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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New place #3 of "Visit 12 new places in 2010"

Underground Railroad Driving Tour in LeRoy, NY

While at the Jell-o museum, I saw a map for sale ($1!) for a driving tour of some spots that are important to the Underground Railroad, within the LeRoy, NY area.

Nine spots in particular were highlighted. While the “Railroad” doesn’t have metal tracks illuminating its path, the trail that some escaped slaves traveled remains important in history, and especially important to me.

As we drove along the tour, some names were familiar to us from Rochester, NY history, and others were brand new. Frederick Douglas is mentioned. You can also see how people were able to hide along the terrain – the creek beds must have given some places to hide, as well as bushes and trees that dot the area heavily.

I am interested in taking a bigger tour of the NY leg of the railroad at some point.



Visit 12 new places in 2010 (read all 3 entries…)
New place #2 of "Visit 12 new places in 2010"

Jell-O Museum, LeRoy, NY

We’ve heard about this museum for many years, and have wanted to go. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Some people commented online about the smallness of the museum. It is small, but very packed! I learned so much about Jell-o during the tour, and saw so many interesting things related to Jell-o. I never knew how many flavors there had been over the years, and just how old the company is! Amazing information!

There is also a small transportation museum below the Jell-o museum.



Visit 12 new places in 2010 (read all 3 entries…)
New place #1 of "Visit 12 new places in 2010"

HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY

I would like to return here to see a hockey game someday, but my first trip here was for the Pearl Jam concert on May 10, 2010. The facility is just immense. They take really great care of it. At the start of the concert, the place was immaculate. At the end of the concert… well… let’s say that a LOT of people fit in there, and they really use the heck out of it! I am so impressed with the people who work there. It has to be some kind of labor of love to clean up after so many beer drinking enthusiasts!



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