Places to See & Things to Do

All Fifty States:

I’m not counting pit-stops and drive/fly-throughs…

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

In My Home State – OH! (This is where you yell “IO!”)

Wardens Ledges
Chinese Lantern Festival
Hocking Hills Train Ride
Dickens of a Christmas
Ohio State Reformatory Tour
Bonnybrook Farms Haunted Corn Maze and Lantern Lit Wagon Ride
Renaissance Festival
D-Day Reenactment
Tecumseh

Outside the Nation I love:

Germany
Austria
Egypt
Amazon River
Prague
Venice
The Lost City of Pompeii
Prince Edward Island
Niagra Falls the Canada Side
The Salt Lakes of Bolivia
The Great Wall of China
That Jesus Statue in Brazil
Iceland
Ireland
United Kingdom
Australia (even though I’m oddly afraid of kangaroos)

Bucket List

Become bilingual by learning to speak fluent German
Finish learning Fur Elise on piano
Hike Old Man’s Cave in Ohio
Jump into a pool fully clothed
Meet a favorite author
Throw darts at paint filled balloons
Have a “Book Reading” party
Go to a horse race
Go stargazing
Try sushi
Go on a picnic; basket, blanket and all
Go on a road trip with friends to celebrate turning 21
Host The Undignified Event ’15 at the Columbus Commons
Participate in and win NaNoWriMo
Go black Friday shopping
Give a homeless person a Christmas present
Fall in love
Get married
Foster a child Adopt a child
Bury a time capsule with love letters and pictures on my wedding day and open it on my 10th anniversary
Spend a night stargazing in a truck bed
Stargaze from a rooftop
Picnic in a field of wild flowers
Host The Undignified Event somewhere overseas
Learn to play the cello
Go skiing and don’t die
Experience life on a Native American reservation
Write a book
Get a book published
Get an article published
Record an album of songs I’ve written
Memorize the book of Esther
Read 100 classic novels
Read one autobiography/memoir from each president who has written one
See my name in newspaper print
Buy a fixer upper and turn it into a home, preferably a brick house with 8 windows, 4 on either side of the door
Read my German Bible cover to cover
Move out of my parent’s house
Read a dictionary cover to cover
Audition for a movie/TV show just for the heck of it
Road trip across America
Get a traditional 9-5 job
See Mount Rushmore
Drive the entire length of the California Pacific Highway
Ride in a helicopter
Meet someone famous  Have a food fight
Sing on a street corner
Participate in a karaoke night
Learn the choreography and lyrics to I’m singing in the Rain
Brave Black-Friday shopping
Eat at an upscale restaurant that costs $100+ per meal and requires formal dress
Get dressed up and go to a comic-con
Disneyland ’cause I’m a cliche
Dress up for the Renaissance Festival
Convince someone I’m from Germany and am just visiting the States
Ride a camel
Visit an ethical elephant sanctuary
Chase a storm and witness a tornado in action
See the northern lights in Alaska
See the pyramids in Egypt
Go to a ballet
Go to the opera
Attend a ball
Own a horse
Step foot on all 7 continents (Antartica might be a stretch.. but still)
Throw a dart at a map and go wherever it lands
Go to a drive-in movie theater
Ride a gondola in Venice
Go to a movie premiere
Drive for hours without paying attention to road signs and get REALLY lost
Go to Red, White & Boom
Go to Disney World
Go white water rafting
Go to Universal Studios
Powell’s bookstore in Portland, OR

8 thoughts on “Places to See & Things to Do

  1. I love your bucket list.. I always tell people bucket list should have big and small things on it because sometimes the small things are the ones we enjoy the most. so many people just have one big thing on the list and they never even do that but if you have small things and you do them you are more likely to get to doing the big ones and never stop adding to your list.. I love love love it..

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    1. Aww! Thank you so much. I agree! Our bucket lists should be made up of little things we can do today and big things we can do tomorrow.

      Side note: sorry for the dreadfully late reply. I only just now saw your comment!

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  2. I love the idea of having a bucket list on my blog that I can tick off! This is such genius! Some wonderful things on yours (: I’d love to picnic in wild flowers!

    Imii xox | nettleandblackberry.com

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    1. I wish I could take credit for the idea! I saw a bucket list post on another blog several months back that the blogger tried to update frequently. Loved the idea! ❤

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