Bucket List

Ryan Eller’s Bucket List

The Things I WILL Do Before I Die

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I updated my list of things I want to do before I die and thought I would share them with you…let me know what you think, tell me what your favorite on my list is and I encourage you to do the same…I wanna see what you wanna do…I put a X by the ones I have already accomplished…and if I knew the dates and places these occurred I put those in there too…

1. Set Foot on North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Australia, Antartica and Africa

2. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon – X (July 8th, 2007, Edmond, OK)

3. Personally Know Someone Famous – X (Carrie Underwood)

4. Dance with Miss America – X (Miss NSU 2005, Jennifer Berry)

5. Swim with a Dolphin – X (March 18th, 2008, Cabo San Lucas)

6. Learn a Foreign Language and Actually Use It

7. Have my Portrait Painted – X (December 23, 2010, Beijing, China)

8. Watch a Space Shuttle Launch

9. Be an Extra in a Film

10. Skydive – X (March 15, 2014, Haskell, OK)

11. Scuba Dive

12. Ride a Train – X (June 9th, 2007, Oklahoma City to Ft. Worth)

13. Be a Member of a Studio Audience

14. Send a Message in a Bottle and get a Response

15. Go to Space

16. Plant a Tree and Watch it Grow – X (April 22, 2010)

17. Learn to Ballroom Dance…Properly

18. Sit on a Jury

19. Write an Autobiography

20. Be Someone’s Mentor

21. Shower in a Waterfall – X (November 12, 2012, Yellowstone National Park)

22. Learn to Legitimately Play a Song on any Musical Instrument

23. Teach someone illiterate to read

24. Spend the night in a haunted place – X (February 24, 2012, The Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, AR)

