Bucket List

  • Swim with a whale shark (3/13/13–Georgia aquarium)
  • Go on a Kenyan safari
  • See the Sydney Opera House fireworks on New Year’s
  • Swim in a cage near great whites
  • Visit New Zealand (8/16/15–Auckland and Dunedin)
  • Visit Mt. Cook National Park
  • Ride a camel in the Saraha
  • Go whale watching (8/19/13–San Juan Island, WA)
  • Visit all 50 states (40 so far)
  • Ride an elephant
  • Read the entire Bible (5/15/11)
  • Pet an okapi
  • Be in four places at once at the Four Corners (9/15/14)
  • See jumping great whites in South Africa
  • Go to Yosemite and climb Half Dome (5/29/12)
  • See the Pyramids
  • Get a degree in Marine Biology (5/17/14)
  • Visit the Pompeii ruins
  • Play a slots machine in Vegas (3/9/14)
  • Hike into the Grand Canyon and see the Colorado river (9/18/14)
  • See an Aurora Borealis
  • Visit Monument Valley (9/15/14)
  • See the Taiwan Lantern Festival
  • Sing the Close Encounters song near Devil’s Tower
  • Ride in a hot air balloon (2/12/12)
  • See Anne Frank’s hideout
  • Catch a swordfish deep sea fishing
  • See a solar eclipse
  • Go to the Jaipur Elephant Festival in India
  • See a Mola mola sunfish
  • Visit Namibia’s skeleton coast
  • Drive an ambulance
  • Go to the Kentucky Derby
  • See the 12 Apostles rocks in Australia
  • Buy a vuvuzela (7/6/13)
  • Go to an NFL game
  • Buy a scratch off lottery ticket (6/15/11)
  • Go to the 9/11 Freedom Tower (12/16/12)
  • Ride the chunnel
  • Hike in the Alps
  • See Niagara Falls
  • Helicopter over the Great Blue Hole
  • Get Josh Hamilton’s signature (3/3/11–Rangers spring training in AZ)
  • Visit a volcano (8/15/13–Mt. St. Helen’s)
  • Visit a concentration camp
  • Give blood (1/29/11)
  • Sing opera on top of a mountain (5/29/12–Half Dome)
  • Look for Nessie in Loch Ness
  • See the Great migration in Africa
  • Go surfing
  • Get a caricature (7/13/11–Sea World Orlando, FL)
  • See a space shuttle launch
  • See the stars at El Teide, Spain
  • Go to Trader Joe’s (5/26/12–San Francisco, CA)
  • Accomplish a Man v. Food challenge
  • Indoor skydiving (2/13/15–iFly Dallas, Frisco, TX)
  • Eat at PB&Co. in NYC (12/16/12)
  • Deadlift 2x my bodyweight
  • Go to the Arnold sport’s expo (3/5-8/15–Columbus, OH)
  • Win my IFBB pro card
  • Watch the sunrise at Haleakala, Hawaii
  • Compete in a bodybuilding competition (5/9/15–Ronnie Coleman Classic, Ft. Worth, TX)
  • Visit the Golden Gate bridge (5/26/12)
  • See Wave rock in Australia
  • Go apple picking in Washington
  • Complete the “Great Ocean Walk” in Australia
  • Go zorbing
  • Experience weightlessness
  • Pose funny in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • See the cats in the coliseum
  • Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Go to the Olympics
  • Hike to Everest’s base camp
  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • Hike near the Drakensburg mountains in South Africa
  • See the flamingos at Lake Nakuru and Menengai crater, Kenya
  • Run a 5k (11/2/13–AIM for the coast in Rockport, TX)
  • Go to Albuquerque’s Balloon Festival
  • Hike Torres del Paine in Chile
  • Own a miniature donkey
  • Hike in Glacier National Park
  • Hike near Mount Robson, BC, Canada
  • Hike at Denali National Park (6/18-19/14)
  • Visit the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Hike the “Bay of Fires” in Tasmania
  • Hike the Stampede Trail to the Magic Bus (place of Chris McCandless’ death/Into the Wild)
  • Get a Master’s degree (in progress)
  • Take a trapeze class


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