101 in 1001–I’m Comin’ for Ya!

I love love love this idea!  As soon as I saw Macy‘s tweet about 101 in 1001, I started making my list right away (uber-planner strikes again).

When deciding upon my 101 things, my mind drifted to all of the things that I love.  All of a sudden it hit me–why not see and do the best of each??  This lead me to make lists of food, drinks, activities and locations that are absolutely and completely ME!

Here are the 101 things I have to do in the next 1001 days:

Visit America’s Best Zoos (according to Fodors)

  1. Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee
  2. St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Missouri
  3. Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois
  4. Houston Zoo in Houston, Texas
  5. Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, Ohio
  6. San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California
  7. Zoo Miami in Miami, Florida
  8. Denver Zoo in Denver, Colorado
  9. Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  10. Bronx Zoo in The Bronx, New York
Eat the Best Pizza (according to Gayot)
  1. Bollo Woodfired Pizza in Houston, Texas
  2. Capo’s Chicago Pizza and Fine Italian Dinners in Chicago, Illinois
  3. Cart-Driver in Denver, Colorado
  4. Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos, California
  5. Ken’s Artisan Pizza in Portland, Oregon
  6. Mother Dough in Los Angeles, California
  7. Pizza Domenica in New Orleans, Louisiana
  8. Pizzeria Beddia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  9. Proof Pizza and Pasta in Miami, Florida
  10. Tavola in New York, New York
Visit the Best Coffee Shops (according to The Daily Meal)
  1. Everyman Espresso in New York, New York
  2. Go Get Em Tiger in Los Angeles, California
  3. Saint Frank’s in San Francisco, California
  4. Ultimo Coffee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  5. Peregrine Espresso in Washington, D.C.
  6. Joule Coffee in Raleigh, North Carolina
  7. Milstead & Co. in Seattle, Washington
  8. Panther Coffee in Miami, Florida
  9. PT’s at College Hill in Topeka, Kansas
  10. Condesa Coffee in Atlanta, Georgia
Visit the Best Independent Bookstores (according to WhereTraveler and Thrillist)
  1. The Booksmith in San Francisco, California
  2. Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Washington
  3. Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  4. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe in Washington, DC
  5. Mercer Street Books and Records in New York, NY
  6. Powell’s in Portland, Oregon
  7. Skylight Books in Los Angeles, California
  8. Square Books in Oxford, Massachusetts
  9. Women and Children First in Chicago, Illinois
  10. Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee
    Visit 10 Castles in the U.S. (according to AARP–don’t judge–and Trip to Discover)
    1. Boldt Castle in Thousand Islands, New York
    2. Belvedere Castle in Central Park, New York
    3. Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown, New York
    4. Grey Towers Castle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    5. Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
    6. Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan
    7. Bishop’s Palace in Galveston, Texas
    8. Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California
    9. Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, California
    10. Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, New Hampshire
      Eat the Best Donuts (according to The Daily Meal)
      1. Plain Glazed at the Donut Vault in Chicago, Illinois
      2. Plain Glazed at Round Rock Doughnuts in Round Rock, Texas
      3. Peanut Butter and Banana with Chocolate Chips at Stan’s Donuts in Los Angeles, California
      4. Chocolate Honey-Dip at Verna’s Donut Shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts
      5. Cookies and Cream at Federal Donuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      6. Plain Glazed at Britt’s Donuts in Carolina Beach, North Carolina
      7. Chocolate Glazed at Do-Rite Donuts and Coffee in Chicago, Illinois
      8. Creme Brulee at Doughnut Planet in New York, New York
      9. Portland Cream at Voodoo Donut in Portland, Oregon
      10. Plain Glazed at Dat Donut in Chicago, Illinois
      Run the Most Fun Races (according to Greatlist)–I’m going to need it after all that food
      1. Hot Chocolate 5K in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      2. A Christmas Story Run in Cleveland, Ohio
      3. runDisney 5K
      4. runDisney 10K
      5. Electric Run
      See the Best Christmas Displays (according to Fodors)
      1. Christmas Town, USA in McAdenville, North Carolina
      2. Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville, Pennsylvania
      3. Ogden’s Christmas Village in Ogden, Utah
      4. Nevada City Victorian Christmas in Nevada City, California
      5. Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson, Missouri
      6. Historic Georgetown Christmas in Washington, DC
      7. Historic Zoar Village in Zoar, Ohio
      8. Wisconsin’s Elkhart Lake Christmas in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
      9. Genessee Country Village in Mumford, New York
      10. Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia
      Experience the Best of Baltimore (according to Baltimore Magazine)

      1. Best Baked Goods at Artifact 
      2. Best Fries at The Local Fry
      3. Best Pasta at Aggio
      4. Best Sushi at Azumi
      5. Best Boozy Brunch at Hersh’s
      6. Best Swanky Bar at B&O American Brasserie
      7. Best Vintage at Milk & Ice Vintage
      8. Best Bar Makeover at Jokers ‘N Thieves
      9. Best Karaoke at Max’s Taphouse
      10. Best Outdoor Film Series at Reel B.A.D. Film Nights
      Complete the Best Crafts on Pinterest
      1. Make this Christmas Tree quilt
      2. Knit this scarf
      3. Crochet this hat
      4. Make this Butterfly quilt
      5. Knit this hat
      Have the Best Blog Possible
      1. Have 500 followers on Bloglovin’
      2. Have 500 followers on Twitter
      3. Host a successful giveaway
      4. Have 2,000 posts
      5. Have a post with over 100 views

      Enjoy the Best in Live Entertainment

      1. See a live taping of The Tonight Show
      2. See Fun Home on Broadway
      3. See She Loves Me on Broadway
      4. See Disaster starring Adam Pascal
      5. See Misty Copeland dance
      And finally…visit Charleston!
      to travel and beyond
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      16 thoughts on “101 in 1001–I’m Comin’ for Ya!

      1. I love the way you categorized your list! I seriously need to add all of those coffee and donut shops to mine! So nice to "meet" you and I can't wait to follow along with your progress! πŸ™‚

      2. I love that pretty much your whole list revolves around travel! I live in Houston, and I haven't been to the zoo in years, so I added it to my list too! And I wish that I had added the runDisney 5K to my list too! It would be so much fun to run a 5K at the happiest place on earth!

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