What's on your Bucket List?

joemetz
joemetz Member Posts: 493
hello everyone...

what's on your Bucket List?

let's all plan to be NED sometime soon... and as you think about the things you want to do now or in the future, what are they?


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  • JayhawkDan
    JayhawkDan Member Posts: 205
    Ireland
    I want to visit Ireland, and have a Guinness as a domestic beer! Also would like to spend at least a month, in the summer, in the Colorado Rockies. Love it there. But most of all, enjoy my first grandchild, due to make an appearance this August. Looking forward to the rest of my life!
  • Minnesotagirl
    Minnesotagirl Member Posts: 141
    Simple bucket list
    Hey,

    Great question. Simple answer for me ~ I want to live!!!

    "Minnie"
  • LAF53
    LAF53 Member Posts: 60
    dreams
    i want to see grandchildren someday.
    Lydia
  • Semira
    Semira Member Posts: 381 Member
    India...
    ... Thorsten hopes to get back to India for travel. We had to cancel our planned second visit due to his diagnosis. We went there 2010 and were absolutely thrilled. Never visited a country like this before where the people are SOOOOOOO cordial and hospitable without any bad faiths.

    (I would love to go back too)

    *sigh*
    Petra
  • westie66
    westie66 Member Posts: 642
    Semira said:

    India...
    ... Thorsten hopes to get back to India for travel. We had to cancel our planned second visit due to his diagnosis. We went there 2010 and were absolutely thrilled. Never visited a country like this before where the people are SOOOOOOO cordial and hospitable without any bad faiths.

    (I would love to go back too)

    *sigh*
    Petra

    Birds in my bucket!
    What a great thread!
    I have an immediate thing to do on my bucket list - see a Connecticut Warbler on its way
    through here heading north usually in mid May (the only North American Warbler I haven't seen and it keeps eluding me). That done, I'd like to go back to Australia, particularly the Perth area, to see the unique birds and plants in western Australia.
    Cheers!
    Cheryl
  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    bucket list
    Hope to get to an Indianapolis 500 before I kick it. Will be 80 in five weeks and caannot make it this year, so hope for next years race. One of the longer one word palindromes is RACECAR.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    danker said:

    bucket list
    Hope to get to an Indianapolis 500 before I kick it. Will be 80 in five weeks and caannot make it this year, so hope for next years race. One of the longer one word palindromes is RACECAR.

    Just do anything positive for me and my wife.
    enjoy life again not to be a zombi.
  • Luckygirl2
    Luckygirl2 Member Posts: 308
    pepebcn said:

    Just do anything positive for me and my wife.
    enjoy life again not to be a zombi.

    Bryce Canyon
    Go back to Bryce Canyon in Utah and hike to the bottom and back up again on my own!
    Travel with my most wonderful husband, hold hands and laugh alot!
    See my great grandchild born that my 9 year old granddaughter swears will never happen now that she knows where they come from! :) She made me have that conversation....
    thats just the beginning!
  • need support
    need support Member Posts: 40
    I want to be a grand father.
    I've have two boys 20 and 26. I would like to see the day when they are both married and have their own families. They have had a tough year, I just want to see them be happy. chuck
  • buckeye2
    buckeye2 Member Posts: 428
    My husband and I always
    My husband and I always hoped to live in a different place. We both graduated from the same high school and settled in that same small town. We always envisioned we would live for a time in downtown Chicago after retirement. Lisa
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
    buckeye2 said:

    My husband and I always
    My husband and I always hoped to live in a different place. We both graduated from the same high school and settled in that same small town. We always envisioned we would live for a time in downtown Chicago after retirement. Lisa

    1ST CLASS....
    I travel a lot but have always been too cheap to fork out the extra bucks to fly 1ST CLASS....that's what I plan on crossing off my bucket list this year...flying me and my son 1ST CLASS to see a Cowboys Game.... 1st Class with my youngest daughter to CP10.... 1ST CLASS to Vegas with my oldest daughter...and 1ST CLASS with my sister to Bermuda. Those are the only travel plans made so far this year and 1ST CLASS all the way baby!!!!

    :-). Love u guys.......... Jennie
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    France!
    I want to visit France!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324
    tootsie1 said:

    France!
    I want to visit France!

