Another bucket list item DOWN and Mother’s Day success! Mom and I traveled to Sun Valley to cross off the latest item on the list – stay in the Ernest Hemingway Suite 206 at the Sun Valley Lodge. It is also on the awesome Idaho 75 Bucket List that came out a few months ago.

It was a great experience and I’m so glad I did it. I can picture myself making many more trips to stay in the Hemingway Suite and relax. I vowed to only read Hemingway and relax the entire trip. Between a coffee house concert with friends, dinner at The Cellar, and thrift store shopping, I managed to read The Old Man and the Sea and A Farewell to Arms. I picked up a “Hemingway in Idaho” short novella with a map and the story of Hemingway’s history in our fair state and found a copy of The Sun Also Rises at the thrift store. 

Check out the highlights below:

Now onto a bucket list update! Of my list of 30 – 6 are COMPLETE, many are in progress, and I am having a lot of FUN! 

  1. Be BOLD - in progress
  2. Learn a new language - in progress; Two Italian lessons down
  3. Tough Mudder - booked for August 16th in Tahoe
  4. Blog once a week - 3/52
  5. Stay at Ernest Hemingway’s 206 suite - DONE – May 9-11, 2014
  6. Fall in love
  7. Celebrate 30 with all my friends - DONE – March 22, 2014
  8. Submit a book for publishing
  9. Ride along with a cop - DONE and going again!
  10. Sky Dive
  11. Photo a day for a year - 31/365
  12. Stay up to watch the sunrise
  13. Host a tea party
  14. Write a novel on a typewriter
  15. Visit ancient ruins - booked
  16. Learn Krav Maga
  17. Read the Bible - in progress
  18. Boudoir photo shoot - DONE
  19. Start a writer’s group
  20. Read 109 books - 46/109
  21. Become a blonde (again) - in progress
  22. Cave tubing - booked
  23. Build an app
  24. Learn website coding – in progress
  25. Leave the country - booked – BELIZE
  26. Daily gratitude journal - in progress
  27. Be spontaneous
  28. Write 365 Thank You’s – 59/365
  29. Bikini Wax – DONE
  30. Triathalon – DONE