Bucket List

Make a Bucket ListOur Bucket List is always changing!

First of all our Bucket List is always changing. Because soon as we mark something off we add three more items. Sometimes we go for months without adding anything at all. Then all of the sudden we start talking about what we want to. The next thing we know there are 20 new things on our list.

You can tell by the items we are adding to the list these days that we now have an empty nester.  Because we and are no longer adding Disney World, Holiday World, Disney on Ice, etc.. (don’t get me wrong, I am sure all of those will be right back on there in a couple of years when the 3 little guys (Mac, Maverick, and Graham-the 3 best grandsons in the world)) get a little older. Therefore we are now adding things like Bourbon Street with the girls, and October Festival in Germany with the Nolan’s.

We are also adding things here close to home that don’t always cost much. Like the 3-day canoe trip on the 11pt river. That is not something you can’t do very well with a 3-year-old. Not saying it can’t be done just that we would not have done it. Hike Natural Bridge, Jeeping through Pine Hills, have your own Bocce Tournament, or Olympic yard party. These are all things you can do and have fun together now. But most importantly they will all give you memories to live on when you can no longer be active.

Our Point for a Bucket List!

Our point is make the list! Because we would have never gone swimming with the manatees in Crystal River, FL if it hadn’t been on the list.  It just isn’t something that you think of on a daily basis when you are planning your 1 or 2 week a year trip.  Finally here is it our Bucket List. We want to hear some of your Bucket List items, we might add them to our Next Stop!


(Blue means we have done these already, Red is linked to the stories about our stops)

Big Muddy River Trip     Garden of the Gods     Cave in Rock     Little Grand Canyon

Piney Ravine     Natural Bridge     Cahokia Mounds     Kaskaskia State Park

Train Ride     Chattanooga    Disney World    Grand Canyon    Springfield, IL

Smokey Mountains    Atlantic Ocean     Gulf of Mexico    Washington DC

Graceland    Ferry Ride     Tower Rock     Chicago     Daytona 500

Key West     Cruise     Cozumel     Riveria Maya     Cancun     City Museum

Science Center     Holiday World     Camp Lake Rudolph     Mount Rushmore

Nashville, TN     Mermac Caverns     West Coast     Crazy Joe’s  Galveston, TX     Arch

St. George Island, FL     Ashville, NC     Current River, MO     Charleston, SC

Hilton Head Island, SC     Dominican Republic     Scuba Dive     Yellowstone

Run/Walk a 5-K     Grand Tetons   Almost Kansas  Alaskan Crusie     Disney on Ice

Swim w/Mantatees     Candian Rockies     Bear Hunt(Pop)     11 Point River

Grand Lake, OK     New Orleans     Phoenix, AZ     Tent Camp on Beach

Memphis in May     Lake Guntersville     Ruby Falls    Moose/Elk Hunt (Pop)

Italy     Germany      Paris     McCall, ID     Black Hills     Custer State Park, SD

Wall Drug    Route 66    Eat a Lobster in Maine    Ohio River Trip     Bad Lands

Mary Janes Burgers & Brew, MO     Scratch Brewery, IL      Katy Trail, MO (Bike & Wine)

See a Show at the Ryman    Camp at a Jellystone Park     NFL Game     Swamp Tour

AT & T Stadium     Hockey Game     Las Vegas     Paducah Beer Works

Dry Grounds Brewery, KY     Route 51, IL     Eat at Melba’s Grafton, IL    Zip Line

Biltmore Mansion     Fiji     Niagara Falls     Greenway Bike Trail, KY

Phantom of the Opera     Mount Rushmore Brewery     Jacksonhole Brewery

Crazy Horse     Glacier National Park     Redwood Forest     Curling Lessons

Stacked, STL      Broadway Oyster Bar      Costa Rica     Win the Apple Pie Contest

Grandkids to Disney     Indy 500

Goal Memories Not Dreams

Goal is to Die with Memories not Dreams