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Johnnybegood
    Just want the Bird Of Happiness to poop some money on me so I can go visit my Johnnybegood!

    Luv,

    Wolfen
  • son of hal
    son of hal Member Posts: 117
    Hey Joe- Would like to see
    Hey Joe- Would like to see the Grand Canyon with my wife and kids... Hopefully while they're kids. Mostly, I would like to get a patent issued in my name. I have always dabbled with inventing and had a few pending that didn't pan out. My grandfather had a few, my dad had one and I'd like to carry on the tradition. I've got dozens of original designs or products that other people got credit for but haven't got my own yet....
    One day...
    CJ
  • joemetz
    joemetz Member Posts: 493

    1ST CLASS....
    I travel a lot but have always been too cheap to fork out the extra bucks to fly 1ST CLASS....that's what I plan on crossing off my bucket list this year...flying me and my son 1ST CLASS to see a Cowboys Game.... 1st Class with my youngest daughter to CP10.... 1ST CLASS to Vegas with my oldest daughter...and 1ST CLASS with my sister to Bermuda. Those are the only travel plans made so far this year and 1ST CLASS all the way baby!!!!

    :-). Love u guys.......... Jennie

    First Class
    Jennie

    I flew first class for the first time in my life this year, but it was a mistake as the plane was full so i got it for the normal price.

    i have an idea for you... it might not be your style, but i'm still going to toss it out there. If you fly with the same airline all the time... get some names in the marketing adn PR department at that airline as well as the CEO, President and CFO and CMO (Chief Marketing Officier)... write them a letter a week and plan them out...

    1st letter... stating that you are in a cancer battle and your bucket list is to fly first class... and list the trips out. Ask for assistance with the costs to fly first class and se if they'd be interested in making this a PR event supporting their customers and cancer survivors.

    2nd letter... send the same letter again, and add a short cover letter asking again... and telling them about your bucket list.
    Maybe ask them to upgrade you to first class at no charge and ask them to make you a huge frequent flyer or rewards person.

    it might work, it might not... but a few letters just might help you out.

    just an idea...

    good luck and get those flights!

    Joe
  • joemetz
    joemetz Member Posts: 493

    Hey Joe- Would like to see
    Hey Joe- Would like to see the Grand Canyon with my wife and kids... Hopefully while they're kids. Mostly, I would like to get a patent issued in my name. I have always dabbled with inventing and had a few pending that didn't pan out. My grandfather had a few, my dad had one and I'd like to carry on the tradition. I've got dozens of original designs or products that other people got credit for but haven't got my own yet....
    One day...
    CJ

    One day!!!
    Greetings CJ

    I love the idea of the patent in your name.

    but, focus on the idea and your creativity.... the patent will come!
    sometimes we shoot for the prize (the patent) and so focused on that, that the creativity and ideas get overcome by the prize.

    I wish you the best in that journey.
    I'm a marketing, sales and idea guy... but not an inventor.
    so once you get the patent and the product, I'll help you sell and make money with it.

    have you ever read about Philo Farnsworth?
    he was the first inventor of the TV Tube. But he spent his life chasing down other who copied the patent and stole his ideas... and never made money off his ideas.
    he's in the Smithsonian as the original inventor of the TV, yet never made much money from his ideas. It's a great story and many lessons in there.

    I love inventors and new ideas that create change.
    we need more innovation.

    focus on the ideas and the creativity... you'll make it happen!

    my best

    Joe
  • Semira
    Semira Member Posts: 381 Member
    tootsie1 said:

    France!
    I want to visit France!

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Gail, you should!!!
    France is soooo beautiful! We went there very often (and hope to go again soon) and it's so great.
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    wildlife photographer of the year 2013 pete
    Great post,

    Scuba dive with schooling hammerheads Costa Rica,
    Visit Galapagos,
    Trek Antarctica with ice diving
    Hike kokoda,
    Climb Everest,
    Sail ar

    ound the world with family,
    Get muscles Luke Annie.

    That's enough for 2013

    Everest is looking good for 2014

    Hugs,
    Pete
  • joemetz
    joemetz Member Posts: 493

    wildlife photographer of the year 2013 pete
    Great post,

    Scuba dive with schooling hammerheads Costa Rica,
    Visit Galapagos,
    Trek Antarctica with ice diving
    Hike kokoda,
    Climb Everest,
    Sail ar

    ound the world with family,
    Get muscles Luke Annie.

