To Bucket List or not to Bucket List

I love the idea but don’t particularly care for the term bucket list.  I don’t know why.  I don’t know if it is because the word bucket is not a very pleasing sounding word or if the association with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman is just weird.  Or perhaps, I feel too young to have a “bucket list” per se.  Either way I was inspired by Lesley Carter’s “Bucketlist Publications” blog pieces hyper linked below and also by a recent Christmas gift to write down some of the items I want to do in my life.  My husband bought me one of those tear off daily calendars based on the book “1000 Places to see before you die.”  So below is the current, as of today, ever changing list of things I would like to do.  (The sooner the better!) I reserve the right to modify this list on a regular basis especially WHEN I hit the lottery!

Jenny’s Travel Wish List (In no particular order)

  1. See Victoria Falls in Africa
  2. Go to Egypt
  3. Photograph African Wild Animals IN Africa
  4. Take my husband to Italy so we can show each other the parts of Italy each of us has been to that the other has not
  5. Visit New Orleans not during Mardi Gras
  6. Visit Prague
  7. Visit Sri Lanka
  8. Visit Washington DC
  9. Visit Australia & New Zealand
  10. Spend more time in France
  11. Visit rural New York
  12. Take a camping trip across the United States
  13. Visit Victoria BC
  14. Visit Alaska
  15. Take my husband to Joshua Tree National Park
  16. Go on a trip at least every 5 years with my German friend Manuela
  17. Take my niece to Paris with Manuela
  18. Visit Quebec
  19. Go to Ireland with my family
  20. Visit New Foundland and Nova Scotia
  21. Go to India with friends Leena and Sadhna and their Dad Charles
  22. Visit the Fjords in Norway
  23. Visit Mexico City
  24. Visit rural England
  25. See a Cubs game with my brothers
  26. Go Leaf Peeping in the upper Northeast
  27. Live in another country for at least 3 months
  28. Trip “Around the World” perhaps after I retire and can give it the time it needs to do it right