-Regularly go to Zumba classes for at least 3 months.
106-Kiss someone in the rain
107-Visit at least 5 castles in the world. (ie: Dracula’s Bran castle in transylvania Romania, Hunyad castle in transylvania, Grey Towers Castle in Pennsylvania, Neuschwanstein Castle in germany, etc.)
108-Visit Raw Spirit Festival  (in Sedona, Arizona. largest raw vegan festival. It’s also near some great natural wonders like the Grand Canyon. They’re also starting to do one in Maui, Hawaii)
109-Go on vegan health cruise called “Holistic Holiday at Sea” (Hope to go on it in 2017)
110-Go Christmas carolling
111-Be in a flash mob and dance (a surprise group performance in public. See an example: orlando flash mob)
112-Visit all 50 U.S. states. (So far visited FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, CT, NJ, NY, PA, MD, DC, DE, CA, HI)
113-Create $5000/month in passive/online income.
114-Ride on a giant ferris wheel like in orlando.
115-Do another large scale painting
116-Visit Bora Bora (possibly also helicopter tour and scuba dive there)
117-Visit Moorea (near Bora Bora and Tahiti)
118-Dress up like a Zombie and attend ZombiCon in downtown ft. myers, florida. (Done. I went to ZombiCon 2010 as a zombie pirate)
119-See the Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. (done in xmas 2010)
120-Visit relatives in Cyprus (near greece/turkey)
121-Buy my first home. (done)
122-Host a great party in my new home. (DONE. feb. 2011)
123-Go Ziplining through the trees. (DONE in 2011 at Forever Florida in St. Cloud, FL)
124-Visit The Springs in Costa Rica
125-Grow my own sprouts (very nutritious)
126-Visit the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland. See big ben and possibly visit some castles)
127-Visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. (world’s largest coral reef system. Possibly go scuba diving here or helicopter & glass bottom boat tours)
128-Visit Amalfi coast in Italy. (drive on scenic, cliffhanging Amalfi Drive and also visit the city of Positano)
129-Visit Cozumel, Mexico (DONE…went twice)
130-Get my high end digital camera fixed and learn photography more.
131-See the Rockettes show at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. (DONE. 12/2010)
132-Complete eLearning program at eCornell on nutrition
133-Live in a home with a view of the water
134-Climb up a Mayan temple at Chichen Itza near Cancun, Mexico
135-Learn to play at least one song on my guitar.
136-Complete my bucket list. (working on)

Do you have a great bucket list or more suggestions for me? if so, let me know. Also if you can help me achieve any of them or have tips, let me know by commenting below.

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