While I wait for my teaching license and diploma to return from “authentication” in Washington, DC, I’ve started thinking about my Oregon Bucket List (OBL). Two years ago I had a life bucket list, but I’ve put that aside for now, so I can focus on soaking up the things I love about Oregon.
The OBL is simply a list of things I know I’m going to miss while in the UAE. I will miss people, of course, but this list is about stuff. Stuff to eat and drink, stuff to see and stuff to do. So far I have: wine tasting, the coast, bicycling, waterfalls and Mexican food.
Wine tasting is one of my favorite leisure-time activities. But, since alcohol is basically illegal in the UAE (more on that later) I won’t be doing much wine tasting. This weekend my good friend Elise and I hit up three new wineries (new to us). It was a great day, perfect weather and wonderful company. I hope there will be many more before August.