Today, with any luck, I will sit down in a cubicle for the first time in two weeks and blog. It's not that I dislike watching the world from the safety -- not to mention sanctity -- of the World Headquarters of NewsCut, it's just that sometimes I run across things that make me think about the things I would do if I were young again.
Somewhere in that image is Lonnie Dupre, the explorer from Grand Marais, who is about to start a solo climb on North America's highest mountain, Mount McKinley.
Did I mention that Dupre is 50?
He tried this last year, too, but a storm pinned him down so he spent 22 days alone on the mountain. Maybe he spent some of that time dreaming of blogging in the comfy confines of a cubicle.
He hopes to make it to the top during a full moon on January 9th.
Discussion point: What are the things you'd like to do?
Climbing to the top of Mt McKinley in the winter is the last thing I'd like to do. I'd choose hiking the Appalachian Trail, or some portion of it.
Well Bob, that's quite a discussion starter and I'll bring it up at our holiday table.
To be fair and answer you here: I'd like to take a nice long drive to explore the history and happenings around the U.S.
There's so many people to meet out there, and so many stories to discover in their own hometowns.
I'd go to the Lysefjord or Geirangerfjord in Norway. Or anywhere else in the general vicinity.
my Bucket List:
--run for higher office in MN (not in 2012)
--write a book about a recent career change
--women's retreat for cyclists out west
--audition for community theater
--take-up nature photography
My adult children say they don't plan to have kids, so grand-parenting is out(??)
Lastly, I'd add items if I win Mega-Millions...!