Katie’s Bucket List

A bucket list is a list of goals and activities that you wish to experience in your lifetime.

The first bucket list I created was on a road trip to San Diego with four of my girlfriends.  Ten years later, my list may have evolved slightly, but it still represents the things I wish to accomplish.  Here is my most recent bucket list.  Links lead to pictures of what I have achieved so far!




  • Squish grapes with my feet
  • Get a tattoo
  • Ride in a helicopter
  • Name a star
  • Hike Half Dome
  • Train for and run an obstacle 5K
  • Walk Across a Suspension Bridge
  • Make a pot/vase on a Pottery Wheel
  • Have my palm read
  • Drink at an ice bar
  • Hit the archery bullseye
  • Ride on a tandem bike
  • Ride on a segwayImage (2) (1)
  • Fly in a hot air balloon
  • Ride in a Tuk Tuk
  • Paddleboarding
  • Take a mud bath
  • Get a fish pedicure
  • Fly on a Trapeze
  • Take a Photography Class
  • Blow Glass
  • Zip Lining
  • Scuba Diving
  • White Water Rafting
  • Snowboarding
  • Shoot a gun
  • Go kayaking180262_499777707273_1714609_n
  • Release a paper lantern
  • Take a sailing trip

Nature and Animals

  • Hold a monkey
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Dog sled
  • Milk a cow
  • See a coral reef
  • Sheer a sheep
  • Ride a camel
  • Take a falconry class
  • Watch a sunrise and sunset in one day
  • Witness a solar eclipse
  • Hug a redwood163164_492429957273_6277763_n
  • Plant a tree
  • Ride an elephant
  • Ride a horse


  • Adopt a dog
  • Start a family
  • Buy a house
  • Pay off student loans
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Anniversary: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 Year
  • Graduate from high school
  • Be a bridesmaid
  • Pay off credit cardssc01b2a2fa
  • Graduate from college
  • Get married
  • 1 Year Anniversary


  • Attend a gay wedding
  • Throw a formal dinner party
  • Host a game night
  • Attend a black tie event
  • Attend a fashion show
  • Be present at a birth
  • See a ballet
  • See a Broadway show in New YorkSnow Trip 051b
  • See an Opera in Italy

Personal Development

  • Become semi-fluent in Spanish
  • Take Piano Lessons… again
  • Find a cause and volunteer
  • Start a family tradition
  • Get Ordained


  • US: New Orleans, Nashville, Mount Rushmore, Niagra Falls
  • Germany/Netherlands
  • New Zealand/AustraliaIMG_0993
  • Spain
  • South America
  • London
  • National Parks: Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches
  • Continental US: San Diego, Austin, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Boston, St. Pete, Great Falls, Portland, San Antonio, Dallas, Denver, Norfolk, Bangor, Washington DC, Las Vegas, New York
  • Hawaii
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico: Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta
  • Greece: Athens, Santorini
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Victoria, Canada
  • Paris, France
  • Italy: Naples, Almalfi, Rome, Florence, Venice
  • Irelandkayaking3


  • Pick fruit and make a pie
  • Take a cooking class
  • Start an herb garden
  • Toss pizza dough in the air
  • Create a family cookbook
  • Eat at a Michelin 3-star restaurant
  • Take my grandmother to House of Prime Rib in San Francisco