Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My Oregon Bucket List


  • Mount Hood
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Multnomah Falls
  • Oregon Zoo
  • Portland Japanese Garden
  • Portland
  • Sea Lion Caves
  • Cape Perpetua
  • Devils Punch Bowl
  • Crystal Springs Rhododoendron Garden
  • Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint
  • Cape Kiwanda State Natural Arena
  • Wahkeena Falls
  • Latourell Falls
  • HorsetailFalls
  • Bridge of the Gods
  • Peter Iredale
  • The Goonies House
  • Lincoln City Kite Festival
  • Tillamook Cheese Factory
  • Oregon Vortex House of Mystery
  • Octopus Tree
  • Prehistoric Gardens
  • The Witch's HouseP
  • Johnny Day Fossil Beds
  • Candy Basket Shorthill Taffy Factory
  • Out'n'About Treehouse Treesort
  • Thor's Well
  • Sloth Captive Husbandry Center
  • Cathedral Park
  • Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel
  • Painted Hills
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Proxy Falls
  • The Duplicative Forest
  • The Grotto
  • Timberline Lodge
  • Goonie Trails
  • Lava River Cave
  • Lost Lake
  • Willamette Falls
  • Honey Mushroom: The Numongous Fungus
  • Chocolate Waterfall
  • Crack in the Ground
  • Vista House at Crown Point
  • Peterson Rock Garden
  • Portlandia
  • Paul Bunyan Statue
  • Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden
  • Neahkahnie Mountain
  • Reames Arborsmith Studios

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Things I Treasure Most

Life is most definitely the best treasure of all, but there are many other things that I am grateful for, some of which are:
  • The memories I have of/with my mom
  • My life
  • Music
  • Friends
  • Having a warm place to live
  • My job
  • My family
  • My education
  • Being able to read and write
  • My journals
  • My bed
  • My instruments (a ukulele, a violin, and a guitar; yes, all strings!!)
  • Being a Girl Scout
  • Photography
  • Clothes to wear (and a washing machine to clean them when they're dirty)
  • Having regular meals every single day
  • My bike (which I have had for a very long time!!)
  • Having a computer at home, with access to the Internet
Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

My Oklahoma Bucket List


  • Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Gold Dome
  • Will Rogers Gardens
  • Wheeler Ferris Wheel
  • Tulsa
  • The Center of the Universe
  • Blue Whale of Catoosa
  • Pops
  • Picher
  • Younger's Bend
  • Heavener Runestone
  • Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd
  • Totem Pole Park
  • Fort Sill
  • Old Route 66 Filling Station
  • Praying Hands
  • World's Largest Peanute
  • Bowling Ball Yard Art
  • Mister Ed's Grave
  • Scottish Rite Temple
  • Golden Driller
  • Pioneer Woman Statue
  • Philbook Museum of Art
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My Ohio Bucket List


  • Columbus
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Franklin Park Conservatory
  • Cincinatti
  • Cincinatti Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Hocking Hills State Park
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Ohio River
  • Kings Island
  • A Christmas Story House
  • Toledo
  • Mohican State Park
  • Holden Arboretum
  • Sharon Woods
  • The Great Serpent Mound
  • The Haserot Angel
  • Chateau Laroche
  • Ohio State Reformatory
  • Hanging Garden
  • Athens Lunatic Asylum
  • The Topiary Park
  • Kelley's Island Glacial Grooves
  • Frozen Cleveland Lighthouse
  • Hartman's Rock Garden
  • Cornhenge
  • The Cincinnati Mushroom House
  • Piatt Castles
  • Warner and Swasey Observatory
  • Spring Grove Cemetery
  • Unofficial Lego Toy and Plastic Brick Museum
  • Squaw Rock
  • James A. Garfield's Memorial and Tomb
  • Annie Oakley's Grave
  • Longaberger Basket Building
  • The Shawshank Trail
  • Eggshellland
  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
  • Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building
  • Chief Leatherlips Monument
  • Judy's Jungle
  • President Warren G. Harding's Tomb
  • Maria Stein Convent
  • Neil Armstrong First Flight Memorial
  • World's Largest Rubber Stamp
  • The Cleveland Arcade
  • Merchant Ball
  • Sidaway Bridge
  • Squire's Castle
  • McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
  • St. Theodosius Cathedral
  • Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
  • Grave of Johnny Morehouse
  • Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue
  • Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
  • Steamship William G. Mather
  • Jesse Owens Statue

