Saturday, November 03, 2007

The List

I haven't ever had this sort of list before, and I didn't really think to sit down to make one, but slowly I've been thinking of things. The world is so big, and I'm so small. This year I'm going to travel, and hopefully see a lot of things I've never seen. Daddy was so alive, and then he was gone. I'm not sure when I'll reach the bottom of my glass, but I hope to drink deep and savor every drop. So here's my list of things I want to do before I die.

  • See the Northern Lights
  • Hear a nightingale
  • See New England in the fall
  • Write a novel
  • See Times Square
  • Visit the Grand Canyon
  • Take the tour at Alcatraz
  • Make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • Visit Gettysburg
  • Go into the catacombs
  • Visit Ellis Island
  • Read every Agatha Christie mystery novel
  • See the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam
  • Eat Chicago deep dish in Chicago
  • Visit the Guggenheim
  • Relax on a black sand beach
  • Stand in the middle of Stonehenge
  • Visit Delphi
  • Drink tea and eat fish and chips in London
  • Ride a paddle boat on the Mississippi
  • See the St. Louis Arch
  • Visit Death Valley
  • See the sun set over the Everglades
  • Sing a solo on stage in Jones Hall (Done)
  • See Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower (Done)
  • Watch elephant seals on a beach in Big Sur (Done)
  • Play the slots in Vegas (Done)
  • Eat beignets in Cafe du Monde after drinks on Bourbon Street (Done)
  • Pray in St. Peter's Basilica (Done)
  • Listen to blues on Beale Street (Done)
  • Wine tasting in Napa Valley (Done)
  • Watch Old Faithful erupt (Done)
  • Visit the Monterrey Bay Aquarium (Done)

Thankfully I've got some of them out of the way. I hope I have enough time for the rest...

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