Bucket List



6/19/12-After finishing my 30 Under 30 list, I have now decided that I want to create an actual 'bucket list.  Here it is!  I will keep it updated when I think of something new or complete an item.  Let me know what you think!  The list includes things I want to do, places I want to see, and people I want to meet.  I know I am forgetting stuff so I will keep adding items as I go along!









Things I want to do and/or Experiences:
Take a surfing class-Complete!
Keep a plant alive for a year
Run a Disney race challenge
Marry the Man of my dreams
Go to the Blue Bell Creamery tour in Brenham
Meet a past/present President of the US
Learn how to milk a cow
Get hypnotized
Bet on a horse/dog race
Sleep on satin sheets
Go ice fishing
Learn how to play chess
Leave a $100 tip for someone in need that is my server 
Start an herb garden
Host a dinner party
Dive in a submarine
Be on a jumbrotron at a stadium
Attend the Luling Watermelon Thump Festival (late June)
Attend the Nacogdoches Blueberry Festival (2nd weekend in June)
Attend the Mansfield Pickle Parade (around St. Patricks Day)
Find a pearl in an oyster
Sponsor a child in another country for (at least) a year
Feed an animal at a zoo
Make a balloon animal (maybe take a class)
Spend a week at a silent retreat
Ride a unicycle
Go to a sporting event and sit in the Suite Level-Complete!
Break a Guinness book of records
Make and bury a time capsule
Buy a piece of stock (is it even called a piece?)
Get a caricature done of myself
Attend or Host a Tacky Christmas Sweater Party-Complete
Take a bubble bath lit with candles and champagne/wine
Write a book and have it published (novel or children's book)
Take a trapeze class
Complete a mud run obstacle course
Go to a festival somewhere in Texas that a town/city is known for
Learn how to make my own tamales
See a Flamingo in its natural habitat-Complete!
Get my hair blown out-Complete!
Stay at a bed and breakfast
Sleep in a treehouse at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Go to an Escape Room-Complete!
Take a food challenge-Complete!
Walk on a pink sand beach
Swim with sea turtles
Find Forrest Fenn's Treasure
Try a Voodoo Donut!
Eat at a fondue restaurant-Complete!
Try Turducken
Ride on a flamingo carousel-Complete!
Take a self defense class-Complete!
Learn how to play 5 songs on the piano
See a tall waterfall (go underneath, if possible)
Pan for gold
Go the the Lighthouse Maze in Kemah
Learn how to pickle/preserve/can stuff-make my own
Go to Santa's Wonderland in Brenham
Go on a Pub Crawl-Complete!
Volunteer at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving or Christmas-Complete!
Be on a Kiss Cam with my (future) hubby at a sporting event
Eat at a (reputable) food truck-Complete!
Go to a professional basketball game-Complete!
Go emerald mining (Nevada??)
See a bald eagle in its natural habitat
Go diamond mining-Complete!
Make 5 craft projects from Pinterest pins
Make 5 recipes from Pinterest pins
Watch the Dave Ramsey Radio show being tapped
See wild horses on a beach
Be on the Dave Ramsey Radio show screaming "I'm debt free!"
Watch Hocus Pocus in its entirety-what is it about that movie??
Go to a star viewing observatory-Complete!
Fly first class to another country
Buy a house and/or 3+ acres of land 
Become a millionaire/billionaire
Open a Swiss bank account (not sure why, but it sounds mysterious!)
Sleep in a castle
Go to a polo match
Go on an overseas mission trip-Complete!
Go to a tea plantation
Complete a marathon-Complete!
Play Paintball
Complete an Ironman Race
Hug a koala bear
See a kangaroo in its natural habitat
