Below is what I call The List.

I officially created The List at the end of 2013.  The List is all of the stuff that I want to do before I die.

On the left is actually what is currently on The List.  On the right are the things that I have done.  I add to The List often.  However, before I add anything to The List I first answer a few questions to make sure it is "The List" worthy.

On the DONE list are both items from The List as well as significant events I want to remember (Like fun times with my family).  Keeping track of special events and things that I have done for the first time is what got me started on creating The List. I highlighted some of the "BIG" stuff.

Why am I sharing The List?  First, to inspire my kids.  Secondly, because I hope it inspires you to create your own List.

Good Luck, Find Your Adventure and Live Your Life.

THE LIST

  • Wear Pajamas to Walmart
  • Learn another language
  • Visit every state; 13 left
  • Start a real business
  • Throw a dart at a map and go there
  • See Mount Rushmore
  • Climb Mount Whitney
  • Do a TED Talk
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Compete in a real boxing match
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go to Cuba
  • Steal some bowling shoes
  • Ride a train coast to coast
  • Complete a Half Iron Man 70.3-Oct 25, 2020
  • Take my sister fly fishing
  • Watch the movie Giant in Marfa
  • Go to Everest Base Camp
  • Perform a song live with the family
  • Climb Mt. Aconcagua
  • Get a belt in martial arts
  • Sleep overnight on the summit of a mountain
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter on a holiday
  • Hike the PCT
  • Ride my motorcycle to the ocean
  • Legally change my name
  • Go on a trip for disaster relief
  • Visit all 7 Continents - 3 remain
  • Stay awake for 48-hours straight
  • Go to Burning Man*
  • Go to Klover Klub on St. Pats Day
  • Run with the Bulls
  • Learn to surf
  • Ride in a crop duster
  • Take that calculus class. You know...
  • Research the news from the day I was born
  • Change hands in everything I do for a month
  • Go to a psychic
  • Do the Portland bike naked event
  • Anchor a newscast
  • Actually sell ice cream to an Eskimo
  • Meet a present or former U.S. President
  • Really save a person's life
  • Hold a job in a foreign country
  • Ride the Hiawatha Bike Trail
  • Sleep in a fire lookout
  • Ride my motorcycle coast to coast
  • Fly in a glider
  • Learn to do the Napoleon dance
  • Take singing lessons
  • Join a motorcycle club
  • Ride my motorcycle across the Trans-America Trail 5,000 miles
  • Get a job on a boat or ship
  • Ride my bicycle across a state
  • Find a real arrowhead
  • Be on the Mel Robbins Show
  • Stomp grapes for wine

