bucket list

When I had my old blog, I used to make these lists (24 things, 25 things) and I was fairly good at crossing things off. It's been five years since I worked on that last list and I've accomplished quite a bit since then (moving across the country, living in San Francisco, living in and exploring Los Angeles, getting married, keeping plants alive, acquiring new hobbies, going on little day trips). But I'm always wanting more. Wanting to do more and see more and live more and dream more. Recently my brother-in-law created his own bucket list which has inspired me to officially compile my own and share it with the world. Here's to dreaming!

Ride in a hot air balloon
Go skydiving
Explore an old castle
See the northern lights
Visit the Very Large Array - National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Go whale watching
Visit nature and disconnect for a week (no television, no internet, no phone, no movies)
See the flower fields in Carlsbad or the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Learn how to sail
See John Williams in concert at the Hollywood Bowl
Go stargazing in the desert
Go strawberry picking
Go to a shooting range
Go to a batting range
Go kayaking
Get a tattoo
Teach myself to play the piano again
Learn to play the cello
Show my photography in an art gallery/showing
Sell my art on consignment; whether it's my photography, necklaces or cross-stitching
Write a short story
See a movie at the drive-in
Complete my macramé project
Keep up my new hobby of cross-stitching
Get back into block printing and make something awesome
Read Jane Eyre for the third time

Visit family in Florida
Visit family in Ohio
Visit family in Virginia and North Carolina
Visit my sister in Washington, D.C.
Take a trip to Sarasota, Florida, with my parents
Visit the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara
Take a weekend trip to Las Vegas
Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Washington state
Visit San Francisco again to see old friends and coworkers
Visit Point Reyes again and eat oysters
See Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon
Take a train ride across the country
Drink a Manhattan in Manhattan
Tour the lighthouses of New England and eat clam chowder
See the Grand Canyon

Travel to a foreign country for a long overdue honeymoon
Italy
Scotland
Ireland
United Kingdom
Spain
Japan
New Zealand
Australia
Iceland
Africa

Visit all 50 states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia)

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