Rich’s Bucket List

For me, in my life right now, this may be one of the most important blog posts I have written in a long time. It’s my bucket list. I turned 51 last month, and as I move toward the autumn of my life, I want to create a list of things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket.

This bucket list will require some changes in my life – financially and in my health and fitness.  I’ve already been working toward improvements, and my goal is to have the health, wealth, vitality, energy, fitness, and relationships to make this list possible. It is essentially a target or direction I want to go through my 50’s and 60’s.

Let me clarify – yes this is “my” bucket list, but it is not for me to live and enjoy alone. I want to experience this with my family and friends whenever possible. A few items I am sure some will sit out on, but for the most part, I want to live life to the fullest and enjoy it with my wife, kids, family, and my friends.

Let’s look at the list. This is in no particular order… and I will continue to add to this list over the next few months as I examine things from a faith, personal improvement, and family perspective.

Rich’s Bucket List

1. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – Tanzania, Africa

Bucket List - Kilamanjaro

2. Fly-in fishing trip in Canada and hear the Loons from the porch of my cabin

3. See the Grand Canyon

Bucket List - Grand Canyon

4. Kiss my bride beside the Eiffel Tower

Bucket List - Kiss

5. Visit Normandy

Bucket List - Normandy

6. Take a Disney Cruise

7. Eat Santa’s Little Helper at the Moose Tooth – Anchorage, Alaska

Bucket List - Moose Tooth

8. Hot air balloon safari in Africa

Bucket List - Balloon Safari

9. Eat pizza in Naples, Italy

Bucket List - Naples

10. Visit the countryside of Tuscany, Italy

Bucket List - Tuscany

11. Visit the Australian Outback

Bucket List - Outback

12. Watch an event at the Sydney Opera House

Bucket List - Sydney Opera House

13. Eat fresh lobster in Maine

Bucket List - Maine Lobster

14. Vacation at Aulani – Oahu, Hawaii

Bucket List - Aulani

15. Drive a NASCAR

Bucket List - NASCAR

16. Drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini

Bucket List Ferrari

17. Run the full Disney Family Marathon weekend

Bucket List - Disney Marathon

18. Meet President George W. Bush

Bucket List - President George W Bush

19. Place grave markers on my mother’s and grandmother’s graves


20. Buy a Bass Tracker boat from Bass Pro Shops

Bucket List - BassTracker

21. Skydive from 13,000 feet

Bucket List - Skydive

22. Be an Ironman

23. Own a 65/66 Mustang again

Bucket List - 66Mustang

24. Build an HO scale model train layout

Bucket List - Train Layout

25. Live in England/UK for 3-6 months

Bucket List - UK

1 thought on “Rich’s Bucket List”

  1. #18 – check. Got to meet and shake hands with President Bush in Dallas. He was at Barnes and Noble at Northpark. I later got to hear him speak at a baseball banquet at Dallas Baptist University.

    Time to get rolling dude… 2020 is here and time to take action on this list!

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