• Go to Scotland. (July 9-17, 2005)
  • Go to Paris, France. (March 14-24, 2010)
  • Kiss someone at the top of the Eiffel Tower. (Katrina, March 16, 2010)
  • Go to Disney World when Katrina is 8-years-old. (July 7-15, 2007)
  • Visit the Great Wall of China.
  • Sky dive! (May 26, 2008, March 2013)
  • Bungee jump! (June 4, 2008)
  • Ride in an untethered hot air balloon.
  • Ride on a ski lift. (March 2004, July 23, 2007)
  • Raft the Colorado River.
  • Ride a passenger train. (Durango-Silverton Rail, Summer 1996)
  • Scuba dive. (Spring of 2015)
  • See Mt. Everest.
  • Swim with dolphins. (November 2015)
  • Climb a mountain. (Loveland Pass, March 2004; Gwanaksan, Fall 2014)
  • Learn to cook shrimp like my mother. (August 2009)
  • Plant a tree for someone. (For Aunt Debbie, August 2018, Blanco River)
  • Find that wheat field from my dreams.
  • Be in a movie.
  • Get published. (Through the Broken Window, Austin Chronicle, 1998; Elsekind, April 2016; Cherry Squid, June 2017)
  • Write a novel. (Summer 2009 -Reprieve; Elsekind, 2014-2016)
  • Write a fanfic novel. (Wishes and Regrets, begun April 28, 2005; Anywhere Out of This World;
  • Go on a pirate cruise ship.
  • Dance on a cobblestone street in Italy. (with Katrina, June 2014)
  • Go to Mardi Gras. (February 1994)
  • See Pearl Jam in concert. (September 2001)
  • See the Foo Fighters in concert. (May 2018)
  • See Peter Gabriel in concert.
  • Visit all 50 states. (States list)
  • Meet Robert Smith.
  • Visit New Zealand.
  • Visit Vancouver. (September 8-11, 2018)
  • See the Statue of Liberty. (June 15, 2008)
  • Eat a New York hot dog. (Nathan's Hot Dogs, Coney Island, June 16, 2008)
  • See a Broadway play. (Spamalot, June 17, 2008; Les Miserables, West End, England, March 16, 2012)
  • Sing karaoke. (New Year's 2013)
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (June 2014)
  • See Tuscany. (June 2014)
  • See the Berlin Wall.
  • Go to Barcelona, Spain. (June 2014)
  • Fly in a helicopter. (In childhood, at the Winnie Rice Festival)
  • Go to outer space.
  • See the Sydney Opera House.
  • See Ayer’s Rock.
  • Visit Stephen King’s house in Maine.
  • Ride on the London Eye (March 13, 2012).
  • Record one of my Grandmother’s stories. (June-July 2010)
  • Audition for a play.
  • Spend the night in a (European) castle.
  • Tour a dungeon. (Edinburgh Dungeon, Scotland, July 11, 2005)
  • Tour a haunted house. (Myrtles Plantation, March 2016)
  • Meet James Marsters. (November 12, 2011 - Austin Comic Con)
  • See the Grand Canyon. (Summer 1989, South Rim. June 1996, North Rim)
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge. (August 9, 2009, Girl Scouts Trip to San Francisco)
  • Explore the Pyramids. (Tulum, Playa del Carmen - July 1995)
  • Eat Moroccan food. (Disney World, 1997)
  • Fly first class.
  • Hang glide.
  • Ride in a glider plane.
  • See Big Ben (March 2012).
  • Visit Tokyo, Japan. (Christmas break, 2014)
  • See the Louvre. (March 18, 2010)
  • See a cathedral. (St. Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland, July 16, 2005; St. Patrick's
  • See the original Starry Night. (Houston, TX, Impressionist Exhibit, January 1, 2005)
  • Take a camping/canoe excursion.
  • Spelunk a cave.
  • Take the Hershey, Pennsylvania, chocolate tour.
  • Spend time in a Canadian city. (Vancouver, September 8-11, 2018)
  • Take the cross-continental train tour over the Canadian Rockies.
  • Go deep sea fishing.
  • Take a Mediterranean cruise. (June 2014)
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover.
  • Ride in the Chunnel.
  • Visit a rain forest in South America.
  • See Stonehenge (March 17, 2012).
  • See the Parthenon.
  • Go to Chichen Itza.
  • Watch a shuttle launch. (Or rocket launch, since the shuttle has been retired...)
  • Go to the Academy Awards.
  • Ride horseback in a trail ride. (October 18-19, 2008 Blue Streak Stables)
  • See an African savanna.
  • Go Parasailing. (July 3, 2001, Tampa Bay, Florida, with my Mom)
  • Meet Neil Gaiman.
  • Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • See the aurora borealis.
  • Visit Mackinac Island.
  • See New England in the fall.
  • Explore the Florida Keys.
  • Visit a place where we can see whales swimming. (Port of Edmonds, Washington, September 7, 2018)
  • Buy the land in Woodville that my Grandfather used to own.
  • See Yosemite. (August 9-11, 2009, Girl Scouts Trip)
  • See Devil’s Tower.
  • Visit the Redwood Forest. (August 9-11, 2009, Girl Scouts Trip)
  • Go to Yellowstone National Park.
  • Take my daughter to a symphony. (February 2016)
  • Name a star.
  • Sleep in a hammock on a tropical beach. (The Bahamas, Summer 1997)
  • Go to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. (November 2015)
  • Learn to kayak. (Saturday, May 11, 2008)
  • Go to Norway.
  • Ride on a streetcar in San Francisco. (August 9, 2009, Girl Scouts Trip)
  • Pet a baby tiger.
  • Visit every Disney theme park. (I've been to Tokyo DisneyLand and DisneySea, and all of the Orlando Disney parks.)
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