DONE

  • 1/1/13 - Polar Bear Challenge in Boise
  • 1/2/13 - Boiling water in cold air experiment
  • 1/8/13 - Found out Ellie's last chemo treatment date
  • 1/23/13 - Watched Ellie play Ursula in performance
  • 2/12/13 - Competed in Gumbo Cook-off on TV
  • 3/13/13 - Took my sister zip-lining
  • 4/9/13 - Went to Zappos University
  • 4/10/13 - Got my picture taken with Elvis (at least he said he was Elvis)
  • 4/27/13 - Ran 10-miles for first time in my life
  • 5/4/13 - Took Ellie to the MSTI Prom
  • 5/6/13 - Visited President Lincoln's grave
  • 5/12/13 - Canoed to Shoshone Falls with Walter - 1st time
  • 5/19/13 - Ran 13.1 miles for the first time
  • 6/8/13 - Emceed a cancer fundraiser with Ellie
  • 8/16/13 - Covered the Ketchum wildfire
  • 9/7/13 - Did a 3-person triathlon by myself
  • 9/14/13 - Completed the Rim 2 Rim with Kaleigh
  • 10/1/13 - Drove the limo carrying Ellie to last Chemo treatment
  • 10/24/13 - Ellie's Kicked Cancer Party. Dressed as Dorothy
  • 10/25/13 - Won my flight President's Cup BLCC
  • 10/1/13 - Twin Falls Sales Team delivered the annual budget
  • 11/28/13 - Began Black Friday tradition with Ellie
  • 12/3/13 - Took Walter to Megadeath Concert
  • 1/11/14 – Took Walter to KISS Tribute Concert
  • 1/26/14 – First time to visit Miami
  • 1/27/14 – First time to eat Cuban food
  • 1/28/14 – Ran 8-miles with Raven on South Beach
  • 3/9/14 – First Father Daughter Ball with Ellie at BLCC
  • 4/5/14 – Paddled to Shoshone Falls with Walter - 2nd time
  • 4/27/14 – Took Joy to an 80’s party. She looked incredible
  • 5/8/14 – Bought my first drone
  • 5/13/14 – Took Ellie to New York City
  • 5/14/14 – Took Ellie to First Broadway Show
  • 6/3/14 – Painted my toes for first time
  • 6/19/14 – Made honorary firefighter in Hailey (still dial 911 if you have a fire and I am there)
  • 6/23/14 – Did the famous Cat Picture with Artemis
  • 7/22/14 – Climbed Idaho’s tallest mountain, Borah, with Jason
  • 8/9/14 – Competed in a cardboard boat race
  • 8/15/14 - Competed in a rib eating contest
  • 8/22/14 – Dressed as an indian at a dude ranch
  • 8/23/14 – Completed the Hotter N Hell Hundred
  • 9/5/14 – Completed another 3-person triathlon by myself
  • 10/7/14 – Signed up for my first marathon
  • 11/2/14 – Ran 20-miles
  • 11/16/14 – Completed the Las Vegas Marathon
  • 12/13/14 – First time to Nordic Ski
  • 12/14/14 – Performed in my first ballet, Nut Cracker, Sun Valley
  • 12/22/14 – First time to have a wreck with a cop car
  • 12/23/14 – Reenacted Napoleon Dynamite with Joy & Ellie in Preston, ID
  • 1/2/15 – Started using a stand-up desk
  • 1/18/15 – Completed SCUBA Certification
  • 2/6/15 – Got my KLR-650 Dual-Sport Motorcycle
  • 2/7/15 – Completed my first Nordic ski race (despite the avalanche warning)
  • 2/14/15 – Ran a 5K with Ellie and Joy
  • 2/28/15 – Finally got my motorcycle license
  • 3/14/15 – Walked in a parade wearing a kilt
  • 3/21/15 – Visited the Farnsworth TV Museum in Rigby, ID
  • 4/5/15 – Made my first Jello mold
  • 4/11/15 – Slept in the Red Rock Desert
  • 4/12/15 – Ran a half-marathon in Vegas
  • 4/26/15 – Visited World’s Largest Rocking Chair
  • 5/3/15 – Took my first real ADV motorcycle trip
  • 5/5/15 – Took Ellie to Vegas
  • 5/7/15 – Watched Jason graduate Marine boot camp
  • 5/21/15 – Received Philanthropist of the Year Award St. Luke’s
  • 6/6/15 – Completed Bruneau Beast Half Marathon, Bruneau Sand Dunes (walked 18-holes of golf later that day in a tournament)
