So it’s my birthday tomorrow and it’s usually around this time of year that I get to thinking about all I haven’t accomplished in my life and all that I want to. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon this year and write out my bucket list.
The problem I have is that the standard bucket list fare of traveling, skydiving, and running a marathon all seem great but well, kind of ordinary. If you’re like me and you love the silly, whimsical, and random things in life then be sure to add these to your bucket list.
Paris Trampoline Bridge
How awesome is this?!!! Crossing a bridge is usually a pretty boring experience. All you do is walk across it with your feet on the ground. This bridge offers an option for the more active and whimsical types like me.
There are a few problems I can see though. What if you bounced a little to far to the side? You’d end up in the water which would be pretty inconvenient if you were on your way to work.
Also, I’ve broken my ankle once on a trampoline and I can pretty much guarantee with that many people bouncing around with me I would definitely do it again. I mean, look at how much height they are getting! This bridge is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Worth it!
Still Standing Police Boxes
Crich Tramway Village in the U.K. holds one of the last original Police Boxes. If you are a Doctor Who fan, this is the ideal vacation destination.
If you are not a Whovian that doesn’t mean you can’t go hunt down these quirky little pieces of history. I’ve done some Wikipedia-ing and found that the police box actually originated in the good ol’ USA in 1877, just one year after Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone. It didn’t hit the streets of London until 1928.
I wonder why these never gained the iconic status in America as they did in England? I think it’s because Americans prefer things to be bigger on the outside.
Comic Con International
OK, it’s not news that I’m a giant nerd but seriously, this looks like so much fun. It’s not just for freaks and geeks anymore. All manner of A-list celebrities attend this convention.
I mean, even the non-geekiest of people have a favorite super hero, and who doesn’t love dressing up in costume and going to a giant party? That’s exactly what this is: a celebrity filled costume party. Definitely add this to your “to do” list!
Stop trying to pronounce the name and let me tell you why you should add this to your list. This bridge is covered with thousands of engraved locks placed there by people in love.
People travel from far and wide with the one they love. They hook their lock to the bridge and then throw the key into the water. Call me lame if you want, but I think that this symbol of love and devotion is adorable!
It’s something you can return to every year to visit and remember. This fence is located in Germany but the trend is spreading so go get someone you love and go find yourself a fence.
Kiss the Blarney Stone
There is never a stone that whoever kisses, Oh! He never misses to grow eloquent ’tis he may clamber to a lady’s chamber, or become a member of parliament. -Francis Sylvester Mahony
My mom used to tell me stories of her trip to Ireland where she kissed the Blarney Stone and received her “Gift of Gab” I blame this stone for a lot of my childhood trauma. The stone is actually a piece of the Blarney Castle wall but its way at the top.
The way you reach it is to lay down on you back right on the edge and lean your head way down and give the stone a little peck. No tongue!
There are many more awesome places in this awesomely beautiful world. So get creative and get out there!
What random thing is on your bucket list?