Bucket List Items

Three items on my bucket list (things I want to do before I die/”kick the bucket”) that I’ve done are going off-roading, going to a Big Ten championship, and going to Savannah, Georgia, maybe in that order but I’m not sure.

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Off-Roading: Last December my husband and I went off-roading in Las Vegas, Nevada. That was awesome!!! We were in a 2-seater vehicle with chunky tires and driving around in the desert (my husband drove). We had guides of course, one we followed and one who followed us in case we got lost. We followed each other at a short distance because the all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) kick up lots of dust in their wake, and if you’re behind one, you don’t want that in your face. We lucked out because we were the only ones who signed up for that particular tour, and somehow, that made it more “romantic” lol!

We took a break about halfway through and the main guide took our picture. They supplied us with helmets, goggles, and gloves before the tour began. We looked like something out of Mad Max lol! We drove all around and saw distant mountain ranges that were actually part of California. It was so majestic. At one point, I thought our ATV was  going to tip over because it was having trouble getting over a ridge. But we made it back to the starting point safe and sound!

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Big Ten Championship: I’m a HUGE college (American) football fan. My team are the Ohio State Buckeyes, which is a poisonous nut, because I went to The Ohio State University. Also, I played Women’s Club Ice Hockey there while in school, and I developed an affinity for the Buckeyes. The Big Ten Championship is between the East and West Division Champions of the Big Ten conference. In 2017, we were the East, and the University of Wisconsin Badgers were the West.

The game is always held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indianapolis Colts play there during pro football season. From what I recall, we had pretty decent seats. My memory is bad, but if I remember correctly, it was a pretty exciting game with both teams taking turns scoring. We won by only 6 points.

And that was it! My beloved Buckeyes were Big Ten Champions. We stayed behind to watch them give the trophy to the coach. He and the team were standing atop a riser, or some sort of stage-like thing. When the trophy came out, tons and tons of confetti came down from the ceiling bringing color and even more excitement to the moment. It was so much fun. I’ll never forget it! I’m hoping to go to a National Championship game, if the Buckeyes continue to do well.

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Savannah, Georgia: I actually wrote a post about it here, around the time we returned from Georgia. Last March we took a trip to Savannah. It was unlike any other city I’ve ever seen. The architecture was stunning, the food was delicious, the tours were fun. I particularly liked the poop receptacles on the grounds of some of the squares. You simply step on a lever and it opens, and you drop the stuff in lol! We had a blast!


What’s on your bucket list?

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I hold an MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University. I'm a fiction writer, blogger, wife, pet mom, and Ohio State Buckeye!

6 thoughts on “Bucket List Items

  1. To move out of New Jersey! Before my dying day, I would love to live either in Virginia or North Carolina. Anywhere but New Jersey to be honest.
    I miss my mom like crazy, and I would love to be able to save up for another trip to Florida. I’m hoping and praying I can pull this off by March of next year.
    I also hope and pray that I can start writing my memoir in the near future. I’ve written diaries and journals since the age of 9, but most of them are destroyed. However, I do have a good memory for dates and clear memory of what happened from the time I was a child to the present.

    Your bucket list sounds much more exciting than mine, that’s for sure. You’re so fortunate to have someone to share all those experiences with.

      1. Well, it’s still up in the air, but that’s where my roommate and I are thinking of. To get away from all the conjestion of NJ, and look for a place a little more rural, but still close enough to a town. Especially for the mere fact, that living in NJ is so overly expensive.

        1. Oh, wow, I didn’t realize you’d be moving with your roommate — that’s fantastic! No matter where you go, you’ll always have someone you know with you.

          I feel the same way about Chicago, sometimes, especially about the congestion and prices, the crowds and traffic! Bleh. lol

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