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Something On Your Bucket List

Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:38 am

I'm just going to narrow this down to one thing.

Drive Phoenix, Arizona to Los Angeles, California on I-10. Driving this will mean I've been on every inch of 1-10 at least once. For those that don't know, 1-10 goes all the way from LA to Jacksonville, Florida and I've taken almost all of it! Just a short few hour drive to go!

There are other things that I want to do in my life, but I feel like that one is worth noting.

What's something you want to do before you kick the bucket?
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Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:25 am

I want to drive a V12 engined car, preferably Italian.
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:11 am

Quoting Aesma (Reply 1):
I want to drive a V12 engined car, preferably Italian.

Italian V12 is on my bucket list as well, or the Aston Martin V12 powered options. I've had a chance to boot around in a Vantage V8, amazing. Can't imagine the thrill of the Vantage V12.

My next bucket list item is to travel to and see a bit of Vietnam.
 
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Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:20 am

Climb a 4000 m / 13000 ft mountain on my own.


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Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:28 am

I want to drive Africa in a 4x4. Down one side from Morocco to Capetown and back to Cairo, and I want to do a South American circuit starting in Guyana down to Tierra del Fuego and back to Alaska.

I want to build a house that is 100% self powered by Solar/wind and with a ground bore/Generator.

I want to see all the Great Apes in the wild. (Have seen Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees - yet to see Bonobos, Orang Utans, Gibbons, Eastern Lowland Gorilla, Cross River Gorilla and Western Lowland Gorillas).

I want to go wild-camping in the Pacific Northwest for an extended period. (would love to see a sasquatch if indeed they do exist)
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Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:18 pm

Visit all continents of the world
Transatlantic cruise
New Year's in another country (preferably Dubai)
Visit various natural and man-made wonders (Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Great Wall of China, Pyramids on the top).
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Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:20 pm

I want to get off my a** and write a book. I write all the time and share my work with a writer's group. I can do this. I just need to motivate myself to get it done.
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:21 pm

I want to take the Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 transatlantic voyage from NYC to Southampton, England, either to revisit London or move back to London (where I lived and studied 2004-2007).

I also want to do a world cruise aboard QM2.

I want to try more cruise lines like P&O, Fred Olsen, and others based in the UK and Europe, as well as some of the American ones like HAL, NCL, Disney (for its classy ocean liner looking ships), Princess, etc. I once cruised Carnival in 2001, but I want to sample as many others as I can.

I would love to visit more of Europe (so far I've been to Spain, Ireland, the UK, and once plane spotted at ZRH with other A.netters in 2007). I'd especially like to visit France since I studied French, and other European countries, including Russia.

I've been to New Zealand once, and would love to revisit NZ, and visit Australia one day.

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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:30 pm

I'd like to spend one or two nights completely alone on an uninhabited atoll or island in the South Pacific.

Kind of like in Castaway  
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Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:48 pm

Since my list is longer than the passenger list of an A380, I'll post just one thing: to fly across the Atlantic with stops on as many distinct landmasses as possible, without flying "backwards". That would probably look a little bit like this:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/aloges/atlantic_odyssey.png
map source: gcmap.com, of course

It's certainly a pipe dream, mostly because GOH-YFB possibly won't see airline service again. But who knows...
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:37 pm

Hike the hut route Mt Blanc to Zermatt.

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 3):
Climb a 4000 m / 13000 ft mountain on my own.

I did a "fourteener" in Colorado (Mt Evans - 14,261 ft)two years ago to fulfill that item on my bucket list. Good luck on your quest,
 
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:20 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 9):
to fly across the Atlantic with stops on as many distinct landmasses as possible, without flying "backwards". That would probably look a little bit like this:

It's certainly a pipe dream, mostly because GOH-YFB possibly won't see airline service again. But who knows...


I want to do the same, but at the commands of a GA plane.

Quoting Redd (Reply 2):
My next bucket list item is to travel to and see a bit of Vietnam.

Me too, my paternal grandfather was born and grew up there (when it was French).

