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Having recently moved to Seattle for work, and not knowing if this will be a lifetime move or just a couple of years, I wanted to set about ensuring that I experience as many of the delights that the PNW has to offer as possible. The logical approach to this being to create a bucket list and then break it down into a manageable timeline thereby ensuring that seasonal activities are not forgotten or overlooked, and I can take others on the journey with me. I will be linking with a facebook group in order to announce and manage all events, so would suggest that you look to join/follow both groups in order to receive regular and full updates on activities. The Facebook Group can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleBucketList2018

So... The first step of this journey was creating the list. For 11 days over Christmas and New Year I left the list open to suggestions and additions by all, then on 1st January I started looking to break down those events by month, and select suitable dates, with a view to then publishing a calendar of planned events and activities. The aim being to bring people together to explore and experience the best that the PNW has to offer and make new friends while doing so. I will keep this page regularly updated with what events are occurring/upcoming and photo’s from recent activities, please do join me and whoever else decides to participate. You can pick and choose which bits you want to do, or join me in doing all. Or you can just share your pictures and experiences with everyone else as you make your own way through the list.

Feel free to drop a note if you have special requests on dates, suggestions for activities that can be grouped together, or additions to the list. Also feel free to share the page with your PNW friends, family and colleagues, anyone that may be interested in joining us as we embark upon this journey of exploration. This is supposed to be a social endeavour so lets interact and make 2018 the most epic year ever! #lesstalkmoreaction (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/lesstalkmoreaction?source=note)

The 2018 List (so far):
1. Space Needle Observation Deck (when It's finished)
2. Columbia Tower viewing platform
3. Take a Seaplane flight
4. Attend a Seahawks Game (and tailgate)
5. Attend a Mariners Game
6. Attend a Huskies Game
7. Ride the Great Wheel
8. S.L.U.T pub crawl (SLU Transit - drink at every stop)
9. Attend the Summer Solstice Naked Bike Ride (participate if you're brave enough)
10. Do a tour of Seattle's iconic music spots - see the Black Hole Sun, Kurt Cobains House and bench, Jimi Hendrix grave site etc
11. Drag Brunch in Capitol Hill - complete
12. Brunch at Saltys
13. Try at least 1 new restaurant every 2 weeks - thats 26 new eating spots in 1 year!
14. Ballard pub/brewery crawl
15. Go to a music festival - Bumbershoot or similar
16. Attend a concert at the Gorge
17. Attend a concert at White River
18. Orca Whale watching boat trip
19. Kayak in SLU
20. See an outdoor movie
21. Bonfire BBQ on Alki beach
22. Bonfire BBQ in Golden Gardens
23. Go tubing at Snoqualmie falls
24. Camp or rent a cabin for the weekend at La Push
25. Rent a hot tub boat
26. Go sailing around the islands
27. Fish off a balcony at the Edgewater
28. Chihuly
29. MoPop
30. Science Center
31. Aquarium visit
32. Go to one of the laser shows at the science center
33. Attend a singalong event at Central Cinema
34. Bunny hop bar crawl (which happens on Kate's birthday weekend, hint hint hint)
35. Spend an afternoon reading at and exploring the public library
36. Picnic at the top of Gasworks Park
37. Visit the Lighthouse at Discovery Park
38. Bike around Greenlake or Seward Park
39. Swim at Madrona Beach
40. Visit the Tulip Festival in April (Mt Vernon)
41. Watch a Musical at the 5th Avenue Theater
42. See a music concert at the Paramount Theater
43. Take a Duck tour
44. Watch the sun set at Kerry Park
45. Ride the Pacific Railway from Seattle to LA
46. Visit Mt St Helens
47. Visit Mt. Rainier
48. Ride the ferry from Anacortes to Orcas island
49. Go ziplining
50. Spend a weekend at Lake Chelan
51. Hot Air Balloon ride
52. White water rafting
53. Salmon Fishing in the Sound
54. Visit the Hot Springs in Olympic National Park
55. Go Sailing on Lake Crescent
56. Roadtrip to Spokane via the North Cascades Highway
57. Squid Jigging in Elliot Bay
58. Opening Day of Boating Season on the Cut
59. Watch the Blue Angels at Seafair by boat
60. Visit the San Juan Islands
61.Go for a walk on Dungeness Spit
62. Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
63. Visit Ballard Locks
64. Oktoberfest in Leavenworth
65. Visit Poo Poo Point
66. Lime Kiln Point State Park - to watch the Orcas resting
67. Wine Tasting trip around some Vineyards
68. Deception Pass state park
69. Coastal road trip
70. Chinese/Lunar New Year Festival in the International District
71. Attend the Brunchy Booze Festival (March)
72. Holi Hai Colour Party (March)
73. Seattle Adventure Race (April)
74. Hike the Hall of Mosses (Forks)
75. Visit the Ape Cave
76. Visit the Sound Garden
77. Hike the Twin Falls trail
78. Spa day at Yuan Spa
79. Duck Dodge
80. Sledding/Tubing/Toboganning - or some sort of Snow fun!

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