Monday, June 2, 2014

Living Life (random thoughts and where I have been)

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School is out!  And that means it's time for a fun, restful and enjoyable summer.  My first order of business was a trip to Atlanta to visit friends, do some shopping (but not a lot) and take in a Braves game.  The good part about the game- they won!  I love going to the games and if I lived there I have a feeling I would be at several- even if I had to sit WAY up in the cheap seats to go to them.  I have been told that I should move there by my friends (several times)… the bad part about that- it's the opposite direction of Ohio and Indiana.  The good part- it has the Braves (and my friends of course LOL).  



My birthday is Tuesday and I will be 39 (but who's counting LOL).  I decided on May 3 that for the next 13 months I was going to do one new thing a month.

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I struggled on what to do for May but then my mom and some of her friends from Indiana made the trek down to Pigeon Forge and I was able to spend some time with them.  With that came lots of laughs, fun and my "new things" for the month.  I have lived here in Knoxville for 19 out of the last 21 years.  5 years in college (not counting breaks or summers) and then back from 2000-present.  In all of that time I have never once gone to the Titanic Museum or to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede.  I can now cross both of those off of my list :)  Yes, as crazy as it sounds those were my "new things" for May.  My thoughts- I really enjoyed them both.  In fact, I enjoyed the Titanic Museum way more than I thought I would and I learned a lot.  It was really interesting to wander through the museum and learn about various pieces of history.  Then, that night we went to the Dixie Stampede which, if you are ever in Pigeon Forge, is a lot of fun to watch.  I was thoroughly impressed with the whole show.


 



Now that my "adventures" are over for now (not really, I'm still planning) I am planning on settling in for the month- I have a couple of trainings to go to, a doctor appointment or two, some running to get started on and books to read.  I also have a couple of blog posts to write- including a product review, a book review and such (the first post for that will be Tuesday which is why I posted this today), and a race recap.

So- my question to you- what do you think should be on my mini bucket list?  So far I have: going to the Biltmore, going paddle boarding,  and riding The Virginia Creeper

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5 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Let's see. I could say watch all three Transformer movies with your nephew (or dad) but I'm sure that turns your crank. I could say go watch your nephew play baseball (coach pitch) this month, but then again, you already have that planned. I could say ride a bike with you pop, but I know that will get a NO. We have a pass to the park so you could walk the trails or go walking in the park with your mom. And I have no clue what the Virginia Creeper is.

Tami said...

But those aren't "new" things- I guess I should have specified it more- things that are out of my comfort zone or that I have never done before. I have watched B play baseball and watching movies is not it LOL. I have no bike to ride with you (plus, I can't ride 21 miles) and I have been to MC before so…). Oh, and if you click the words Virginia Creeper it tells what it is :)

Brooke said...

love your list! and you were up in my neck of the woods. have you ever been hiking in the smokies? so many trails to choose from!!
ps - love the creeper trail!

Caitlin H said...

So much fun stuff, love! I feel like I need to go to Atlanta sometime soon. Never been there but have flown and driven through it more than once, and it seems like a pretty place! Would zip-lining be something you're interested in doing for your something new? I don't know if you've done that before or if there's anywhere around you to do it. I haven't, and the thought scares me more than a little, but there's a place in North Park (25 minutes from me) that has it, and I keep thinking I should try it :)

Caitlin H said...

So much fun stuff, love! I feel like I need to go to Atlanta sometime soon. Never been there but have flown and driven through it more than once, and it seems like a pretty place! Would zip-lining be something you're interested in doing for your something new? I don't know if you've done that before or if there's anywhere around you to do it. I haven't, and the thought scares me more than a little, but there's a place in North Park (25 minutes from me) that has it, and I keep thinking I should try it :)