To Do

585. Tour the Prado, the Louvre, the Hermitage, the Metropolitan and the Uffizi

Updated July 18, 2010 I think these are the most celebrated and famous museums in the world. But visiting them all will require quite a lot of globe trotting. The Museo de Prado is in Madrid, Spain. The Musée du Louvre is in Paris, France. The State Hermitage is in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Metropolitan […]

575. Attend the Blessing of the Animals at New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Updated November 23, 2009 The Cathedral of St. John the Divine hold their Blessing of the Animals ceremony on St. Francis Day. St. Francis has special meaning for me, because he was my Catholic Grandmother’s favorite saint. I think she related to him because they both loved birds. She had numerous statues of St. Francis […]

573. Ballroom dance at the Rainbow Room

Neverminded on July 18, 2010 Even though there have been campaigns to have the Rainbow Room granted historic landmark status, which would save it from being repurposed as office space, it hasn’t yet been granted this status, and is in danger. Either way, the Rainbow Room closed for business in 2009. The last time the […]

555. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Updated November 6, 2009 I almost went to Mardi Gras one year when I was in my early twenties. A group of friends and I planned to drive across the country from Orange County, California to join in the festivities. But our plans fell through when we weren’t able to get all that time unpaid […]

537. Ride a swan boat in Boston Public Gardens

Updated February 6, 2009 How could you look at pictures like these and not want to ride in a swan boat? Photo courtesy of David Paul Ohmer. Photo courtesy of David Paul Ohmer. I haven’t been to Boston yet, but unless I somehow end up there in the dead of winter, you’d better believe I’m […]

528. Attend the Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley, Washington

The Tulip Festival happens every April in Skagit Valley, Washington for 26 years.

507. Eat real key lime pie in the Keys

Updated September 6, 2009 Once, after taking in a movie with girlfriends, we stopped in a coffee shop for a cup of tea and slice of pie. I had the worst luck with the pie that night. First, I tried ordering a slice of cherry. When the waitress returned with pie slices for the other […]

495. See the woods of Vermont in early October

Updated November 6, 2009 As weird as it seems for a girl who grew up on the East Coast, I’ve never even been to Vermont, let alone going in the fall to see the beautiful leaves. I guess Vermont has quite a reputation for beautiful fall foliage, and it’s probably true if they have a […]

475. Spend one New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Updated June 13, 2009 Let’s face it – it’s just not New Year’s Eve unless you watch the big ball drop in Times Square. I’ve been watching since I was a little girl. I know it’s crazy and insane and packed and crowded, but just once, I’d like to be there to see it in […]

469. Ride in a convertible south on U.S. 1 (PCH) in California in the springtime

Updated June 20, 2010 Spring has always been my favorite season, and I can’t think of a better way to spend it than driving along California’s beautiful coastline. Of course, when I lived back East, I had this idea that it would be sunny and warm and full of the scent of spring. Now that […]

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