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February 2, 2010

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See the world

It could be argued that retiring before my 45th birthday has left me purposeless.  Is it true?  Who knows?  Retirement is better for me than going to work each day.  Working until retirement, when you don’t have to is for those who need someone else to define their daily misery.  I’ll give you a pass if you are a part of the atypical 10% of society who actually loves their job, but most people I talk to have anything but love their jobs.  I’m pretty sure I can seek out personal misery well enough on my own.  I don’t need a job for that.

My fiftieth birthday is arriving with the inevitability of a freight train thundering along the railroad tracks.  Now is time to think about what I want to do with my life before my corpuscles, bones, mucous membranes, connective tissue, nasty attitude, and everything else revert to their elemental components and are shared, once again, with the universe.  Ideally, I’d be able to accomplish anything that I plan and still remember it.  (I better work fast for the last part!)  Consider this as a jump-start on a personal Bucket List.  Why wait until the last moment and rush to complete all the things you’ve always wanted to do?  Do them early.  Do them now.  Do them often.  And, just in case you might forget what you are trying to do, write the list down.

You can find Becky and my goals listed below.  Return to this web page when your life is empty and you can see if we make any progress on our arbitrary goals.  Can we complete the list?  Will we need to or want to add more items?

The downside is that if we complete our listed goals, our lives may once again revert to being purposeless.  But, thankfully, with a few pokes at the keyboard, we can always attach more goals.  Life’s purpose will be restored.  As it stands now, there is plenty to do.  We won’t be finishing this list anytime soon.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the lists.  If you are looking for the moral high road, you won’t find it here.

 

The Lists*

*The count starts after my 49th birthday

Current Portion Completed:  62%

 

Visit (revisit) 50 countries (airports don’t count, I only reached 28 before my 49th birthday):

    1. USA
    2. England (2009)
    3. Scotland (2009)
    4. Denmark (2009)
    5. Costa Rica (2010)
    6. France (2010)
    7. Spain (2010)
    8. Andorra (2010)
    9. Italy (2010)
    10. Switzerland (2010)
    11. Canada (2010)
    12. China (Hong Kong/Macau, 2011)
    13. Germany (2011)
    14. Luxembourg (2011)
    15. Cambodia (2011)
    16. Thailand (2011)
    17. Greece (2012)
    18. Turkey (2012)
    19. Wales (2012)
    20. Portugal (2012)
    21. Ireland (2014)
    22. Malta (2016)
    23. Belgium (2017)
    24. Liechtenstein (2018)
    25. Austria (2018)
    26. Czech Republic (2018)
    27. Slovakia (2018)
    28. Hungary (2018)
    29. Slovenia (2018)
    30. Croatia (2018)
    31. Most Serene Republic of San Marino (2018)

Our world map with pins for where we’ve been, where we want to go, and the extremes

Ride 50 mountain biking trails (or trail systems) that are new to us:

  1. Argeles-Gazost (France, 2010)

  2. Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy, 2010)

  3. Chamonix (France, 2010)
  4. Bormio (Italy, 2010)
  5. Valleycliffe (Squamish, BC, Canada, 2010)
  6. Rossland (BC, Canada, 2010)
  7. Svoboda Road (Nelson, BC, Canada, 2010)
  8. Blowhard (near Cedar Breaks, Utah, 2010)
  9. Harbourview (Sooke, BC, 2011)
  10. Lewis River Trail (Cougar Washington, 2011)
  11. Black Rock (Falls City, Oregon, 2011)
  12. Pipe Dream  (Moab Utah, 2011)
  13. Butterknife (Grand Junction Colorado, 2011)
  14. Brohm Lake (Squamish BC, 2011)
  15. Ph.D. (Pemberton BC, 2011)
  16. Church Rocks (Washington, Utah, 2012)
  17. Nairn Falls trails (Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada, 2012)

Visit (or revisit trying to reach heretofore sights unseen to us) all of the United States’ 58 National Parks:

