Bucket List

This is what I intend to do before I kick it!

I started writing a bucket list a while back. It’s still a work in progress (as any list of this sort should be until we are out of time to do things on it), but I want to start tracking what I achieve, also. Maybe I’ll even put up notes and thoughts about each item when it happens. There will obviously be pictures in my gallery, but I will probably add some here, too.

And now, without further ado…

Things to learn

  • SCUBA Dive 01/01/1989
  • Play the violin
  • Another language (I really want to learn Latin the rest of the way – more than High School Latin, but a language that may actually be usable in the secular world would be nice, too.)
  • Paint (I’ve done lots of dabbling, but learning the rest of the techniques to do something special would be great)
  • Fence (with a sword, not building barricades)
  • Play the banjo (just because – it’s a much maligned instrument)

Places to live and go

  • Live in New York City 30/05/1996
  • Visit Russia 01/06/2000
  • Visit the Holy Land 02/01/2017
  • Visit the world's great museums
  • Visit Japan
  • Visit Sicily and Naples
  • Visit the Vatican for more than a few hours (I went when I was in high school on a student tour, but I want to really spend some time there) 02/07/2014
  • Visit Alaska 10/01/2018
  • Cross Siberia on the Trans-Siberian Railroad 01/01/1970
  • Visit St. Petersburg Russia for more than a day (I want to see Peter the Great’s oddity collection and the Rasputin grave)
  • Visit Easter Island

Things to see (Closely related to “Places to Go”)*

  • The Grand Canyon
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Harbour of Rio de Janeiro
  • Mount Everest (I'd say climb, but let's be realistic - I'm just not THAT exciting)
  • Aurora Borealis 10/01/2018
  • Aurora Australis
  • Victoria Falls
  • Giza pyramid complex
  • Great Wall of China
  • Taj Mahal
  • Forbidden City
  • Karnak Temple
  • Serengeti Migration
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Antarctica
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Victoria Falls
  • Bora Bora

Things to do

  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Publish a book
  • Go on a Cruise
  • Speak at a major event (Like NCYC, etc.)
  • Inspire someone
  • Make a difference in at least one person's life

People to meet

  • Meet a sitting pope

Stupid things that may bring about a premature mortem

  • Go Skydiving
  • Eat Fugu (and live to tell the tale)

Pipe dreams (Ceci n’est pas une pipe)

  • Attend the Olympics
  • Go into space

Things that were never on my bucket list because I never thought they could be (This is my cheat list where I add things I think are super cool, but I didn't even think of putting on the list before I did them.)

  • Pray the Angelus in Mary's house (where it first happened) 24/09/2019

*The Things to see (Closely related to “Places to Go”) section is expensive, and generally came from pasting in stuff from Wikipedia’s page on the Wonders of the World. It’s not as BIG to me as some others…except for a few

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