I was perusing one of the news web pages this morning and a story popped up that caught my attention. It was about the extravagant things that wealthy people buy and included a pigeon, a pocket watch and a $1 Billion dollar home.
The only thing I could think was that I'd find a better way to use my money. Really? A pigeon!?! I have enough critters at my house I do not need another one. Especially one that most people consider a nuisance.
So I started thinking about the things I would splurge on. Bigger house and fancier car aside, I settled on some things I think are actually pretty tame in comparison the list given.
A hot air balloon would be my first purchase. I've wanted one for years, ever since I started crewing for a local balloon festival my junior year in high school. I've flown several times and there's just nothing like the peace you can find floating through the air.
I also wanted to take an African safari, but then I realized I was probably thinking a little too small...especially in comparison with a billion dollar house. I upgraded to a trip around the world, visiting all those places of my bucket list that I'll probably only see a handful of - Africa, Ireland, Greece, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska... There are so many beautiful places in the world and if given the chance I'd want to experience them all.
So, assuming you win the $500 Mega Millions jackpot tomorrow what would you buy?