  1. Grand Canyon (2010)
  2. Zion (2010)
  3. Glacier (2010)
  4. Yellowstone (2010)
  5. Grand Teton (2010)
  6. Sequoia (2010)
  7. Kings Canyon (2010)
  8. Death Valley (2011)
  9. Joshua Tree (2011)
  10. Saguaro (2011)
  11. Big Bend (2011)
  12. Guadalupe Mountains (2011)
  13. Carlsbad Caverns (2011)
  14. Petrified Forest (2011)
  15. Arches (2011)
  16. Canyonlands (2011)
  17. Mesa Verde (2011)
  18. Capitol Reef (2011)
  19. Bryce (2011)
  20. Redwood (2011)
  21. Crater Lake (2011)
  22. North Cascades (2011)
  23. Olympic (2011)
  24. Rainier (2011)
  25. Hawai’i Volcanoes (2013)

Spot 100 of the artist Space Invader’s mosaics (I’ve stopped keeping count and we’ve seen hundreds):

  1. LDN-59 (London)
  2. LDN-61
  3. LDN-68
  4. LDN-69
  5. LDN-70
  6. LDN-72
  7. LDN-88
  8. Le Périphérique (Paris)
  9. Le Périphérique
  10. Le Périphérique
  11. Le Périphérique
  12. Le Périphérique
  13. Le Périphérique
  14. Le Périphérique
  15. Le Périphérique
  16. Le Périphérique
  17. Le Périphérique
  18. Le Périphérique
  19. Le Périphérique
  20. Le Périphérique
  21. Le Périphérique
  22. Le Périphérique
  23. Le Périphérique
  24. Le Périphérique
  25. Le Périphérique
  26. Paris, A3 near A1 approaching CDG
  27. SD_01 (San Diego)
  28. SD_05
  29. SD_06
  30. SD_07
  31. SD_09
  32. SD_10
  33. SD_11
  34. SD_14
  35. SD_15
  36. SD_16
  37. SD_18
  38. SD_19
  39. SD_20
  40. SD_21
  41. Blois
  42. Chartres
  43. Chartres
  44. Chartres
  45. Hong Kong
  46. Lyon
  47. Lyon
  48. Lyon
  49. Lyon
  50. Lyon
  51. Lyon
  52. Lyon
  53. Lyon
  54. Lyon
  55. Lyon
  56. Lyon
  57. Lyon
  58. Lyon
  59. Montpellier
  60. Montpellier
  61. Montpellier
  62. Montpellier
  63. Montpellier
  64. Montpellier
  65. Montpellier
  66. Montpellier
  67. Montpellier
  68. Montpellier
  69. Montpellier
  70. Montpellier
  71. Montpellier
  72. Montpellier
  73. Montpellier
  74. Montpellier
  75. Montpellier
  76. Montpellier
  77. Montpellier
  78. Montpellier
  79. Montpellier
  80. Montpellier
  81. Montpellier
  82. Montpellier
  83. Montpellier
  84. Montpellier
  85. Montpellier
  86. Montauban
  87. Montauban
  88. Montauban
  89. Montauban
  90. Montauban
  91. Montauban
  92. Montauban
  93. LDN-24
  94. LDN-32
  95. LDN-96
  96. LDN-06
  97. LDN-67
  98. LDN-64
  99. LDN-05
  100. London (number unknown)
  101. Manchester
  102. Manchester
  103. Manchester
  104. Manchester
  105. Manchester
  106. Manchester
  107. Manchester
  108. Manchester
  109. Manchester
  110. Manchester
  111. Manchester
  112. Manchester
  113. Manchester
  114. Manchester
  115. Manchester
  116. Manchester
  117. Manchester
  118. Manchester
  119. Manchester
  120. Manchester
  121. Manchester
  122. Manchester
  123. Manchester
  124. Manchester
  125. Manchester
  126. Manchester
  127. Manchester
  128. Manchester
  129. Manchester
  130. Manchester
  131. Manchester
  132. Manchester
  133. Manchester
  134. Manchester
  135. Manchester
  136. BGK-051
  137. Bangkok

Revisit all 50 States (Airports don’t count, I’ve been to all of the States  before):

  1. California (pretty easy)
  2. Arizona (2010)
  3. Utah (2010)
  4. Nevada (2010)
  5. Oregon (2010)
  6. Washington (2010)
  7. Montana (2010)
  8. Wyoming (2010)
  9. Idaho (2010)
  10. New Mexico (2011)
  11. Texas (2011)
  12. Colorado (2011)
  13. Virginia (2012)
  14. Hawai’i (2013)

100 more Michelin stars (the sum of all the Michelin stars of restaurants we dine at; the goal has been exceeded.):

