More Life Lists from Owners
From Robert and Conny Min [Forester owners, Camden, DE]
The “Life List” article in the Drive summer issue inspired me to write about our recent cross-country trip, which was our number one thing to do on our own life list. We traveled for four weeks from Delaware to California and back, visiting 22 states, including Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and Tennessee, just to name a few. We logged in over 8,300 miles in our Subaru, and it kept up with us without any trouble. The picture is next to the Bonneville Speedway on the Salt Flats in Utah. We had an amazing journey!
Joe Hibberd – Stillwater, MN
- Drive in all 50 states (in my 2005 Subaru Impreza)
- Ski the Rockies
- Visit Key West
- See the redwoods
- Attend the Kentucky Derby®
- Attend a Packers® game at Lambeau Field
- Watch the space shuttle take off
- Ride a bobsled at Lake Placid
- Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame
- Attend a Red Sox game at Fenway Park
- Visit Yellowstone National Park
- Visit the Grand Canyon
- Attend the Indianapolis 500®
- Fly a helicopter
Robert Nance Dee – 2006 Outback
- Retire from the world workforce – done (retired at 46)
- Restore an old car – done
- Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon – done
- Drive across the U.S. and visit all the great parks – done
- Visit every state – doing (all done but Alaska)
- Travel through Europe – done
- Read great works of literature – doing and done
- Build my own house – done
- Get a degree – done (B.S. in computers and electronics)
- Get patents – done
- Write articles for several technical publications – done
- Design and install my own intertie/off-grid alternate energy systems and live off the grid – done
- Design circuits using super capacitors in place of batteries and have the circuits published – doing and done
- Learn to love and be loved – doing and done
- Surround myself with a group of loving friends and cook dinner for them once a week – doing and done
- Grow an organic fruit orchard – doing
- Design lighting for developing nations – doing
- Change the way the world sees and uses energy – doing
- Make a mechanical watch from scratch
- Design an electric car from scratch
- Write several books
Anna Ehrke – Columbus WI
- Get a puppy
- Get out more on my bike
- Be in the biggest Subaru parade
- Take a road trip this summer
- Get accessories for my Subaru
- Meet a guy who loves/has his own Subaru and have a family of Subarus
- Train to run or bike for a marathon.
Just a little update on my life list. I have a cork board in my bedroom with sticky notes stuck to it with ideas on what I can accomplish, what I'd like to do, and just ideas to keep me going everyday.
I turn 25 on Christmas day, and this will be my Golden Birthday. For this birthday, I have purchased my dream puppy (which is on my list). He is a Brittany Spaniel and I named him Atlas. I went with this name because of the strong meaning of travel and adventure that I have. This breed is very active, so the other items on my life list revolve around getting into shape to be able to do marathons, hiking, and other very active adventures will allow me to bring my puppy and enjoy the fun adventures together. It was also a fun road trip to go and pick him up the night before Thanksgiving from the other side of Wisconsin.
I think buying my first car and it being a Subaru has helped me learn the importance of being active and healthy. The life list was a great way to pull apart ideas that are important to me and recognize that it really is not that hard to accomplish them.
One thing that was not on my list was going back to school. I work in a financial and it has been my dream to open my own business at some point. I have gone through one full semester and am all set for my second semester. I am proud of myself for realizing what items need to get done for me to have a bright future.
As far as getting on my bike, its a bit cold for that, but I am in the market for a stand I can place on the back wheel so I am able to ride indoors. I also am still looking for Subaru Gear that can protect my car and give me a little more piece of mind.