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Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Five: In Five Years...

Glacier Bay, photo from Travel Alaska

Hola and TGIF. This week went quickly and I'm in a great mood. The sun is shining, the humidity is low, and I think it will be relatively cool (for August) at my race on Sunday! I'm once again teaming up with CourtneyMar, and Cynthia for Friday Five. This week's theme? 5 Things I’ll be Doing in 5 Years

Finish my 50 states
I have one more to go (Alaska) and hope to visit sooner than later. I'd also like to go back to a few states I didn't spend enough time in. My rule: a drive-thru counts as long as I was awake, we saw something cool, and we stopped somewhere. States with low participation include: Mississippi, Delaware, and Washington.

Finish my (current) to-read book shelf
I have a lot of books. I also have about 100 books on a physical to-read shelf. I'd like to get through these books in the next few years. Also, I'm just talking about the shelf I have right now and not including books on my Goodreads virtual to-read shelf or any books that are released in the next five years by my favorite authors...

Remain active
I want to run, bike, hike, walk, and canoe until I can't. Even if I have kids or get busy with something else, physical activity will be a priority. Luckily, Alex feels the same way.

Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
Visit New Zealand
Alex and I are actively planning a trip to New Zealand and would, ideally, take off a few weeks. The only bad part? We have about 3 billion other trips we want to take first (or need to take because we're visiting someone). What a problem to have!

Move somewhere with more nature
I really like Columbus (probably why I stick around), but the surrounding nature isn't cutting it. Yes, we have rivers, lakes, nature trails, and camping, but we don't have real mountains or beaches. Alex and I are trying to figure out where we'd go next. Shortlist includes Pacific Northwest, Colorado, and Hawaii.

Thanks for reading. Whats one item on your five year list? 


  1. We visited Alaska in June! It was AMAZING! I have always wanted to visit New Zealand, and quite a few other countries too. Maybe soon! :)

  2. Another 50 state-er! I hope to have much of the country filled in or at least make a significant dent in my 50 states goal.


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