Adventures I had before making my bucket list…

  1. Toured the White House in Washington, D.C.
  2. Toured the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
  3. Went whitewater rafting in Colorado (Summer 2005 and Summer 2011)
  4. Climbed a mountain in Colorado (Summer 2005)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  5. Took a train ride in the mountains (Colorado, Summer 2011) 254615_251006421586139_6884418_n185427_251006804919434_5905447_n.jpg
  6. Attended two Broadway musical in New York City (Brooklyn and Chicago)
  7. Jumped off a 30-foot cliff into a river in Colorado (Summer 2005)Alyssa cliff (2)
  8. Took a ballroom dancing class
  9. Saw the Statue of Liberty in person
  10. Went bodyboarding in the ocean in Florida
  11. Went to Universal Studios in Florida
  12. Went to SeaWorld in Florida
  13. Sang alone in front of 100+ people


    Singing “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson at my high school Anti-Van Night (October 2006)

  14. Visited the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C.
  15. Visited the National Monuments and Memorials in Washington D.C.
  16. Explored Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia
  17. Visited Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
  18. Saw the Iwo Jima Memorial in Virginia
  19. Visited Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia
  20. Toured Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson (Virginia)
  21. Presented research at a national conference (APA) in Washington D.C. (2011)262827_1886807892209_6958789_n
  22. Visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
  23. Visited Chinatown in New York City
  24. Visited the Mall of America in Minnesota
  25. Rescued two cats from the animal shelter (January 13, 2012)


    My precious furbabies

  26. Panned for gold in Colorado (Summer 2005)

    Gold Mine Tour in Breckenridge, CO with my brother


    No gold here.

  27. Stood next to where the World Trade Center was in New York City
  28. Stood in Times Square in New York City
  29. Been to the top of the Empire State Building in New York City
  30. Took a carriage ride through Central Park in New York City
  31. Saw one of Claude Monet’s water lilies panels in person at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri (July 2012) 428941_3725254612228_1112216412_n
  32. Visited Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home in Hannibal, Missouri (May 2012) 546650_3224866102828_289662932_n535734_3224864462787_1160433914_n.jpg
  33. Toured two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky (Maker’s Mark and Woodford Reserve in May 2012)

    Maker’s Mark Distillery


    Woodford Reserve Distillery

  34. Walked through Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world, in Kentucky (May 2012) 282837_3224824101778_1623928815_n552816_3224825981825_495461884_n.jpg
  35. Went to Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton, Missouri (multiple times since I was a kid – it’s my favorite state park) 564075_2885980430898_1245962932_n.jpg553920_2885980710905_1561187653_n.jpg


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