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Old 01-17-2017, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Minervah View Post
Gosh, what is the obsession with some people on this forum that retirees HAVE to ALWAYS be doing something; lists of something, plan, plan, plan each and every minute. Heaven forbid, anyone just live their lives without a specific list of things to do. If anyone has to do this, they may as well go back to work.

I don't own a bucket and I don't own a list.

My main hope going forward is to retain what remaining vision I still have.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:38 AM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I've done a lot of my bucket list items like run the NYC Marathon and sailing around the world but there are still things left on mine:

1. Storm season at the Wickanninnish Inn in Vancouver.

2. See the aurora borealis in the Kaksauttanen Hotel in one of their glass igloos.

3. Galapagos Islands

4. Attend a taping of SNL, or better yet, host SNL

5. Sit in front of a fireplace in a NYC hotel with a view while it is snowing.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:43 AM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Originally Posted by artillery77 View Post
1. Put on a public concert with piano or just be part of an old people band. ...

5. I want to travel and see friends and family I haven't seen in years. While I've traveled plenty, my wife hasn't, and I hope to be able to show her a great many things.
I would dream to be traveling via piano gigs in National Park Lodges.

Winter 'snowbound' in Yellowstone or Tetons would be just fine!

I have a Bad case of wanderlust, so travel is mandatory, not bucket list.
Enjoying the 'Companion Pass' on SWA all of this yr and part of last, 6 flights so far in 2017 and a pretty full schedule looking forward.

no buckets here, as I take what comes, but I WOULD like to live long enough to qualify for Senior National Parks Pass (Have been buying passes since age 16, and have always lived less than an hour to a park. Grew up a few minutes outside of RMNP, had a trucking delivery route to YNP, & Mt Rushmore 3x / week)
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:52 PM
Location: In a rural place where people can't bother me ;)
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Travel to the holy land and give thanks to the Lord for blessing me with the ability to do so.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:25 PM
Location: SC
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I don't have one. But have been thinking of starting one...
  1. Take a cruise to Cuba.
  2. See the three states I have not been to.
  3. Find a mutual love to share the rest of my life with.
  4. Travel to all the National parks.
  5. Make/win another $1M to give to my siblings.
  6. Build the kit car/planes I want.
  7. Travel as much of the world as I can.
  8. Spend a night on the dark side of the moon to look at the stars.
  9. .
  10. .
  11. .
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:10 PM
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1) Drink a bucket of beer
2) Eat a bucket of chicken
3) East a bucket of lobster and crab meat
3) Win a bucket of cash
4) Kick the bucket
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:16 PM
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- Run the "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia.

- See Chris Botti play at the Blue Note in NYC (he's there all through December every year)

- Visit Roswell NM and see where the aliens crashed.... allegedly.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:34 PM
Location: Washington state
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Be rich.

Lose weight.

Have perfect vision.

Have another dog (and lots of other animals).

Have a home and some land of my own.

Of all of them, the only one that looks doable before I die is losing weight. *sigh*
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:46 PM
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*After economic sanctions are lifted, take a regular cruise to Cuba.

*Visit Nosy Be, Madagascar

*181 Days Oceania World Cruise
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:01 PM
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Much of my dreams (aka bucket list) have been realized, but I have more (and I think they'll be achieved):

1. Find a positive, supportive, liberal, atheist, feminist life partner born after 1960
2. See Scotland, cycle inn-to-inn in Vermont, walk some of the moors of the UK, see the Musée d'Orsay again (this time visiting for days) and eat a crepe on the streets of Paris
3. Rehire a fabulous editor (that is now too expensive for me) to help me finish my book
4. Find that perfect little retirement house
5. Learn to throw pots
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