|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 Courtney, Mar, 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...
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|
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?