See a panda bear in its natural habitat 
Take a dance class
Stay at a dude ranch
Take a trip with my mom
Help a homeless person like this
Watch a TV show being taped-Complete! and Complete!
Go through a hidden chamber or secret passageway (I read too many Nancy Drew books as a kid)
Make fresh squeezed juice and drink it
Buy something from an infomercial the first time I see it on TV
Go on a multi-winery tour while being driven around
Dance in the rain (carryover from my 30 under 30 list)
Walk in the rain and don't be in a hurry to get somewhere
Sleep under the stars 
Pick cherries!
Play laser tag
Go inside a lighthouse (maybe during a storm!)
Take a ceramic painting class
Grow a vegetable and herb garden-Complete!
Take a survival class
Take an edible plants class
Get acupuncture done
Be in a food fight
Fly a kite-Complete!
Go apple picking
Go strawberry picking-Complete!
Attend a masquerade party
Go on a last minute trip (24 hours or less notice)
Ride on an elephant
Ride on a camel
Kiss under the mistletoe
Run in a relay race-Complete!
Go to a $10,000 per table/person dinner
Complete a triathlon-Complete!
Be an extra in a movie
Achieve zero debt
Be in a snowball fight
See the Nutcracker Ballet-Complete!
Have a professional photo shoot done
Have a boudoir photo shoot done (scandalous)
Go to a drive-in theater and see a movie-Complete!
Try cupping therapy
Earn 6 figures in a year
Fly on a private jet
Drink Cristal Champagne 
Go to a midnight movie release-Complete!
Take a multi beer brewery tour in Houston
Find a piece of sea glass in the sand-Complete!
Drink at an ice bar
Have a backyard camping excursion
See a penguin in its natural habitat
Parasail
Rappel down a waterfall
Rappel into a cave
Walk a suspension bridge 
Build a snowman
Take a glass blowing class-Complete!
Jump into a pool fully clothed
Make an origami animal (those things are hard!)
Learn how to make soap-Complete
Sew something I can wear-Complete!
Work on a pottery wheel
Attend a film premiere with a red carpet
Attend a wedding in a different country
Be a game show contestant
See a Cirque du Soleil Show-Complete!
Hop in an open train car and ride it
Watch a space shuttle launch in person
Make a homemade beauty product
Own a pair of red bottom shoes
Spend a weekend or week at a resort spa (like Canyon Ranch)
Wear fake eyelashes to an event or party
Have $X emergency fund in savings (secret amount known only in my head)
Stay at an all-inclusive resort
Stay in a 5-Star Resort
Take an aerial yoga class-Complete!
Go to or host a cookie exchange
Hunt for wild mushrooms/truffles
Learn how to make cheese
Stomp Grapes (like I Love Lucy!)-Complete!
Toss pizza dough in the Air
Wade in a cranberry bog
Slide down a firehouse pole
Start a fire without matches
Walk on stilts
Entertain the elderly at a Nursing Home
Plant a tree
Spend a day helping at a children’s hospital
Do a polar bear plunge-Complete!
Sit in the front row at a basketball game
Watch all the Oscar nominated best pictures one year
Watch all the Golden Globe nominated best pictures one year
Go to a World Series Game
Go to the Super Bowl
Bungee jump
Take a paddle board yoga class-Complete!
Attend a luau
Wear a fresh lei
Celebrate a Holiday in a Different Country-Complete!
See a Blowhole
Sleep in a hostel
Sleep in an overnight train
Attend a yoga retreat
Stay in an underwater hotel
See flamingos in their natural habitat-Complete!
Take a train cross country
Throw a dart at a map and just go
Tour a Vineyard-Complete!
Visit a ghost town 
Hike on/through a glacier
Swim with sharks
Go to the Summer Olympics

