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.
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.
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.
My son and I had the privilege of meeting Johnny at the Toy Shack in Las Vegas. It is a great place to shop for that vintage collectible on your list.