Monday, November 13, 2017

People I Want to Be Like

Well, I would most like to be myself, as there is only one of me (and that's how I like it!!!).

Although......I would like to be a more confident version of myself. Being as shy as I am has prevented myself from going after things I really wanted.

Seeing/hearing people who are outgoing and confident, talk to other people makes me wish I wasn't so painfully shy. It makes me feel like I'm missing out on a lot of good things in life, because my shyness is preventing me from taking risks.

They actually intimidate me to the point where I don't want to say or do anything that may sound/look foolish, or make me look bad.

So I want to be more like the people who take risks, who are confident (or at least they look confident, to me) in their speaking abilities

**Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

My North Dakota Bucket List


  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Dakota zoo
  • Chateau de Mores
  • Fargo
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Red River Zoo
  • Roosevelt Park Zoo
  • Chahinkapa Zoo
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin
  • Sertoma Park
  • Yellowstone River
  • International Peace Garden
  • Lindenwood Park
  • Fort Ransom State Park
  • Sully Creek
  • Medora Riding Stables
  • The Pyramid of North Dakota
  • Enchanted Highway Sculptures
  • World's Largest Buffalo
  • Salem Sue
  • Lewis & Clark Riverboat
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Tommy the Turtle
  • W'eel Turtle Made from Wheel Rims
  • Hilltop Viking Statue
  • Bismarck

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My North Carolina Bucket List


  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Grandfather Mountain
  • Pisgah National Forest
  • Tweetsie Railroad
  • Carowinds
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Cape Hatteras Light
  • Chimney Rock
  • Discovery Place
  • Airlie Gardens
  • Sliding Rock
  • North Carolina Arboretum
  • Western North Carolina Nature Center
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Fort Macon State Art
  • Pullen Park
  • Hatteras Island
  • Hanging Rock State Park
  • Looking Glass Falls
  • Bodie Island Lighthouse
  • Linville Caverns
  • Clingmans Dome
  • Currituck Beach Light
  • Eno River State Park
  • William B. Umstead State Park
  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
  • Mount Mitchell
  • Cloud Chamber for the Trees
  • Whirligig Park
  • Land of Oz Theme Park
  • Castle Mont Rouge
  • Judaculla Rock
  • Blue Ghost Fireflies
  • David Cerny's Metalmorphosis
  • The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
  • The Last Shell Oil Clamshell Station
  • Korner's Folly
  • Helen's Bridge
  • Shangri-La Stone Village
  • Paint Rock
  • The Road to Nowhere
  • The House of Mugs
  • Endor Iron Furnace
  • Cameron Barnstormer Murals
  • Duke Lemur Center
  • The Museum of the Alphabet
  • Abandoned Dome House
  • Homeless Jesus
  • Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre
  • Portsmouth Village
  • World's Largest Hammock
  • Paraclete XP Skyventure
  • Outer Banks Futuro House
  • The Old Farmers' ball
  • Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson
  • The Grove Park Inn
  • Fields of the Woods
  • Giant Lady Legs of Henderson
  • The World's Largest Operational Frying Pan
  • Bob's Sinkhole
  • McGill Rose Garden
  • Big Rock Nature Preserve
  • Musical Parking Garage

Monday, November 6, 2017

Things That Make Up My Ideal Holiday Season

The holidays are a great time, with all the different types of celebrations that go on during the season.

