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!