25. See a Lunar Eclipse – X (March 3, 2007)

26. Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square

27. Drive Across America Coast-to-Coast

28. Go Snow Skiing – X (Spring Break 2007, Breckenridge, CO)

29. Crash an extravagant wedding

30. Write my will – X (June 10, 2014)

31. Sleep under the stars – X (March 7, 2007)

32. Go white-water rafting – X (July 24, 2010, Canon City, CO)

33. Own my own house – X (April 13th, 2009)

34. Grow a garden and eat the produce – X (Summer 2015)

35. Have six-pack abs

36. Go Deep Sea Fishing

37. Spend time at a concentration camp

38. Create a Family Tree

39. Spoil my grandchildren

40. Catch a foul ball or home-run at a MLB game

41. Hit a hole-in-one

42. Run a marathon – X (April 26, 2009)

43. Swim with sharks

44. Experience weightlessness – no gravity

45. Go to a sumo wrestling match

46. See a tornado touch ground – X (When I was a kid)

47. Go to an active volcano

48. Go to a nudist colony

49. Travel on a safari

50. Ride a bull

51. Run with the bulls in Pamplona

52. Attend a Jewish wedding

53. Go to a Pow-Wow

54. Ride a cable car in San Francisco

55. Watch the Yankees-Red Sox in Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium

56. Try to make a guard laugh at Buckingham Palace – X (December 29, 2012, London, UK)

57. Walk a length of the Great Wall of China – X (October 23, 2010, Badaling, China)

58. Go to a drive-in movie theater

59. See Mt. Rushmore – X (August 4, 2012, Keystone, SD)

60. Drive an 18-wheeler

61. Eat a meal from a world class chef

62. Crash a Hollywood Studio

63. Meet someone famous randomly

64. Spend a day in a spa – X (March 17th, 2008, Cabo San Lucas)

65. Walk the red carpet at a huge event

66. Stay at a 5-star hotel

67. See Stonehenge – X (December 30, 2012, UK)

68. Stand next to a pyramid

69. Ride a Gondola in Venice

70. Take a yoga class – X (June 28th, 2011, Tulsa)

71. Take a photography class – X (Summer Semester 2005, Tahlequah, OK)

72. Shake hands with a President

73. Learn how to sail

74. See the Northern Lights

75. Kiss on top the Eiffel Tower – X (January 1, 2013 – Paris, France)

76. Learn to Juggle – X (July 9th, 2008, Tulsa, OK)

77. Get a tattoo – X (March 9th, 2008, Dallas, TX)

78. Crowd Surf at a rock concert

79. Bungy Jump

80. Save someone’s life

81. Get a book published

82. Get a standing ovation

83. Kill a wild game animal – X (December 24th, 2009, Oktaha, OK)

84. Make a clay pot

85. Relax in Tahiti for at least two weeks

86. Live abroad

87. Eat frog legs and gumbo and shrimp in the Deep South – X (November 27, 2007, New Orleans)

88. Snowboard

89. Be on a game show – X (Sept. 18, 2012 – Let’s Ask America)

90. Go treasure hunting

91. Be involved in a heist

92. Own a pet monkey

93. Land a flip on a wakeboard

94. Surf the waves in Hawaii

95. Enter a professional Ping-Pong tournament

96. Give my daughter away at her wedding to a man who deserves her

97. Watch the sunset on a beach on my honeymoon – X (March 19th, 2008, Cabo San Lucas)

98. Coach my son’s little league baseball team

99. Run my own successful business (1 million in one year)

100. Watch OU-Texas at the Red River Rivalry – X (October 11, 2008)

101. Walk across hot coals

102. Go to all 50 U.S. States – X (Oct. 14, 2016)

103. Be on a Reality TV show.

104. Be completely out of debt.

105. Go on a cruise. – X (July 11-15, 2013, Bahamas)

106. Drive through a Redwood Tree.

107. Ride the Skycoaster at the Royal Gorge. X (June 24th, 2010, Canon City, CO)

108. Go to the Summer Olympic Games with my Dad

109. Have acupuncture

110. Visit the Hoover Dam – X (June 15, 2013)

111. Climb Chichen Itza

112. Stand beside the Christ the Redeemer statue X (June 21, 2012, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

113. Walk around the Colosseum in Rome X (January 2, 2013, Rome, Italy)

114. Visit Machu Picchu

115. Explore Petra

116. Take a picture in front of the Taj Mahal

117. Go to Dusseldorf, Germany and tour Eller Castle

118. Travel to the center of all religion, Jerusalem

119. Ride a Segway

120. Attend a World Cup Match

121. Go Ice Fishing

122. Take the Polar Plunge in a cold weather country – X (July 27, 2015 – Iceland)

123. Give a commencement speech

124. Sleep on a Trampoline – X (June 5, 2012 – Fayetteville, AR)

125. Swim in every ocean

126. Fly an airplane – X (May 28, 2013 – Tulsa, OK)

127. Go to a NASCAR race

128. Have a street named after me

129. Tour the White House

130. Set a World Record

131. Get something patented

132. Catch a trout while fly fishing

133. Eat at a Brazilian Steakhouse in Brazil – X (June 21, 2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

134. Visit an orphanage in a foreign country – X (June 22, 2012 – Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

135. Ride a Double Decker Bus in London – X (December 29, 2012 – London, UK)

136. Set atop the London Eye – X (December 29, 2012 – London, UK)

137. Give a TED Talk – X (Sept. 23, 2014 – Tulsa, OK)

138. Stand upon a glacier -X (Oct. 9, 2014 – Glacier View, Alaska)

139. Go to the North Pole.

140. Go to the South Pole.

141. Jump off a waterfall.

142. Go paragliding in a foreign country.

143. Take the walk of faith at Tienanmen Mountain in China.

144. Book a flight to an international city after throwing a dart at a map.

145. Climb Mount Everest

146. Take a round-the-world cruise.

147. Swim in the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls.

148. Drive a professional race car.

149. Visit every country in the world.

150. Go to every county in Oklahoma

151. Camp in every US National Park

152. Camp in every OK State Park

153. Attend the Super Bowl

154. Go to Final Four Game

155. Watch the OKC Thunder in the NBA Finals

156. Travel in an RV with Kristin for a summer

157. Take my family on a car family vacation

158. Step Foot in Every Country in North America

159. Step Foot in Every Country in South America

160. Step Foot in Every Country in the Americas

161. Step Foot in Every Country in Europe

162. Step Foot in Every Country in Africa

163. Step Foot in Every Country in Asia

164. Step Foot in Every Country in Oceana

165. Travel through every US county

166. Be married for the rest of my life

167. Graduate with a PhD

168. Write a book with My Mom

169. Attend a professional seminar with Melissa

170. Take a trip with Leslie

171. Take my family to Disney World

172. Complete a Half-Ironman Competition – X (Sept. 24, 2012, Branson, MO)

173. Complete a Full-Ironman Competition

174. Hike for a week on the Appalachian Trail


Most recent accomplishments:

102. Go to all 50 U.S. States – X (Oct. 14, 2016)

122. Take the Polar Plunge in a cold weather country – X (July 27, 2015 – Iceland)

The things on this list I will or want to accomplish soon are…

Finish my family tree

Six Pack Abs (Never thought it would be possible)

Bungee Jump

I have currently completed 51 on my list of 174…and if anything really cool happens to me I have no problem adding it to the list. I feel as if I accomplish most of the things on this list I will have had a really great life.

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