These are the things that make up my ideal holiday season:
  • Baking pies from scratch/mostly scratch
  • Hot chocolate
  • Getting together with family and friends
  • Watching holiday movies
  • Baking cakes/cupcakes/other treats
  • Making arts and crafts
  • A warm, cozy bed/blanket/comforter
  • Giving gifts
  • Giving time to serve/help others
  • Decorations
  • Listening to music
  • Going to local festivals
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Pumpkin picking and carving/painting
  • Traditional turkey dinner
  • Concerts
  • Hand-made gifts
  • Giving necessities to those in need (clothing, food, etc.)
  • A good book (or two)
  • Being in the moment
Thanks to Sarah Jo Burch for the idea for this post!!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

My New York Bucket List


  • NYC
  • Manhattan
  • Albany
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
  • Empire State Building
  • Statue of Liberty
  • WTC Memorial
  • WTC One
  • Central Park
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Guggenheim Museium
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Chinatown
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Little Italy
  • Coney Island
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Yankee Stadium
  • Times Square
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Gramercy Park
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Washington Square Park
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Madame Tussands New York
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Charging Bull
  • City Hall Station
  • 5 Beekman Street
  • Ghostbusters Firehouse
  • The SeaGlass Corousel
  • MoMath-The Museum of Mathematics
  • Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary
  • Greenacre Park
  • Pier 54: The Titanic's Arrival Destination
  • High Bridge
  • Times Square Hum
  • The Elevated Acre
  • Trinity Churchyard
  • Pomander Walk
  • Roosevelt Island Tramway
  • Berlin Wall Section
  • Houdini Museum
  • Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters
  • P.S. 186
  • Clocktower Gallery and Machinery Room
  • Angel Orensanz Foundation
  • The Sphere
  • Barthman's Sidewalk Clock
  • Private Passage
  • Alice in Wonderland Statue
  • Titanic Memorial
  • Strawberry Fields Memorial
  • Preserved Remnants of 17th Century New York
  • President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb
  • The Daily News Building Globe
  • The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • Life Underground Sculptures
  • Hallett Nature Sanctuary
  • The Wizard of Park Avenue
  • Hamilton Grange
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Museum
  • Fearless Girl Statue
  • Jeffrey's Hook Light
  • United Palace Theatre
  • Castle Williams
  • 41 Cooper Square
  • Tom's Restaurant
  • 767 Third Avenue
  • Shinran Statue
  • Giant Needle and Button
  • Hare Krishna Tree
  • New York City Fire Museum
  • The Weathermen Townhouse Explosion
  • Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue
  • New York Cancer Hospital
  • The Marriage of Money and Real Estate
  • Slocum Memorial Fountain
  • St. George's Syrian Catholic Church
  • The Ziegfeld Head
  • See The Lion King on Broadway
  • See Wicked on Broadway
  • Spring Street Salt Shed
  • St. Luke's Place Coal Hole Covers
  • Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My New Mexico Bucket List


  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Los Alamos
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Loretto Chapel
  • Albuquerque
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
  • Santa fe
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Palace of the Governers
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Museum of International Folk Art
  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Aztec Ruins
  • El Santuario de Chimayo
  • Capulin Volcano
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
  • Albuquerque Aquarium
  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
  • Four Corners Monument
  • Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
  • Ghost Ranch
  • El Morro National Monument
  • Albuquerque Old Town
  • Ra Paulette's Hand-Carved Caves
  • House of Eternal Return
  • Bisti Badlands
  • Santa Rosa Blue Hole
  • Shiprock
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • Earthships
  • Lechuguilla Cave
  • Taos Pueblo
  • New Mexico Mystery Stone
  • <\La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Roswell
  • Roswell McDonald's
  • Origami in the Garden
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
  • Mese Prieta Petroglyphs
  • Echo Amphitheater
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings
  • New Mexico Museum of Space History
  • PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio
  • Fort Union National Monument
  • Wheeler Peak
  • Tumbleweed Snowman
  • Wall of Bottles