Bucket List

Bucket Lists…we all have one; whether it’s for summer, prior to an important date or event, or like most of us, for LIFE. I have been working on, constantly thinking about, and dreaming up this list since I can remember. I encourage all of you to create your own and never let anything or anyone hold you back from chasing down your dreams.

Accomplished
Not Yet!

PLACES

Italy- Rome, Venice, Florence *
HawaiiO’ahu, Kauai
Bali
Go to Disney World (now that I could remember it)

Disneyland
Thailand
Spain – Mallorca, Barcelona, Marbella
Santorini, Greece
Alberta, Canada
Taj Mahal
Wisteria Flower Tunnel & Hitachi Seaside Park – Japan
Niagara Falls-and ride Maid of the Mist
Mendenhall Ice Caves – Alaska
Antelope Canyon – Arizona
Paris
Lavender Fields – France
Brazil
Amsterdam
Zhangye Danxia Landform & Tianzi Mountains – China
Maya Temples- Cancun
The Breakers Mansion – Newport RI
Istanbul
Cairo, Egypt
Tulip Fields – Netherlands
Lake Retba – Sengal
Tunnel of Love – Ukraine
Scotland- Fairy Pools Isle of Skye
Bamboo Forest – China
New Zealand-Glow worm caves
Ireland (Again)
Africa- Nambibia
New York – Watkins Glen State Park
North Carolina – Chimney Rock
Jamaica

ADVENTURES

Ride an Elephant
Skydiving
Deep Sea Fishing
Ride a Camel
Backpack through New Zealand
Yacht Week
Bunjee Jumping
Attend Oktoberfest
Dance in a flashmob
Eat at a Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
Play with a monkey
White Water Rafting
Participate in a tomato bash
Kayak National Lakeshore, Michigan
Jump into Jacob’s Well- Texas
Ride in a hot air balloon
Tubing down a river
Rock Climbing
Snorkeling
Zorbing
Visit the hanging bridges in Costa Rica
Go on a mission trip
Attend the Kentucky Derby- with a large hat of course
Cliff Jumping- Rick’s Cafe- Jamaica
Ziplining
Scuba Dive
Road Trip the East Coast
Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
Sleep in an Igloo to see the Northern Lights
Drive Across Country
Drive Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, sampling the local libations

Susan G Komen Run (2009-2013)
Surf (successfully) (OBX2013)
Attend a music festival (Firefly2013) *
The Color Run
Go on a Safari
Eat at a five star restaurant
Bath in a hot spring
Scuba dive in Palau’s Jellyfish Lake
Tough Mudder

Go to a Vineyard

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Start my own business
Get married
Build a Vertical Herb Garden in my kitchen

Graduate College (May 2013)
Fall Madly in Love (May 2013)
Show my art in a gallery
Have kids
Build a garden
Get my body in the ultimate shape at least once

WHY NOT

Eat the scorpion at the bottom of the tequila bottle

My hunger quest is as strong as my craving to travel. I’ve been putting together my own mouth-watering list of must tries throughout our multicultural wonderland. Just as my life bucket list is always changing, so is my foodie list. If you share my love of food and new experiences visit theurbangrocer.com. This website is phenomenal.

FOOD

Bone Marrow
Alligator
Sea Urchin
Conch
Truffles
Duck
Chocolate Bacon
Juice/Chicharo – El Palacio de los Jugos – Miami
Cactus
Oyster Shooter
Kobe Beef
Paella – Spain
Caviar
Fried Green Tomatoes
Prickly Pear
Chicken & Waffles
Asian Steamed Buns
Pecking Duck
Raw Oyster
Hot Chocolate – Mexico
Escargots
Baba Ghanoush
Soft Shell Crab
Tom Yum
Steak Tartare
Foie Gras
Zucchini Flowers
Baklava
Black Pudding
Pavlova – New Zealand
Crawfish – the whole experience
A bug…oh yes a bug