Last year, CBG and I wrote date “bucket lists” for 2011. And honestly, we did pretty well with crossing many of those items off. It was nice to put our wants “out there” and then try and make them happen. As a long distance couple, it’s very tempting to spend our weekends “holed up” in bed for two solid days when we’re together, and while that was great for the first couple of months together, we much prefer getting out there and “living”. So here’s my bucket list of dates for 2012.
1. Go on a road trip.
There’s nothing I love more than hopping in the car with CBG and hitting the road, music playing. We can talk and laugh for hours and never get bored. I’m looking forward to going on at least one road trip together in 2012. We’re even hoping to be able to go visit our bloggy friend Jobo!!
2. Have a “Dirty Weekend”.
What I really mean by this is to go away and spend a weekend in a little cottage somewhere. We did that on Labour Day weekend in 2011 and it was a fabulous weekend. Looking forward to experiencing that again at some point in the coming year.
3. Go to the beach.
I wouldn’t call myself a “beach bum” but I do like to swim in the ocean at least once every year. Last year we were fortunate enough to be able to swim in the ocean in Grand Turk together…which was completely amazing. This year I’ll settle for the freezing cold Atlantic close to home.
4. A week-long vacation.
Again, last year, we were fortunate enough to be able to go on the cruise with CBG’s dad. It was more than I ever imagined for us. One important thing that I realized was that it was very good for us to be able to have an entire week together, dedicated to each other and our relationship. While we have big hopes to be able to go on another fabulous vacation this fall, even if that doesn’t happen, I really want us to dedicate an entire week of time to one another, all at once.
5. Go dancing.
I’m not huge on dancing or going out to clubs, but the one time that CBG and I danced together (on the cruise last year) it was a TON of fun. I definitely want to do it again in 2012.
6. Go to a concert/live music event.
The only time we’ve gone to a concert together was our first summer together, back in 2009. It was KISS, and I totally went just for CBG. I’m not a fan….but still, it was fun, despite standing in the rain for six hours. Last year we missed out on seeing Prince in my home city. I really want to go to another concert together in the coming year…at this point I’d even settle for a washed-up 80s band at the Casino.
7. Something we’ve never done together before.
Cryptic, I know. But I’m leaving this one open on purpose. Last year we ended up going ziplining for CBG’s birthday – something neither one of us have ever done before – and it was loads of fun. I would love for us to experience something new and different again together in the coming year. The world is our oyster, right?
8. Prepare a meal together from start to finish.
For those of you not in the know, CBG is making a real effort to get healthy this year. As part of that, he’s actually taking the time to think about and prepare “real” meals for himself. I love to cook, and I would love it if sometime we prepared an entire meal together, from shopping to the ingredients to sitting down by candlelight to enjoy it.
9. “Dress up” dinner date.
I have a slinky black dress that’s been sitting in my closet for at least three or four months now. I”m dying to wear it and I think a fancy dinner date would be the perfect opportunity for that.
10. Go to a strip club.
We’ve been playing with this idea for a while now. I’ve never been to a strip club before, and I think it would be a fun experience. It’s just one of those “bucket list items” that I have and would like to cross off. Fun!