Sunday, 27 November 2011

Catching up my 101 in 1001 - US edition

I've been completely neglectful of updating this, but thankfully I am still very slowly moving forward!

1. Set foot on land that is not an island
I have lived my life in Australia and New Zealand, and had previously never ventured further than Phuket. But now I've been to mainland USA, I can tick this off!



11. Eat a bagel in New York City
Done. And that was the first time I managed to have a coffee made from actual beans, too.


20. Take a boat trip
To the Statue of Liberty!


22. Drink coffee in Boston
Made easier by the Starbucks within our motel.

39. Ride on a rollercoaster and 40. Have a photo taken with a fictional character
Disney World FTW!

50. Visit a Smithsonian
Well, you've heard about this already.

51. See a space rocket
I had to be clear that I didn't mean military rockets, because I've already seen them. And you've also seen my adventures with NASA.

52. Drink a cocktail in New York
We went and had Mexican, and I had the most delicious layered cocktail. Layered frozen sangria and margarita. I MUST find this recipe!

66. Shop in Manhattan
This definitely happened. And I loved it.


67. Meet my mum's Rotary host family
I'm now an honorary Stratford-ite! Connecticut was a lovely place, and I'm forever grateful to Mom Callahan for her hospitality to both my mum and me. Also? Wine time.


80. Wear a pair of shoes until they literally fall apart
Yeah, three weeks of wearing Dunlop Volleys across the US will do that to a pair of $15 shoes...


89. Eat an American hot dog in America
I now know what a chilli dog is. Delicious but deadly!


Whew!

4 comments:

  1. Enjoyed that - oh I want to go back and visit New York again. thanks for sharing.

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  2. I would love to go back there too. It was definitely my favourite place (though each city had its merits).

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  3. It feels good to tick some things off, doesn't it.

    PS - this post has made me hungry. For bagels, and for chilli dogs. Even though I've never had a chilli dog.

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  4. Yeah, I'm pretty sure you *do* want a chilli dog. It's a regular hot dog with chilli mince on top - optional to have grated cheese and fried onion rings as a garnish ;-)

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