  • 6/18/15 – Floated the Middle-Fork of the Salmon River, 5-days
  • 7/1/15 – Had to quit a job I loved
  • 7/4/15 – Went to a Burmese Water Festival
  • 7/9/15 – Picked Raspberries with Ellie & Joy
  • 7/10/15 – Videotaped my first tornado
  • 7/22/15 – Ran 34-miles for my birthday
  • 8/13/15 – Visited the grave of Billy the Kid
  • 8/14/15 – Visited home of Dr. Pepper in Dublin, TX
  • 8/22/15 – First time at Dixie Chicken in College Station
  • 8/29/15 – Entered something in a fair for the first time
  • 9/2/15 – Won first place for bread in the fair
  • 9/13/15 – Repaired a piece of furniture, correctly
  • 9/19/15 – Participated in a real protest, Austin, Vulcan Lives Matter
  • 9/25/15 – Met Robbie Knieval
  • 9/26/16 – Entered first car show with Ellie
  • 9/29/15 – Rode Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel
  • 10/15/15 – Met Yo-Yo Ma with Ellie
  • 10/17/15 – Rode Segway for first time with Ellie, Austin
  • 11/1/15 – Learned to play guitar and played first song with Walter
  • 12/13/15 – Went to an official Bigfoot sitting spot
  • 12/28/15 – Began a challenge to run 1,000 miles in a year
  • 1/16/16 – Painted my first real picture
  • 1/5/16 – Toured the Blue Bell Factory
  • 1/7/16 – Rode in a helicopter for the first time
  • 1/7/16 – Shot a machine gun for the first time
  • 1/10/16 – Climbed Enchanted Rock
  • 1/30/16 – Took my first cooking class
  • 2/4/16 – Made my Will
  • 2/6/16 – First visit to New Orleans for Mardis Gras
  • 2/24/16 – Visited Washington DC for first time
  • 3/7/16 – Completed walk from Montgomery to Selma
  • 4/10/16 – Painted a picture of Joy’s car for her birthday
  • 4/11/16 – Joined the NRA and ACLU (I figured one canceled out the other)
  • 4/16/16 – Climbed Guadalupe Peak
  • 4/17/16 – Saw 2 rock concerts on the same weekend
  • 4/24/16 – Lived as a homeless person for 3-days
  • 5/14/16 – Completed a Tough Mudder race
  • 5/25/16 – Adopted a trail in Twin Falls
  • 5/28/16 – Visited my parent’s grave for the first time
  • 5/29/16 – Got a season pass to an amusement park
  • 5/30/16 – Visited Magnolia Marketplace
  • 6/4/16 – Played in an official Putt-Putt tournament. I won!
  • 6/5/16 – Ate the hottest chicken wings in Texas
  • 6/9/16 – Drove a General Lee replica car
  • 6/9/16 – I got to pet a live 70-pound Bobcat
  • 6/19/16 – Ran 81-miles in a week
  • 6/26/16 – Finished 1,000 mile running challenge
  • 7/22/16 – Skydive for the first time on birthday
  • 7/30/16 – Sailed a boat for the first time
  • 7/30/16 – Learned basic Beekeeping
  • 8/27/16 – Finished another 100-mile bike race
  • 8/28/16 – Ran a half-marathon the day after the 100-mile bike race
  • 9/22/16 – Finished reading the Bible cover to cover
  • 10/1/16 – Got a job delivering pizza at Dominos
  • 10/6/16 – Took Ellie and family to Seattle
  • 11/14/16 – Went to Austin City Limits concert
  • 11/17/16 – Went to Africa
  • 11/26/16 – Summited Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 11/28/16 – Went on an African Safari
  • 12/27/16 – Took final run of year. Ran 1,760-miles in 2016
  • 1/1/17 - Started BMF Adventure Club Website; Grit, Courage, Confidence, Curiosity
  • 1/3/17 - Made it a year without a political post on Facebook. Never again
  • 1/15/17 - Experienced an LGBT event in Little Havana. Very interesting.
  • 1/20/17 - Visited Duck Commander in Monroe, LA
  • 2/19/17 - Played in my first disc golf tournament
