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 […]

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 […]

460. Take a mineral bath at Saratoga Springs

Updated April 30, 2009 In Saratoga Springs, New York, the spring water is naturally carbonated and chalk full of naturally occuring minerals. The springs were used by Native American tribes for their healing powers, and introduced to white settlers in the 1700’s. Lincoln Mineral Baths, a spa facility where they fill a soaking tub with […]

354. Take the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

It’s an entire days’ worth of exploring to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

200. Spend a weekend in the Waldorf-Astoria

Updated August 17, 2009 The Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City has become an icon of luxury. Of course, I could stay in any luxury hotel for a weekend, but I’m attracted to the Waldorf-Astoria because of its history. Marilyn Monroe lived in the hotel for a short time. And I love Waldorf salad. So […]

69. Visit Coney Island

One of those places you have to decide about for yourself, I think.