Seeing the ISS (International Space Station) fly directly overhead tonight gave me goosebumps — I was so excited! It would be such a neat experience to see the shuttle (or whatever it becomes in the future) launch in person at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

It got me thinking about what other great life experiences I want to have before I “kick the bucket”. So, here’s my Bucket List. I’ll probably add and edit this one as I go along. I don’t really think they’re in any particular order.

Bucket List

  1. Ride in a hot air balloon
  2. Visit India and see the Taj Mahal
  3. Visit Japan and eat fugu (blowfish)
  4. Take an Alaskan cruise
  5. Sing the national anthem at a game
  6. Publish at least one novel
  7. Play in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (and not suck!)
  8. Be able to hike down to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  9. See the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
  10. Learn to speak (and read) Japanese
  11. See the shuttle launch in person

What’s on your “Bucket List”?