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Bucket List

May 7, 2010

Since my plan is to stay in Alaska for the summer and since this may be my last summer up here for a few years, I came up with a bucket list.  For those of you who don’t know what  a bucket list is, it’s a list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”…or in this case, before I leave the State. 

I’ll be taking the ferry over to Cordova later today to attend the Annual Shorebird Festival.  This is celebration of sorts honoring all the migrating shorebirds who are currently heading from their winter homes as far as 1500 miles away up to the Arctic where they will nest and raise their young.  They will be in Cordova by the thousands resting and eating as much as they can before departing on their final push to points North.  I attended several years ago and have always wanted to go back, so here I go.  Cordova is also the “site” of the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill.   21 years later, this affected portion of the once pristine Prince William Sound has yet to recover and so the Cordova and surrounding  fishing industries have yet to rebound.

More when I return on Monday. 

Other items on my bucket list you may be interested to know are:  canoeing the Kenai Canoe Trail System, hiking the Kesugi Ridge Trail, hiking the Chilkoot Trail, and climbing O’Malley Peak via the ridgeline.  I hope to take lots of trips and have lots of adventures before heading south in August/September, so stay tuned.

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  1. margie permalink
    May 7, 2010 11:48 am

    I made a “bucket list” when I was turning 50 and did all but 1 thing on it. I probably should make another list before I turn 70. Good for you!!!! It is important to live life before you grow too old. 3 Cheers for you!!!!

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