Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bourbonnais Bucket List

The final countdown to the Big Move has officially begun, as the Man will be leaving for Louisville this upcoming weekend. As with any departure, we've started labeling "the lasts." (i.e. his last Financial Peace University course, his last church service at River Valley Christian Fellowship, his last day of work, etc.) It's sad, but then it gives us a reason to do everything we haven't done in the last 7 years we've been in Bourbonnais. That being said, we've compiled a list of various activities we want to accomplish before leaving this area for good (it's more for me, seeing as though the Man has 4.5 days left in town and hasn't even started thinking about packing). So without further ado, here is our (my) Bourbonnais Bucket List:
  • See a movie at Kankakee's Paramount Theatre
  • Eat chocolate cream pie at Blue's Cafe
  • Attend an Olivet sporting event
  • Play a game of racquetball
  • Camp at Kankakee River State Park
  • Eat at Schoop's Hamburgers
  • Take my parents to French Toast
  • Have a pint at Peotone's Bierstube
  • Order a pizza from Tucci's
  • Rent a chick flick and host a girls' night in
  • Run a Turkey Trot 5k
  • Use my Hobby Lobby gift certificate
  • Have dinner with my neighbors
  • Attend Olivet's production of Messiah
  • Go sledding on Poop Hill

So as you can see, the majority of my bucket list is related to food in some way, shape, or form. Don't judge me, it's how I cope. And if you ever had the chocolate cream pie from Blue's Cafe or the creme brulee french toast from French Toast, you would understand. Oh yeah and that 5k? Never gonna happen...


Jen said...

Excellent list! Almost everything on our list before we left K3 was food-related, too. So, you're in good company, haha.

Guac from La Siesta, sauce buns from Jaenicke's, egg rolls from Great Wall, & potato ole's from Taco Johns were high on our list. :)

NysaK said...

Never underestimate the power of "hometown" food, almost 10 years in Grand Forks and I STILL crave things from back in Marquette, Border Grill tacos and burritos(anything from them really) ice cream from Jilbert's, pasties, cudigue, they all are consumed with gusto any time we go to the UP and we even go to great lengths to have them out here, pasties and cugigue are freezable and shippable :)

Christine said...

Wait, wait. You've NEVER seen a movie at the Paramount???? If that's true, I pity you. Seriously, you're going to go and be like, Oh, crap, why did we put this off? We go out of our way to never see movies at any other theatre.

Have fun with the rest of your list!

ps: If you've never been to Lydia and Groucho's, that should be on there, too.