Here is a short list of things to do in the Hudson Valley that I haven't done yet, but would like to do in 2012.
Monday night buffet at Garden Cafe in Woodstock. You need to make a reservation for this sought-after weekly vegan event. I'm not a vegetarian, but if I could eat here every day, I could be. (DONE January 2012)
Dine at Peek-a-moose Restaurant on Route 28 in Big Indian. I have passed by it many times over the years, and it has always intrigued me.
Walkway over the Hudson--I'm embarrased to say that I still haven't done this. I'm putting this on the HVGS to-do list for the Spring. (DONE March 2012)
Check out Chalet Fondue in Windham before the end of winter. It looks like a very cozy spot for German specialties. I only see one fondue dish on their menu though.
Go to a TMI Project at Rosendale. I love the idea of personal monologues detailing embarrasing situations. If I don't have the courage to be on stage, I can at least support these amazing women by buying a ticket to their show.
One of my resolutions is to lose weight this year. Another one is to eat more cupcakes. I definitely want to try one of JJ's Rockin Cupcakes, a new cupcake bar in Kingston. I'd also like to visit Moxie Cupcakes in New Paltz too. (Done--Went to Moxies February 2012)
Eat a cheap breakfast special at the revamped Village Diner in Saugerties.
Visit the Zen Monastery in Mt. Tremper. Well, this requires a bit of planning and focus, but it has been on my wish-list for 2 years now. I hope 2012 is the year! (DONE November 28, 2012)
Be a food judge at a local fair. I'm still badgering a few contacts about this. (DONE--I was a cupcake judge at the Gardiner Cupcake Festival in May 2012)
Take a yoga class or an African dance class at Lalita Healing Collective in Chichester.(DONE 4/22/2012)
Go to the Good Stuff Cafe in West Shokan on one of their Thursday night BBQ nights during the summer if they are having them. (I believe this place closed so no longer possible to check it out).
Visit more bakeries.
Go to The Castle Fun Center in Chester. (DONE March 2012)
Become a volunteer Weather Spotter through my local Skywarn program. DONE April 17th (Check out my essay Snow Day in the digital edition of Green Door magazine Winter 2012 to read more about my weather obsession)
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What is on your wish-list?