#397: Visit the Robin Williams Good Will Hunting Bench

LOCATION: Boston Public Garden. Boston, MA Warning in advance that this post is the most vulnerable I’ve ever written. Robin Williams is a legend. There is no questions about that. I first came across this amazing man’s work in 1990/1991 … Continue reading

#391: Trace My Ancestry

LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA (But really Scotland) Genealogy is something I’ve been working on actively since 2014. I became interested in it when my Aunt told me she had done a lot of research into our family and gave me … Continue reading

#377: Complete a Race a Month for a Year

My goal for 2015 was to run ONE race per MONTH for the entire year. This was no easy task to complete either and I learned a lot about myself and the perseverance I am willing to take on. I … Continue reading

#367: Have a Drink with Andrew McMahon

  LOCATION: The National. Richmond, Virginia   It is probably no surprise to anyone that I am a huge fan of Andrew McMahon’s work (singer, songwriter, pianist for Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness). After all, … Continue reading

#346: Visit Chichen Itza

  LOCATION: Yucatan, Mexico Chichen Itza is something I’ve been wanting to see for awhile now and did not get the chance to go in 2010 when I visited Cozumel. When it’s a 14 hour tour and 8 hours of … Continue reading

#344: Tour an Active Aircraft Carrier

LOCATION: CVN 71 Theodore Roosevelt. Norfolk, VA It’s not often you get to take a tour of an aircraft carrier that is still in use. I’ve been aboard the Midway in San Diego. Since it’s been turned into a museum, … Continue reading

#343: Go to the Eastern State Penitentiary

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA The Eastern State Penitentiary is a prison located in Philadelphia. It was used from 1829 to 1971 and is known as the most famous and expensive prison in the world. Today, it is a crumbled home to … Continue reading

#337: Go to Antelope Canyon

LOCATION: Page, Arizona Way out in Page, Arizona there is a small crack in a rock wall that contains one of the most beautiful, and most visited slot canyons in the world. Antelope Canyon is located on Navajo land and … Continue reading

#326: Rappel from a Building

LOCATION: SunTrust building, Richmond VA I think my goal in life is to rappel from everything I can possibly rappel from. I certainly have wanted to rappel from a building for awhile. The Over the Edge Special Olympics charity has … Continue reading

#321: Take a Night Tour of Alcatraz

LOCATION: Alcatraz Island. San Francisco, California. This post is part of my San Diego/San Francisco trip series. My first attempt to see Alcatraz was in 2011 on my last trip to San Francisco. After hearing wonderful things about the night … Continue reading

#313: See a Civil War Reenactment

LOCATION: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania This post is part of my Gettysburg Trip Series. The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the largest in the Civil War. It was fought across vast amounts of fields in Pennsylvania and through towns. Being the … Continue reading

#312: Go to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

LOCATION: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania This post is part of my Gettysburg Trip Series. This is the beginning of the series. I’m not into history, so the thought of going to Gettysburg never really intrigued me. However, when Troy and my Dad … Continue reading

#306: Go to Alaska

LOCATION: Anchorage, Girdwood, Seward, MatanuskaValley, Denali, Alaska This post is part of my Alaska Trip Series. This is the beginning of the series. May 25, 2013: After 11 hours flying, I had finally arrived. The flight into Anchorage was probably … Continue reading

Before the List was Made

When I created my list, I realized that I had done a lot of things in my life that are worth accomplishing. My list therefore contains items that are worth noting that I have completed, regardless of the age, as well as things that I hope to complete sometime in my life. I hope this list inspires people into doing things that they hope to accomplish because nobody should have the threat of dying before they decide to fully live. My list continues to grow all the time, and I always welcome suggestions for other great bucket list items!

Here are the items that I’ve done already that are definitely bucket list worthy.

#169: Go Trail Riding (Sedona) – 2010

#168: Hike in Sedona Arizona – 2010

#167: See a Blue Moon (Virginia Beach) – 2010

#166: Experience a Blizzard (Williamsburg) – 2010

#165: See Dane Cook Live (Norfolk) – 2009

#164: See an Amazing Concert – Andrew McMahon (DC) – 2009

#163: Travel to San Antonio and Go on the Riverwalk – 2009

#162: Eat a Chicago Pizza – 2009

#161: Get a Drink from the 95th Floor at the John Hancock Building (Chicago) – 2009

