Monday, September 10, 2012

52 things...

Today is my 51st birthday. We are five months into our year-long RV adventure. I've seen blog posts that are titled 26 things I want to do before my 26th birthday... or 32 things I want to do before my 32nd birthday...

So how about 52 things I want to do before I turn 52... and how many weeks are in a year?

  1. See a live starfish in its natural habitat. Hold one if I can?
  2. Try stand up paddle-boarding
  3. Kayak a river or lake
  4. Run a 5k race once a month at least for the rest of our travels (if we can find 'em).
  5. Visit Washington, DC
  6. Visit Asheville, NC
  7. Visit Charleston SC
  8. Visit Savannah GA
  9. Visit as many "homies" as I can
  10. Get a tattoo
  11. Make a supper and invite any "late-arriving" camper that is close to us to share it with us.
  12. Make soap in our RV
  13. Spend the day in Central Park in NY
  14. Highlight my hair with a wild color
  15. Buy coffee for the person behind me at a drive thru Starbucks
  16. Finish my granny square quilt
  17. Finish my scrap knitted scarf
  18. Bake treats for grumpy campground hosts (or friendly ones if we don't encounter any grumpy ones)
  19. One month of primal/paleo eating
  20. Swim/wade in the Atlantic Ocean
  21. Lie on a beach and read
  22. Run on the beach
  23. Recover the valances in our RV
  24. Make covers for the dinette benches
  25. Figure out some kinda cover for the loveseat
  26. Buy fresh eggs from a roadside stand
  27. Eat New York pizza
  28. Eat shrimp and grits
  29. Eat vegetarian for a month
  30. Sit by a fire on the beach
  31. Cook a meal over a fire
  32. Go to a drive-in movie theater
  33. Walk barefoot in the rain
  34. Knit a pair of socks
  35. Drive the truck pulling the RV!
  36. Switch "jobs" with D for an arrival/departure day
  37. Go on a dinner cruise
  38. Try a new-to-me kinda food/restaurant (Indian, Thai, etc.)
  39. Take a cooking class
  40. Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail
  41. Attend a yoga class or two
  42. Read 52 books
  43. Be a work camper somewhere
  44. Volunteer at a food bank
  45. Make a patchwork skirt
  46. Hoop every day for a month
  47. Make a dream catcher
  48. Refashion 12 clothing items
  49. Allow D to pick a challenge for me and do it! YIKES!
  50. Spend Christmas in Florida with my kids
  51. Go to an art exhibit or art museum
  52. Live every day like the adventure it is!


  1. It sounds like the perfect list...for you!

  2. Steph makes awesome Shrimp & Grits, and we cook over the fire often while camping. So, maybe when we all meet later this year, these can be on the menu.

  3. WOW I love your list...some I could cross off..some maybe never :O. The big one working in a food bank/soup kitchen with a group at work...what an eye opener that was. Yolo paddling...check out the panhandle area of FL...Topsail State Park. The whole 30A Hwy is full of those paddlers. Happy BELATED birthday!!

    1. Thank you! We've worked at a food bank before and really enjoyed it! I'd love to find opportunities to serve a day or two in the areas we are in! And thanks for the suggestions for paddle boarding!

  4. Happy, happy belated birthday Teri! I didn't know until I saw the link on Flip Flop Vector that you had your own blog - awesome! Austin? Dallas? That's my neck of the woods... please let me know next time you come through. I am so proud of you guys and your travels. I hope this is your best year yet. Again, happy belated birthday! :)

    1. Thanks Debra! Yea... Austin is our "home"... And we love it there! We won't be back in that area until spring next year.


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