    1. The Fat Duck (Bray, UK, 11-2009, 3 stars)
    2. The Fat Duck
    3. The Fat Duck
    4. Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark, 11-2009, 2 stars)
    5. Noma
    6. Zuma (London, UK 11-2009)
    7. Rasoi Vineet Bhatia (London, UK, 11-2009)
    8. Coi (2 stars, 3-2010)
    9. Coi
    10. La Côte Saint-Jacques (Joigny, France 5-2010, 3 stars)
    11. La Côte Saint-Jacques
    12. La Côte Saint-Jacques
    13. La Duchesse Anne (St. Malo, France 5-2010)
    14. Hostellerie de Plaisance (St. Emilion, France 5-2010, 2 stars)
    15. Hostellerie de Plaisance
    16. Hostellerie de Plaisance (St. Emilion, France 10-2012, 2 stars)
    17. Hostellerie de Plaisance
    18. Restaurante Martin Berasategui (San Sebastian, Spain, 6-2010, 3 stars)
    19. Restaurante Martin Berasategui
    20. Restaurante Martin Berasategui
    21. Chalet Mounier (Les Deux Alpes, France 6-2010
    22. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy, 6-2010, 2 stars)
    23. Osteria Francescana
    24. Le Calandre (Padua, Italy, 6-2010, 3 stars)
    25. Le Calandre
    26. Le Calandre
    27. Osteria di Passignano (Passignano, Italy 6-2010)
    28. Tim Ho Wan (Kowloon, China 1-2011)
    29. Hong Hung Kee (Hong Kong, China 1-2011)
    30. Chilli Fagara (Hong Kong, China 1-2011)
    31. Din Tai Fung (Kowloon, China 1-2011)
    32. Tim’s Kitchen (Macau, China 1-2011)
    33. Tim’s Kitchen (Macau, China 1-2011)
    34. Le Parc Franck Putelat (Carcassonne, France)
    35. Mariottat (Agen, France)
    36. La Table des Cordeliers (Condom, France)
    37. L’Atelier du Peintre (Colmar, France)
    38. Baumé (Palo Alto CA, USA 1-2012)
    39. Baumé
    40. Pollen Street Social (London, 2-2012)
    41. Gauthier Soho (London, 2-2012)
    42. Nobu (Vas Vegas, NV, 4-2012)
    43. La Pyramide (Vienne, France, 9-2012)
    44. La Pyramide
    45. Villena (Segovia, Spain 10-2012)
    46. Keiko à Nob Hill (San Francisco CA, USA 12-2012)
    47. Loiseau des Ducs (Dijon France 1*)
    48. Aniar (Galway Ireland 1*)
    49. L’Enclume (Grange-over-Sands England 2*)
    50. L’EnclumeMeadowood (St Helena California, 3*)
    51. Meadwood
    52. Meadwood
    53. Story (London England 1*)
    54. Royal Oak (Bray England 1*)
    55. Asperule (Auxerre France 1*)
    56. La Cote St. Jacques (Joigny France 3*)
    57. La Cote St. Jacques
    58. La Cote St. Jacques
    59. Restaurant Gilles (St Malo France 1*)
    60. Belcanto (Lisbon Portugal 2*)
    61. Belcanto
    62. Atrio (Cáceres, Spain 2*)
    63. Atrio
    64. Asperule (Auxerre France 1* 2nd visit)
    65. 1131 (La Bussière-sur-Ouche, 1*)
    66. 1131 (2nd visit)
    67. Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge, Chef William Frachot (Dijon France 2*)
    68. Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge, Chef William Frachot
