What’s on Your Bucket List?

A few months back, we asked you what was on your bucket list. And what you told us was amazing! Whether it’s seeing the aurora borealis or visiting Machu Picchu or  making memories with family, your bucket lists inspired us. Here are some of our favorites from MDVIP members.

“I want to see my granddaughter walk down aisles...for her diploma, for her degree, for her wedding. She's not quite a year old so I have to pay close attention to what my MDVIP doctor advises. I have full confidence in Dr. Tracy Timony to get me to those milestones.” —Jo Anne

“Go to the North Pole. I’ve been to Antarctica. Now I want the opposite experience.” — Christine

“My bucket list was to visit: all 50 states, all 7 continents and all 7 Modern Wonders of the World. I completed my list earlier this year.” — Carolyn

“To see all my children to succeed, to see Elton John in concert in Vegas, to sing Amazing Grace on the Grand Old Opry stage.” — Sandi

“Get a tattoo. Bodysurf Newport Beach one more time. Take my grandson to Disneyland.” — Anastasia

“Forget about George Clooney.  I would love to meet and maybe have a drink with Tony Bennett  -- and if he sang "Because of You" it would make life complete.” — Lillian

“I’m 85 years old and still working as a cashier. I wait on tons of people that have tattoos. I WOULD  like a little bee on my lower part of my neck—BEE for Bernice. Oh well, it may sound silly, but that’s my first bucket wish!!!! Of course I have to check with [my MDVIP-affiliated doctor] to see if it's alright.” — Bernice

“Lose 10 lbs before my wellness check in September. Finish all the knitting things i started. I call them: UFOs or unfinished objects.” — Betty

“I've climbed Mount Everest, I've been to Paris (Moscow, Siberia, the North Pole, South America and dozens of other countries). I've met George Clooney, performed on the worlds largest stages, met presidents and kings. Now at 69, but feeling 35, I wish to have another 20+ years with my wife Amity as we both continue our free spirited travel and fun in our RV and our Florida home.

“The thing my wife and I both want is the continued love, caring, friendship and treatment from MDVIP-affiliated physician. We consider him to be a true blessing in our lives. Not only does he provide us with immediate medical care, he's my golfing buddy and he and his wife are occasional dinner companions. How much better can life be.” — Jan
16 Comments
Mary Christine Boylen
Nov 20th, 2016
It was fun to read about peoples' bucket lists but did no one send in a comment about a bucket list that was not so expensive? I believe MDVIP is the appropriate health service for me but it does put a strain on my budget. I am certainly not destitute, but surely I am not the only member who realistically will never be able to make those kinds of trips and have set far more modest lists.
Gary W. Hansen
Oct 19th, 2016
It's fascinating to read about everyone's "bucket list"! Saw Yellowstone as a 9-year-old, then took our daughters and future sons-in-law to see it as a 58-year-old. My dream is to take all the family (with seven granddaughters so far!) when the youngest is able to remember/appreciate it like I did. I'm confident that Dr. Les Emhof will keep me fit and able to remember and appreciate it as well!!
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MDVIP
Oct 19th, 2016
Greetings Gary.

Thank you for sharing one of your bucket list items with us and we hope you make it back to Yellowstone with your whole family.

In good health, MDVIP
Steve shur
Sep 26th, 2016
To see my grandchildren grow up and attend their weddings. Also one more wish to be able to run the Boston Marathon again
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MDVIP
Oct 25th, 2016
Greetings Steve.

Thank you for sharing your bucket list with us. We hope you are able to realize your bucket list!

In good health,
MDVIP

Beverly
Sep 23rd, 2016
All of these comments are very encouraging. I am 80 and yesterday my husband was 82. We have traveled quite a bit in Europe and I have been to Africa, but we have considered our traveling to be over. These 90 year olds going on adventures makes me rethink possible.
Australia is the one place I have always wanted to go. And we would like to see a great grandchild, but none of our 17 grandchildren seems inclined to give us one. Thanks to Dr. Marcalus who tells us we can keep going.
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MDVIP
Sep 23rd, 2016
Greetings Beverly.

We hope that you get the chance to visit Australia and glad to read that Dr. Marcalus keeps you going.

In good health,
MDVIP

J WALL
Sep 23rd, 2016
As I read everyone's adventures, traveling all around the world it would be so interesting & great. I do not have a bucket list cause I feel I have everything anyone would want. My children, Grandchildren (family) my health and Dr. Wm. Busy whom saved my life and the man up above. Having cancer at the first stages and was caught in time - I wake up each day knowing and thanking God for everything he has given me.
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MDVIP
Sep 23rd, 2016
Greetings Janice.