    That's enough for 2013

    Everest is looking good for 2014

    Hugs,
    Pete

    UdaMan Pete!
    Great post.

    you definately are inspiration for us all.

    I hope to have half of your energy one day.

    keep on keepin' on!!!

    UdaMan!

    Joe
  • joemetz
    joemetz Member Posts: 493
    Joe's Bucket List
    you're all going to think i'm totally crazy. But, i've been thinking about my list for the past two months while being off work. In March i finally went back to work, so i think about my bucket list a lot less. But, i had taken time to do my thinking, resarch and had typed out the entire list in early March. So, i posted this post to get people thinking and to gather more ideas... so... here's my list (Yes, i'm a bit crazy) In my career i've always had lists of what equipment and technology to buy and I've always been big on business plans and goals in life and business. So... enjoy this and i hope this provides ideas for others.

    Joe’s Bucket List
    While fighting cancer, many thoughts go through my head. I think a lot about my past and the future. My top things on my bucket list is to see each of my kids graduate from college. My next top event is to be there for any of my kid’s weddings. And, walk Kelly down the aisle at her wedding. (she's 11 now)

    Why a bucket list?
    Because the more things we have to look forward to and the more things we have to dream about and plan… the more filling life will be. Let’s not let life pass us by. Let’s make our bucket list and lets live life.

    A couple big questions to think about are:
    • Have you found joy in life?
    • Has your life brought joy to others?
    But, let’s not just stop there… how many times can we bring Joy to ourselves and to others.

    My bucket list should be individual goals and ideas, as well as things for Dana and I and ideas for our family to experience together. These events will bring joy to each of the six of us as we experience the new or unexpected. And, we should also include extended family whenever possible.

    Sharing our experiences with family is top priority and we will create life long memories, laughs and grow together. When possible or when the event is right, friends can join in our bucket list.

    By sharing our bucket list with others, we will bring joy to them as they begin to explore their thinking and hopefully improve their life and family life.


    The first draft of the list is included. (This list started on March 24, 2012)

    The simple list
    1. Write your first book
    2. Sell 100,000 copies
    3. Donate 20% of profits to Cancer research
    4. Become a speaker & get a video on TED talks
    5. Expand/Convert Caring Bridge site into a personal blog for inspiring others
    6. Learn to live life in the now.
    7. Read the entire Bible
    8. Learn to mediate (book: Escape 101)
    9. Begin biking 3 times per week
    10. Ride the bike around the lake
    11. Ride a bike to the cottage.
    12. Ride a bike leg in a triathlon
    13. Learn to roller blade
    14. Learn to ride a unicycle
    15. Buy a canoe and begin canoeing
    16. Begin fishing
    17. Go fly fishing
    18. Take dance lessons with Dana
    19. Take the family white water rafting
    20. Visit the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania.
    21. Learn to scuba dive
    22. See the grand canyon
    23. Go to mount Rushmore
    24. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California
    25. Yosemite National Park, California
    26. Go to the Pike Place Market in Seattle
    27. Go on a second honeymoon for our 25th anniversary
    28. Start a foundation to support high school education
    29. Start a charity that sells a products or clothing, and hosts events to support Cancer research
    30. Go to a World Series baseball game
    31. Hand out at least one hundred dollar bill to a total stranger, ever year before Christmas
    32. Eat healthy
    33.

    The big list (expensive list)
    1. Ride a gondola in Venice
    2. Go to Rome and St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican
    3. Go to Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
    4. Go deep sea fishing
    5. Fly in a small airplane
    6. Learn to fly a plane and become a pilot
    7. Ride in a submarine
    8. Ride in a helicopter
    9. Ride a Segway
    10. Go bungee jumping
    11. Go zip lining
    12. Swim in the largest swimming pool in the world, off the coast of Chile.
    13. Visit Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
    14. Go to China
    15. Go to Tokyo, Japan and wander around the electronics district
    16. Take a picture in front of every state sign in the USA
    17. Help others start or open a business
    18. Eat healthy
    19.