Places I want to see:
Travel to all 196 countries-7 down, 189 to go! (USA, Costa Rica, Honduras, Kenya, Cozumel, Belize, Venezuela)
Go on a cruise-Complete!
Visit every continent-3 down-4 to go! (Completed-North America, South America, Africa)
Go on an African Safari-Complete!
Ride the Orient Express
Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
7 Wonders of the World
Go on a biblical tour
Four Corners

TRAVEL (INSIDE THE USA):
     Visit All 50 States
     Visit all 54 Texas State Parks
     Visit all 58 National Parks
Travel on Route 66-Complete!



Alaska-Northern Lights,Trek the Mendenhall Glacier Caves, go fly fishing, see the North Pole
Arkansas-Soak in the hot springs!
Arizona-Hike into Antelope Canyon, helicopter the Grand Canyon, Walk the wave, take a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, swim at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Mooney Falls, Havasu Falls, walk on the glass floor overlook and see the Grand Canyon
Arizona/Utah border-Antelope Canyons on Navao lands 
California-Do the Half-Dome Ascent in Yosemite, Rappel into Moaning Caverns, Walk on Glass Beach, Ride on a Cable Car in San Francisco, Disney Land, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, travel on the Musical Road in Los Angeles, go tree camping in Elk, hunt for mushrooms in Napa Valley, see the Hollywood Walk of Fame-Complete!, see the giant Sequoias at Sequoia National Forest
Colorado-Ice Castles at Silverthorne, swim in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs and get a massage, soak in the Dunton Hot Springs
Florida-Disney World, Explore the Everglades, Harry Potter World-Complete!
Hawaii-go to the Dole Pineapple Farm, Climb the Haiku Stairs of Oahu, walk on Wainapananpa Black Sand Beach, attend a luau, go tubing in a sugar plantation, go to the Jurassic Park tour, see lava flowing down, see the Nakalele Blowhole in Maui, go on a submarine with Atlantis Adventures
Indiana-Centennial Falls in the Coeur d'Alene National Fores
Kentucky-Go to the Kentucky Derby
Louisiana-Stay at the Myrtles Plantation, see the oaks at Oak Valley Plantation, ride an airboat in a swamp, eat a beignet at Cafe du Monde
Maine-Eat a whole lobster and a lobster roll while overlooking the bay (at different meals!)
Massachusetts-Boston, Salem, cranberry bog (Sept to Oct), Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket
Minnesota-go to the Mall of America and ride the roller coaster
Montana-see the peebles in Pebble Shore Lake in Glacier National Park
New Mexico-Carlsbad Caverns, Dila Cliff Dwellings
New York-Tree Lighting Ceremony, See the Rockettes Musical, Party in NYC for New Years, have afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton, see the National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY)
Nevada-See Area 51-Complete!,Las Vegas-Britney Spears show-Complete, flamingo habitat at the Flamingo Hotel-Complete!, witness a (drunken) wedding, Fly Ranch Geyser, do the Zipline over Fremont Street, see the volcano erupt at the Mirage Casino
North Carolina-climb to the top of Chimney Rock, take a tour of the Biltmore Estate, cross the Mile High Swinging Bridge, take a train into the Great Smokey Mountains, Witness the "Shadow of the Bear" at Rhodes Big View Overlook
Oregon-Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge Hike, Horsetail falls Tunnel Falls on Eagle Creek Trail, go to VooDoo donuts and get a donut
South Carolina-visit the Charleston Tea Plantation
Tennessee-DollyLand, Ruby Falls (near Chattanooga), watch the Dave Ramsey show being tapped (near Nashville), see a performance at the Grand Ole' Opry, see the fireflies at the Smokey Mountains National Park
Texas-Marfa Lights, Cadillac Ranch-Complete!Dolan Falls, walk along the River Walk in San Antonio during Christmas time, Climb Mount Cristo Rey near El Paso, drink a beer in Shiner, TX, canoe on Caddo Lake, climb up Jacob's Ladder in Waco-Complete!, see the meteor crater in Odessa, go to the State Line Avenue in the post office in Texarkana, tour the Capital building in Austin, visit Dinosaur Valley State Park and see a fossil-Complete!, see Cattail Falls in Big Bend, swim at Hamilton Pool, see Gorman Falls, run the Blue Bell Fun Run-Complete!, go to Chappel Hill Lavender Farm-Complete!, look at bluebonnets on the Willow City Loop (outside Fredericksburg), go to the Texas Sandfest in Port Aransas, visit the Texas State Fair and try a fried item I've never had, see a Sea Turtle hatchling release (April-August) on South Padre Island.
Utah-Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park-Subway, 
      Washington DC-Thomas Jefferson Memorial-Complete!, Arlington National Cemetery-Complete!, Washington Monument-Complete!, see the Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History-Complete!, go to the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality Museum-Complete!, see the Lincoln Memorial-Complete!, Vietnam War Memorial-Complete!  Tour the Capital Building-Complete! See Air Force One or Marine Force One-Complete!  See the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, see the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Tour the White House, see the Tidal Basin while the Cherry Blossom Trees are in bloom, Ride in a swan paddle boat in the Tidal Basin, have a Georgetown Cupcake
      Washington-Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Seattle-Space Needle, Pike's Place Market,             Whale watching via boat or Kayak, Forks, WA and LaPush tour, leave gum on the Seattle Gum Wall, get a drink at the original Starbucks, pick cherries or apples at a local farm, see the Fremont Troll, Voodoo Donuts, North Cascades National Park-all of it but especially Thorton Lake, buy a coke from the Mystery Coke Machine, visit the "UP" house, hike at Mt. Rainer State Park
      West Virginia-Stay at the Greenbriar Resort and tour the bunker
       Wyoming-See Old Faithful Erupt in Yellowstone National Park



TRAVEL (ABROAD):

