Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bucket List...part 1.

My kids ask me all the time about things that I would like to do before I die and I always just tell them the same thing..."Go to Hawaii" or "Go Skydiving" and they just leave it at that. I ask them stuff and they start spouting off all kinds of stuff. The youngest tells me I need to watch the movie Bucket List, which I have seen most of, and tells me I need to make a list and start doing these things because I am getting too old to be going and jumping out of planes. HELLO! I am only 34! So, I guess I will start my bucket list over again, and actually put some thought into it.

- I want to go to Hawaii. This is one of my dream vacations. I am not really sure why other than the fact that there is beautiful water there and living here on the Gulf Coast/Galveston Bay, I would much rather be anywhere that there is actually pretty water. I also want to go to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. 

-I have been to California a few times, and I have done the tourist thing as far as going to Hollywood, and driving down Rodeo Drive and all that. I have been to the beaches in Santa Barbara, and I have been to Universal Studios-Hollywood. Had a blast, but I want to go back and go to the Redwood Forest. I heard that General Sherman (one of the "big to-do" trees) has fallen, but I know there is still a whole forest there to go look at and be in total amazement.

Just look how freaking huge that tree is!!!! And to think there are many more just like that, still standing!

-Skydiving! I have wanted to do this for as long as I can remember. I keep telling my husband this is what I want for my 35th birthday. He doesn't seem to think it is a good idea. lol.
Doesn't that make your heart beat a little faster just looking at this? Ugh. It does mine!!! Did I mention I am afraid of heights too? Yeah, but I WILL do this!

 -Las Vegas. I am not big on gambling. I have serious issues with just putting money in a machine and praying that it will pay off, but the husband loves it, and we do go, but not to Vegas, obviously. While I am there I want to go to the to of the Stratosphere and ride the ride. I want to ride every single one of them, especially the Sky Jump. If I could do this, I would forgo the the skydiving. The Stratosphere is Its tower is also the tallest observation tower, the 9th tallest freestanding structure in the United States, as well as the tallest in Vegas. The Sky Jump allows you to free fall 855 feet. If you have no clue what I am talking about, google it.

-The Grand Canyon. I have never seen it, and I don't really care exactly what part of it I see, but I just want to go. All of the pictures I have ever seen are absolutely beautiful and I want to see it in real life. I would like to maybe go the Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon. That would be awesome.

-Zion National Park in Utah. I seen this place being featured on the Travel Channel as one of the top places to visit probably about 6 years ago and I have wanted to go every since. All the things they showed were simply astonishing and would leave you breathless.


It has taken me well over an hour to type out this blog because every time I go to get a picture of something, I get carried away and start planning my trip in my head. I don't have time for that right now, as I need to get off of this life sucker and get my stuff together. I have to go cut, color and highlight my aunts hair. The kids just left for the night with their dad, and I am going to have to wake the Hubs up and see if he wants to go with me or not. He worked all night last night until I guess around 1 or 2 something this after noon. I don't know exactly when he got off. Anyway....


  1. I have a bucket list in my head....I should really write it down one of these days....I'm afraid I'll never do anything on it if I don't see it in writing LoL

    Great post :)

  2. You had me at "Tattooed Trailer Trash" - LMAO! Love! I have a travel bucket list, too...lots of your places are on mine. Following your from YKIHAMHT Blog Hop ~ Happy Traveling. And you're YOUNG!

  3. Love your blog! Found you through blog hop. I have a bucket list and have been lucky enough to knock off a few things this summer.

  4. bucket lists are fun to make, hard to complete... .. so i don't have one... but i do try to do things that i've always wanted, within reason...

  5. GREAT list!! I want to them all except for the sky diving... No way am I going to jump out of a perfectly good plane! LOL ;)

    I am a new follower that found you through the TGIF Blog Hop! :)

  6. I am not trying to make you jealous, but I have done everything on your list except sky dive. I've been cross country 4 times and hit all those natural beauties. They are all worth the trip. And if you want a sky diving partner, I'll go!

    I found you at the TGIF Blog Hop and followed you. I hope you have a good weekend.