Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Mind of a Collector in His 30s

As I near my mid-30s, I've started thinking about what things in life I want to accomplish before I hit the next milestone birthday.

I'm not saying that once you hit 40 - all activity ends, but I'd like to have a few goals to reach before I near the big 4-0. The goals I'm thinking about are more individualistic. Obviously being a good dad, coaching my kids teams and that sort are on my list. Know what I mean? Am I making a sense at all?

Here's what I have so far:

- Hike the Grand Canyon.
- Run in a 10K.
- Skydive (I have a huge fear of heights and I'd like to get over this by jumping out of a perfectly fine airplane.)

Any suggestions?

I know. . . this isn't really about cards or memorabilia - I think I just needed a break from it all.


Motherscratcher said...

Yes, I have a suggestion. Raft the Upper Gauley river in West Virginia. I've done it twice, but not in a few years. You'll have the time of your life.

Don't get me wrong, it can get scary. But, if you pee yourself, you're already in a raft so it's all good.

James said...

I did the New River years ago... Is the Gaulley that much better? I'll have to add it to the list. I forgot how fun that was. Thank you.

Motherscratcher said...

The only river I've ever rafted was the Upper Gauley. I've heard teh New River is great also. What they told me was the the New River had class 3 rapids and the Upper Gauley has class 5 rapids, which I guess is the highest raftable rapid or something.

Do the Upper Gauley in the fall after they open the damn. But as to whether it's better than the New, I couldn't say for sure.

I do know that we had to lie to our guide and say that we all had experience rafting or they wouldn't have let us on the river.