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 3):
Climb a 4000 m / 13000 ft mountain on my own.

The Mont Blanc is on my bucket list.

Quoting airportugal310 (Reply 8):
I'd like to spend one or two nights completely alone on an uninhabited atoll or island in the South Pacific.

I'd like to own an island. OK, not really something bucket list worthy :d
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:23 am

Fly on

* Cathay Pacific
* Aircalin
* Air Tahiti Nui (again)


* Ilyushin Il-62
* Tupolev Tu-134
* Tupolev Tu-154
* Ilyushin Il-96


Go to:

* Japan
* Tonga
* New Caldonia
* Kiribati
* Tuvalu
* Vanuatu
* Fiji
* French Polynesia ( again )
 
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:37 am

Quoting Aesma (Reply 11):
I'd like to own an island. OK, not really something bucket list worthy :d

True, because in that case, then you could spend more than a night or two!
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:22 am

A fourway with three women, just for the bragging rights.

Oh, and I want to stare in a James Bond movie, pet a dolphin, and I want to travel travel travel travel! Buy an old boat in Cairo, sail down the Nile, buy some AK's in Sudan, Battle Islamist and see how far I get.

One last thing, I need to join the Mile High Club. Any suggestions in terms of airplanes and airlines where this would be most suitable?
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Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:09 am

Like to have a time machine and watch my children grow up again.
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Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:21 am

Quoting Fallap (Reply 14):
One last thing, I need to join the Mile High Club. Any suggestions in terms of airplanes and airlines where this would be most suitable?

Do it in style, EK F showers on their A380s!
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:44 am

- Complete a marathon (not COMPETE, just complete one. it's ok if I'm in 400th place  )
- Shake hands with an incumbent U.S. president
- Shake hands with Mick Jagger (time's probably running out on that one    )
- Climb Mount Denali
- Set foot at the South Pole
- Set foot at the North Pole ( really wonder if that one's doable...)
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:29 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 17):
- Set foot at the South Pole

I'm going to apply for a 3 month work stint at Scott Base for the summer.. They are advertising again at work. Then I will have set foot on every continent.
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:24 pm

Quoting ER757 (Reply 10):
I did a "fourteener" in Colorado (Mt Evans - 14,261 ft)two years ago

I'm always amazed about the fourteeners of the US - drive up with the car and walk the last few kilometers.  My last serious attempt was the Weissmies, but I concluded at 3200 m/10'500 ft that if I did that, the air rescue would have to fly me back for plain exhaustion.

But now as I am a bit lighter...

Quoting Aesma (Reply 11):
The Mont Blanc is on my bucket list.

Nope, too touristy for me. 


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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:10 pm

Quoting B747forever (Reply 16):
Do it in style, EK F showers on their A380s!

You have given me a lot to think about   *Searching EK's website for cheap F fares *
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:42 pm

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 12):
Go to:

* Japan
* Tonga
* New Caldonia
* Kiribati
* Tuvalu
* Vanuatu
* Fiji
* French Polynesia ( again )

Been there done that to all of those except Kiribati.

Right now my ambition is to fly the A380 within the next six months (as a pilot)
 
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:50 pm

Quoting Redd (Reply 2):
Aston Martin V12 powered

Owning one is on my list.

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 5):
Transatlantic cruise
Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 7):
want to take the Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 transatlantic voyage from NYC to Southampton,

The same but Southampton-NYC, maybe next year.

Quoting Fallap (Reply 14):
A fourway with three women, just for the bragging rights.

