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Adventure List

Posted 11-04-2007 at 12:55 AM by wildernesse

A few years ago, I made up a list of 100 adventures that I want to have in my life. I'm mentioned it a couple of times recently, and right now I don't have a good link to it because my blog is under construction. (My usual blog, not this one.)

Anyway, I am currently doing a 30 X 30 challenge for my adventures. Thirty adventures by the time I am 30, which will be in 2009. The adventures that are in italics are ones that have been completed, so you can see that I need to get cracking on this!

1. Hike the Applachian Trail.
2. Learn to play tennis.
3. Go sea kayaking.
4. Be a Girl Scout Leader.
5. Learn to make fresh pasta.
6. Be on an adventure race team.
7. Go on a safari.
8. Visit Petra.
9. Try skiboarding.
10. Help with a bird banding project.
11. Swim with manatees.
12. Compete in a triathalon.
13. Reach the 1000 mark on my birding life list.
14. Watch whales in the wild.
15. Make every recipe in Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.
16. Learn to make jelly.
17. Fly a remote/radio-control airplane.
18. Visit a tropical rainforest.
19. Own some fancy chickens.
20. Build a bird house.
21. Run a 10-mile race.
22. Collect interesting music.
23. Take ballroom dancing lessons.
24. Get my pilot's license.
25. Take a cruise.
26. Know the constellations.
27. Clean a fish.
28. Ride on a sailboat.
29. Own some original art.
30. Learn to make rolls from scratch.
31. Run a half-marathon.
32. Visit each continent.
33. Take a camping trip on a bike.
34. Read all the Booker Prize winners.
35. Learn CPR.
36. Write a letter to the editor.
37. Learn to drive stick shift.
38. Work backstage on a play.
39. Volunteer at a nature center, teaching kids about critters.
40. Milk a cow.
41. Win a prize running.
42. Learn to make pottery on a wheel.
43. Take voice lessons.
44. Learn to weave.
45. Have a home that welcomes guests.
46. See a coral reef.
47. Visit the pyramids.
48. Go crabbing.
49. Volunteer at an animal shelter.
50. Watch the sun rise from a mountain top.
51. Volunteer with a group that promotes literacy.
52. Visit Stonehenge.
53. Ride a mechanical bull.
54. Visit Angkor Wat.
55. Go on a canopy/tree-top tour.
56. Take a train trip.
57. Make a quilt.
58. Learn to speak Spanish.
59. Learn to play the mandolin.
60. Ride a century.
61. Visit every national park.
62. Go snow skiing.
63. Go camping at least 3 times a year.
64. Try rowing.
65. Take a hot air balloon ride.
66. See a volcano erupting.
67. Visit the Taj Mahal.
68. Create a scholarship.
69. Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back.
70. Go on an international Habitat for Humanity build.
71. Work on a political campaign.
72. Swim with sting rays.
73. Go tubing.
74. Visit the Great Wall of China.
75. Figure out my ancestors who came to the US.
76. Have a fish pond.
77. See three plays a year.
78. Run for local office.
79. Take golf lessons.
80. Have a beautiful garden in each season.
81. Learn to fly-fish.
82. Learn to rock climb.
83. Serve on a committee at church.
84. Get a Masters in Ecology.
85. Have a dog and teach it tricks!
86. See a monkey in the wild.
87. Visit Macchu Picchu.
88. Knit gloves.
89. Learn to make flowers out of icing.
90. Sew something I would wear.
91. Learn to juggle.
92. Participate in a Christmas Bird Count.
93. Learn to ice skate well enough to do a jump.
94. Visit the Haggia Sophia.
95. Pass the bar.
96. Drive a dog sled.
97. Visit all 50 states.
98. Learn to roll a whitewater kayak.
99. Learn swimming strokes.
100. Be part of a dinner party club.
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  1. Old Comment
    livius drusus's Avatar
    So your profile picture is proof of adventure achievement! So awesome. I have just the smiley to upload in your honor.
    Posted 11-04-2007 at 02:23 AM by livius drusus livius drusus is offline
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    curses's Avatar
    I love your list. There's so many things on there that I'd like to do as well! Especially the pilot's license one.
    Posted 11-08-2007 at 03:34 PM by curses curses is offline
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    biochemgirl's Avatar
    You definitely have the best list. Have you made progress on the making rolls?
    Posted 11-11-2007 at 11:15 PM by biochemgirl biochemgirl is offline
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    One for Sorrow's Avatar
    That list is awesome. I hope you accomplish each and every one of them, and have a lot more unexpected adventures along the way. :)
    Posted 11-23-2007 at 02:36 AM by One for Sorrow One for Sorrow is offline
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    BrotherMan's Avatar
    Now I understand the emoties in your signature. What a great motivation to get things done! Which of the ones you've accomplished are you most proud of?

