A Peek In The Bucket

As I was fishing this weekend, it occurred to me that everything has a season. There will come a day when I won't be able to fish because I'll be old and feeble. Same goes for camping or biking. Because of this, I've made a list of ten things I do want to do before I die, or at least before I am physically unable to do them.

Bucket List:

1. Walk my daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

A simple request, and certainly one of the easiest in this list. I think this one is a given, and I just hope I can keep it all together when it happens.

2. Sky dive 
This has always been an infatuation of mine. My friends did it in high school and I missed out. It seems like the riskiest thing in the world to do, but hey, it's livin'.

3. Climb a 10,000+ foot high mountain. 

This might be one of the harder things on the list. I've hiked a small mountain or two, but really want to push myself (with the right company of course) by taking on a bigger challenge. 

4. Raft down the Snake River

My brother Rob did this (I think) and it sounded like a complete rush. Again, a fairly risky behavior and, again I say, that's livin'.

5. Do the Hokey Pokey at my son's wedding.

My own wedding day was one of the funnest days of my life. Nothing like leaving it all on the dance floor. Someday I'll probably embarrass him by doing the sprinkler and the Hokey Pokey on his big day.

6. Hike at least a portion of the Appalachian Trail.

Bill Bryson's book, A Walk in the Woods is inspiration for this. I just want to say I've done it.

7. Visit Stonehenge

The mystique of this place fascinates me. I want to go stand by big rocks, for reasons I can't explain. Gotta get there.

8. Go fishing for a week in Canada with my kids

Another highly achievable goal. I think they would get a kick out of catching more big fish than they know what to do with. Gotta start saving for this one.

9. Run with the bulls in Pamplona

Because who doesn't want to?

10. Bike across the State of Wisconsin 

I've always loved to bike, and I think this would be a great way to see the state. I would bike up through the center of the state, south to north.

11. (Runner up) Hike the entire Ice Age trail

Because a woman I heard speak on this made it sound intriguing. I'd better get walking.

Blogging off...


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