    69. Dal Cosaro (Cagliari Sardinia Italy 1*)
    70. Gasthaus zum Raben (Horben Germany 1*)
    71. Wako (San Francisco California 1*)
    72. Lazy Bear (San Francisco California 2*)
    73. Lazy Bear
    74. Nico (San Francisco California 1*)
    75. State Bird Provisions (San Francisco California 1*)
    76. Mr. Jiu’s (San Francisco California 1*)
    77. Benu (San Francisco California 3*)
    78. Benu
    79. Benu
    80. Hashiri (San Francisco California 1*)
    81. State Bird Provisions (San Francisco California 1*)
    82. Omikase (San Francisco California 1*)
    83. Saison (San Francisco California 3*)
    84. Saison
    85. Saison
    86. Ju Ni (San Francisco California 1*)
    87. Commonwealth (San Francisco California 1*)
    88. Campton Place (San Francisco California 1*)
    89. Campton Place
    90. Mourad (San Francisco California 1*)
    91. Wako (San Francisco California 1*, return visit)
    92. Sushi Yoshizumi (San Mateo California 1*)
    93. Pic (Valence France 3*)
    94. Pic
    95. Pic
    96. La Table du Gourmet (Riquewihr France 1*)
    97. L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges (Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or France 3*)
    98. L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges
    99. L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges
    100. Ramón Freixa (Madrid Spain 2*)
    101. Ramón Freixa
      vRich Table (San Francisco California 1*)
    102. In Situ (San Francisco California 1*)
    103. Californios (San Francisco California 2*)
    104. Californios
    105. Hashiri (San Francisco California 1*, return visit)
    106. Acquerello (San Francisco California 2*)
    107. Acquerello
    108. Wako (San Francisco California 1*, return visit)
    109. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco California 2*)
    110. Atelier Crenn
    111. Al’s Place (San Francisco California 1*)
    112. Le Bénaton (Beaune France 1*)
    113. Les Jardin des Remparts (Beane France 1*)
    114. Maison Jeunet (Arbois France 2*)
    115. Maison Jeunet (Arbois France 2*)
    116. Maison Decoret (Vichy France 1*)
    117. Logis de la Cadène (Saint-Émilion France 1*)
    118. Hostellerie De Plaisance (Saint-Émilion France 2*, return visit)
    119. Hostellerie De Plaisance
    120. Restaurant Maree (Vaduz Liechenstein 1*)
    121. Ima (Rennes France 1*)
    122. Restaurant Königshof (München Germany 1*)
    123. Carpe Diem (Salzburg Austria 1*)
    124. Il Ristorante Ringhi (San Marino 1*)
    125. Ristorante I Portici (Bologna 1*)
    126. Lameloise (Chagny France 3*)
    127. Lameloise
    128. Lameloise
    129. L’Angelique (Versailles France 1*)
    130. La Mère Brazier (Lyon France 2*)
    131. La Mère Brazier
    132. La Mère Brazier (return visit)
    133. La Mère Brazier (return visit)

