The Big List

This is the list of all the random stuff I want to do someday — things I’d just like to experience or places I want to see. Dr. Suess promises, “Oh, the places you’ll go!” and I just can’t wait. The best part is that where I go or what I do next might not even be on the list … because that’s part of life’s unpredictable adventure.

Adventures Left to Come

  • Sail on the Queen Mary: NYC to England
  • Ride in a hot air balloon across a landscape
  • Go on a Whale-watching tour — and actually see a whale.
  • Whitewater raft down a river — even if only the fake kind.
  • Ride on a jet ski
  • Go to the Super Bowl
  • Go to a game at Wimbledon
  • Write a book, or publish an article
  • Take a pottery class
  • Take a photography class
  • Ride horses on the beach
  • Make a quilt
  • Stay a weekend at the Greenbrier
  • See the Northern Lights
  • International travel:
    • Greece!
    • Italy
    • Monaco
    • Vancouver
    • Paris, and the vineyards of France
    • Egypt, and the pyramids
    • Sweden/Scandanavia
    • Croatia, the Dalmatian coast
    • Jerusalem, Israel
    • Jordan
    • Bermuda
  • Domestic travel:
    • Alaska
    • Memphis – Graceland!
    • Nashville
    • Maine
    • Salt Lake City – Utah
    • Hawaii
    • New Orleans
    • St. Simon’s Island/Cumberland Island, Ga.
    • Santa Fe
    • Austin
    • Gulf coast of Florida

Checked off the List

  • Zipline through a rain forest — complete(October 2012)
  • Travel by myself  complete! (June 2012)
  • Join a book club complete! (March 2012)
  • Go on safari in Africa complete! (May 2011)
  • Get a dog complete! (March 2011)
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge complete! (August 2010)
  • Go to a NASCAR race  — complete! (May 2010)
  • Parasail in the Caribbean — complete! ( St. Thomas: February 2005)
  • Ride in a helicopter  — complete! Twice! (Antigua: 2005; Las Vegas: 2006)
  • Travel:
    • Canada: Montreal, Victoria
    • Caribbean: San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Barbados, Montserrat, Grenada
    • UK: England, Scotland
    • Ireland
    • Germany: Munich, Bavaria; Austria: Salzburg, Innsbruck
    • Australia: Sydney, the Hunter Valley
    • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Entabeni

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