If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that Robbie and I enjoy traveling, so it was inevitable that many of the items on my list would involve travel. As I was making my list, I realized that I probably needed to limit myself to a reasonable number of places to visit if I was going to get around to all of them in the next five years. With the exception of New York, these are all places that I've never been. I've actually been to New York three times, however I've not been to the top of the Empire State Building, so I added that as part of the goal.
*Travel to Paris.
*Tour the Anne Frank house & the ten Boom home.
*Visit Harry Potter World in Florida.
*See New York from the top of the Empire State Building.
*Visit Washington D.C. and tour the White House.
*See Niagara Falls.
There are several other items on the list that involve traveling, although these item don't mention a specific place. I think that we may be able to include some of these goals when we visit the places listed above.
*Buy a camper and use it often. We enjoy road trips and having a camper would make it so much more FUN!
*Go snow skiing one more time (at least). I skied in Colorado several times in my 20s, however it's been at least 15 years since the last time.
*Ride in a hot air balloon. We've seen advertisements for hot air balloon rides at various places we've been. Next time I see one, I'm going to call and make a reservation!
*Travel on a train. I don't mean travel on a subway train here; I want to travel from one city/town/state to another on a train rather than driving or flying.
*Mission trip. There are several places we've considered going for a mission trip, but I believe when the time is right the Lord will show us where He'd like us to go.
*See some holiday fireworks. We've both seen lots of fireworks in our lifetimes, however we've never watched holiday fireworks together as we tend to stay in on New Year's Eve (whether we're at home or away on a vacation) and the heat here in July does nothing to entice us out to the Fourth of July celebrations.
*Go fishing again. I grew up fishing with Daddy, but it's been years since I've even had a fishing license. Daddy taught me to clean the fish, and I was the official fish fryer in the family! Robbie teases me that I've never fried fish for him, and my reply is always, "I only fry fish I catch." [I do cook fish often, but it's baked or broiled or blackened.] So, the only way he's going to find out if the stories about my delicious fried fish are true is to take me fishing!
*Glamping trip. I've seen quite a few magazine articles about glamping - camping but with glamour - and it sounds like something I could really enjoy. Maybe a nice big tent that also has electric lights and running hot water! :>)
Altogether that's 15 items involving travel on my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 list. Which of these places have you visited? Where do you want to go in the next few years?
Tomorrow I'll be sharing about all the things I want to learn in the next five years. (Click here to see all my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 posts.)