50 Things Every Local Should Do - The Checklist
● By Kylie Cooper
If you think back to almost a year ago, you’ll remember our January 2019 cover. The cover is special to us for a few reasons. For one, Gates Donuts is quite possibly every local’s favorite donut shop in town; and, with their recent paint job, this cover now memorializes those iconic yellow and orange colors we all became so familiar with. For two, the little girls you see on the cover, excitedly running away from the donut shop’s window, are our Owners, Jordan and Kaley Regas’ daughters, and by extension, our family.
The concept behind January’s issue was a bucket list for locals. What does it mean to be a local through and through? To us, it means sharing a boundary-transcending bond with one another. A bond that when you come across it, you know. It’s a shared experience with other Coastal Bend locals. It’s an inside joke that only someone from Corpus would understand. We took the idea of that bond and turned it into a list of 50 things every local should do, know, or experience during their time here.
When we put out the issue, the question begged itself: How many on here have you done? And now, with just about a month left in the year 2019, we’re curious. Have you completed the ultimate Coastal Bend bucket list? We made a handy graphic that we’ll post on our social media accounts for you to save or screenshot. Our hope is that you’ll download it, print it out, and quite literally check things off the list. Share your results with us by tagging @thebendmag on all social media platforms and we’ll share your bucket list with our followers! Perhaps there are things on the list you want to do before the year turns anew.