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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soonforgetDenver to Detroit

While on our way back from a vacation in Denver (which was about a 24 hour train ride), I literally slept the whole way back. But it wasn’t in a sleeper car. A normal seat, very uncomfortable, but I was tired. I hope to one day ride in a sleeper car, I think that’d be a lot more enjoyable. The privacy, the comfort, being able to wake up from a nap without having some kid turned around in his seat staring at you (this didn’t happen to me but I’m sure some people can attest to this).

I’m actually planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore via sleeper car from Bangkok. I found rates online and they seem very reasonable. I am looking forward to seeing the countryside via this method of transportation. = ) 8 years ago

cranberrygoddess2001 I think

On the sleeper train from bangkok to chiang mai. I actually got a decent sleep, although we had to fight them for blankets and the food was awful. 8 years ago

kayak22The California Zephyr

Was expensive but it was on my list too. Look into the California Zephyr from Denver, CO to Reno, NV (or the Coast). It goes through the scenic parts during the day and hits the less attractive desolate areas during the night. (Leaves Denver about 8 a.m., arriving in Reno at 11 the next morning). It is this way both directions (heading East and heading West)

People were very friendly – one lady had brought her photo albums and I spent a half hour reminsicing with a complete stranger. The smile in her eyes as she turned the pages was worth it.

Food was awful and accomodations not terribly comfortable but I read a good Sherlock Holmes mystery, played cards with friend and listened to music as the world went by. Arrived relaxed. 8 years ago

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