Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

To Do Before You Die

Don't we all harbor those inner questions? The ones where we ponder what in life we truly want to accomplish before we kick that proverbial bucket?

You know, tour Switzerland on a bike, go to Germany & experience driving a 6 series on the Autobahn before I ship that bad girl home (cause you know she'd be a girl, y'all - my current car is EVA - like the hot German supermodel) (and don't you wonder about my car naming abilities? I mean, how will I ever top EVA?), opening my own little cafe where live jazz or guitar music would play into the afternoon hours, etc.

Mostly, however, my dreams around what I'd like to do are pretty selfish.

I'm in need of a tropical getaway & that clouds my visions right now.

My top 2 for Taylor's Top 2 Tuesday would be:

1. To retire at a young (and by young I mean by 40) age to a place where my views will only include sun, sand & water. Something like these.



2. I'd like to travel the world. I know, I know. We all want to do this. I have an overwhelming desire to do it. I've been to most of the states. I'm lacking a few which I'm sure I'll hit eventually.

But, I want to go to Africa & stay here. While there, I'd like to go on an & go on an eco-friendly safari.

I really DO want to go to Germany & run a 6 series on the Autobahn.

I want to go to Dubai & go shopping - which, by the way, is not inspired by the upcoming SATC movie - I have a girlfriend who wanted me to go years ago during their annual shopping events. Unfortunately, her budget & my budget were NOT on equal footing.

I want to see all that the world has to offer and then have an opportunity to give my help.

Which means I'll need to win the lottery. Anyone have any suggestions?

18 comments:

J. Marie said...

Love it! I too want to travel the world, I've only been to two places. One of which was Kenya and let me tell you how amazing it is! You definitely need to keep that on your list. And then visit the villages around it. I want to go back so badly. Happy Tuesday!

Caroline said...

I love your choices!!! My dad wants to buy a BMW in Germany, drive it around and then have it shipped here. I think it's some sort of program they have.

Brittany Ann said...

I'll go to Dubai with you! I love SATC, but I'd have gone before that, too!

Dee Stephens said...

I want to go to be like Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun(only with my hubs) and renovate a villa and travel the Amalfi Coast :)

MCW said...

I would have my eyes closed the entire time driving on the Audobon...and I would probably be screaming!

katie + bret said...

If you retire at an early age you will have all the time in the world to travel the globe!! :)

Great picks!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Ohhh, Yes To that 5 series!
Andrew really thinks he is going to retire at the age of 40. I keep having to tell him I DONT THINK So! I have needs/wants!
ha. AND, Funny you mention Dubai! Several of Andrew's friends in NZ go there on vacation and his sister even spent quite a bit of time there. Before I went to NZ 5 years ago, I never even heard of people going on vacation there! I will admit, I thought it was something entirely different from what it is! :)
I HOPE you get to go on all those trips! :)

Jordan said...

LOVE your choices! :-)

Jen said...

Take me with! Take me with! Heck, take us ALL with you ;-) Oh how fabulous that all sounds. I would give anything to have any of that now or in the future!

Jenny DB said...

oooh right there with ya on the eco safari and the autobahn!!! not sure i would want to go to dubai too, i think i would feel uncomfortable with so much luxury and extravagance. its like vegas without the white trash. or something..

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Love your choices! I want to do all of these things too. The autobahn is Mr.'s top on his list!

Too bad your friend's budget didn't include taking you to Dubai too! :)

When you retire, I will come visit you.

Lindsey said...

Love these choices!!!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

how fun!!!! great picks!

SurferWife said...

Yes, yes. Winning the lottery is on my bucket list. And then everything will roll along nicely from there!

Samantha said...

driving on the autobahn is totally up my alley!!!

Kristin said...

My bestie just posted her African safari pics on our blog yesterday. I'm SO jealous!

Neha said...

Now those are something you certainly have to do while you are alive and kicking! Way to go dear...I'm sure you'll realize all your dreams!

sanjeet said...

I love your choices!!
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