I Have Noticed A Trend

The Twitter travel community is going crazy with this, especially over the last two days. You write an alphabetical list of all the countries you’ve visited. My list pales compared to many, mostly because I keep going to Scotland repeatedly. Even though this will keep happening, it may be time to add a new goal to my bucket list.

As of this moment:

A- Australia

B- ❌

C- Canada, Costa Rica

D- Denmark

E- ❌

F- France

G- Germany

H- ❌

I- Ireland

J- ❌

K- ❌

L- ❌

M- Mexico,

N- ❌

O- ❌

P- Peru

Q- ❌

R- ❌

S- ❌

T- ❌

U- United Kingdom, United States

V- ❌

W- ❌

Y- ❌

Z- ❌

As you can see, I have my work cut out for me. If it’s any consolation, I will have at least two more letters of the alphabet before the end of this year. Baby steps!

DavTravels: Season 2, Episode 8 (Season 2 Finale)

Hey, y’all! Here is season 2, episode 8 of DavTravels! It is also the season finale, and my video editing skills are getting a bit better than they have been in the past. Thanks to the power of the voice-over, these videos will get easier to watch. Come with me as I check off another item from my bucket list! Number 137, to be exact!

>>>Click here to head over and check it out! Feel free to check out some of my older episodes by clicking here, if you so desire (I promise they’re only going to get better)!

This could fall under the “midlife crisis” category.

You’re most likely sitting at home, scratching your head and wondering when episode 2 of season 2 is coming out. Here’s the deal- I haven’t been traveling a lot lately. I’m still a flight attendant, but life sometimes takes a turn, and at this time, I need to stay on the ground.

I do miss the travel, but I am enjoying a slower pace. With less travel, I have decided to focus on another bucket list item. Today, this dream has finally come true!

If I hadn’t been planning this purchase for quite some time, you’d be allowed to assume that this is a desperate cry for attention. The fact of the matter is this: Anything that I purchase that is of a ‘fun’ and/or ‘shiny’ nature, at my current age, is going to be met with an eye roll and unfair judgment.

It’s not like I’ve purchased a little sports car or traded in a wife for a newer, younger model (as if). I’ve met guys who have spent outrageous amounts of money on hair plugs, jewelry, or even lotions that are supposed to make them look younger. Not me!

Anyway- here is, without a doubt, my latest cry for attention.

Behold: My New Ryker

DavTravels: Season 1, Episode 12

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!

Music has always been a massive part of my existence.

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)

Due West

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.

I’ll Miss You, Ellen.

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.