Visit or revisit 100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites:  The goal has been exceeded and the list will now include all UNESCO sites visited without a start date.

  1. Edinburgh Old Town and New Town (UK, 2009)
  2. Westminster Abbey (UK, 2009)
  3. Grand Canyon National Park (United States, 2010)
  4. Chartres Cathedral (France, 2010)
  5. The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (France, 2010)
  6. Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay (France, 2010)
  7. Jurisdiction of St. Emilion (France, 2010)
  8. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France (France, 2010)
  9. Bordeaux, Port of the Moon (France, 2010)
  10. Pyrénées – Mont Perdu (France, 2010)
  11. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley (Andorra, 2010)
  12. Vall de Boi (Spain, 2010)
  13. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne (France, 2010)
  14. Canal du Midi (France, 2010)
  15. Fortifications of Vauban (France, 2010)
  16. Piazza del Duomo (Italy, 2010)
  17. Historic Centre of San Gimignano (Italy, 2010)
  18. Historic Centre of Siena (Italy, 2010)
  19. Val d’Orcia (Italy, 2010)
  20. Historic Centre of the City of Pienza (Italy, 2010)
  21. Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena (Italy, 2010)
  22. The Dolomites (Italy, 2010)
  23. Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua (Italy, 2010)
  24. Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair (Switzerland, 2010)
  25. Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes (Switzerland, 2010)
  26. Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona (Switzerland, 2010)
  27. Vézelay, Church and Hill (France, 2010)
  28. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay (France, 2010)
  29. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (Canada/United States, 2010)
  30. Yellowstone National Park (United States, 2010)
  31. Olympic National Park (United States, 2011)
  32. Tower of London (United Kingdom, 2012)
  33. Luxembourg: Its Old Quarters and Fortifications (Luxembourg, 2011)
  34. Historic Site of Lyon (France, 2011)
  35. Angkor (Cambodia, 2011)
  36. Ayutthaya (Thailand, 2011)
  37. Conques (France, 2011)
  38. Le Puy-en-Velay (France, 2011)
  39. Speyer (Germany, 2011)
  40. Hierapolis-Pamukkale (Turkey, 2012)
  41. Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey, 2012)
  42. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (Wales, United Kingdom, 2012)
  43. Liverpool (England, United Kingdom, 2012)
  44. Fontainebleau (France, 2012)
  45. Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias (Spain, 2012)
  46. Roman Walls of Lugo (Spain, 2012)
  47. Tower of Hercules (Spain, 2012)
  48. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) (Spain, 2012)
  49. Historic Centre of Oporto (Portugal, 2012)
  50. Alto Douro Wine Region (Portugal, 2012)
  51. Old City of Salamanca (Spain, 2012)
  52. Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches (Spain, 2012)
  53. Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct (Spain, 2012)
  54. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church (England, 2012)
  55. Amiens Cathedral (France, 2012)
  56. Belfries of Belgium and France (France, 2012)
  57. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (USA, 2013)
  58. Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve (biosphere)
  59. Carlsbad Caverns
  60. Bleinheim Palace
  61. Derwent Valley Mills  
  62. Ironbridge Gorge
  63. Saltaire
  64. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  65. Brú na Bóinne – Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne
  66. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  67. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  68. Maritine Greenwich
  69. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  70. The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
  71. Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
  72. The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
  73. Episcopal City of Albi
  74. Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt
  75. La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
  76. Poblet Monastery
  77. Palmeral of Elche
  78. Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
  79. Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  80. Burgos Cathedral
  81. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
  82. Historic Centre of Cordoba
  83. Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications
  84. Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
  85. Cultural Landscape of Sintra
  86. Historic Centre of Évora
  87. Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
  88. Old Town of Cáceres
  89. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain
  90. From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt
  91. Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
  92. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  93. Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale
  94. Archaeological Area of Agrigento (revisit in 2016)
  95. Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
  96. City of Valletta
  97. Megalithic Temples of Malta            http
  98. Mount Etna
  99. Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli
  100. Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the “Triumphal Arch” of Orange
  101. Palace and Park of Versailles
  102. Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge (revisit 2017)
  103. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
  104. Upper Middle Rhine Valley (revisit 2017)
  105. Cologne Cathedral
  106. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl
  107. Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
  108. Aachen Cathedral
  109. Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
  110. Völklingen Ironworks
  111. Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments (revisit 2017)
  112. Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  113. Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
  114. Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon
  115. Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
  116. University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
  117. Historic City of Toledo
  118. Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
  119. San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  120. Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
  121. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  122. Swiss Alps JungfrauAletsch
  123. Abbey of St. Gall
  124. Monastic Island of Reichenau
  125. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
  126. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  127. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  128. Holašovice Historic Village
  129. Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
  130. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius’ Basilica in Třebíč
  131. Historic Centre of Telč
  132. Tugendhat Villa in Brno
  133. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  134. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
  135. Semmering Railway
  136. City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
  137. Škocjan Caves           
  138. Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
  139. Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
  140. Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
  141. San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano

Travel above the Arctic Circle

 

Visit 10 active volcanoes

  1. Arenal (Costa Rica, 2010)
  2. Mt. St. Helens (United States, 2011)
  3. Kīlauea (United States, 2013)

 

 

 

 

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23 Comments »

  1. what trails are you guys planning on riding?

    Comment by Greg — February 6, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    • Greg–

      We haven’t sorted that out yet. I figure we will end up riding things that we come by.

      Comment by anotherheader — February 14, 2010 @ 3:33 am

  2. […] Early in March of 2010, Becky and I rode our tandem up to San Francisco to dine at Coi in North Beach.  Coi (pronounced “Kwa”) is one of the nine Bay Area restaurants that have received four out of four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle.  Michelin gives Coi two stars in its most recent guide.  (There are only 81 Michelin three star restaurants in the world.)  Our visit will take a couple of notches off of our bucket list. […]

    Pingback by Coi « Another Header — March 10, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

  3. […] path by laying out a list of things to see and do until The End.  Some might say that “The List” is a really a “bucket list”.  You know how it goes–the things you want to do before […]

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  4. […] The upside of the slow traffic is that we spotted the sign of an invasion alongside the highway.  Though Paris is Space Invader’s base, we were still surprised to see eight mosaic tile Invaders were easily visible from Le Périphérique as we crept by in the slow traffic.  We will check these off of The List. […]