Stick to just two women, three will kill you :-P


And on that note, a night with Margot Robbie
 
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Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:21 pm

(1)Fly from AKL to NCE only on A320s:

AKL-CNS on NZ Air New Zealand, CNS-DRW with JetStar, DRW-DPS with Air Asia Indonesia, DPS-SIN with Silkair, SIN-CMB with SriLankan Airlines, CMB-SHJ with Air Arabia, DXB-OVB with S7, OVB-SVO with Aeroflot, SVO-HEL with Finnair, HEL-MUC with Lufthansa, MUC-LHR with British Airways, LTN-CDG with easyjet, CDG-NCE with Air France. 14,051nm.
http://i.imgur.com/xqNVMb1.gif

....then (2) to fly back to AKL only on 737s:

NCE-RIX with Air Baltic (hopefully in a -500), RIX-GLA with Ryanair, GLA-YHZ with Europe Air Post (in a -700), YHZ-YYT with Westjet, YYT-YYZ with WestJet (in a -600, hopefully), YYZ-CUN with Sunwing, CUN-LAX with Aeromexico, LAX-SEA with Delta, SEA-HNL with Alaska Airlines (in a -900ER), HNL-NAN with Fiji Aiways, NAN-BNE with Virgin Australia, BNE-SYD with Qantas, SYD-AKL with JetConnect. 18,060nm.

http://i.imgur.com/HqDKf6p.gif

(3) Walk all the way around the coast from the harbour at Nice to the Italian border East of Menton.

(4) Drive all around the coast of South America. Would like to spend lots of time exploring inland in Brazil also.

(5) Get type rated on an Airbus A340. (sadly, the combination of my age and their ever increasing rate of retirement makes this very unlikely).  

(6) Gibb River Road.

(7) Log all the aircraft in Air New Zealand/Qantas' fleet.

(8) Great Ocean Road + Ford Mustang.

(9) Explore from Novisibirsk to Georgia, via Samara, Perm, etc. Maybe towards Kazakhstan and the Steppes also.

(10) Visit all the major islands of the Antilles. Ideally on a Riva Aquarama.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 21):
Right now my ambition is to fly the A380 within the next six months (as a pilot)

Hello tomorrow.  
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Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:06 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 23):
Hello tomorrow.  

No comment. 
 
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Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:06 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 19):
I'm always amazed about the fourteeners of the US - drive up with the car and walk the last few kilometers. 

Yeah, that's how I was able to pull it off. I am an avid hiker but am getting up there in years so had to pick one that was a reasonable day hike/scramble. Picked Evans because there's a road nearly to the top so that even if I lost the trail, I could go back and just walk the road to the top. Fortunately I didn't have to do that. I live in Washington and the only "fourteener" here is Rainier and I'm not at all interested in that one - too easy to die up there.
 
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Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:36 am

Quoting ER757 (Reply 25):
I live in Washington and the only "fourteener" here is Rainier and I'm not at all interested in that one - too easy to die up there.

From looking at the different routes, I guess having a robust fitness and about 2-3 days of technical training (how to use crampons, how to use ropes, rappeling, tie knots...) and a mountain guide (or a seasoned mountaineer friend) would bring you up there safely - and back.

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Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:07 pm

Some 'bucket list' items, if I had the money and time:
Fly on a 787 and A-380 - somewhat easy as live in New Jersey with service on both aircraft at EWR and JFK respectively. I have been on several other major a/c no longer in commercial service including 707, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, L-1011, 727, early 737's.
Take a performance driving school course.
Own a sports car (Mazda Miata, Honda 2000 would be fine)
Drive a race car.
Travel by car all around the USA for 6 months, to places I have never been to before and even some I have. Also travel to and in Alaska, several Hawaiian Islands. I would like to have traveled in all 50 states.
Travel to countries and places in Europe I have never been to (although Greece may be off the list for now).
 
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Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:47 pm

I'd like to walk from London to Paris.
Set foot on the Antarctic mainland - nominally possible via a 10 day cruise from Ushuaia.
Plenty of other places I'd like to visit.

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Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:57 pm

A cruise with an itinerary similar to this :


 
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Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:47 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 26):
From looking at the different routes, I guess having a robust fitness and about 2-3 days of technical training (how to use crampons, how to use ropes, rappeling, tie knots...) and a mountain guide (or a seasoned mountaineer friend) would bring you up there safely - and back.

Tell that to the 11 climbers that died when a serac broke loose and buried them in the resulting avalanche. That's the thing about technical climbing - you can do everything right and still die. Hats off to those who do it, I'm just not that big of a risk taker is all I'm saying. I hope you achieve your dream and do so safely.
 