  • 3/4/17 - Slept in a Tipi & first international ADV ride, Big Bend
  • 3/25/17 - Went to Snow's BBQ. Best BBQ in Texas
  • 4/29/17 - Went skydiving with Tammy
  • 5/3/17 - Gave first BMF speech to Waco Y.P.
  • 5/16/17 - Went to the top of the Empire State Building
  • 5/28/17 - Became a Bull Rider; for about 3-seconds
  • 6/10/17 - Did a 500-foot rappel off of W Hotel in Austin with Ellie and Chava for Make A Wish. We raised over $7K!
  • 7/22/17 - Went Paragliding with Ellie on my birthday
  • 7/23/17 - Shot a Picture of the Milky Way Galaxy with Joy & Ellie. It was perfect
  • 8-6-17 - Completed the Badass Texas Half-Marathon in Waco
  • 8/14/17 - Went to Four Corners Monument with Ellie
  • 8/19/17 - Took Ellie to her first Texas Rangers baseball game
  • 8/27/17 - Completed the Hotter-N-Hell Triple Threat; MTB Race, 100-mile Bicycle Race, Half-Marathon
  • 9/3/17 - Went cliff diving with Ellie at PK
  • 10/1/17 - First Official Off-Road Motorcycle Rally
  • 11/26/17 - Completed writing my first book
  • 2/10/18 - Did the Cupid Run and ran a race in my underwear
  • 3/20/18 - Official beginning of Flight School
  • 3/31/18 - 100% free of debt
  • 4/26/18 - Landed an airplane for the first time
  • 5/19/18 - Floated a river on a tube with Ellie
  • 6/23/18 - Went off of the BSR Slide Royal Flush with Jason
  • 7/22/18 - Took Ellie and Hannah on an adventure. Climbed Half Dome in Yosemite
  • 8/12/18 - Took a lesson from a new instructor and flew a new plane
  • 9/7/18 - Met Mel Robbins
  • 9/18/18 - Did my solo and became a Pilot
  • 9/27/18 - Took Ellie on her 5-Year Last Chemo Anniversary trip to Colorado
  • 9/28/18 - Climbed Colorado's tallest mountain with Ellie; Mt. Elbert 14,439 elev.
  • 9/29/18 - Floated Glenwood Canyon with Ellie
  • 9/30/18 - First time to Fly Fish with Ellie and rode Vail mountain coaster
  • 10/13/18 - Was on a 17-mile training run when a tornado hit
  • 11/7/18 - Went to Europe with Ellie; Greece
  • 11/9/18 - Had my first adult drink with Ellie at Cafe Bistro 46 in Athens
  • 11/11/18 - Ran "The Original Marathon" from Marathon to Athens, Greece.
  • 12/15/18 - Taught Ellie how to "Sabre" a bottle of champagne
  • 12/23/18 - Took Ellie on her first skydive
  • 12/28/18 - Had my first wax job. eyebrows and ears only
  • 12/31/18 - Went to the Idaho NYE Potato Drop. Thanks, Melissa
  • 1/2/19 - Made my first online unassisted stock trade
  • 2/24/19 - Became and Uber Driver. Made $8.15
  • 3/26/19 - First cross-country piloting a plane
  • 4/4/19 - My first grass landing. Wildcat Canyon 2,450' in 30-degree 20K crosswind
  • 4/28/19 - Played golf at Willie Nelson’s golf course The Cut & Putt
  • 5/4/19 - Ellie goes to her Senior Prom on the same day as her MSTI Prom 6 years earlier
  • 5/8/19 - Applied for my Russian Visa
  • 5/17/19 - Trained on Mount Rainier
  • 5/29/19 - Ellie graduated from high school
  • 6/14/19 - On 3-year anniv. of driving General Lee car, John Schneider visits our station
  • 7/11/19 - Completed my 100th CycleBar Class in under 6-months
  • 7/14/19 - Went to Russia. Mark Asia off the list. That's 4 of 7
  • 7/21/19 - Summited Mt. Elbrus in Russia. Tallest peak in Europe
  • 7/22/19 - Celebrated my 53rd birthday in Russia
  • 8/4/19 - Rescued two people from an overturned car in the rain
  • 8/24/19 - Rode the HHH 100 bike race in new PR
  • 8/30/19 - Was an Extra in the movie A Louisiana Christmas
  • 10/20/19 - Attended Bigfoot Festival and met Bobo (Finding Bigfoot)