I had no plans for 2015, yet I did a lot. The majority of which I cannot remember.
For 2016, I had some plans, some travel plans, some life plans, some I did follow through on. Others came as a surprise, and I did a few things that I never thought of…
Mentionable things I did this year:
- Get divorced.. (no, I will not talk about this)
- Went to Peru
- Visited Machu Picchu
- 139. Take up astronomy
- 23. See a comet (not really, Did see Jupiter from the Observatory in Tennessee)
- Went to NYC
- Went on dates.
- Talked to strangers… Stranger Danger!!
Continue reading Things I never thought of…
Looking through the Bucketlist page, I realized that it hasn’t been updated in quite a while, so let’s mark off a few things…
2013 Bucket list top 10
Kayak in a river
Learn to snowboard
Participate in a color run
Iceskate on real ice
Hike to a waterfall
Visit the Golden Gate Bridge
Go scuba diving
- Jump off a cliff
Solve that damned Rubik’s Cube
Continue reading Discovered… The Bucketlist…
Coming up soon, this year’s adventure road trip will take us around the great state of California. Starting with a long flight all the way to SFO, a few days at our home base, and then off to a 3+ week of nothing but road, and side stops. I have a list of about 100+ things that I want to do and see along the way…
We’ll start in San Francisco, and then the road will take us to:
- Yosemite National Park,
- Death Valley National Park,
- Las Vegas,
- Mojave desert,
- Joshua Tree National Park,
- Palm Springs,
- Los Angeles,
- Back home to SF
And I plan to at least cover the following bucket-list items: Continue reading The Road Ahead…
Let’s start with the best part of the summer. Now as I have stated before, I admittedly have a huge fear of the open water. I will swim in the ocean as long as I can feel the sand beneath my toes, visibility is clear for miles, and there are minimal waves, preferably none. The cause of this fear you might ask? Ahhhh the joys of being a teenager, and the not-so-wise choices we make. It started an early morning 10+ years ago. As we arrived at school, there was a scheduling issue with classes on that day. Instead of waiting for the issue to be cleared up, we skipped school and went to the beach. It was those one-of-a-kind days, where the usually quiet and calm sea turned into a raging monster, with abnormally high waves. Which of course, we decided to take on. Long story short, I came an inch away from drowning, and ended up in the ER with a concussion. And as it turned out in the following years, a fear of waves and open waters.
Now I proudly present to you numbers 32+33 off the Bucket list!
32. Go scuba diving
33. Go snorkeling in a shipwreck
It was pretty awesome, quiet, calm and unless you look up, you do not even notice how rough the waves are above your head.
Before taking down number 126, I went to a local baseball game, which surprisingly, I enjoyed a lot. Something that will definitely happen much more now.
126. Watch a major league baseball game
It’s been months since my last post. Then again, that happens when you get caught up in life and the wrapped speed that everything moves nowadays…I even forget there for a minute that I had a plan and even worse a blog to tend to…
Sitting the night away behind my lovely LULU, (or the iMac) selecting songs for my next trip and it hits me… I might as well write… and update my blog.
First things first… Continue reading Here we go again….
Besides the doctor’s orders that I have been keeping myself to, there was some distractions these last few weeks, that kept me busy. We have been celebrating Carnival for the past 60 years on this island. And this year was again one on the biggest celebrations of the year. People fly from all over the world to indulge in the festivities, either as a spectator or as a participant. My brother flew in from SF to join the parades and dance for hours on end in the parades. Me, on the other hand… was suffering from back pain, and was on orders to be calm, be smart and behave… no Carnival dancing for 6 hours straight…
For your viewing pleasure, a small recap of what you missed…while not being on Aruba this past month… Continue reading Let’s get back to the game…
While making no resolutions I do have a list to work through. The ever-growing bucket list! Take 2 items off the list, and put 20 more on…
Meanwhile, 2013 was a good year, I have managed to scrape a few things of the buckets list.
2013 Bucket list top 10 2014 Bucket list top 10
kayak in a river 1. Learn conversational French
earn to snowboard 2. Kiss under the Eiffel Tower
participate in a color run 3. Donate blood
iceskate on real ice 4. Go rock climbing
roadtrip USA 5. Fire a gun
hike to a waterfall 6. Learn to windsurf
- visit the Golden Gate Bridge 7. Drive a stick shift
- go scuba diving 8. Conquer fear of open water
jump off a cliff 9. Participate in a triathlon
- solve that damned Rubik’s Cube 10. Get married
Now that’s another 10 items off the 200+bucket list…So let’s get this show going. First stop tomorrow is the beach, I gotta work on my tan, spending winter 2013 in -25˚Celsius will turn you white, bleak and pale all in one trip. Beach days are also good for number 8 and 9 on the list.
Bueno, that’s that for the first post. ¡Hasta la proxima!
Continue reading Happy 2014!