Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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SimplicityInTheLBC "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Ben Franklin

rock some three-day weekend adventures (read all 2 entries…)
Things to do and places to visit over a three-day weekend

- Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam
- Colorado Springs – learn to snowboard/ski, hot air balloon festival
- Devil’s Postpile
- Climb Half Dome @ Yosemite
- Sequoia National Park and Crystal Cave – COMPLETED JULY 2012
- Catalina – zipline, parasailing, flying fish!
- Lake Tahoe
- Rio Grande River gorge (Taos, NM)
- Key West, FL – snorkel/glass bottom boat, parasailing
- Hearst Castle (San Luis Obispo, CA) – COMPLETED JULY 2013
- Las Cruces hot springs in Santa Barbara (or other California hot springs )
- learning to snowboard in Mammoth or Big Bear
- Channel Islands (maybe kayaking trip?)
- whale watching
- Carlsbad flower fields – COMPLETED APRIL 2013



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Carlsbad FLOWER FIELDS?

I’ve been to Carlsbad a few times… like where they grow flowers?

SimplicityInTheLBC "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Ben Franklin

Yup!

The fields are only open in spring (usually March – May). My parents have pictures from when they went; it is GORGEOUS.

http://www.theflowerfields.com/ has visitor information if you’re interested :)


 

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