Wednesday, March 06, 2019

50 New Things Before 50


I set a goal of trying to do 50 new things before I turned 50 and it meant that I got to accomplish many of the things on my bucket list. I even made it to 55 things!

“You don’t stop doing things because you get old. You get old because you stop doing things.” - Rosalind Pilcher
  1. Rang in the New Year in Times Square
  2. Spent the night glamping on Governors Island
  3. Jumped into icy cold water during the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge
  4. Flew above NYC on a helicopter tour
  5. Risked my life Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua
  6. Finally made it to Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park
  7. Traveled around the world at Epcot
  8. Went to the Westminster Dog Show
  9. Leaped around a trampoline park
  10. Smoked a hookah in NYC
  11. Attended a live taping of a sitcom, Murphy Brown
  12. Navigated a crazy crowd at the July 4th Nathan’s hotdog eating contest
  13. Zoomed around San Antonio on an electric scooter
  14. Saw the Vatican, but didn’t see the Pope. :(
  15. Took a zorb out for a spin in Wildwood, NJ
  16. Prayed at a megachurch at Greater Allen AME Cathedral
  17. Drank many espressos bars in Italy
  18. Visited Rome
  19. Visited Florence
  20. Cuddled with cats at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe
  21. Watched taping of a music video
  22. Following NoHo trends and drank matcha
  23. Devoured cotton candy ice cream
  24. First witness of spontaneous marriage proposal at Cape May Point Lighthouse
  25. Danced at a silent disco in Astor Place
  26. Ate a rainbow bagel
  27. Crunched on fried Reeses in Wildwood
  28. Rode in a monster truck
  29. Took a picture on a giant beach chair
  30. Ate Dragon’s Breath
  31. Danced The Twist outside the Doo Wop Museum
  32. San Gennaro Meatball Eating Contest
  33. Attended the Mile-Long Opera on the High Line
  34. Slept in Queens
  35. Honored Las Vegas history at the Neon Boneyard
  36. Watched a full moon at the Cape May Point Lighthouse
  37. Tasted chocolate whiskey at Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn
  38. Visited San Antonio, Texas
  39. Learned some American History at the Alamo
  40. Toilet Seat Art Museum
  41. Puffy tacos at Ray’s Drive Inn in San Antonio
  42. Drank a tuna (ie. prickly pear) margarita in San Antonio
  43. Political campaigned for Beto in Texas
  44. Used free wifi on a plane
  45. Got pampered a Canyon Ranch Las Vegas
  46. Ate breakfast tacos in Texas
  47. Sipped paloma’s in San Antonio
  48. Went to the Hoover Dam
  49. Danced through the Brooklyn at Flatfoot Flatbush
  50. Adopted a Jackson Heights diet and started eating parathas for breakfast
  51. Checked out classic golf carts and life in Florida retirement communities at The Villages
  52. Visited the House of Speed Museum Mt Dora
  53. Chased another trend and drank CBD/hemp oil infused seltzer at Recess
  54. Ate a SpongeBob ice cream
  55. Getting a senior discount