Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I Am an American

I have swum in the Atlantic and the Pacific, and sun bathed on the sands of Hawaii.

I have seen the Grand Canyon from the south rim, and Yosemite valley from the top of Half Dome

I honeymooned on Catalina Island.

I have crossed the Goldden Gate bridge and ridden on a San Francisco cable car. 

I have ridden a New York subway, and climbed to the top of the Statue of Liberty. 

I have visited the White House (outside), the Capitol, and the Supreme Court (in session), and seen the Spirt of St. Louis hanging in the Smithsonian.

I visited the presidents at Mount Rushmore.

I have walked naked on the only legal nude beach in U.S.

I have visited Disneyland, (Disneyworld too) Universal Studios, and Knotts Berry Farm.

I have seen the HOLLYWOOD sign from the ground and from the air.

I have seen the Rockettes dance.

I have dined in the Space Needle, on a train, and in the air.

I met a movie star, John Travolta, and had a hamburger with him, and we talked about our airplanes.

I have ridden in the Goodyear Blimp

I have kissed the president of the teacher's union, and shaken the hand of the governor, and said, "Hi, Gov."

I have been to the lowest point in North America, Death Valley, and walked underground at Carlsbad Caverns. 

I have driven a car higher than I ever flew my airplane, over 10,000 feet. (In Hawaii)

I have driven the streets of of an underground city, Subtropolis.

I have gambled in Reno, Las Vegas, and on a Riverboat on the Missouri River.

I have ridden out magnitude six earthquakes. (More than twice)

Next I think I need to make a list of things I never got to do.  (Visit the Empire State Bldg, follow the Lewis and Clark trail to the Pacific, etc.)

10 comments:

garnett109 said...

Wow what a list !

tendernoggle said...

WOW, CHUCK!!! YOU HAVE DONE A LOT OF THINGS AND SEEN A LOT OF AMERICA ! YOU ALSO CAN SAY THAT YOU ARE  BLESSED !
CARLENE

bamawmn46 said...

What a wonderful list you have! I hope to accomplish at least half that much in my lifetime.  Maybe I should make a list.....
Jackie

reconcilinglife said...

what a cool list. Bam

kateh2ocolorart said...

You forgot to mention the United Nations, the Bowery (which some New Yorkers don't remember) and Grenich village.  And...I'm sure there are more things...didn't you go to Alaska?

madcobug said...

You got to go to a lot of places and done a lot of things. That was good, now you can remember them all and enjoy them all over again, several times. Hope you don't have any strange dreams or nightmares tonight. Helen

mtrib2 said...

That is an amazing amount of travel and experiences you have had!    mark

mavarin said...

Wow!  I'm impressed.  These are evidence of a life well spent, I think.

chasferris said...

I forgot.... I have been shot at....and shot back.

tellsg said...

And I'll bet you have done a lot of things you would never tell us about, eh?  Hugs, Terry x