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My Unfinished Bucket List

by Nick Rush | Jun 22, 2017

One thing that everyone has, whether it’s written down or not, is a bucket list. I have many, many things I want to accomplish, and some of them can be done while I am still in college; others will probably have to wait several years. Though these 15 are the only ones I can think of right now, I can guarantee my list will be ever-expanding. These are in no particular order; here we go!


  1. Visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. Some can be done while still in college. I have visited four stadiums so far- Reds, Cardinals, White Sox, and Indians.
  2. Visit the Northern Lights in Alaska. Fun fact: for one high school assignment, we had to make a PowerPoint where we had an unlimited budget to plan any vacation we wanted to anywhere we wanted. I planned a trip to Alaska to view the Lights, dog sled, zipline, and hike.
  3. Go to Barcelona. I’ve wanted to go since middle school roughly, and I may be able to cross this one off during college. The fall of my junior year (2018) it is possible for me to study abroad at the University of Barcelona!
  4. Visit a beach on the West Coast. I have no idea where I would want to go, but I just want to experience life out there. Though I don’t like hot weather, I’d still like to go to maybe San Fran or Los Angeles.
  5. Go to a drive-in movie. There is drive-in about 15 minutes from campus, but I want to watch it while laying on a mattress and pillows in the bed of my truck. Seems pretty simple, right? Ehhh not so much considering my truck is three hours away back home.
  6. Find a popular geocaching location. Geocaching is something I have wanted to do for a while, and every time I download the app and search, I end up not finding anything. This can really be done on any spare days that I have.
  7. Go to a concert at Klipsch. I can only remember going to two concerts: Thomas Rhett and Joe Nichols. I like all kinds of music, so it doesn’t have to follow suit of a country concert. I would be down for anything ranging from Luke Bryan to Ed Sheeran to Ariana Grande.
  8. Grow my knife collection to 100. I’ve collected knives for a little while, and they range from a mini one-inch knife to a butterfly knife to a huge sword. I think I’m sitting around 40 right now.
  9. Vacation on a cruise. Everyone says those things are fun.
  10. Attend a music festival. Ones I have in mind would be something like Lollapalooza, Freaky Deaky, or Tomorrowland.
  11. Be a special guest at a ball game. Examples: throw the first pitch, shoot half court shots, do a coin toss.
  12. Watch the sunset and sunrise on a beach. Have some friends down for the idea as well and go to the beach before the sunset and just hang out all night, maybe build a fire like in the movies, and watch the sunrise.
  13. Drive a vehicle of my choice. I say vehicle because I’m not sure if I would pick a Lamborghini or some huge jacked up truck that is louder than thunder.
  14. Play with a tiger. I don’t know why, but it would just be awesome.
  15. Go to the mountains. Mountains mean amazing sites, skiing, and cold weather.
Nick Rush ’20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.

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