Interesting blog post I read this morning. Seems there’s a movie out on DVD and BluRay Disc called The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman (two of my most favorite actors!) in which they make a list of things to do before they die.
In Yahoo News today, Bill Clinton was talking about his own list of things to do before he kicks the bucket including having grandchildren and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro before the snow melts (which is supposed to happen in the next 20 years).
While I have achieved most of my to do list wants, where travel is concerned there are a few places I feel it’s a necessary must to go to or return to.
#1 Burbank, California
Burbank, California, is at the top of my list and the reasons are very personal. I used to live there years ago as a wee child but unexpectedly I had to leave to go live with my grandmother 3,000 miles away on the east coast. I’ve almost gotten back there several times, then something comes up and I had to cancel the trip, but the heart yearns to go back and clear up a few things.
#2 Sedona, Arizona
Let me tell you..if there ever was a place that would turn me on more than anything, it’s Sedona, Arizona, for it’s spiritual healing. I’ve never been to a vortex but people tell me they definitely feel a difference in the air.
#3 Grand Canyon
I have never been to the Grand Canyon. I have lived in Burbank California, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and have traveled to Quebec, Canada, so there’s not much of this country I haven’t seen and then some, but somehow, I’ve always missed the Grand Canyon.
#4 Palm Springs
I have no idea why Palm Springs, California, is one of the places I feel I need to go before I die, but I’m picturing renting a beautiful house with a pool out back with lots and lots of cactus with lights surrounding the pool and of course palm trees (I have a secret cactus and palm tree fetish). And the sunsets would be spectacular against the backdrop of the mountains!
#5 Las Vegas, Nevada
The lights, the action, the close proximity to California (grin) are all only a part of the reason why I have to see Las Vegas, Nevada, before I die. Okay, the casinos, too, as much as I hate to admit it. The last time I played the slots was in Harrington, Delaware, and I walked out $500 in the hole. Never went back and I love those one armed bandits. Give me a trip to Vegas and I can’t guarantee my will power will hold out!
#6 St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Okay, I’m one of two million people who would die to visit St. Croix but my reasons are those balmy ocean breezes, cute cabana boys and an island getaway suited to my tastes!
#7 Washington, D.C.
#8 New York
Not just New York, but Manhattan! I’ve actually been there once but it was on a tour bus. This time I’d like to take a few friends (or family) and go see it on my own time. I’d walk Central Park, watch a show at NBC Studio in Rockefeller Center and stay in one of those luxury hotels on Broadway and I just might take a boat ride out to the Statue of Liberty and just stare at her.
#9 Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Yeah, yeah, I guess I’m the only one who hasn’t been to Disney World, either! I lived in Fort Lauderdale for awhile and never got over there even once.
#10 Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Being a mountain lover, I would LOVE to see the Rockies!
So, how about you? Do you have a Bucket List of places to go before you die?
Until next time,