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The 35 Adventure

I turned 35 this month.

Aging never really bothered me before, the number itself is no big deal. My 30s have been good to me, actually.

Still, I have this nagging thought: More is out there. There’s more to see. More to do.

Traveling abroad with the family is a big dream of mine, but if I’m being practical, I know it’s not going to happen within the next 12 months. So I’ve decided to create my own adventure much closer to home.

The 35 Adventure


The 35 Adventure

The 35 Adventure is a mix of things that are adventurous (for me, at least) and things that have sat on my to-do list for a while, often places close to home I’ve meant to visit for this blog.

What would your Adventure look like?

I’ve got one year to check these things off. Check back on the blog frequently to hear how some of these adventures went!


1. SUP yoga

2. Zip line at Mt. Crescent

3. Airboat down Platte River

4. Climb a rock wall (it’s been about 25 years…)

5. Ride a gondola at Heartland of America Park

6. Behind-the-scenes tour of zoo

7. Visit Modern Arts Midtown

8. Try Dim Sum

9. Explore the Mystery Bookstore/A Stitch in Crime in Omaha

10. Try wind surfing

11. Camp at the zoo

12. Ride the ferris wheel at Scheels (not adventurous, by any means, just haven’t done it yet)

13. Try geocacheing

14. Ride in a hot air balloon

15. Take a helicopter ride

16. Tour Joslyn Castle

17. See Snake Falls

18. Try glamping at Slattery Vintage Estates

19. Try parasailing at Lake McConaughy

20. Stomp grapes

Edited July 23 

21. Try an escape room adventure 

22. Try soccer golf

23. Try bubble soccer



I’d like to check off 35 “adventures” after 365 days are over. Who knows, though. Could be more. What do you suggest be added to the list?

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Lesly C.

Sunday 16th of August 2015

Oh I love these. I want to do them all. Can you please post deals on some of these? I love a good adventure on a budget.These sound so fun.


Monday 17th of August 2015

That's a good idea, Lesly! In future posts about #35Adventure, I'll try to include all the deals I've come across regarding this list. Thanks!


Tuesday 4th of August 2015

We did The Escape Room when we went to Oklahoma. So fun! The guys said that in like 6-8 weeks they would have a Halloween themed room here. ;) Let me know how it goes!


Tuesday 4th of August 2015

Got any tips about the whole thing?

Lisa Trudell

Tuesday 7th of July 2015

Ahhh, I want to do all of these things! I have not created an adventure list, which is a great idea by the way, but I definitely have things I want to do. I went ziplining for the first time last weekend at the Mall of America. I have a story to tell about that. I think one thing to add to your list would be to do one of the Escape rooms like at Entrap Games.


Wednesday 8th of July 2015

Lisa, maybe you'll just have to come along with me on some of these. :) That's a good idea about the Entrap Games. Never did anything like that before!

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