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No.1 on mine was watch a shuttle launch (scratch).

2 was jump out of a perfectly good airplane wearing a parachute but too old (scratch).

Still have the main ones - ride the Canadian Pacific from Montreal to Vancouver - Caribbean cruise - Grand Canyon - listen to a major orchestra perform live.

Knocked off some already - visit the UN - fly a plane - see Fujiyama at dawn - live in a third world country (never again).

I see some lists on the net but they're pretty silly (usually by young folks who don't ken that BLs are for old folks).

Would like to hear any on your list you think are above average.

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Lucky Larry,

2 was jump out of a perfectly good airplane wearing a parachute but too old (scratch).

Some items off our lists:

Here is the link and video of Bush 41 celebrating his 90th Birthday with a tandem skydive. He's got almost 40 yrs on you! You're not going to let a Navy fighter jock show up a US Marine are you??
George Bush Sr celebrates 90th birthday with skydive – video | US ...

Still have the main ones - ride the Canadian Pacific from Montreal to Vancouver - Caribbean cruise - Grand Canyon - listen to a major orchestra perform live.

The Swiss Alps are a World Heritage Train Railroad site with unbelievable steep grades and views.. We also rode the Orient Express from London to Venice but were nervous during the "Chunnel" segment under the English Channel. 2 items off our lists!confuse

As part of our honeymoon we walked the 6 miles from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and the 70 miles to Nazareth. We were in our mid 20's. Would not recommend it at our current ages. Also big difference over there from mid 70's to today re security.

We also wanted to see a major orchestra performance so we took a 3 day weekend to visit the Met in NYC and have been members ever since!

Crewed 2 ARC races and then had our 78' cat built in Poland and spent 2 1/2 years circumnavigating the globe as leisurely tourists. The trip of a lifetime and if able would recommend everyone do it. evileye

Bought my first motor home! cry

Met Mother Theresa.

Retired before 40! (month before) Used to joke about it but our hard work became a reality that didn't see coming.

Lived thru 33+ months in Nam! disbelief This was the first and only item on my list for couple years. Just wanted to make 21 so I could legally drink before I ended up KIA.

Married the Love of my Life! biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Many more but those are the most imp to me.

John

Knocked off some already - visit the UN - fly a plane - see Fujiyama at dawn - live in a third world country (never again).

I see some lists on the net but they're pretty silly (usually by young folks who don't ken that BLs are for old folks).

Would like to hear any on your list you think are above average.

Thanks

Lucky Larry,



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August 21, 2017.... be somewhere in the path of totality for solar eclipse that will cross the USA from Oregon to South Carolina.... longest time in the shadow will be in southern IL.

Miss that one, then 2024 there will be a another from TX  to New England states.  Time in shadow will be better the further south you are.

 

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I'd love to do a jump but I'd probably blow my stints.

Spirit willing but flesh says shaddup!

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Great question

Here's what we have done so far in the last 1-1/2 years since we started full timing

Boondock in Quartzsite - Check
Work Kamp in Alaska - Check
See Glacier - Check
Soak in a Hot Spring - Check
See the Rose Bowl Parade - Check
See a whale - Check
See the Redwoods - Check
See a grizzly bear - Check
Photograph a bald eagle - check
See New Mexico - check

What's left (with the understanding we are always adding new ones)

See a moose
Walk on a Glacier
RV in the Florida Keys
Volunteer at a lighthouse
See Mount Rushmore
Visit Yellowstone
Visit Yosemite
See the Grand Tetons
Work Kamp at a cattle/horse ranch


That was fun :)

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Much seriousness aside, here we go:

Completed:
Marry wonderful woman and life partner
“One child born in the world to carry on”
Shake hands with a former president
Annoy the orthodoxy police
Eat a funnel cake at the Iowa State Fair (followed by a bottle of Tums)
Complete RAGBRAI
Hike to the top of Harney Peak (Black Hills)
Live full time in an RV
Learn to drive a big honkin' truck
Ride approximately 78,000 miles on bicycle

Still to go:
Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park
Visit Yellowstone National Park and avoid being on a grizzly's menu
Visit the Grand Tetons
Visit Yosemite
See the Redwoods
Hike part of the Appalachian Trail (day hikes count)
Finish visiting all the 48 contiguous states
Finish visiting all the Canadian provinces
Write memoirs for my descendants
See my now-one-year-old grandson graduate from college
Celebrate our 50th anniversary (I’ll be 100; Judy will be 93. I’m an optimist)
Complete 100,000 miles on bicycle before my knees croak


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Since we just started our full-time adventure, and have just visited family in FL and NC, here are our remaining bucket list items:

#1 For me, see the giant sequoias - though I lived in Ca for 10 years I didn't get to go as I worked too much - only one day off at a time. One year, I only had one day off (Christmas) the entire year. Yeah, I'm sure glad I'm retired. :) We plan to see them the end of May.

#1 For my DW, see Mt. Rushmore. No definite plans yet as to when, as SD is sort of out of the way - but we'll get there eventually.

#2 For some strange reason, I want to visit "the slabs" in Niland, Ca. Plan on visiting them in April - don't know for how long but if it's even weirder than I expect, we'll finish out April at Quartzsite.

#3 My DW wants to find a diamond at Crater of Diamonds in AR. We've been there twice already with no luck. Maybe the third time is the charm. We are experienced gem miners, having found lots of rubies, sapphires, emeralds and lots of semi-precious stones from the mountains of Georgia and North Carolina, but diamond mining is a little different.
Here's a couple stones we dug up on our last mining adventure in Hiddenite, NC:
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#4 We want to dig for fire opals in Nevada and do a little gold panning out west (we've already done some gold panning in Ga.)

#5 We'd like to do some fishing and pan for gold in Alaska, just to say we've found some - a gram will do, cause it's cold up there and I hate the cold!

#6 We want to visit all the national parks (and as many state parks and national monuments and unique, out of the way wilderness places that we can).

#7 We want to ride the Silverton/Durango narrow gauge railroad through the Colorado rockies. Maybe even buy a legal joint and smoke it just to say we did and see what it's all about.

#8 We'd like to visit Mexico and have some (more than a few) Margaritas on the beaches of Baja. Hey, it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

So much to do and so little time! I guess we have to get with it!

Chip



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We visited Mt Rushmore last year ... so here's some tips for those who have it on the "list". Visit Wall's Drug Store (it's not all that great, but after seeing signs for hundreds of miles, just couldn't resist), day trip to the Badlands (awesome), day trip to "Devil's Tower" (awesome), day trip to Custer State Park (awesome) where you might get a look at Bison up close, day trip to the Crazy Horse monument (not near as impressive as Rushmore, but kinda a must do if you're in the neighborhood, take a day trip just driving the Black Hills. All of these things can be done when visiting Mt Rushmore. We spent 3 weeks in the area. Stay at Rushmore Shadows ... it's a nice park and at enough altitude that the notorious SD house flys won't bother you ... stay down low and they will wear you out. It was the highlight of last year's trip.



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Sushidog wrote:


#4 We want to dig for fire opals in Nevada and do a little gold panning out west (we've already done some gold panning in Ga.)


Chip



-- Edited by Sushidog on Tuesday 19th of March 2019 09:07:23 AM


 Yep you found some gold in Georgia but did you get to the town square in Dahlonega on Saturday to hear the pickin'?  That thar's real gold.



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I am scared of heights but I want to do parasailing.
I want to visit the Maldives and see how beautiful it is.


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