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Monday, November 14, 2011

New Experiences

So how's that bucket list of yours coming?

Your bucket list, for those who haven't heard of a bucket list before, is a list of things you want to do before you "Kick the Bucket" - brought to popularity by the 2007 feature film "The Bucket List". (ps: GREAT movie!)

Well we marked one of our bucket list items off our list last weekend. We flew in an Airship. One of the may things I learned during this adventure is that an Airship is different from a blimp mainly because an Airship has an internal structure that holds it's shape, unlike a blimp which will collapse like a balloon when deflated.

LinkPhoto of our actual flight in the Airship "Eureka"
by my great pal Mark Skrivanich.

It's not the cheapest thrill I've ever had, but it was a unique one! And anyone can book a flight on this airship. It's called the "Eureka" and you can book your flight online at

Frivolous? Absolutely.
Unnecessary? Of course!
Prudent? Not in the least.

And looking back on your life, how many of those sensible decisions stick with you and enrich your life compared to the ridiculous ones?

...and when would NOW be a good time to do some of those ridiculous things you have on that list?

All Things Possible,


  • At 7:52 PM, November 15, 2011 , Blogger Dave W said...

    I'm envious! I've been in a hot air balloon and have to think that the experience is similar. Of course the balloon is all open and tends to go where ever the wind takes it. But so peaceful and gentle it's amazing as I'm sure the airship was.

    And you're right, most of my sensible decisions I've forgotten but the wild, fun, even ridiculous ones are the ones memories are made of!

    Time to go find the next adventure!



  • At 7:12 AM, November 20, 2011 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hello everyone,
    Happy Thanksgiving Week wishes and...WOW...what an adventure! All I can think of is Tanya's signature greeting: "Come Fly With Me!"

    Well, ATP has been some incredible ride for the forum family. You never know what to expect! Always FUN and Always ATB!

    Dave, never been in a hot air balloon...sounds like one of those things to put on my list. Although I have to admit I haven't really been enamored of the so-called "bucket list" -- as it seems too...I'm not sure exactly what bothers me about it ... but I'd rather call it my ATP list I think.
    Well, my husband thinks I don't like the name because it implies you're going to die:). Could be, maybe that's it. Still, it seems a little bit constraining, maybe? I have to do this, or else? Not sure.
    Well, there is a discussion for you:)

    Meanwhile thanks for reminding us about the movie, as I remember going to the movies when it came out and we chose another movie, but I can't remember which one. So I'll put it on our Netflix list! Any others that should be on our must-see movie bucket list?

    Thanks for sharing that delightful moment of your ATP list! At least you have a list...Now, let's see, I'd better recheck my ATB/ATP to do list. At the top of course, is All Things are Possible...Sue

  • At 12:28 PM, November 20, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh, I've been working steadily on that list all my life--don't git me started! One saying I have made my own regarding one aspect of this subject is: "So many dogs, so little time...."...L.B.

  • At 4:16 PM, November 21, 2011 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Lane, you sound like my husband, who always talks about his "stray dogs"...i.e. projects to finish!:)
    Best wishes for working on your list, after all, ATP! -- Sue

  • At 4:26 PM, November 21, 2011 , Blogger Tim said...

    AHHHH, learn something new all the time. Now I know the difference between a blimp and an airship. Must Google to see if the Goodyear blimp is truly a blimp.......yep, blimp! LOL Must have been a fun ride. Once took a glider flight in the San Gabriel Mts north of Los Angeles. That was fun. Worth the price.

    Getting ready for Thanksgiving and a few days off to do....nothing. There is a certain allure to doing nothing. Hope it measures up to my expectations and I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving too.

  • At 5:29 PM, November 21, 2011 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Tim, just saw your post. I'd been wondering if you have new dog show posts up. Do I have the right channel? Happy Thanksgiving...and isn't it great that the weather has been quiet on our front for awhile? Maybe I'd better not speak too soon:) Enjoy the fine Tgiving weather they say we're to have...Sue

  • At 1:28 PM, November 22, 2011 , Blogger Tanya said...

    OK now I really do mean it. Come fly with me!

  • At 10:53 AM, November 27, 2011 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    OK! When do we take off??!!:):)

    Hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving with visions of all things possible glimmering for your bucket lists.

    We had a wonderful T-giving with our son and together with his girlfriend at the opening night of John Lepard's reprise of his 2009 one-man show of Steve Murray's "This Wonderful Life" at the Williamston Theatre.

    Wish you all could beam yourselves here to see this. It really kicks off the Christmas season... and for all the right reasons. Our daughter and son-in-law have a tradition to see the movie every Christmas, as apparently many do.

    I guess you could have a whole topic on George Bailey and Bedford Falls:)ATB everyone, Sue

  • At 7:47 PM, December 09, 2011 , Blogger Tanya said...

    Too quite here! Hope everyone is having a good holiday season!

    Come fly with me - Tanya

  • At 10:35 AM, December 10, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yeah, it iz too quite--I wuz spektin' a Decemburr uddishun to pop up innytime now....L.B.

  • At 5:43 PM, December 10, 2011 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Merry holiday season everyone!
    Yep, I agree. Eerily like a ghost-town at Christmas:). Before you can say, "Where have you been?!" I have to tell you that we stopped by Shipshewana (sp?) on our way home from touring SW Michigan vineyards a few weeks ago. Only thing is, it was on a Sunday:) Not a soul around. It was as if the entire community had vanished. Or like you'd been time traveling and landed in a forgotten place, where everyone had left and all was suspended in time. That's how I felt. Obviously they are not open on Sunday, even during Christmas gift buying time. Still, I'd not have expected it to be so eerily silent. Not even a store or gas station open. And I felt strange. Well, I imagine the host is mighty busy with some ATP new projects that I hope we will hear about soon...meantime, Tanya and Lane thanks for posting. I was beginning to feel like I was a lone passerby in that ghost-town I mentioned:). Reminded me of an alien western saga or something...OK, that was my attempt to liven things up. After all, it's Christmas! Cheers to all and to all a wonderful couple of weeks counting down...may it BE ATB!Sue

  • At 6:31 PM, December 11, 2011 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    OK...somewhere out there...resides the ATB/P forum family.I'm last again, but wishing you a wonderful time with family and friends this Christmas, and may I ask if you'll keep ZuZu in your prayers...very ill...needs all the good animal loving vibes she can get:) I keep thinking ATP...and ATM ATMiracles:)Appreciate your heart connection, always...Sue


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