Bucket List #18

When I was in 5th grade we took an Amtrak train from San Jose, CA to Seattle, WA to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends. It was an overnight experience and, besides my brother getting chicken pox, it was rad. When I lived in Seattle I would take the train down to Portland, a 3 hour ride and the same time as driving. The scenery you get from a train is bigger, rural, and more beautiful than most highways will offer, and that’s why I want to do #18.

Porter’s first walk on the local railroad tracks to the Boise Depot.
P’s first train ride on the Narrow Gauge Railroad in Portland, Maine.
  1. Travel to 6 of the 7 continents. Let’s be honest, Antarctica is a long shot. So far I’ve been to North America (Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica) and Europe (France).
  2. Spend time practicing yoga at an ashram in India, with my brother.
  3. Join a choral group and sing with them regularly.
  4. Tour all 50 states in an RV.
  5. Visit Monet’s Gardens at Giverny.
  6. Take ballroom dancing classes so I can ballroom dance for fun.
  7. Travel to a far away destination by boat.
  8. To be exceedingly generous to my family and friends.
  9. Write a book.
  10. Complete all three courses designed by BKS Iyengar in his book Light On Yoga, over the prescribed 300 weeks (5.7 years). 
  11. Go hang gliding.
  12. Catch a baby being born.
  13. Champion a cause – out of hospital midwife assisted birth.
  14. Have a garden worthy of a Sunset Magazine photo shoot.
  15. Fit comfortably into a coach class airplane seat.
  16. Throw a huge party and invite all of our friends and family. Dancing included.
  17. Go on an epic solo adventure. 
  18. See Alaska by train.
~If you need to catch up on any of my bucket list items, find the corresponding post # in the June 2012 list at the right hand side of this page.

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