Bucket Lists

2015 Austin Bucket Lists

When January comes around, the world seems split into two camps: the make-resolutions types and the no-way-would-I-ever peeps. While we won’t judge, either way, what seems to work best for us is the idea of a bucket list. It’s not saying you need to lose weight, but chances are that getting off the couch does everyone some good. It doesn’t add to your already-overflowing plate, nor does it add something to your weekly calendar. What it does do is switch things up, give you a break from the normal routine and remind you that experiences are more fulfilling than any material goods.

At the beginning of 2014, Catherine had the idea to make an Austin Bucket List. These items could be with kids or without, and the expectation was that one item could be crossed off each month. Day trips count, even if they aren’t technically in Austin. It’s fine if the list has more than 12 items, since sometimes it’s easier to have more things to choose from. Twelve items, twelve months. Doesn’t that sound doable?

Three mamas agreed to participate and share about their experiences: the good, the not-so-good and the..well, not everything is unicorns and rainbows, right? You can read the 2014 wrap-up post here.

Now that 2014 is in the rear view mirror, we’re ready to take on 2015 with a new set of lists and a few new faces! Be sure to check back during the year to see which items we have checked off (don’t worry — we will have a bucket list post each week on LiveMom, too, so if you subscribe to our emails you’ll have our reports delivered right into your inbox.) Wish us luck!

Lisa’s Bucket List






___ Take a Bat cruise or Duck tour

___ See a show at Continental Club

__ Tour the Johnson Ranch – read about it here

___ Swim at Hamilton Pool

___ Esther’s Follies

___ SXSW Kids event

__ Go to the top of the UT Tower – read about it here

__ Tour the Capitol building – read about Lisa’s outing here

__ Eat tacos for all three meals at different places in one day – read about Lisa’s day here

__ East side bar crawl – read about it here

___ See a UT football game

__ Rent a pontoon boat on Lake LBJ Travis – read about Lisa’s outing here

__ Eat at Franklin Barbecue – read all about it here

Nicole’s Bucket List






__ Go to a Texas Stars hockey game – read all about it here

___ Have a girls’ night out at the Black Star Co-op

___ Visit Roy Guerrero Park

__ Take a walk on the Boardwalk – read about it here

___ Run the Capitol 10k or do a triathlon

__ Visit Lost Maples Colorado Bend State Park to see fall color – read about it hereAdvertisement
__ Go to a dude ranch – read all about it here

___ Spend a day at a lake on the water

__ Go to Top Golf – read all about it here

__ Indoor skydiving at iFly – read about Nicole and her son’s experience here

__ S’mores at Halcyon – read all about it here

___ Visit the Harry Ransom Center

___ Karaoke Underground

___ Hip hop dancing on a Monday at Nasty’s

__Visit the Bee Cave Sculpture Park – read all about it here

___ Visit the French Legation

___ Brewery tasting (where you can bring a slightly-older kid and they can hang with friends so a babysitter isn’t needed)

___ See a performance at the Austin Playhouse

___ Austin Ghost Tour

__ Go to a Round Rock Express baseball game – read about it here

___ Eat barbecue at Snow’s in Lexington

___ Stay at the Hyatt Lost Pines

__ Try footgolf – read about it here

Skye’s Bucket List






_Volunteer with at least two Austin organizations, using Little Helping Hands to find opportunities – read about it here

___ Attend a Lone Star Jedi event

___ Roller skating

_Mt. Playmore – read about Skye’s visit here

__ Cathedral of Junk – read about Skye’s visit here

_Spicewood Park (Springwoods Park) – read about Skye’s visit here

___ Bartholomew Pool

___ Landa Park – New Braunfels

__ At least one event at the Mexican American Cultural Center – read about Skye’s visit here

_Laguna Gloria – read about Skye’s visit here

___ Visit Bricks and Minifigs Store in San Antonio as a day trip

__ Lick Ice Creams – read about Skye and Boy Detective’s visit there here

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