2021.08.15 – 2021.09.16: Work brings me to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- it’s been too long! Memories of visiting The Pavillion, so many years ago! | On my birthday, I enjoy some ice cream in Austin, Texas! Birthday dinner is an amazing kielbasa at Banger’s! | I end up in Long Beach, California, excited to prepare for my next visit to Hawaii!
I laugh when I hear someone complain about a song being stuck in their head. I ALWAYS have a song stuck in my head! It’s very distracting but enjoyable. When I was brainstorming my bucket list, I knew that live performances would be a big part. I was right! Here is a list of artists I would love to perform live (in person, that is). Some of these were added after the first hundred items were revealed.
1. Beth Hart
2. Dolly Parton
3. Due West (checked- off)
4. Faith Hill (checked- off)
5. Hilary Weeks (checked- off)
6. Jessica Andrews
7. Jo Dee Messina
8. Joe McElderry
9. Joey + Rory Feek (crossed off- Joey Feek passed away)
10. Katie Thompson (in NYC)
11. Linda Eder
12. Mary Chapin Carpenter
13. Reba McEntire (20 times)
14. Trisha Yearwood (checked- off)
15. Ty Herndon
16. Cam (checked- off)
17. Chris Stapleton (checked- off)
18. Eric Church (checked- off)
19. Garth Brooks (checked- off)
20. Holly Williams
21. Jared Mitchell
22. Keith Urban (checked- off)
23. Lady Antebellum (checked- off)
24. Little Big Town (checked- off)
My quest for dinner in #Columbus, #Ohio at the North Market, bears fruit… or a Polish sausage, at least. Then some of my favorite ice cream! | I end up in #Portland, #Oregon where I get to take a look at the mall, then go on a beautiful hike! | #Tampa, #Florida for a quick overnight and bite to eat at a Waffle House. | Again to the west coast! #Sacramento, #California (home of the million dollar bunny rabbit) and breakfast at Black Bear Diner. Back to #Denver, #Colorado and home to #Tucson, where I take #Reba on a walk in the blazing hot desert!
Bucket list items 145 and 149 will most likely happen together. 145 is to visit Rome, and 149 is to visit Vatican City. Even though I’m not Catholic, these have always fascinated me. What made me decide to add these two? The movie: The DaVinci Code.
I went over my bucket list, and I realized that I hadn’t posted the pictures and videos from something I checked off back in 2013. I know what you’re thinking, and yes- I’m a horrible person. Nevertheless- Item 31 on my list is to hear Due West perform live. They are a fantastic country band, and I grew up with Brad Hull in my small town in southeastern Arizona.
Number 36 on the bucket list is to Attend a taping for the Ellen Degeneres show. Since I know now that this isn’t a possibility, i.e., her show isn’t being renewed, I have chosen to cross this off my list. It kind of makes me sad. Perhaps someday, somewhere, I’ll at least get to hear her do standup live? Not sure if this is in her future or what she’ll do from here on out. Time will tell.
Way up north, in the Yukon, is Watson Lake. If you happen to be at mile marker 635 on the Alaska Highway, you’re there. It was named after Frank Watson, who, according to Wikipedia, was an American-born trapper and prospector. Let’s call this number 150 on my bucket list. Perhaps I’ll swing by while I’m accomplishing bucket list item number 2, which, as you know, is to drive the Alaska Highway. I am currently taking fuel donations.