Pawn Stars – Gold & Silver

Pawn Stars

Another bucket list item that I was able to check off was a visit to Gold & Silver Pawn Shop which is home to the TV show Pawn Stars. The Pawn shop is actually not very large and half of the store is filled with T-shirts, mugs etc. for people like us who want to visit. This was my 2nd time there but I wanted to take my son so it was great for both of us.

3 Bucket List Items

Statue of Liberty seen from the Circle Line ferry, Manhattan, New York

Statue of Liberty seen from the Circle Line ferry, Manhattan, New York

I am traveling soon with my son and grandson and well will try and knock off 3 items on my bucket list. First one is heading to Washington DC and tour the White House. I called my representative and found out that I need to submit the request on their congressional web page. Then the White House emails you a form to complete (Update: – Now there is an online form). Now we wait. They said we would be notified 2-3 weeks before our date. We plan on visiting all of the monuments, Arlington Cemetery and maybe the Smithsonian if we have a chance.

Next we are heading to New York and see the Statue of Liberty. FYI: You really need to purchase your tickets months in advance. Especially if you intend to go to the crown. I saw some video’s on going up to the crown. It is 354 steps to the top and not to remind you – I am afraid of heights so I might consider the pedestal as goal accomplished. We also plane to stop at the 9/11 memorial.

Third thing is on our way back I want to stop in Philadelphia to see where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the liberty bell. Now this last one isn’t a must right now. I will be in Philadelphia in 2 years for a conference so if we don’t make that one then ok but I would like my son and grandson to see it. Last year was the best goals list year ever but I hope to make this one as good or better.

Stop Biting My Nails

No Bite It

One thing on my goal list this year besides losing weight is to stop biting my finger nails. I have had this habit for as long as I can remember. I have used this in the past with success. I just need to keep applying it until I quit the habit. I figure that if I can stop biting for 6 months and must use finger nail clippers to trim my nails then I will consider it a success.