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Bucket List

It’s the start of a New Year and that means it’s time to write out a list of things to accomplish in the year’s ahead.  I thought if I put a Bucket List as a page item and cross off things as I accomplish them, it’d be a fun journey.  This list isn’t just for the year ahead, but throughout my year’s ahead. It’s time for an update.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

If you’ve been reading my blog for some time you know a few things about me:

I love food.

I love wine.

I love new experiences.

I love to travel. 

This list is going to have a bit of all those things included in it.  I will also be adding things in as I think of them.  My goal of this list is to add experiences in that I’ve always wanted to try, and things that I know I’ll even be doing in the year ahead.  Nothing’s more fun than being able to cross something off a list.

So, here it is.  Jamie’s “Bucket List” of fun:

Attempt Parasailing

Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride (even though I have photos I have never been on one!!!)

Cruise in a Convertible with the rooftop down along California Highway 1

Take the PCH Coastal Roadtrip

Spend a hour or two kayaking

Go on a Whale Watch Cruise

See the Northern Lights

Go on a Hard Cider Distillery Tour.

Visit Portland, Oregon

Try Ziplining

Go on an Alaskan Cruise!

Visit one of the Hawaiian Islands

Go Ziplining through a vineyard in Paso Robles

See the Grand Canyon in Person

Visit San Antonio

Rescue an Animal

Fly in a Glider Airplane

See Lake Tahoe

Try Zorbing.

Partake in a Mardi Gras Celebration

Attend the Oscars

Go White Water Rafting

Dig for Diamonds

Partake in lots of Food Tours

Attend the Tulip Festival

Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

Go on a Food Walking Tour

Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge

Attend the Kentucky Derby

Volunteer at the Sonoma International Film Festival

Attend BlogHer for the First Time!

Attend a Wine Bloggers Conference

Visit Solvang, CA

Visit Lodi, CA

Go on top of a Volcano

Go to Disneyland California Adventure

See the St. Louis Arch

Go hang gliding

Try Dog Sled Racing

Visit CA Great America

Go on a Ride at Six Flags

Start V-Logging

Get on the bull at a Rodeo Bar.

Visit Oregon Wine Country

Go on the Sacramento River Train

Visit the Apple Farm during the fall.

Visit Reno, Nevada

Go on an Alaskan Cruise

Visit Washington Wine Country

Visit Finger Lakes Wine Country

Visit Virginia Wine Country

Travel to All 50 States.

Take a Ceramic Class

Go Camping at Sequoia National Park

Acquire a New Kitten

Give back to Charity

Visit the Ronald McDonald House

Visit Cambria!

Go Wine Tasting in Paso Robles

Go on an African Safari

Attend the Gilroy Garlic Festival

Visit Scottsdale, Arizona!

Take a California Farm Tour.

Visit Safari West and stay overnight

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Take a Weekend Getaway to Portland, Oregon

Visit Seattle

Be a Brand Ambassador

Cook with a Chef

Go on a Chocolate Factory Tour

Visit Tillamook Cheese Factory!

Make my own Wine

Pick Grapes from the vineyards

Partake in a Grape Stomping

Go Downhill Skiing and faceplant in the snow… because I know it will happen. 😉

Go Snow Tubing in Lake Tahoe area

Ride a Unicycle

Take the Ducks Tour in San Francisco or Seattle

Take a Ramekins Cooking Class

Go on a Segway Tour

Go on a Horse Carriage Ride during the Holidays

Experience the Napa Wine Train

Attend an Awards Show

Partake in a Murder Mystery Weekend at a Historic Inn

Explore Yosemite National Park

Horseback Ride on the Beach

Go on a few wine tours.

Sleep in a teepee

Visit the Exploratorium

Explore the Steinbeck Center

Attend Ghiradelli’s Chocolate Festival

Go camping in Big Sur

Drive a RaceCar

Go Down the Tallest Water Slide in Kansas City

Hike Atop Mt. Diablo

Go Cross Country Skiing

Go Snow Shoeing (Again!) *did when I was 12 years old.

Work with Ford Motor Co.

Go on a Photo Safari!

Go to the Pez Museum

Visit Ostrichland

Visit a Butterfly Grove

Explore Wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Visit Amador Wine Country

Visit the Mosaic Stairs in San Francisco

Road Trip to Seattle!b

Head to Epcot for their Food & Wine Festival

Take a trip to Victoria, British Columbia

Visit Avila Beach

Stay at the Madonna Inn

Stay at Apple Farm Inn

Visit the Flower Fields in Carlsbad

Take Amtrak somewhere!

Visit Niagara Falls

Visit Sedona, Arizona

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