Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Bucket List

Years ago if anyone asked me what was the one thing I wanted to see or do before I died my answer would have been to see the ocean for the first time. Naturally I have seen the ocean several times but I still keep a bucket list of things I want to experience.

These are in no particular order and there is always the knowledge that I may not get to do all of these things. A few I have had the opportunity to do already.

1. See an Aura Borealis
2. Visit the Taj Mahal
3. Go to a Presidential Inauguration
4. Visit Antarctica
5. Go to the top of the Empire State Building
6. Visit Punxsutawncy PA for Groundhog's Day
7. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
8. Ride in a Helicopter
9. Visit all 50 states
10. Watch a Meteor Shower
11. Visit Paris
On Top of the Eiffel Tower with a view of Paris

12.See the Statue of Liberty
13. See Mona Lisa

You are not allowed to take photos of the Mona Lisa, but here is my sweetheart
outside of the Louvre Museum which houses the famous painting.

14. Take a Gondola Ride in Venice
15. See a Total Eclipse
16. Visit Niagra Falls
17. Visit the birthplace of my ancestors (Germany and England)
18. See Leaning Tower of Pisa
19. Old Faithful (Seen as a child)
20. Visit Africa (a Safari)
21. See the Sistine Chapel
22. See the Eiffel Tower

23. See the Great Wall of China
24. Visit St. Petersburg Onion Dome
25. Go Whale Watching

An Orca--off of the coast of British Columbia

26. See the Great Pyramids
27. See the Ruins in Mexico

Chichen Itza

And recently after a fun day at our Air Force Museum and seeing my Olivia dressed up in a NASA outfit, number 28 is to see a Space Shuttle Launch.

What's on your Bucket List?


  1. That's a great list! Your pictures are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great list Nicol! Traveling to as many destinations as possible is always at the top of my list.

    Your Eiffel tower pic is so pretty, I love how it's peeking through the branches!

    Many of ours are similar and the ones I've got to do from your list so far are:

    1. Ride in a hot air balloon (got to do that for my birthday in 2008.
    2. Visit Paris (2006,2009)
    3. See a shuttle launch (I live 45 mins from Cape Canaveral), it was great!
    4. See Niagara Falls-I used to live an hour away while in Canada. So pretty!

    5. See the Eiffel tower-Hubby proposed there May.7,2006. :)

    Thanks for coming back and entering again for my giveaway and adding my blog button, etc. to your blog. Have a great weekend!

  3. Well, I've done 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22, 27 and most recently, no 28 so I don't think I'm doing too badly. I've also been to Havana, Rio de Janeiro and Hong Kong which were on my list. Not sure what I've got left to do, really. I'm very lucky.

    Loved the film, though.

  4. You and I have similar taste. My list in on my personal blog on the side column.