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
Lost Maples Colorado Bend State Park to see fall color – read about it here
_✔_ 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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