About Me

I have been traveling extensively since May 1, 2010. I’ve always and had planned all the places I would go since I was a child. But, I ended up on a different path when I got pregnant at 20. I raised two kids, a son and a daughter. At the end of 2003 we were all blessed with our Marley, my granddaughter. Ive been married twice and had planned to travel with my second husband when the kids were raised (we were married when the kids were 12 and 15). It was something we had talked about a lot, but the marriage ended. When my granddaughter was born I knew I couldn’t just go traveling until she got to know me. It was one of the best decisions of my life. She is a joy and has made my life so much fuller.

MY  BUCKET LIST WRITTEN December 25, 2009:

COMPLETED as of  2017:

YOGA ON THE BEACH: Done 1-26-2017 Bahamas
VISIT AN ACTIVE VOLCANO: Done 11-20-2011 @ Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua
TREK THRU IRELAND/SCOTLAND/WALES: Partially Done 1-14; Ireland
OUTLINE A FULL FAMILY TREE: Done 11-26-2011
LIVE MASS BY THE POPE: Done 2-14 Rome
HOT SPRINGS IN NATURE: Done 2-2014 in Ladispoli, Italy
MONTREAL UNDERGROUND: Done 7-2012
SPEED DATING: Done 2-14-2013 in Sarasota, Florida
GAME AT NEW YANKEE STADIUM: Done 6-20-2012 in NYC
LEARN TO EDIT A MOVIE/VIDEO: Done 2012
BIKE THE FREEDOM TRAIL IN BOSTON: Done 6-2012 in Boston
DRINK MINT TEA IN MOROCCO: Done 3-2014 in Fes, Rabat, Chefchaouen
WINDMILLS IN DENMARK: Done 12-2013 in Copenhagen
ECO-TRAVELING: Ongoing 2010 – Present
MAKE LOVE OUTSIDE: Done 11-2012 in Siesta Key, Florida
HIKE IN COLORADO: Done 6-2011 in Denver, Colorado
RIDE ON A MOTORCYCLE: Done 11-11-2011 in Guatemala City
TAKE AN OUTSIDE SHOWER/BATH: Done 1-20-2011 in Miami, Florida
FISH MARKET IN SEATTLE: Done 7-2-2011 in Seattle, Washington
LEARN TO SHOOT A HANDGUN: Done 6-29-2011 in Great Falls, Montana
TO LEARN ALL ABOUT MUSHROOMS: Done 12-25-2010 in Vero Beach, Florida
PLANT A TREE: Done 4-20-2011 in North Miami, Florida
OPEN-AIR MASSAGE: Done 3-18-2011 in Miami, Florida
LEARN TO SURF: Done 7-7-2010 in Huntington Beach California
WALK THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE: Done 10-12-2010 in San Francisco, California
LEARN TO THROW A REAL PUNCH: Done 12-23-2010 in Vero Beach, Florida
SEE SALMON SWIM UPSTREAM: Done 10-22-2010 in Redding, California
“MARLEY” TATTOO in HER SCRIPT: Done 4-3-2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee
LEARN TO USE A SEWING MACHINE Tried and tried, but no luck
SEE A FOREIGNER SWORN IN: Done 2-1-2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee

NOT YET COMPLETED:
LEARN TO PADDLE SURF
GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL
ZIPLINE
AFRICAN SAFARI
WRITE A NOVEL
WRITE EACH CHILD A LETTER FOR AFTER MY DEATH: Partially finished
BUNGEE JUMP
RAFT THE COLORADO RIVER
LEARN TO THROW POTTERY/CLAY
TRAVEL EASTERN EUROPE
WORK ON A DEEP SEA FISHING BOAT
TRAVEL IN A JET STREAM
CANOE or KAYAK THROUGH A RAINFOREST
ONE ON ONE ROMANTIC PICNIC
LIVE ON A HOUSEBOAT
PLAY WITH A CHIMPANZEE
ALASKAN CRUISE
STAY IN A YURT
TRAVEL THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY
SOMEONE TO RANDOMLY SEND ME FLOWERS
STOMP GRAPES FOR WINE
JAPANESE or EUROPEAN PUBLIC BATH HOUSE
DRIVE A SNOWMOBILE
READ THE ENTIRE BIBLE THROUGH
PARACHUTE
SWIM WITH THE MANATEES
MEMORIZE MORE OF DANTE’S COMEDY
HANG GLIDE
SKETCH EACH OF CANTOS of LA COMMEDIA
OWN ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
WEEKEND SPA RETREAT
MT. RUSHMORE
SEE ROAMING BISON
VISIT VIETNAM
RIDE AN OSTRICH
GRUNION RUNNING in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
VISIT GUAM
STAY AT A VILLA IN SOUTH OF FRANCE
OWN A PERSONALLY FITTED BRA
PARTICIPATE in AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
VISIT ANNE FRANK’S HIDE-A-WAY
TRAVEL LENGTH OF NEW ZEALAND
CLIFF JUMPING (INTO WARM WATERS)
TAKE A SELF-DEFENSE CLASS
VISIT ISTANBUL
VISIT CHARLESTON
SEA TURTLES LAYING THEIR EGGS
RIDE IN A DELOREAN
SAILING IN NOVA SCOTIA
ROMANTIC PICNIC
VISIT PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY
BE PUBLISHED IN A NATIONAL MAGAZINE
PAINTBALL GAME
MULE RIDE TO THE BOTTOM OF GRAND CANYON (CAMP)
LEARN TO DYE TRADITIONAL BALIK
RIDE IN A HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE
BIKE IN BELGIUM
EXPLORE THE OUTER BANKS
VISIT AUSCHWITZ
OVERNIGHT STAY IN A MONASTERY
DRIVE INTERSTATE 1 FROM VANCOUVER to San Diego
STAY at LIZZY BORDEN’S = FALL RIVERS, MA
PLAY UNDER A WATERFALL(WARM WATER)
VISIT CUBA WITH LUKE
LEARN TO FLY FISH
HORSEBACK RIDING WITH MARLEY
BUILD MY OWN HOME