Saturday, January 12, 2013

It Begins...

Instead of making a bunch of New Years resolutions that I am not going to actually follow, this year I decided to create a list of 50 things to do before the year it is out. I recently moved back to the San Francisco Bay area after being gone for nearly 10 years and figured exploring this place would be a great way to kick off the year. The list below ranges from going for hikes and runs, to visiting certain places, to doing things at certain times. However, having grown up in the bay there are a lot of things that I don’t feel the need to do again, such as drive down Lombard street or visit Alcatraz. This list is going to focus either on things that I’ve never done or I haven’t done as an adult (I’ve driven across the Golden Gate bridge, but never walked. I’ve been to the Japanese Tea Gardens, but I think I was 5). This is also the reason that Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay Aquanasium are not on this list. I am more than fond of both of those places and will probably go anyway. Having been gone so long, hopefully I can meet some people along way.

Lets see how many of these I can get through!

The List:

1.   A’s Game
2.   Art Museum in SF
3.   Bay Area Derby Girls bout
4.   Bonfire on the beach
5.   Brew my own beer
6.   Bring a Picture of Aberdeen Scotland to Aberdeen, WA
7.   Bus tour of SF
8.   Build a bird feeder
9.   Catch a jazz show in SF
10.        Take a ceramics class
11.        Eat Caramel in Carmel
12.        Finish reading Kurt Vonnegut’s catalogue
13.        Find a bar with at least 8 taps of local craft beer and drink down them all in one sitting. (help allowed)
14.        Gamble in a Reno Casino
15.        Garlic festival in Gilroy
16.        Go fishing
17.        Go to a rugby game
18.        Gun range
19.        Hike to the top of Squaw
20.        Hike to the top of Mt Tam
21.        Hike the Tahoe rim trail
22.        Ice Skating with my sister
23.        Japanese Tea Gardens
24.        Kickboxing Class
25.        Knit a jumper and/or socks
26.        Learn to carve a turkey
27.        Ride a horse
28.        Rock climbing
29.        Run a 5k (specific)
30.        Run a 10 K (specific)
31.        Run an obstacle course (Dirty dash or something)
32.        Oldest bar in California – The Saloon?
33.        San Francisco Zoo
34.        Sea Kayaking
35.        See the San Andreus Fault line
36.        Shakespeare in the Park and/or Opera in the Park
37.        Sharks Game
38.        Tai chi in the park
39.        Take a dip in the Pacific while eating a fish taco
40.        Take a French class
41.        Tour Satsop Nuclear Power Plant and/or wind farm
42.        Try 10 new gins
43.        Try snowboarding
44.        Visit 10 breweries I’ve never been to before (Suggestions?)
45.        Visit 20 bars I’ve never been to before (Suggestions?)
46.        Volunteer in a soup kitchen
47.        Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
48.        Washington Distillery
49.        Watch the sunrise from Berkeley hills
50.        Wine tasting in Napa

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