To Do

593. Take a cruise

Updated June 27, 2009 Cruises are so common nowadays, it’s hard for some people to believe that I’ve never been on one. So my sister and I have a cruise planned for November of 2010. We don’t know where we’re going yet. We’ve both opened savings accounts at Smarty Pig and are saving our pennies. […]

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 MusĂ©e du Louvre is in Paris, France. The State Hermitage is in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Metropolitan […]

582. Tour a brewery

Completed April 2005 I toured a brewery and a distillery. On the same day. One right after the other. First, the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. It was one of the most interesting parts of my trip to Ireland. The interactive exhibit there was designed by a branding firm called Imagination. It was absolutely fabulous. I […]

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 […]

574. Ride a bicycle through Bordeaux

There are plenty of places I’d like to experience on a bicycle, and Bordeaux is definitely one of them.

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 […]

572. Have chocolate con churros in Barcelona

A sweet breakfast to be sure, but one I’d definitely like to try.

571. Visit another planet

Updated August 1, 2009 Maybe I read too many books about grand adventures as a child, but I really would jump at the chance to visit another planet. I know we’re not likely to find another one quite as nice as our Earth, but maybe that would make me just appreciate my own home all […]

564. Ride across Ireland on a bicycle

Another bicycle trip, this time through countryside filled with stone fences and sheep.

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 […]

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