I know most people would refer to that as a Bucket List, but I really hate that term for some reason. I guess because the term "kicking the bucket" kind of annoys me too. Did any of you ever watch "Keeping Up Appearances"? That's how I am, I kind of want to start calling it a Bouquet List. A little pretentious, sure, but it sounds better. ;)
Anyhow, there's currently fifteen things on my list. Here are five things I chose to share.
- Visit at least half of the National Parks. There's 59 National Parks, with a large concentration in the southwest, as well as some in Hawaii and Alaska, but I think I should be able to accomplish half. The one nearest to me is Isle Royale National Park, which is a large island in Lake Superior, reachable only by small plane or ferry. It's definitely on the list.
- Learn all the constellations. The other night it was so clear and beautiful, you could see all the stars and I easily spotted Polaris and the Big Dipper, but after that, I was done. I really want to be able to look up and see Orion and Pegasus and the gang.
- Learn French. I started with an app called Duolingo and it's been pretty fun so far. Truthfully, Spanish would be more practical around here, but maybe I'll add that to the list if I finish French.
- Sleep in a lighthouse. Like at a legit B&B, not as a squatter or something. There's a couple on the Great Lakes, and I'm sure more on the coasts.
- Take a trip by train. This one would take a little planning, but Amtrak would be fun. Or, if I ever get to Europe, I'd love to try Eurail. Rick Steve's makes it look super easy. :)