Adventure List

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself”  – Amelia Earhart

A bucket list conveys some sort of finale – Death! I prefer to call it an adventure list since it is a continually growing and evolving list of adventurous activities. I don’t want to die when I complete it, I want to be able to create even more great adventures. I know as I participate in some of these adventures, it will make me think of new adventures I want to do.

An adventure list doesn’t necessarily have to be doing stuff totally abnormal, crazy or outlandish – just something out of your normal, everyday routine. It could be as simple as grabbing dinner at a local restaurant. I try to make even the most common things a fun adventure.

1 – Do a Police Car ride along
2 – Be in a movie
3 – Write a bookAccomplished!   Winning Habitudes
4 – Backpack the Grand Tetons  Accomplished!
5 – Drive a Dog sled in Alaska
6 – Start a non-profit
7 – Walk on a glacier
8 – Get SCUBA certified
9 – Attend the Olympics
10 – Stand at the North and South Pole
11 – Visit Tony Packos Accomplished!
12 – Drive a car 200+ mph
13 – Get a motorcycle endorsement Accomplished!
14 – Get a CDL-A
15 – Get a pilot’s license Accomplished!
16 – Fly in an fighter jet
17 – Fly in a MIG over Russia
18 – Fly in a hot air balloon
19 – Fly a PPC
20 – Go skydiving
21 – Visit all 7 continents
22 – Attend Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio Accomplished!
23 – Eat shark fin soup
24 – Drive the Darian Gap
25 – Drive to Prudhoe Bay, AK
26 – Go to all 50 states
27 – Build a plane
28 – Learn a second language fluently
29 – Be on/next to an active volcano
30 – Hike the Appalachian Trail Accomplished!
31 – Swim with dolphins
32 – See the northern lights
33 – Trans-Siberian train Journey (Moscow to Vladivostok)
34 – Visit Cuba
35 – Break a world record/get in the Guinness world book of records
36 – Ride on an elephant
37 – Go fishing for Salmon (upstream)
38 – Go on a 100+ day cruise
39 – Circumnavigate the world in an aircraft
40 – Go to a Soccer World Cup in Brazil or Spain
41 – Ride a Bull
42 – Amtrak through North America
43 – Bungee Jumping
44 – Shark Cage Diving (South Africa) Great White Sharks
45 – Dive with whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez
46 – Jump off a high cliff into the ocean
47 – Attend Def Con
48 – Whitewater Raft through the Grand Canyon
49 – Ride a camel in the desert
50 – Take the Orient Express from Venice to London
51 – Go to Octoberfest in Germany
52 – Go to Mardi Gras
53 – Go to Tobasco Farm
54 – Fly the Grand Canyon Accomplished!
55 – Visit Kentucky Bourbon Plant where they make Jack Daniels
56 – Visit the Statue of Liberty
57 – Ride the Rocky Mountaineer train, Canada
58 – Participate in Burning Man
59 – Climb Pikes Peak (Colorado) Accomplished!
60 – Participate in Glastonbury Music Festival
61 – Go to Party at Playboy Mansion
62 – Tour the Nuclear testing facility outside Vegas Accomplished!
63 – Go to Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff Az)
64 – Get a seaplane rating
65 – Get tailwheel endorsement
66 – Go to Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and eat some dogs too
67 – Participate in Cheese Rolling Festival (Gloucester, England)
68 – Visit the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC
69 – Visit Grand Central Station in NYC
70 – Tour a Radio station Accomplished!
71 – Tour a TV Station  Accomplished!
72 – Throw a Rave Accomplished!
73 – Visit Ohio Deli and Eat the Dagwood Accomplished!
74 – Go to a game at Fenway park in Boston
75 – Visit Thurman’s and eat a Thurmantor Accomplished!
76 – Visit Pike Place Market in Seattle
77 – Tour the Boeing factory in Seattle
78 – Eat at Schmidts (eat Bahama Mama and a creme puff) Accomplished!
79 – Eat Sushi in Japan
80 – Attend a Murder Trial  Accomplished!
81 – Write a Cook book  Accomplished!  College Ramen 101 and Don’t Be A Smucker
82 – Running with the Bull in Spain
83 – Visit the Venice Boardwalk in Los Angelas
84 – Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, Ohio (August)
85 – Pumpin Festival in Circleville, Ohio (October)
86 – Go to a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago
87 – Tour the CN Tower in Toronto Accomplished!
88 – Drink Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee in Jamaica
89 – Visit Powell’s City of Books in Portland Oregon
90 – See the Worlds Largest Basket in Newark, Ohio Accomplished!
91 – Worlds Largest Cuckoo clock in Sugar Creek Ohio (Eat at Der Dutchman)