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:17 am

I would love to drive the Karakoram Highway from west china into Pakistan.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakoram_Highway

I would love to tango in Argentina

I cannot wait to return to Huahine, a fantastic Polynesian island where life is oh so slow.
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:54 am

At least once in my life, I would love to fly an airplane. To be behind the controls and participate in the actual flying experience would be a thrill unlike any other. I don't know if I'd want to become a full-fledged GA pilot, but even having a taste of flight would leave me so very happy.

On the non-aviation side, I'd love to learn the Highland bagpipes.
 
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:59 am

Quoting CalTex (Reply 32):
On the non-aviation side, I'd love to learn the Highland bagpipes.

I could accompany you when I manage to learn the bombard : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXinY_WxTq8

I love how that small instrument emits such a powerful sound (more than 100dB), and accompanied by a bagpipe it's wonderful.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:12 am

Quoting Aesma (Reply 33):
I could accompany you when I manage to learn the bombard : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXinY_WxTq8

I love how that small instrument emits such a powerful sound (more than 100dB), and accompanied by a bagpipe it's wonderful.

WOW! The bombarde is outplaying the bagpipes, and it's not like bagpipes are a quiet instrument either! It's a beautiful instrument and does pair well with the bagpipes.

If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I would gladly play a duet with you.
 
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:31 am

Walk in the footsteps of my father, when he was in France 1944-1945.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:52 am

I would like to be able to drink a 1900 Chateau Margaux. And a host of other wines too, but that's #1.

Quoting Fallap (Reply 14):
One last thing, I need to join the Mile High Club.

The longer I live, the less appealing this sounds. Sex in a dirty toilet just isn't my thing.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:58 am

Being in Japan has knocked off a number of bucket list things already, but the ones remaining here:
Hiroshima
Visit all 47 prefectures (I've been to 30)
Go to Kawaguchiko
Go to the Yosakoi Matsuri
Go to the Sapporo Snow festival

Outside of Japan, my bucket list:
visit all 50 states (been to 29)
Get my pilot license
Get a small craft license
Own a Tesla
Get my youtube channel to over 100,000 subscribers
Visit Korea
Visit Taiwan
Related- Learn the Er Hu, Shamisen, Taiko
Drink some wine from Northern Italy while in Northern Italy
Have a Canole from Naples

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Thread starter):
Drive Phoenix, Arizona to Los Angeles, California on I-10. Driving this will mean I've been on every inch of 1-10 at least once. For those that don't know, 1-10 goes all the way from LA to Jacksonville, Florida and I've taken almost all of it! Just a short few hour drive to go!
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:08 pm

Add one more item to the bucket list:

Experience every major type of weather at least once.
Hurricanes and severe thunderstorms are checked.
Blizzards? not yet.
Storms at sea? Not yet.
Tornado? Yes please. I may scratch "tornado" off my list today if the storms in IL materialize and produce a tornado.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:06 pm

Next two things on my bucket list, to do before 2020, realistically:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 1):
I want to drive a V12 engined car, preferably Italian.

Ferrari, Lamborghini, V-12 Aston Martin, Porsche Turbo, I have driven, or was a passenger in all sorts of super sports cars, old and new. Its a great experience, but I wouldn´t want to own one (in fact, its also too expensive for me).

1. Whats on my bucket kist, and not that far from realisation, is a classic Bentley or Rolls-Royce. Now that I am getting older cruising along in one is an even more outstanding, enjoyable and much safer experience than going 300 kph in a Ferrari. And they are by far not as outrageously expensive as a sportscar. In fact, with a bit of luck and the necessary professional help when buying, they are, all costs included (even fuel!) not more expensive to own than an well-equipped ordinary middle-class BMW (granted, not if you want to use it for 10.000 km a year). I have a friend who drives a 40+ year old Bentley as an everyday car since 5 years (if the weather is fine, for rain and winter he has a normal "throwaway" car), and he is very happy with it and says he never had a more reliable car - the new S-Class he had before included!

Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 7):
I want to take the Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 transatlantic voyage from NYC to Southampton, England, either to revisit London or move back to London (where I lived and studied 2004-2007).

2. Yes, Transatlantic with Queen Mary 2. Planned for next year with some family and friends (unless I buy the Rolls before, then I have to wait a bit). I have already done part of a QM2 world cruise. It was fantastic and one of the three best holidays in my life. I sadly have to say a full world cruise would strain my purse too much so its only on my dream list, not on my bucket list.
 
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Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:10 pm

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 38):
Blizzards? not yet.

Done. Oh so done. Even in Arizona. Even in Japan. Caused my normally-2 hour bullet train ride to be 4 hours. I dont wanna live through this crap again.

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 38):
Storms at sea? Not yet.

Done. Wanna do again!
Bonus points for me- did it while sailing.

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 38):
Tornado? Yes please. I may scratch "tornado" off my list today if the storms in IL materialize and produce a tornado.

Does a funnel cloud zooming over head of me count?
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Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:12 pm

Visit St.Helena Island on the RMS, before the airport is complited. Not a good thing to say on the aviation enthusiast forum... I bet that sailing on the Royal Mail Ship would beat spending 5 hours on the 737 anytime!
 
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Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:18 pm

Take my best friends with me to the airport and board a G5/GLX/7X, fly down to Kos in Greece where we'd board Nefertiti, a 90ft Swan, and cruise around the islands for a summer.
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Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:27 pm

I'd like to one day trek up the Baltoro Glacier in Pakistan to Concordia and hopefully get a glimpse of K2 in person. And while I'm in the region, perhaps a trek up to Faerie Meadows at the foot of Nanga Parbat.
 
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Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:15 pm

Some of the things on my bucket list:

-Fly as PIC on a supersonic flight
-Visit outer space; orbit is fine but ideally the Moon
-Buy a 996 GT3RS
-Watch a game at every MLB ballpark
-Learn to drive the Nurburgring
-Roadtrip along the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky
-Pilot a vintage powerboat on Lake Como

Quoting Aesma (Reply 1):
I want to drive a V12 engined car, preferably Italian.

This too, but for me I'd be happy with a BMW 850i, preferably with the 6-speed manual. They're surprisingly attainable...probably because every example out there has a five-digit deferred maintenance debt.
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:28 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 40):
Does a funnel cloud zooming over head of me count?

It's not a tornado unless there's circulation on the ground. The funnel need not be connected but there has to be something happening on the ground too.
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:57 am

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 27):
although Greece may be off the list for now

Hard to belive I was there just a year ago!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 29):
A cruise with an itinerary similar to this :

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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:39 am

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 36):
The longer I live, the less appealing this sounds. Sex in a dirty toilet just isn't my thing.


You are supposed to have sex on the toilet, not in. That might be the reason why you find it to be a dirty experience :b
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:24 am

1) Visit every state and National Park in the U.S. (I've been to 43/50 states and 38/59 parks)
2) Drive the Pan-American Highway.
3) Visit every country in South America and Europe.
4) Visit Antarctica
5) Take a Trans-Atlantic cruise.
6) Live debt free, aside from a mortgage. (Successful so far)
7) Retire at 40 (yeah, probably not likely, lol).
8) Restore an old car or two.
9) Take a first class ride on the Amtrak Empire Builder
10) Go to at least one of the Olympic Games.

I think that's it.
 
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RE: Something On Your Bucket List

Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:19 pm

Quoting MrChips (Reply 44):
-Learn to drive the Nurburgring

That can be arranged! I'm an instructor at the 'Ring, PM me for details. Do note there's no official 'course' that will 'teach' you the Green hell.
But I can get you well acquainted with the ins and outs of the track, and after around 10 laps you should be able to haul a Suzuki Swift around in less than 10 minutes if you have just a bit talent.

The cost? Well, a Swift is around 350EUR for 4 laps all inclusive. Buy me a beer and a schnitzel when we debrief in the evening and we're cool  
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