So my dad and I dreamed about doing the Trans-Siberian Railway together, and about five years after we started dreaming about it, we made it a reality. Of course, we had dreamed about doing it with my grandpa, but he died of cancer before we could.
When I started dreaming of doing a Southern Road Trip to meet some blogger friends, I started talking to Dave about it, as if it were a fact. "When we go on our Southern Road Trip, we will... " I even talked about starting our trip with a long weekend in Virginia with Tim and Janice. And, while we didn't do everything we had talked about, some things were better (a week in Hilton Head with Tim, Janice, Tessa, and Willem) and some things I was okay to let go of (visiting the Coke factory in Atlanta).
So because of that, I don't really have a bucket list. I've had (made/taken) the opportunities to do some pretty amazing things in my life. I've lived overseas (in Europe for a year and in the Middle East for a year and a half). I've traveled to 38 countries and five continents. I'm married with two great kids and an amazing husband.
So with all that said, here are a few of the things I'm dreaming about right now:
1) I would like Dave and I to experience married life with two toilets. The entire time we've been married, we've only ever lived in houses with one bathroom, and thus, one toilet. And while "learning to replace a toilet" has never been one of my dreams, it seems like that will be something I do in the near future. Blah.
image from here
3) I'd like to visit South America and spend some more time in Africa. Technically, I've been to Africa, since I've been to Cairo, but I'd like to get further into Africa. We're starting to dream about visiting our friends who moved to Kenya last year.
These four kids, together again... This time in Kenya!
5) Since I did a trip with just my dad, I'd love to do one with my mom. We've started talking about it a little, but it might take a few years to work out the details. It might include a European cruise (which is another thing I'd love to do -- I've never cruised). And it might also include my dad and Dave :) But that's okay, because sometimes dreams change.
So there you go -- of course my (not a) bucket list includes travel because, if there's one thing I love to do, it's travel.
Do you have a bucket list? If so, what's on it? And what are you dreaming about lately?