My Bucket List

Since I saw the movie, I’ve been keep a bucket list here on the blog.  The entries are in no particular order!  I add to the list whenever I can.

  • Buy an acreage
  • Take an intro physics course(Oct 2013)
  • Re-cert for my scuba diving
  • Complete a Tough Mudder or similar race
  • Visit the DMZ in South Korea (Sept 2014)
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Paddle the length of a long river
  • See Billy Joel live in concert
  • See Andrea Bocelli live in concert
  • Try ice fishing
  • Cross an ocean on a cargo ship
  • Visit Mt. Rushmore
  • Dive with Great White Sharks
  • Participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer (Vancouver-Seattle)
  • Visit Cuba before it gets ‘franchised’
  • Visit Joshua Tree National Monument
  • Safari in East Africa
  • Spend at least three weeks to re-visit Fiji and area
  • Fly in an A380
  • Visit Drumheller and the dino museum
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Set up 10 total Kiva loans by the end of 2011 (Dec 2011)
  • Set up 50 total Kiva loans by the end of 2012 (July 2012)
  • Set up 100 total Kiva loans by June 2013 (Feb 2013)
  • Set up 150 total Kiva loans by Dec 2013 (Sept 2013)
  • Set up 225 total Kiva loans by Dec 2014 (Sept 2014)
  • Set up 350 total Kiva loans by Dec 2015 (Feb 2016)
  • Set up 400 total Kiva loans by Dec 2016 (Oct 2016)
  • Set up 450 total Kiva loans by June 2017 (May 2017)
  • Set up 500 total Kiva loans by Dec 2017
  • Set up 750 total Kiva loans by Dec 2019
  • Travel the Silk Road route
  • Make some liqueurs (Dec 2013)
  • Get some bee hives
  • Make a liqueur (Jan 2014 – plum brandy!)
  • Walk the pilgrimmage to Compostela
  • Improve my conversational French
  • Go on a fishing trip with the Cap’n (July 2012)
  • Write my historical novel
  • Start another business (2010 Flip Flop Shop)
  • Start another business (2016 Church St. Taphouse)
  • Visit the Bahamas (Sept 2011)
  • Traverse the Panama Canal (Nov 2012)
  • Buy a place in Hawaii (researched but not doing it Feb 2013)
  • Donate at least $5,000 to charitable organizations in one calendar year (2010)
  • Donate at least $7,500 to charitable organizations in one calendar year (2011)
  • Donate at least $10,000 to charitable organizations in one calendar year (2012)
  • Donate at least $12,500 to charitable organizations in one calendar year (2013)
  • Donate at least $15,000 to charitable organizations in one calendar year (2015)
  • Snorkel with orcas at Tysfjord
  • Re-finish the Hen Hilton (Feb 2013)
  • Print my Knight renovation project book
  • Sell my financial planning business
  • Try the zip line place in Nanaimo (March 2012)
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian railway
  • Fly in a helicopter (Jan 2014)
  • Raise our own turkeys (May 2013)
  • Do a wine/cheese tour in Duncan’s wine country (Aug 2012)
  • Walk the Giant’s Causeway
  • Hike some of the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Spend some time on the Algarve
  • Build a house on our property (May 2017 – moved in!)
  • Build a graveyard for my pets (unfortunately, Monty died Jan 2012 and Jack in April 2012)
  • Re-fence my garden area (July 2012)
  • Visit Kauai & Napali Coast (Feb 2013)
  • Take a trip to Dubai and area
  • Do a bike tour in Holland (or somewhere flat!) (Sept-Oct 2015)
  • Go to Legoland Denmark
  • Volunteer for some sort of organization
  • Find a new ‘board’ position by the end of 2012 (Oct 2012)
  • Have a quiet snorkel holiday in the Caribbean
  • Put some solar panels on our house
  • Take a tour of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa and visit the National Museum (March 2014)
  • Make some rum from scratch
  • Attend an outdoor hockey game (March 2014)
  • Do a ‘City Slicker’ trip in the Chilcotin
  • Renovate my office (Feb 2012)
  • Visit New England in the fall
  • Climb the Acropolis
  • See the Taj Mahal
  • Take a trip to New Orleans
  • Dive with tiger sharks in the Bahamas
  • Walk the Abraham Path
  • Visit Quebec City
  • Learn how to weld
  • Visit the north of Canada
  • Climb the Glacier
  • Hike Mt. Albert Edward again
  • Support YANA (ongoing)
  • Open a vacation cottage on our hobby farm
  • Make a sign for the house address (Aug 2014)
  • Attend a Shakespeare play at Stratford on Avon
  • Help my Mum fix her back and hip (ongoing support; hip replacement booked!!)
  • Go diving in the Maldives
  • Build a rowboat
  • Hike the Wakhan Corridor
  • Visit Simon in Ottawa (March 2014, Sept 2016)
  • See the Roman forum and visit Pompeii / Herculaneum
  • Do a Biblical trip to Turkey, Israel, Iraq, Iran etc.
  • Visit Korea and tour with Ben (Sept/Oct 2014)
  • Read the Bible start to finish (Sept/Oct 2013)
  • Boat the Nile and see the ancient structures
  • Ride my bike across northern Australia
  • Try sky-diving
  • Take in a Broadway show in New York
  • Re-visit India
  • Visit Eastern Europe and the concentration camps
  • Spend a week riding my bike around the Napa wine country
  • Support Dawn to Dawn
  • Walk Hadrian’s wall
  • Do a cooking course
  • Practice yoga regularly
  • Ride my bike from one end of Vancouver Island to the other
  • Tour Scandanavia
  • See an active volcano (Jan 2014)
  • Paddle the Sayward Lakes again (Aug 2015)
  • Organize a Canucks road trip holiday
  • Visit the place in NZ where the LOTR was filmed
  • Have fun at Disneyland and Disneyworld
  • Take a cruise (Oct 2012)
  • Walk the Rob Roy Path in Scotland
  • Visit New England for the fall tree colours
  • Hike the Juan de Fuca, West Coast and Sunshine Coast trails
  • Ride on a maglev
  • Take a trip to Moab (Sedona) and ride the red rocks (Apr 2015)
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