Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Life List

The life list keeps growing. There are LOTs of places we need to visit, Chris!

Sonja’s Life List

□ Dive with Whale Sharks in Belize

□ Restore a Riparian Habitat with Native Plants

Ride in an hot air balloon (Willamette University Campus, Spring 2003. Irvine Great Park, Spring 2008)

□ Visit McNeill Park, Alaska to watch the grizzly bears

■ Travel around Europe with a backpack (August and September 2003)

□ Build a rammed earth house

□ Dive the Great Barrier Reef or the reefs around Papua New Guinea

□ Use solar energy and give back to the power grid

□ Go watch a hamster race

■ See a blue whale (Long Beach, September 30, 2007, 7 blue whales, plus false killer whales, rizzo’s dolphins and common dolphins)

□ Dive with Great White Sharks (in a cage, preferably)

□ Read the Bible (all of it) and the Koran

□ Design and implement a gray water system

□ See the herd migration in the Great Rift Valley

□ Grow an organic garden

■ Surf (Costa Rica, fall 2001)

□ Bicycle at least 100 miles in a race

□ Design a water garden with fish, turtles, and frogs

□ See one really great concert

□ Own at least two live chickens and possibly a goat or an alpaca (or both)

□ Go to the Olympics (summer or winter)

□ Take a bicycle repair/maintenance class

■ See a turtle lay eggs on the beach in the middle of the night (Costa Rica, winter 2001)

□ Ride an elephant

□ Take a trip with the Nature Conservancy

□ Renovate a home

□ Take a pottery class

□ Perfect one really great 5-course meal

□ Have lots of dogs

■ Plan my wedding (2005 and 2006)

□ Paint a house

□ Give blood 10 times (1 down)

□ See molten lava

■ Go horseback riding on the beach (Costa Rica, winter 2001)

■ Have my own website (August 2007)

□ Take as many photographs as possible

□ Watch the Iditarod

□ Dive the Crater, Salt Lake City, Utah. (www.homesteadrestort.com)

□ Participate in a protect march in Washington DC