01 July 2008

My Bucket List

Hey y'all. Lisa over at Confessions of an Apron Queen had a fabulous idea for all of us to come up with our very own "bucket lists". You know, a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. Well, I probably haven't shared this with you all yet, but I'm planning on living to be 122 so I should have sufficient time to complete most, if not all, the items on my bucket list. Well, that's assuming that the husband and I strike it rich somewhere along the way and can afford to do all of this stuff!

1) Have a couple of kiddos. I'm really not a huge kid person but I'm almost 30 and it's probably time I get serious about this! So, I need at least 1 but I'd be happy with like 5 or 6, too!

2) Travel out west. I've been up and down the east coast of the US and Canada but never past the Midwest. I'm actually going to do this later this summer as I embark on a 6-week vacation to Wyoming! I.cannot.wait!

3) Travel to Europe. The husband is in the military so maybe we'll even get orders overseas. I really want to see Scotland. And Ireland. And a couple of other countries too- like Belgium where I can hand-pick my Leonida's Chocolates, instead of relying on the husband to bring those back for me.

4) Live in Alaska. Before we had orders here to Maryland, I really, really wanted the husband to try to get orders to Alaska. If we can't move there, I'll settle for at least visiting.

5) Live somewhere that has actual snow for a good portion of the winter. I want to live somewhere that it actually feels like Christmas- with lots of snow, and ice skating and sleigh rides.

6) Experience fall in New England. Fall is my favorite season and for years I've been wanting to go to New Hampshire and Vermont to see the leaves changing color.

7) Buy a vintage camper- like a little Serro Scotty, or a Shasta or even an Airstream and travel the country.

8) Own a little Mom & Pop motel in the mountains of NC or TN. Those are my favorite types of places to stay at & I just think owning one would be so cool!

9) Finally buy a vacation home in the mountains. We talked about it back in 2004, even went and looked at places but our plans changed. I think we're both kicking ourselves right about now that we didn't go through with it.

10) Have a booth in an antique shop where I can sell some of the cute, vintage things that are starting to take over my house!

There are a couple of more but I think that's plenty for now.

Go check out the other people that are sharing their bucket lists too at:


The Apron Queen said...

Great list! Take me with you!! :D Thanks for playing.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

So glad you stopped by! I just love your blog! All of your vintage treasures in your home are amazing! I have enjoyed browsing along here! I'm with you on the antique booth and Motel in the mountains! I think that would be the coolest thing! Have you read the Mary Kay Andrews book, where the woman ends up with an old motel in SC, on the coast and renovates it vintage style! You would love it! It is hilarious! I'll try to find the name of it! It has been years since I read it!

Thank you for your encouraging comments on David! I'll be away for a few days with him, but I hope you will drop back in for a visit soon! Have a wonderful 4th!

~Rhonda ;)

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

Oh! I want to do #6 too...and Montana would be good for #5. The year I lived there we had snow from Oct to March!

Julee Ann said...

Oh my, I've just met someone else who wants to own a vintage travel trailer. It's a small world, afterall.
Nice to meet ya.

Anonymous said...

Hi VW!

I'm a lover of mountains, too...I didn't list living in the mountains, because my Mississippi man will never go for that. LOL.

I'm trying to stop by all the participants in the "Bucket List". This is turning out to be a lot of fun. It's nice meeting you.


Megan said...

oh I would love to have a mom and pop shop! How fun would that be!

Amy said...

hey there, I came here via the Apron Queen's blog - just saying hi :-)

Jessie said...

It would be so cool to have a vacation home!

Kelli said...

What a great idea! I enjoyed reading your list. There is nothing better than a New England fall!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I need to make a list too! Love the one about having a booth...a dream of mine too! Now if I could only get rid of the full time job thing first! Thanks for the pointer on my tree today! I gave you a public shout out on my blog tonight!

Yellow Jacket Ridge Angoras said...

I had to chuckle about the snow...our last snow was on June 11th this year. I will forever remember that day because it was my birthday. We had over 30' of snow this year. It was a record year. We thought it would never stop. I was hoping and praying for summer and now I'm complaining because it's too hot!

The Old Man & His Dog said...

Enjoy your drive out west. I drove out to Montana (thru Wyoming) from NJ a few years ago with my then 13 yr old daughter. It was the best vacation either of us ever had and one neither of us will ever forget. The most beautiful place on earth!