Amsterdam-tulip gardens! 
Argentina-see the Iguazu Falls
Aruba-see the Flamingos on Flamingo Beach
Australia-See an Opera at the Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, see a kangaroo, Lake Hillier, see the red crab migration on Christmas Island
Bahamas-Walk on the Pink Sand Beach, Swim with Pigs At Big Major Cay, swim in Dean’s Blue Hole
Belgium-Dine at the hanging restaurant
Bolivia-Laguna Colorada walk on the "glass" Salar de Uyni
Bora Bora-Sleep in an Overwater Bungalow
Cambodia-Song Saa-a private island
Canada-Cliff walk in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park-Vancouver, spend a week or weekend on Prince Edward Island
Chile-Swim in the World’s Largest Pool, Easter Island Statues, Torres del Paine National Park
China-See the Hanging Temple in Mount Hengshan, take the Walk of Faith, Tianmen Mountain, walk on the Great Wall of China, take the walk of faith on theTianmen Skywalk, Huangshan Walkway
Costa Rica-Release baby turtles into the ocean at Osa Peninsula, attend a yoga retreat
Croatia-Plitvice Lakes
Ecuador-Explore the Galapagos Islands, swing at the End of the World in the town Banos on the trail to Casa del Arbol, explore Pailon del Diablo, see the hand at Atacama, kayak the Route of the Glaciers, explore the Blue Lagoon
England-Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace,Platform 9 3/4, Tintagle-King Arthur's Birthplace, Tower of London, Crown Jewels, Westminster Abbey, Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire, visit the Roald Dahl Museum, attend a British tea
Egypt-See the Great Pyramids
Finland-Kakslauttanen Resort (see Northern Lights while sleeping in an igloo)
France-See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, See the Eiffel Tower Glitter at Night, Put a Love Lock on Pont des Arts Bridge, Palace of Versailles
Germany-Drink Beer at Oktoberfest, shop at the Christmas markets, see the Neuschwanstein Castle
Greece-Watch the Sunset in Santorini, Explore the Acropolis, Melisani Lake, Kefallonia, Greece, Zakynthos Island
Guatemala-see the active volcano, Pacaya and hike it
Holland-Tour a Windmill
Hong Kong-Climb to Tin Tian, Big Buddha 
Iceland-Soak in the Blue Lagoon, Elephant Rock, soak in the Secret Lagoon, walk through the Glacier Langjokull tunnel, Hvitserkur Troll rock, snorkel between techtonic plates in Hingvellir National Park
India-see the Taj Mahal, get a henna tattoo, go on the Slow Local train in Mumbai during rush hour, attend the Holi Festival (usually in March), go on a camel safari to the desert
Indonesia-Komodo National Park
Ireland-Kiss the Blarney Stone, Drink at the Guinness Brewery, Giants Causeway, go during St. Patrick's Day and watch the parades
Italy-Walk Across the Tibetan Bridge in Claviere, Swim in the Blue Grotto, Sleep in a Tuscan Villa, Ride a Vespa in Tuscany, Make a Wish in the Trevi FountainSee the Leaning Tower of Pisa and do the hands up thing, Vatican to see the Pope speak, Sistine Chapel, ride a Gondola, see the colosseum, slide directly into the ocean on the slide in Sicily
Jamaica-zipline and swim over Dunn's River Falls, cliff jumping in Negril, swim in the Luminious Lagoon in Falmouth, Secrets Falls
Japan-Walk Through the Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, in Kitakyushu, Visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park, Aogashima Volcano, attend a Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo
Laos-Explore Tam Ting Caves, Float Down Mekong River
Maldives-Eat in the Underwater Hotel
Mexico-Swim in a Cenote, go to the hidden beach on the Marieta Islands (Puerto Vallarta), go to the Xcaret resort and float the river in Riviera Maya (Cancun)
Monaco-Gamble at the casino
Nepal-See Mount Everest
Netherlands-See the Kinderdijk Windmills, Van Gogh Museum, Giethoorn, Ann Frank House, tulip gardens, see the town with no roads-Giethoorn
New Zealand-Hike the Franz Josef Glacier, Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, dig a hot tub water bath on Coromandel Peninsula, see the Hobbit Village in Matamata, hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, ride the Wellington Cable Car, kayak around Abel Tasman national park, hike the Queen Charlotte trail, go whale watching in Kaikoura, go str gazing on Lake Tekapo,  
Norway-Sit on the Edge of Preikestolen
Palau-Explore the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, swim in Jellyfish Lake at Ngardmau Falls, have a natural mud bath in the Milky Way
Peru-Machu Picchu
Phillipines-dine at the foot of a waterfall in Villa Escudero is located in Quezon Province
Poland-Hike Through the Crooked Forest
Russia-Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
Scotland-Loch Ness Monster Lake, Fairy Pools at the Isle of Skye
Slovenia-Lake Bled, Skocjan Caves, Soca River
South Africa-Sit at the edge of Devil's Pool in Zambia
Spain-Great Tomato Fight
Sri Lanka-climb to the top of Sigiriya Rock
Switzerland-go to the Äscher mountain restaurant, zipline the Swiss Alps, go Canyoning in Interlaken, go skywalking (ropes course) in the Swiss Alps, ride up the roller coaster type elevator at Gelmerbahn Talstation
Tasmania-see the Tessellated pavement
Thailand-Island of Phi Phi
Transylvania-Dracula's Castle, 7 Ladders Canyon
Turkey-Go to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and buy a lamp, swim in the Pamukkale hot springs
Ukraine-Kleven, Ukraine (Abandoned Tunnel of Love)
Venezuela-Hike up to Angel Falls,  Canaima camp, El Sapo waterfall (walk behind it!!!)
Vietnam-Hang Son Doong (cave exploring and overnight adventure), Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, shop at the floating market and buy some fruit

People I would like to meet:
Richard Simmons (travel to L.A. and go to his studio)-Complete!
Reba McIntyre-Fancy anyone?
Ellen Degeneres-she is hilarious!  





























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