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Post-Pandemic Bucket List

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I am making a huge assumption here, I know, but I do hope we will all see a post-pandemic way of life again. In an effort to infuse positive thinking in my life, I started thinking about what might be on my bucket list of things I want to do when we can safely travel again.

Stateside

  1. SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY.
  2. Shop for clothes at a store where I can actually try clothes on!
  3. Go to the salon and get my hair cut, colored, and styled!
  4. Spend a week at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
  5. Visit the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont.
  6. Attend the Grand Canyon Plein Air Festival.
  7. Go back to The Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village.
  8. Take another trip to Washington, D.C. and visit the Smithsonian.
  9. Go see the Redwoods.
  10. Have my family here for a huge Christmas celebration!

International

  1. Visit England, Ireland, and Scotland.
  2. Spend 3-4 weeks at a country villa in Tuscany.
  3. Return to Portugal and visit Porto.
  4. Visit Paris.
  5. Take a trip on the Orient Express.
  6. Visit Gotland.

Of course I do not know where I will find the money to do all these things, but I’m not too concerned because I fear the possibility is still a long way into the future. That gives me time to earn my second million (I gave up on my first).

Leave me a comment and tell me what is on your post-pandemic bucket list or make me envious of all the places you have been fortunate to visit.

39 thoughts on “Post-Pandemic Bucket List”

  1. Oh! Maggie so many wishes in common.
    Home
    Have all the family over, hug them and the grandchildren.
    Have a meal out.
    Go to a bloggers Bash.
    Have a cuppa in a house/garden with friends.
    Go to Cornwall.
    Visit a National trust house
    Hug the children and grandchildren.
    Away
    Visit Ireland
    Spend a month in San Gimignano with friends
    Revisit France
    Go to Australia New Zealand.
    Have a fortnight in Antigua…
    Time line and money: the same as yours 💜

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  2. I LOVE all of this and that you even did this!! I may possibly invite us along with you guys on alot of these. lol. Definitely see and hug family is the first on the list…and if I ever let go, at least 1 family vacation a year is a definite must! i just want all the quality time in the world, but with new experiences!

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  3. I share similar ones to you, Maggie. You made me chuckle at your 2nd million. I can’t wait for mine to hit the account. And off I go! Woot woot! I will make it to Alaska for the birth of another grandbaby in August (I pray…) and will catch the Northern Lights by the end I hope! My bucket list includes the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the few states in the NE I’ve never traveled to–I’d love to get to Vermont and Maine in the Fall. But alas, not this year. I keep adding to my bucket list. Australia, Italy, Costa Rica, Scotland, and Ireland are all on my list. Let’s keep dreaming! And definitely, family is always at the top of my list.

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    1. I definitely hope you make it for the new Alaskan grand-baby. My son was born in Anchorage years and years ago. All we have are our dreams and we cannot let them fade.

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  4. My bucket list is short, and very ‘realistic’.
    1) Eat out in restaurants.
    2) Visit my family in Essex.
    3) As in 1 and 2.
    We have a one-week holiday in England booked for mid-September. So I hope that happens.
    If you ever get to England, and anywhere near Norfolk. I will be you guide.
    Best wishes, Pete. 🙂

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    1. Pete, I understand realistic goals. This year definitely put a strain on everyone, mentally and economically. Never fear, if I ever make it to Norfolk, I will look you up. Maybe we can even share a glass of wine with you and Julie, who knows.

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    1. Those are beautiful goals, Mary and they all sound delightful. I saw the Aurora Borealis often when I lived in Alaska. They are beautiful.

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  5. I share some of your ambition. I haven’t bought any new clothes in over a year because I need to try them on. So that is one. I want to go into a book store to pick books. I long to return to church. I want to make my twice yearly trip to the casino with my daughter. The drive there and back with no kids allows me to really catch up on her life. We really want to go to Maine but so far they won’t let us in without a recent COVID test, so we’ll see. I am hopeful that proof of vaccination might be a substitute in the future.

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  6. Great list! #1 is #1!
    My hairdresser comes to my house. I am freshly cut and colored. Macy’s lets us try on clothes, but the lines are long, really long. I went with my daughter in September and we waited more than half an hour because cleaning — which is good, but long 😛
    I also enjoyed Greenfield Village 🙂

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    1. I have not been to the mall, so maybe I could try on clothes there. I have just popped into the cheap places. Cleaning is a good thing for sure. Greenfield Village was the best place!

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      1. Many of the mall shops did not allow try on — and several had signs about “Don’t try on clothes over your clothes” “Don’t try on clothes on the sales floor” and “No trying on shoes” and “No shoes will be exchanged or returned” — Personally, I think they should remove the shoes if that’s how it’s gonna be. Also, one store had a notice that buying, going to the mall bathroom to check the fit and then returning was unacceptable. What.A.Mess.

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  7. Stateside…..I concur with 1 and 6!! I wish i could say international too but i know that’s not within our realm of possibilities……I’ll live vicariously thru you!!  Lol…

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  8. The one thing I will do for sure is pay another visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to see their hammerheads in person. Other than that, don’t really have any super ambitious goals at the moment.

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    1. I love the Monterey aquarium, Victoria. I attended a very upscale dinner there one night many, many moons ago. It is magical.

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  9. Glad to see Ireland riding high on lists!
    My List:
    1. Climb a mountain with son that’s about 30 miles away
    2. Go to my local library
    3. Have breakfast in Dunmore East -8 miles away
    4. Go to the Seamus Heaney exhibition in Dublin and the National Gallery
    5. Walk the paths of precious Mount Congreve Garden – about 6 miles away
    6. Visit the swan family in Annestown – about 8 miles away
    7. Get poor Puppy Stan clipped
    8. Go to a Waterford soccer match
    9. Go to my favourite garden centres
    10. Have peace of mind.

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    1. Ireland will always be high on my list, Jean. You have some pretty cool items on your bucket list, too! Having peace of mind will be such a luxury!

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      1. The people there are fantastic. They are so hospitable. I spend almost 2 years on their island of Crete. When I had to leave, I really didn’t want to because I was treated so well there.

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  10. Putting our bucket list in print is a good idea! The redwoods have been on my list for a long time, and another trip to DC where I was born is definitely in order. The Trapp Family Lodge sounds interesting Then there’s the northern lights. I figure if I don’t get to the Northern Lights in this lifetime, God will let me go there on the way to heaven. I’ve heard you can see them sometimes in Vermont, so maybe when I go to the Trapp Lodge…. Family hugs will be first on the time line. Enjoy!

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    1. I have been fortunate to have lived in Alaska and to have witnessed the northern lights many times. They are magical. Alaska isn’t a bad trip, either. All after family gets sick of me.

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