55 Things

Ok so I know this is a food blog, and a bucket list has very little nothing to do with food.  Well…sorry.  I have been composing this bucket list for a while now and I just wanted to post it.  Plus I love seeing other people’s list, so maybe some of you out there would enjoy seeing mine.  Comment and let me know which items you’ve done or would like to add to your own list!

1. Set foot on each of the 6 developed continents (Sorry Antarctica, you’re just not that interesting)
2. Meet, fall in love with, and marry the man of my dreams. (July 10, 2010)
3. Go on a mission trip to Africa. (June 29, 2012)
4. Skydive.
5. Climb an active volcano. (July 16, 2010…although there wasn’t much climbing because it was at sea level)
6. See the Aurora Borealis
7. See a space shuttle launch (we went to Florida in July of 2011 to see the final launch, but they postponed it a week….maybe it can still happen somehow)
8. Cheer for Auburn at an NCAA football National Championship
9. Go to an Auburn football game at another SEC team’s stadium (October 3, 2009)
10. Graduate from Auburn University (May 14, 2010)
11. Get my Master’s Degree
12. Shake hands with a president that changed a nation.
13. Attend the Summer Olympics
14. Stay a night in the Penthouse Suite at a fabulous hotel.
15. Swim with a dolphin. (I’ve been in a wading pool with dolphins, but that doesn’t count)
16. Learn to speak a foreign language.
17. Go zip lining (July 13, 2010)
18. See the Eiffel Tower at night.
19. Study abroad for a semester (Summer, 2007)
20. Tour the Roman Coliseum (June, 2007)
21. Visit musically historical sites in Austria
22. Listen to Clair de Lune at the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas
23. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (June, 2009)
24. Be a member of the audience in a TV show.
25. Ride an elephant
26. Have a food fight. (Summer, 2002)
27. See a Broadway show in NYC (June 2005, and then a couple times after that!)
28. Ride a gondola in Venice.
29. Be someone’s mentor.
30. Stand in a waterfall. (July 16, 2010)
31. Get better at playing piano
32. See a solar eclipse.
33. Ride the highest roller coaster in the country. (Summer, 2006)
34. Give more than I can afford
35. Take a hot air balloon ride over the Grand Canyon (preferably at sunset or sunrise).
36. Visit the Louvre Museum
37. See the Pyramids.
38. Go on a safari.
39. Touch a lion or tiger.
40. Go snorkeling off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
41. See an opera at the Sydney Opera House
42. Visit the Holy Land.
43. Go to the top of the Statue of Liberty. (June, 2005…although the highest they let you go after 9/11 is only to her feet)
44. Drive faster than 100 mph.
45. Be in a flashmob. (May 4, 2010)
46. Go to Disney World at Christmas time
47. Stand on the Great Wall.
48. Go on a road trip with my friends (March 3, 2009)
49. Ride in a helicopter.
50. Go inside The White House (May, 2000)
51. Fly first class
52. Go to Hawaii
53. Go whale-watching (March 29, 2009)
54. Experience Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
55. Eat beignets at Café du Monde in New Orleans (October 25, 2009)

12 thoughts on “55 Things

  1. Haha will do! I didn’t know you had a desire to go to Austria! They have a Sound of Music tour where they take you to all the sites where they filmed. I’d also want to see where Mozart grew up and tour the Salzburg Palace where all the great composers once performed.

  2. I hope you succeed in your list, except the driving over 100 mph. You have a wonderful blog and I have a feeling you will not only succeed with your bucket list; but with many more great opportunities in life.

    • Haha I have been to an Iron Bowl game in Tuscaloosa. I’ve actually been to 3 there. The others I’ve been to are Tennessee and LSU. I’d still like to go to Florida and Georgia though!

  3. I’ve been lucky enough to have done several of the things on your list. I’ve been to the Great Wall, seen the pyramids, (ridden a camel) flown first class, visited the Louvre, ridden a gondola in Venice, seen the Effiel tower at night, learned a foreign language (married a French Canadian and had twins in Montreal) and gotten my masters. But I’m decades older than you – you’ve accomplished sooo much! And, just from seeing your wonderful blog, I know you’ll do all that you have set out to do!

  4. Great List!!! I have: Lived in Israel; ridden an elephant; played with baby lions in a private house!!-flown First Class (bumped up due to wheelchair but still!!) and was ruined for regular planes for life!–I have seen the Northern Lights many times–live waaaay far North!–And I have ridden–not driven–over 100 MPH on the back of a very large and very fast motorcycle.

    Part of my list: Take that very large and very fast motorbike to Australia–if I win the Lottery I will buy the ENTIRE FIRST CLASS CABIN and pay to have the seats removed and have the bike bolted in there and RIDE her to Oz. Forget that “Iron Butt” competition! Over achieve or go home!!!!

    Take the bike to Europe

    Take the bike out West and see what my husband thinks about some of the places I am in love with out there!

    So–for us–it really IS all about the bike!!!!

    Love the recipes too–cooking like a 5 star chef every night gets boring even for 5 star chefs!

  5. From looking at your list and your site i really feel you can cross another 1 off your list. Your site is amazing and you have without have already mentored without knowing it. Keep up the great work!

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