#160: Go to Millennium Park in Chicago – 2009

#159: Go to the Sear’s Tower and into the Skybox – 2009

#158: Go to Chicago – 2009

#157: Go on a Zip Line (Charlotte) – 2009

#156: Go on a Girls Only Getaway (Charlotte) – 2009

#155: Go Deep Sea Fishing (Nags Head) – 2009

#154: See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington – 2009

#153: Ride a Segway (DC) – 2009

#152: See the White House – 2009

#151: Eat Sushi (Virginia Beach) – 2009

#150: Walk Across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver – 2008

#149: Travel to Vancouver – 2008

#148: Go to the Space Needle (Seattle) – 2008

#147: Go to Pike’s Place Market in Seattle – 2008

#146: Go to Seattle – 2008

#145: Swim with Dolphins (Key Largo) – 2008

#144: Dive During a Hurricane (Key Largo) – 2008

#143: Dive in the Florida Keys (Key Largo) – 2008

#142: Go to the Florida Keys – 2008

#141: Go Wine Tasting (Williamsburg) – 2008

#140: Go Whale Watching (Virginia Beach) – 2008

#139: Smoke a Cigar (Virginia Beach) – 2008

#138: Go White Water Rafting (Charlotte) – 2008

#137: Go to the White Water Rafting Center in Charlotte – 2008

#136: Attend a Wedding (Atlanta) – 2008

#135: Experience -10 Degree Weather – (Denver) – 2008

#134: Go Snowmobiling (Denver) – 2008

#133: Go Indoor Skydiving (Denver) – 2008

#132: Ski in Colorado – 2008

#131: Go to the Coors Brewery (Denver) – 2008

#130: Go Snow Tubing (Denver) – 2008

#129: Travel to Colorado – 2008

#128: Learn to Play Poker (Virginia Beach) – 2008

#127: Turn 25 (Virginia Beach) – 2007

#126: Travel to Tijuana Mexico – 2007

#125: Attend a Navy SEAL Graduation in Coronado CA – 2007

#124: Go to the San Diego Zoo – 2007

#123: Go to San Diego – 2007

#122: Get Scuba Certified – 2007

#121: Sit in a Hot Tub in Snowy Weather (Minnesota) – 2007

#120: Go to a Vikings Game (Minnesota) – 2007

#119: Attend a Professional Football Game (Minnesota Vikings) – 2007

#118: Go to Orlando as an adult – 2006

#117: See the Today Show Live (NYC) – 2006

#116: Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge – 2006

#115: Go to the Statue of Liberty – 2006

#114: Eat a NYC Pizza (NYC) – 2006

#113: Go to Central Park – 2006

#112: Ride a NYC Subway – 2006

#111: Go to the Empire State Building – 2006

#110: Learn to Rock Climb (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#109: Go Camping in a Tent (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#108: Ride a Jetski (Lake Gaston) – 2006

#107: Play a Round of Golf (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#106: Have a Picnic (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#105: Ride a Motorcycle (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#104: Attend a Professional Hockey Game (Minnesota Wild) – 2006