    Of your list here's what I've happened to get done:

    Quote:
    11. Swim with manatees.
    35. Learn CPR.
    37. Learn to drive stick shift.
    38. Work backstage on a play.
    48. Go crabbing.
    76. Have a fish pond.
    85. Have a dog and teach it tricks!
    11: I was sent to Homestead AFB after hurricane Andrew. On a rare moment of not working I got to swim with a manatee. It was a very placid moment. They are gentle sea cows.

    35: I learned CPR a number of years ago and at a recent safety meeting learned that a lot has changed.

    37: Only my current vehicle is an automatic. 8D

    38: Does grade/junior/high school and a short stint with a group on an AFB count?

    48: Having lived on the gulf coast it would have been impossible for me not to have gone crabbing.

    76: I actually can't take credit for it. It was my dad's pond and it didn't have fish in it when I was around. :sadcheer:

    85: What if it's someone else's dog? I taught Snickers (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) how to climb out of the pool.
    Posted 12-22-2007 at 03:36 AM by BrotherMan BrotherMan is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Dingfod's Avatar
    Of these on your list, I have done the following (with exceptions) (then again, I'm 52, I've had more time):

    • 2. Learn to play tennis.
    • 17. Fly a remote/radio-control airplane.
    • 18. Visit a tropical rainforest. (Venezuela)
    • 20. Build a bird house.
    • 22. Collect interesting music. (my collection is eclectic)
    • 27. Clean a fish.
    • 28. Ride on a sailboat.
    • 29. Own some original art.
    • 35. Learn CPR.
    • 36. Write a letter to the editor.
    • 37. Learn to drive stick shift.
    • 40. Milk a cow.
    • 41. Win a prize running. (won a shoeshine kit for winning a sack race)
    • 44. Learn to weave. (used to weave potholders)
    • 45. Have a home that welcomes guests.
    • 49. Volunteer at an animal shelter. (worked for a vet one summer)
    • 50. Watch the sun rise from a mountain top. (also sunset)
    • 56. Take a train trip. (15 miles from Newton to Wichita)
    • 57. Make a quilt. (helped wife make quilts for Xmas)
    • 58. Learn to speak Spanish. (badly)
    • 61. Visit every national park. (I'm still working on that one)
    • 62. Go snow skiing.
    • 63. Go camping at least 3 times a year. (used to, now too spoiled to sleeping indoors)
    • 64. Try rowing.
    • 73. Go tubing.
    • 75. Figure out my ancestors who came to the US.
    • 79. Take golf lessons.
    • 85. Have a dog and teach it tricks!
    • 98. Learn to roll a whitewater kayak.
    • 99. Learn swimming strokes.

    These I would like to do:

    • 1. Hike the Applachian Trail.
    • 23. Take ballroom dancing lessons.
    • 24. Get my pilot's license.
    • 25. Take a cruise.
    • 32. Visit each continent.
    • 46. See a coral reef.
    • 47. Visit the pyramids.
    • 52. Visit Stonehenge.
    • 97. Visit all 50 states.
    Posted 12-29-2007 at 07:51 AM by Dingfod Dingfod is offline
  7. Old Comment
    wildernesse's Avatar
    It is fun to see that other people have accomplished some of my adventures! I think everyone should have an adventure list!

    As for what adventure I am most proud of, it has to be the camping trip by bike. My dad and I had a great time, and I think I surprised him by enjoying myself so much (even though it was all my idea). He keeps hinting that we should finish our trip! I liked having time just with him, and I love self-sufficient little travels like this. If you want to read about our trip, I wrote about it on my private blog--here is a link to the archives. You'll have to scroll to the bottom and read in backwards order of display.
    Posted 01-11-2008 at 03:41 AM by wildernesse wildernesse is offline
 
 

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