Right at this moment, I feel like living here in Georgia involves a finite amount of time. I say this, because when I lived in Alaska, I thought I’d be there forever and put off many of the things I wanted to do because there was always later. And when I moved, it was within four months of the first discussion that I had to go.
There were things I wanted to do in Alaska that I didn’t. Like, attend the start of the Iditarod. And to think I lived a whopping 3-blocks from where the dogs would run by, and didn’t ever go. Not once. I wanted to go see Denali, often drove within 20 minutes of the park, and never simply went. The list goes on and on. And now, I have to go back as a tourist and do all those things I wanted to do before because I just never bothered. Because there was always later.
I repeated the same behaviors in Oregon, but we moved within six weeks of the first discussion about Bad Pants’ transfer. Multnomah Falls, Seaside, wandering around and exploring Eugene, going to Bend, spending time in Sisters, trail rides, the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, the State Fair (and we lived in Salem for cryin’ out loud for 2 years!). How about visiting more vineyards? Touring the winery that grew grapes next door. That winery was a couple miles down the road, had more expensive tasting fees and vineyards scattered all across the area. We did visit our other neighbor, do a couple tastings from his boutique vineyard and often bought his Pinot Noir.
My point is, there were a lot of things we didn’t do that I wanted to do while there. So, I’m making a list of everything I want to do while here in Georgia since I may not remain indefinitely in the South.
1. Go to the Kentucky Derby, visit the Horse Park, meet Taoist Biker and his lovely family. (This is all one because it’s all in KY and a kinda planned trip).
2. Hike Stone Mountain, see the laser show, ect.
3. Go to the Atlanta Zoo.
4. Visit Savannah, see Mrs. Mom, and tour the Historic District.
5. Eat at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons.
6. See the Atlantic Ocean.
7. Visit the surrounding states of Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Expand this to include Virginia and West Virginia as well.
8. Visit some distilleries.
9. See some Civil War battlefields.
10. Visit an Antebellum mansion. I might have to go to Louisiana for this one.
11. Run in the Peachtree Road Race.
12. Ride a riverboat.
13. See Charleston, walk down Rainbow Row.
14. Eat chicken and waffles- because Kitty is obessed with the idea. (Where would I do this?)
15. Take a vacation- I mean a real vacation, not work related for Bad Pants or driving across country in a move.
16. Go to a Braves game.
17. Meet Denise and Lester from Less Is More. They only live a few miles away. Hopefully, we can do this soon!
Is there anything else I should add to my list?
Edited to add: 18. Tour Georgia Wineries and go to tastings.