    Pingback by The Loire Valley « Another Header — June 9, 2010 @ 7:47 am

  5. […] Parks—Waterton-Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton–would crack a few line items off The List.  The extra time gave Becky’s bruised body a chance to recover and reset for Utah’s […]

    Pingback by Southern Utah: Thunder Mountain « Another Header — September 25, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

  6. […] we’ve begun a quest to visit all of the 58 National Parks in the United States.  It seemed like a good scheme when the […]

    Pingback by National Parks: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park « Another Header — October 22, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

  7. […] summer we’d undo the wrong and in the process cross another National Park off The List. Our visit to Yellowstone wouldn’t be a drive by. We’d stay in the park for a full week and […]

    Pingback by National Parks: Yellowstone, Loitering Inside the Caldera of a Super Volcano « Another Header — November 3, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  8. […] and I’m sure others, the main appeal is to just visit the country itself.  Now we can say that we’ve been to that impossibly small country on the border of France and […]

    Pingback by Argeles-Gazost to Sort and onto Andorra « Another Header — November 13, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

  9. […] at least.  But we were not going to complain.  Our visit would let us cross two parks off of The List.  This year, with our stop at Sequoia and Kings Canyon, we’ve visited 7 of the 58 National […]

    Pingback by National Parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon « Another Header — November 19, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

  10. […] Sites as part of the “Fortifications of Vauban” group.  With the UNESCO designation, we were contractually obligated to visit, or so it seems.  Of course the Vauban sightseeing in Briançon put us behind the […]

    Pingback by France and Itay: Briançon and Pisa « Another Header — December 11, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

  11. […] I must admit that I didn’t even realize that Death Valley was a National Park until we began our quest to visit all of the United State’s National Parks.  (In my hang gliding days, Death Valley was still a National Monument.  It only became a […]

    Pingback by Southwest 2011: To Death Valley « Another Header — March 22, 2011 @ 3:51 am

  12. […] admit it.  When we set out to visit all 58 of United State’s National Parks there were certain parks that we weren’t motivated to visit.  Petrified Forest National Park […]

    Pingback by National Parks: Petrified Forest « Another Header — April 26, 2011 @ 4:07 am

  13. […] 40% of the total visits of Arches National Park.   This year we’d miss Canyonlands no longer.  Our attempt to visit all of the United State’s National Parks mandated a […]

    Pingback by National Parks: Canyonlands « Another Header — May 9, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

  14. […] This year the trek north presented an opening to check out additional National Parks on our “to-do” list.  Redwood State and National Park, the first destination of our road trip, was our 20th National […]

    Pingback by National Parks: Crater Lake « Another Header — August 2, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

  15. […] of United States 58 National Parks?  I didn’t, at least I didn’t before we started planning our mission to reach all of the parks.  Perhaps I’m not alone.  North Cascades, established in 1968, recorded 24,659 visits in 2010 […]

    Pingback by National Parks: North Cascades « Another Header — August 22, 2011 @ 6:54 am

  16. […] truth is that there was as purpose to our visit.  In Manchester as we’d done in ten other cities around the world we’d hunt for the tile mosaics left in 2004 by the French street artist […]

    Pingback by United Kingdom: Manchester « Another Header — April 22, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

  17. […] was that it designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009.  The UNESCO listing was sufficient motivation for a visit.  What we’d see when we arrived was left as a […]

    Pingback by Wales: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct « Another Header — August 23, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

  18. […] we travel we make a point of searching out and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites.  During our stay in England’s […]

    Pingback by England: Ironbridge Gorge | Another Header — December 18, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

  19. […] Heritage sites, prompted us to visit Salins-les-Bains and Arc-et-Senans. At this point we’ve seen over 100 UNESCO sites. That leaves us a mere 950 sites or so short of UNESCO’s full list. We are nowhere […]

    Pingback by France: Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains and the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans | Another Header — April 9, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

  20. […] have some sort of a travel goal variant of an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Indeed, I now have my own list of travel goals. (Somehow my travel OCD does not extend to keeping the list log up-to-date.) And […]

    Pingback by Sicily: Scicli | Another Header — July 16, 2017 @ 8:36 am

  21. […] more intriguing and more exotic. To boot we could add another country-visited to our all-important list. And when we learned that Malta also has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, travel list OCD kicked […]

    Pingback by Malta: Ferries | Another Header — July 16, 2017 @ 9:12 am


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