I am such a huge fan of bucket lists in general, and one of my favorite shows of all time is An Idiot Abroad. Essentially Karl Pilkington goes on adventures that Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send him on and they are all classic bucket list items. Obviously, hilarity ensues and we all laugh, but the truth of the matter is that I am very much the female Karl Pilkington. I say I want adventure, all the way until it happens and I am in freak out mode. I'm scared of things, god knows I certainly won't be eating strange things which is why I will likely never travel abroad. To say I have the palette of a toddler is really a massive understatement.
But that's not to say I don't want to go on adventures or that I don't have a bucket list. I most certainly do. I have been compiling one for awhile as I learn about new things and eventually, I'll get to them. I will. They aren't in any order on that list but if I had to narrow it down to a top 10 for contest purposes, I'd have to go with these:
1. Take a cross country road trip. I truly want to go from one coast to the other. I do love a good road trip and the more bizarre road side attractions, the better.
2. Go on a cruise. I've never been, but I'd like to go on one of those cruises that bounce around a few islands.
3. Spend a week in Key West. Would you believe that despite being from Florida, I have never been to Key West? My plan was always to spend a week in Key West, and then get on my cruise.
4. Ride on a swamp boat. I am absolutely terrified of wilderness and alligators so clearly, it would make perfect sense for me to do this.
5. Bike across two states. Ever since I read the book Going Somewhere by Brian Benson, I have wanted to buy a bike and go on an epic bike trip. Preferably with someone who knows what they are doing because I'd like to cry like a girl and someone just fix the problem for me.
6. Attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. I have always wanted to go to D.C for all of the obvious tourist reasons. But I absolutely love cherry blossom trees, and I decided that the only time I'll go to D.C. is when those are in full bloom.
7. Take a haunted cemetery tour in Savannah, Georgia. Fun fact, I'm terrified of a lot of things. Specifically any kind of haunted anything. But I watched a documentary on these cemetery tours on Civil War battlefields and I just want to do it. Even if I pee my pants.
8. See Niagara Falls and ride on a ferry boat. I've never been to Niagara Falls, but I definitely want to go. And I want to be that crazy person who rides the ferry boat and comes off totally drenched.
9. Swim with dolphins. Dolphins are my favorite water animal and every time I have ever gone to Florida to visit family, I've wanted to swim with dolphins. Sadly, it's too expensive for us on vacation but some day... I'm going to do it. Budget be damned.
10. Do a week long Disney vacation. I'm talking spending the night in Disney resorts, going to a park every single day, just doing the entire Disney experience with all three of my kids. And Matt. Someone has to hold the baby so I can ride on the rides. But seriously, Matt and I did a park every day for a week long before we got married and it was amazing. Olivia and Jackson have been to Magic Kingdom twice (but only remember it once), and I'd like to go when Penelope is 4. So that means I have about 3 1/2 years to plan this out and make it happen financially.
What's on your bucket list? What should I do that I haven't included?