Bucket List Update…I’m Slacking

Back in January, one of my first blog posts was a personal bucket list of local attractions that I have never been to and want to cross of my list in 2011. So how is it going? Of late….not so good. In the beginning I crossed off a few items rather quickly. I thought that June, mid-year, would be a good time to look back and review my progress and regain some momentum.

So here’s what I’ve done so far:

  1. America On Wheel’s Museum  – see my post
  2. Visit a local vineyardsee my post
  3. Souper Bowl at Banana Factorysee my post

Three things. I did three things, that’s it??? And all three of these were crossed off by mid-February!

So here’s what I didn’t do, along with my sorry excuses…

  1. Easton State Theatre – I originally wrote:
    “Everything I am interested in seeing is always sold out by the time I hear about it or the cost is not in-line with my level of interest.” Pretty much the same thing is happening. I either fail to check the schedule or I do find something I’m sort of interested in but the price is higher than my interest (for example, Bryan Adams).
  2. Any number of restaurants in Easton I have yet to get to. We aren’t big restaurant goers…my husband doesn’t care for crowds and we have a kid. Might have to turn this one into a birthday dinner.
  3. Godfrey Daniels – busy weekends…wanted to take Hailey to a storytelling event but was already over booked. Need to take another look at the schedule.
  4. Touchstone Theater – I’d like to get there sooner but if I don’t, I plan on seeing the Christmas Follies in December.
  5. Gio’s Italian Grill in Macungie – I jinxed myself. This was supposed to be a done deal…my reunion was supposed to be here but it got hijacked and turned into a picnic. I must admit the picnic was a lot of fun, not that Gio’s wouldn’t have been good, but it was great seeing everyone’s kids so it worked out for the best. Even if that means I have to make new plans to cross this off the list.
  6. Historic Bethlehem Cemetery Tours this is in October so I’m still ok…for now.
  7. Renninger’s Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza in Kutztown. I made plans to go to the June Extravaganza with a friend who also loves antiques. They are moving into a new house in July and she has sworn off buying more stuff that they will have to pack and move so we rescheduled for September’s Extravaganza.
  8. Glass blowing and/or photography classes at the Banana Factory. I found the class I want to take (a photography class where you make a book) but I forgot to sign up and I think it already started. I’ll have to check the next schedule.
  9. Martin Guitar Tour – I’m going to go to this when I’m on vacation for Musikfest in August.

To be honest, I’d be happy if I got through more than half of this list this year. I think the hardest one for me is going to be the State Theatre and maybe the Banana Factory class, depending on what is offered and when. 

I’m also making a summer to-do list. Not really a bucket list because many of the things I’ve already done previously, but just want to get there again. Hopefully I’ll get around to writing a post about it soon.

Did you make a bucket list for this year? How are you doing with it? Let me know in the comments! 


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9 responses to “Bucket List Update…I’m Slacking

  1. At least you’re on top of it and writing about it!

    I went to AOW, IT ROCKED! The State theater was also incredible. They had a comedy show a while back that I went to. Drinks were expensive as heck, but the people were incredibly funny. The photography classes at the BF sound fun!

    Good luck with it all, keep us updated!

  2. Don’t be hard on yourself, look at the progress, not the perfection. I am sure you are doing a lot for your family and daughter. Hang in there! Hope to see you at the DiVinci Center Tweetup on July 7. Bring Hailey!!

    • Thanks Mike! I will definitely try to make it…DiVinci Center almost made it to my list this year but I saved it for next year’s list. So if I go then I’m already one down for 2012! Anything on your 2011 bucket list?

  3. Three is better than zero 😉
    Baby steps count when it comes to bucket lists 😉

  4. Good work so far! Can’t wait to see what else you’re able to accomplish in the second half of the year.

    As far as Easton restaurants go – the State Cafe, Sette Luna or Green Harvest are rarely crowded, especially for lunch or early dinner, and every time I’m there, there are kids of all ages. Take the li’l one and husband and enjoy time together some Saturday afternoon, maybe after visiting the Farmer’s Market. The food at all three is terrific.

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