92 – Bake an Apple Pie from scratch Accomplished!
93 – Visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio Accomplished!
94 – Eat at Kewpee burgers in Lima, Ohio
95 – Spend a night in the Ohio Reformatorium in Mansfield, Ohio
96 – Backpack/Hike in the Wayne National Forest
97 – Visit the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio Accomplished!
98 – Brew my own Beer
99 – Make my own Wine
100 – Tour the Barbasol Shaving Cream Factory Accomplished!
101 – Eat at Giordano’s Pizza Accomplished!
102 – See a solar Eclipse
103 – See a lunar Eclipse
104 – Visit Central Park in NYC
105 – Go to a blues bar in Chicago
106 – Go to the North American Auto Show in Detroit Accomplished!
107 – Drive on the German Autobahn
108 – Go to Kings Island in Mason, Ohio  Accomplished!
109 – Go to American Jewelry and Loan Pawn Shop in Detroit Accomplished! during the filming of Hardcore Pawn!
110 – Go to Cedar Point Accomplished!
111 – Take a safari tour of The Wilds Accomplished!
112 – Spelunking Mammoth Cave in Kentucky
113 – Go Geocaching
114 – Eat at In-and-Out Burger Accomplished!
115 – Eat at Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio
116 – Tour the Coke HQ in Atlanta, GA
117 – Hershey tour in Hershey PA
118 – Get a cheesesteak in Philadelphia from Tony Lukes, Pat’s and Gino’s
119 – Visit the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia  Accomplished!
120 – Tour CDC in Atlanta
121 – Take a behind the scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Accomplished!
122 – Shop at Jungle Jims Grocery Store in Cincinnati, Ohio
123 – Tour a car/truck Factory Accomplished! (Ford F-150 Plant)
124 – Attend Comic Con
125 – Visit Area 51 Accomplished!
126 – Attend the Oshkosh Airshow Accomplished! (Multiple times!)
127 – Meet Jerry Seinfeld
128 – Meet Michael Richards
129 – Meet Chuck Norris
130 – Meet Richard Branson
131 – Meet Donald Trump
132 – Meet Anthony Bourdain
133 – Meet Warren Buffett
134 – Meet Tim Cook
135 – Meet Bill Gates
136 – Meet Mark Zuckerberg
137 – Meet Ron Paul
138 – Meet Stephen Colbert
139 – Meet Harrison Ford Accomplished!
140 – Meet Elon Musk
141 – Meet Charlie Sheen
142 – Meet Oprah Winfrey
143 – Meet Larry Page
144 – Meet Sergey Brin
145 – Meet Jeff Bezos
146 – Meet Mark Cuban
147 – Meet Seth Godin
148 – See the sun rise on the East Coast Accomplished!
149 – See the sunset on the West coast Accomplished!
150 – White Water rafting in New or Gauley River in West Virginia Accomplished! Both!
151 – Attend Indy 500
152 – Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby
153 – Do a Tim Tam Slam in Australia
154 – Visit Smuckers plant in Orrville Ohio
155 – Attend Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
156 – Get my Black Belt
157 – Drive Rt 66 Accomplished!
158 – Drive the Miliion Dollar Highway in Colorado
159 – Go to the Denver Mint Accomplished!
160 – Go to Phildelphia Mint
161 – Go to Printing and Engaving Bureau in Washington DC
162 – Get a library card from the Library of Congress
163 – Ride Tail of the Dragon on a Motorcycle
164 – Walk on the Great Wall of China
166 – Drive Pan-American Highway
167 – Hike Glacier National Park
168 – Visit Wine Country in Sonoma
169 – Visit Alkatraz prison
170 – Drive Grimsel Pass in Switzerland
171 – Hike/Backpack in Yellowstone Park Accomplished!
172 – Drive Karakoram Highway, Pakistan to China
173 – Drive Skippers Canyon in New Zealand
174 – Drive James Dalton Highway Alaska
175 – Drive Patipoulo-perikaki Road in Greece
176 – Drive Trollistgen in Norway
177 – Drive the A682 Road in England
178 – Drive Siberian Road to Yukutsk in Russia
179 – Visit the White House
180 – Drive Utah 12 Highway
181 – Visit Gettysburg Battlefield PA Accomplished!
182 – Become an Ordained Minister Accomplished!– Universal Life Church!
183 – Pet a tiger
184 – Camp out on a beach Accomplished! (Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia)
185 – Ellis Island Tour
186 – Attend the U.S. Masters Golf Tournament
187 – Chase a tornado
188 – Attend South by Southwest Festival
189 – Attend a Superbowl
190 – Attend a World Series Game
191 – Visit Jackson Hole Wyoming Accomplished!
193 – Ride in an Olympic Bob sled
194 – Zero Gravity flight
195 – Tour Kennedy Space Center Accomplished!
196 – Tour Graceland
197 – See a Broadway show in NYC
198 – Whale Watching
199 – Alberbuquerque Balloon Fiesta
200 – Ride in Paddle boat (Ohio or Missippi)

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