We’re very happy to read that your cancer was caught early and that you’re in good hands with Dr. Bucy.

In good health,
MDVIP
Ronni Kirsch
Sep 22nd, 2016
With God guiding my oncologist, I want to be able to hold my first grandchild and follow his/her milestones of starting school and graduating college.
Glenna Goodwin
Sep 22nd, 2016
Well, I was 90 on 9-3-16 - started my bucket list with a trip to Colorado to see John Denver's Sanctuary. Wanted to do zip-lining but it was combined with white-water rafting and I, with my husband, owned and operated a white-water rafting, canoe & kayak company in No. California for 10 years and also competed in white-water slalom and wildwater racing for many years, so that was out. Also went rafting in Costa Rica and Alaska. Visited 24 different countries - maybe Australia next year. Thought about tattoo but skin where I wanted it is too wrinkled!
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Kurt
Sep 22nd, 2016
Greetings Glenna.

Happy 90th birthday! Wow – you’ve had some very interesting and exciting adventures in your life. Thank you for sharing your Colorado/John Denver sanctuary bucket list trip with us.

In good health,
MDVIP

Alyce Hand
Sep 22nd, 2016
Traveling is what my family and I have always done with our RV-- and now it is all about home sweet home and being with the grandchildren as much as possible. The real joy anyone can get is reading the Bible and seeing all that God has promise us. When we look around the world and see everything in chaos, we need to read the 'love letters' God wrote and know we have greater things - the blessed hope that He will give us. His promise is what sustains us as we grow old gracefully, always giving thanks for everything He has done for us. For God is always walking beside us through it all.
Trish McCool
Sep 22nd, 2016
Exploring Utah in an RV or camping is a thrill due to the Nathional and State parks alone. During the US government sequestration, all campers were required to leave the national parks and we found the true treasure of the state. The vast public lands available revealed untouched wildernesses in which to hike memorable remote vistas, camp (no charge, no services) witness the sun and moon's daily unfaltering trek and oh, in total darkness, the full array of stars!!! This journey I hope to remember through my remaining years.
Roslyn Martz
Sep 22nd, 2016
It's awesome to be in touch in this way ! It's awesome to be in the care of Dr. Robert Wacks for many
reasons, included are some. First class, all inclusive medical care combined with office visits which
include in depth education of all problems of concern. Plus, and this is a very big plus, Robert Wacks, M.D. Is the model of a real, down to earth person, in other words, an A-1- MENCH.
G'd Bless.
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MDVIP
Sep 22nd, 2016
Greetings Roslyn.

Thank you for your kind words. We agree with you. Dr. Wacks is a great physician who has helped many patients.

In good health,
MDVIP
Jackie
Sep 22nd, 2016
My husband is 75 and I'm 73. Travel is a passion for us and we've been all over the world. We'd like to focus now on our beautiful National Parks but still haven't ruled out some intriguing exotic location that comes along. Most important though is staying well and alive to see our grandchildren graduate and get married and see our first great grandchild. I know Dr. Stein will do that for us.
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MDVIP
Sep 22nd, 2016
Greetings Jackie.

It’s great to read that you and your husband are so active and plan to continue visiting national parks and staying involved with your grandchildren. We appreciate Dr. Stein, too.

In good health,
MDVIP
Beverly Freeman
Sep 22nd, 2016
An apartment in Lugano in the Spring with my
grandchildren, an Italian tenor who cooks.
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MDVIP
Sep 22nd, 2016
Greetings Beverly.

That sounds like a great item for a bucket list!

In good health,
MDVIP

JLB
Sep 21st, 2016
Hooray for you Bernice! I applaud your never ending work ethic & the courage you show in "beeing" yourself! I commend you! And hope I'm as healthy physically, mentally & emotionally as you are at 85! God bless you! You're a shining example to us all!!!
M Bonham
Sep 21st, 2016
Tattoos are very unhealthy and can cause disease. Shame on you for applauding this ugly fad!
Jim Sprada
Sep 21st, 2016
Can anyone recommend a good place to go, below the Antarctic Circle ? I've already been above the Arctic one.
Fred schaff
Sep 21st, 2016
at age-83, just visited Indonesia & Madagascar in 2016 and have been on all 7-continents & 44-countries but, somehow have missed Michigan to complete the 50-states. Three places where I have done -- and likely will do -- are repeats of Utah in the USA, plus anywhere in the UK or Iceland.
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