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Life List

Part of my 101 list was to update my Life List. The current version of that list is here:

  1. Create a family tree
  2. Visit major world cities {London, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Tokoyo, Singapore, Madrid, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Dubai, New Delhi, Sydney, Cairo, Casablanca, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Toronto, Vancouver}
  3. Visit major U.S. cities {New York, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, Portland, Seattle, Atlanta, San Diego, Austin, Detroit, Memphis, Nashville, Denver, Boston, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Louisville, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Honolulu, Juneau}
  4. See a moose in the wild
  5. Camp at Yellowstone National Park
  6. Touch/hold a wild(ish) animal
  7. Eat only vegetables I grow for a whole summer
  8. Own a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress
  9. Own a pair of Christian Louboutins
  10. Eat croissant in Paris
  11. Travel to all 50 states {21/50: 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}
  12. Learn to whistle with my fingers
  13. Take a road trip across the U.S. – Central and Northern routes
  14. Go on a vacation to an exotic locale and do nothing
  15. Drink a mint julep at the Kentucky Derby
  16. Visit the Galapagos Islands
  17. Take a gondola ride in Venice
  18. See the Great Wall of China
  19. Plant a tree
  20. See the Great Pyramids
  21. Attend the Olympic Games
  22. Go on an African safari
  23. Ride horses in Iceland
  24. Learn a musical instrument
  25. Go dog sledding
  26. Volunteer at a library
  27. Travel to at least 6 of the 7 continents {North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica}
  28. See the aurora borealis
  29. Buy myself a piece of heirloom quality jewelry
  30. Spend a weekend at the Plaza Hotel in NYC
  31. See the new Seven Wonders of the World {Chichen Itza, Mexico; Christ Redeemer, Brazil; Colosseum, Italy; Taj Mahal, India; Great Wall of China; Petra, Jordan; Machu Picchu, Peru}
  32. Instill a sense of appreciation and respect, if not love, for reading, the outdoors and do-it-yourself-ness in my kids
  33. Learn to be grateful for what I have instead of wishing for what I don’t
  34. Build a treehouse
  35. Keep a journal of things that I want to learn more about and follow through
  36. Attend a film festival
  37. Make holiday decorations reminiscent of those my family had when I was a kid
  38. Read all of the “classics”
  39. Write my will, get life insurance, save money for retirement
  40. Photograph 1,000 faces {inspired by Chookooloonks}
  41. Live by an ocean or lake
  42. Ride a roller coaster at every major U.S. theme park {Cedar Point, Ohio; Universal Studios, Florida; Disney World; Disney Land; Busch Gardens, Virginia; Knotts Berry Farm, California}
  43. Visit all the traditional amusement parks in Pennsylvania {Conneaut Lake Park;  Hersheypark; Knoebels Grove; Kennywood; Idlewild Park; Lakemont Park; Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom; Waldameer Park ; DelGrosso’s Amusement Park}
  44. Visit the redwood forest in California
  45. Sponsor a child in a third world country
  46. Host a “travel abroad” student
  47. Learn to make cannoli
  48. Feed a giraffe
  49. Hit a baseball at the batting cages
  50. See bats leaving caves for evening hunting in Montana
  51. Have a library in my house
  52. Visit every major ballpark
  53. Celebrate 1,000 successes
  54. Become an expert in something
  55. Find a passion
  56. Keep track of all the books I read
  57. Start and continue a book and media library of books and movies I loved a child and pass on to my own kids
  58. Make homemade dill pickles
  59. Read all the books I missed as a kid, and not care that they’re meant for children/young adults
  60. Go to Dios de los Muertos celebrations in Mexico
  61. Visit Niagara Falls
  62. Vacation at a resort where I can step out of the room and into the water — be it pool or ocean
  63. Attend a show at NYC fashion week
  64. Be a foster parent
  65. Ride through the snow in a sleigh led by horses (or reindeer!)
  66. See the wild ponies on Assateague Island
  67. Have fruit trees that produce edible fruit
  68. Make money something that I DON’T actively worry about every single day
  69. Create a memorial for my Uncle
  70. Provide pet therapy to hospital patients
  71. Watch every Best Picture Oscar nominated film {Click to download a PDF}
  72. Watch Entertainment Weekly’s Top 100 Films
  73. Read Entertainment Weekly’s Top 100 Books
  74. Have the perfect wedding for us; every element of it should be something we love, regardless of theme, other people, or perceived expectations
  75. Fix up the house to be exactly what we want; our dream home
  76. Grow a wildflower garden from seed
  77. Section hike the Appalachian Trail
  78. See a match at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open
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