#103: Go Sledding (Minnesota) – 2006

#102: Walk on a Frozen Lake (Minnesota) – 2006

#101: Make a Snow Angel (Minnesota) – 2006

#100: Learn to Ski (Wintergreen VA) – 2005

#99: Drive a Boat (Virginia Beach) – 2005

#98: Buy a House (Virginia Beach) – 2005

#97: Get a Professional Job (Va Pilot, Norfolk) – 2005

#96: Go to the Mall of America (Minnesota) – 2005

#95: Go to Minnesota – 2005

#94: Experience a Life Changing Event (Shark Cage, Hawaii) – 2005

#93: Discover What Makes Me Happy (Travel & Adventure, Hawaii) – 2005

#92: Go Parasailing (Hawaii) – 2005

#91: See the Black Sand Beach in Maui – 2005

#90: Go Inside a Lava Tube (Maui) – 2005

#89: See the Red Sand Beach in Maui – 2005

#88: Hike Diamond Head (Hawaii) – 2005

#87: Go to the Pearl Harbor Memorial (Hawaii) – 2005

#86: See an Amazing Sunrise (Mt Haleakalā, Hawaii) – 2005

#85: Hike in a Rainforest (Hawaii) – 2005

#84: Stand on top of a Volcano (Hawaii) – 2005

#83: Travel the Road to Hana in Maui – 2005

#82: Swim with Sharks (Hawaii) – 2005

#81: Snorkel in Hanauma Bay (Hawaii) – 2005

#80: Relax on a U.S. Island for a Week (Hawaii) – 2005

#79: Go to Hawaii – 2005

#78: Get a College Degree (ODU, Norfolk) – 2005

#77: Learn to Scrapbook (Virginia Beach) – 2004

#76: Sit on Carrie’s Stoop from Sex and the City (NYC) – 2004

#75: Lose 50lbs and keep it off (Virginia Beach) – 2004

#74: Live at the Beach (Virginia Beach) – 2004

#73: Paint Something Beautiful (Virginia Beach) – 2004

#72: Attend the First Flight Centennial in Nags Head – 2003

#71: Adopt a Pet (Daisy the Beagle, Virginia Beach) – 2003

#70: Go to DC – 2003

#69: Learn to Cook & Bake (Virginia Beach) – 2002

#68: Go to Nags Head – 2002

#67: Hold a Snake (Norfolk) – 2002

#66: Own a Chameleon (Norfolk) – 2002

#65: Join a Sorority (Pi Beta Phi, Norfolk) – 2002

#64: Meet a CIA Agent (Norfolk) – 2002

#63: Meet a FBI Agent (Norfolk) – 2002

#62: Witness a Deadly Accident (Norfolk) – 2002

#61: Learn Astronomy (Norfolk) – 2001

#60: Get a Body Piercing (Norfolk) – 2001

#59: Live in the College Dorms (Norfolk) – 2001

#58: Graduate High School (Tabb High, Yorktown) – 2001

#57: Do Fake Sumo Wrestling (Yorktown) – 2001

#56: Break a Bone (Finger, Yorktown) – 2001

#55: Get Engaged (Yorktown) – 2001

#54: Go to Times Square (NYC) – 2000

#53: Go to the World Trade Center (NYC) – 2000

#52: See a Broadway Show in NYC (The Lion King) – 2000

#51: Go to NYC – 2000

#50: Read a Book in One Day (Destin, FL) – 2000

#49: Watch Turtles Hatch and Run to the Ocean (Destin, FL) – 2000

#48: Become a Vegetarian (Yorktown) – 2000

#47: Drive Across Country (AZ-VA) – 1998

#46: Learn to Drive (Tucson) – 1998

#45: Learn to Develop Film (Tucson) – 1996

#44: Learn Photography (Tucson) – 1996

#43: Learn Calligraphy (Tucson) – 1996

#42: Drink Water from a Saguaro (Tucson) – 1996

#41: Ride in a Limo (Tucson) – 1996

#40: Come Face to Face with a Coyote (Tucson) – 1996

#39: Meet Someone Famous (Tucson) – 1996

#38: Cope with Mom’s Breast Cancer (Tucson) – 1996

#37: Learn to Horseback Ride (Scottsdale) – 1995

#36: Create a Website (Tucson) – 1995

#35: Restore and Drive a Classic Car (64 1/2 Mustang, Tucson) – 1995

#34: Go to LA and Shop on Rodeo Drive (LA) – 1995

#33: Go to the Four Corners (AZ, UT, NV, CO) – 1995

#32: Participate in a Native American Dance (Tucson) – 1994

#31: Watch a Swarm of Bats Leave a Cave (Carlsbad, New Mexico) – 1994

#30: Go to Carlsbad Caverns (New Mexico) – 1994

#29: Cut Open a Geode (Arizona) – 1994

#28: See the Painted Desert (Arizona) – 1994

#27: See the Petrified Forest (Arizona) – 1994

#26: Go to the Grand Canyon (Arizona) – 1994

#25: Go to Mexico – 1994

#24: See an Amazing Sunset (Arizona) – 1993

#23: Experience Extreme Heat (117 Degrees, Tucson) – 1993

#22: Go to Universal Studios (Orlando) – 1993

#21: Act in a Play (Tampa) – 1992

#20: Experience a Hurricane (Tampa) – 1992

#19: Experience a Tornado (Tampa) – 1992

#18: Go to Sea World (Orlando) – 1991

#17: Attend a Professional Baseball Game (Atlanta Braves, Atlanta) – 1990

#16: Go to Atlanta – 1990

#15: Collect Ocean Coral (Hampton) – 1989

#14: Make a Snowman (Hampton) – 1988

#13: Learn to Draw (Hampton) – 1988

#12: Learn to Play the Piano (Hampton) – 1997

#11: Dance Competitively (Hampton) – 1987

#10: Go to the Circus (Hampton) – 1986

#9: Fly a Kite (Hampton) – 1986

#8: Experience a Tsunami (Hawaii) – 1985

#7: Experience a Volcano Eruption (Hawaii) – 1985

#6: Attend a Luau (Hawaii) – 1985

#5: Swim in the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii) – 1984

#4: Swim in the Atlantic Ocean (Hawaii) – 1983

#3: Go to Disney World (Orlando) – 1983

#2: Fly in a Plane (VA to HI) – 1982

#1: Experience Military Life (VA, HI, FL, AZ) – 1982-2001