1. Well done on your Summer list Christie. I can’t help you with any Autumn suggestions because I don’t think I’ve ever made a bucket list in my life. I feel like they’re the cousins of New Year Resolutions – sort of pressuring myself to do stuff that I might change my mind about. I guess I’m just a go with the flow kind of gal these days! I’ll be interested to see what you come up with from the lists others put together – should be quite a challenge! Good luck x

    • I can see how you could feel that way, Leanne. I gave up New Year’s Resolutions years ago for that very reason. For the most part, I use the seasonal bucket lists to make sure I don’t let the time slip away without doing the things I really want to do. I can usually keep my enthusiasm for the list for one season…though I have changed my mind and dropped things from the list on occasion. I anticipate that my fall list will be full of fun items…not things I feel I “should” do.

  2. Christie – so excited for you to have the national park pass! Zion has amazing places to hike… and you are so close to many other parks. I think you’ll hit 60 new miles… maybe in your 60th year. That still counts in my way of thinking. 🙂

    I’m working on my Fall Plan as well, also taking a slightly different approach, and hope to publish it this next weekend. I think I’ll be in time for the link-up. 🙂 Oh, I steal things from other folks lists all the time!

    My 101 new things for the year goal is only at 50, so that’s one goal that I won’t achieve this year. I used to have the goal of 52… one per week. Maybe I should have re-set it to that because…. COVID. Last new thing….Late Night Dinner (outside) with friends at their “go-to” restaurant. They’ve been telling us about it for 2 years and I can see why they love it (it’s too far from us to become our go-to place though). But, the good food, great conversation, and decent wine… really helped my emotional state!

    • Thank you for the encouragement, Pat. I am excited to visit Zions and the other parks in the area. I am blessed to live in such a beautiful state. Your dinner with friends sounds lovely. Yes, good food, great conversation, and decent wine can do wonders for your soul. I was surprised by how many of my 60 new things involved food.

  3. Hi Christie, it is always a good idea to have goals to look forward to achieving. And, who better than fellow bloggers to be inspired by. We are enjoying being ‘home free’ at the moment, so for us, that means more time to travel and explore. The ultimate goal for this next year is to determine ‘what’s next’ for our evolving retirement years. Take care.

    • Yes, Suzanne, my fellow bloggers are so often a source of inspiration. That’s one of the best things about blogging. I’m happy for you to have more time to travel and explore. I’m looking forward to hearing about your adventures. Happy retirement!

  4. Well done on your 60 before 60. You walked some truly lovely places. I think that is more important than the number of steps or miles you walked. I have so enjoyed your photos of hiking and walking with family and friends.

    Glad to see your list of 60 new-to-you activities. I remember drooling over the sound of the various recipes you tried, especially the soups. And that bacon bleu burger. Mmmm. I remember the fun you had making the glitter stress relief bottles with the grands. And it was great fun to learn about your pup’s origins from the DNA test. Great variety of new activities!!

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with for your bucket list. What you pull from everyone else’s ideas.

    • Thank you for the encouragement, Leslie. I’m glad you enjoyed hearing about the new things I tried. It has been fun…if not quite as adventurous as I originally thought I’d be. I’ve almost got my fall list ready. I’ve chosen six items so far. Perhaps I can pull it together before the link-up closes. Thanks again for overseeing the bucket list link-up. I really enjoy it.

  5. Cindy

    I think you done a wonderful job on your summer bucket list, and what a fun and rewarding way to lead up to turning 60. I look forward to celebrating that with you next month!❤️

  6. I’ve been so inspired by your 60 before 60 list! Love your idea for a fall list. I missed the link time frame, but here’s a link to my fall post. I’m also inspired by other people’s lists. I struggled a bit with mine, and in reality it’s probably not what I would totally want to put on it, but I put on what came to my mind so we’ll see. I may totally adjust it later.


    • Thank you Kirstin. I appreciate you sharing your list and I’m happy to hear that you are allowing yourself some flexibility with it. I look at these bucket lists as a way to prime the pump and get the ideas flowing. Happy fall to you and yours!

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