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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.

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Michael in Phoenix is doing 35 things including…

Drive across the USA


 

Michael has written 1 entry about this goal

Summer 2010 Phoenix to Boston (roundtrip) w/ Lizzie

3 week road trip. Left Phoenix July 2nd drove to Albuquerque & stayed with my sister Dina’s family, We visited while cooking breakfast. From there we drove up to St Louis, Mo where we visited the Gateway Arch. Since it was the 4th of July we were able to see the airshow featured over the Mississippi River, awesome vantage point from the Arch. After the airshow we scampered up to Chicago to catch the Fireworks Display aboard a boat out in Lake Michigan at the Navy Pier. The next day we drove up through Canada to get to Niagara Falls, Canada. We spent the following day doing touristy things such as the Maiden in the Mist among others. (Beware riding a bicycle across the Rainbow Bridge!)
While in Boston we visited friends & family as well as doing little tours. Freedom Trail, Sam Adams Brewery, Plymouth Rock, Fenway Park. We also drove up to Maine. Maine was a pleasure to visit (thanks Weng’s!) Lighthouses, Lobster Rolls, Beer.

I drove solo on the way home. i chose to do a mostly Baseball tour. I drove down through New York City over to Philadelphia, where i was able to do the Constitutional Tour(especially Ben Franklin)
upon completing my tour I drove across Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh where i saw a Pirates game. The next day I drove down to Cincinnati to catch a Reds game. And finally I caught one more game the following day, the Royals in Kansas City.

Lol I got home Thursday. We took a tiny road trip up to the Grand Canyon that weekend.



 

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