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101 in 1001
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Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 5:31 p.m.

The 101 update and an addendum

I haven't been publicizing my progress on my 101 in 1001, though I have updated the list as I've accomplished things. (Yet, at 8 in 218, I'm not quite that far along.) Others have documented many of their individual accomplishments, but I've been lazy. And some of them haven't warranted explanation. I mean, who really cares if I've read the fourth book on my way to 33? (And boy, am I behind on that one.)

So while I still have 93 in 783 to go -- I'll definitely have it under 90 by the end of the year, but I hope it's better than that -- it occurred to me that there are some things I want to accomplish this summer that weren't on the list. I omitted them from that exercise because I hadn't thought of them yet, or they're all travel-related or outdoor/summer activities, and I already had plenty of those.

Here we go, in no particular order, to be accomplished before all the leaves have fallen from the trees. For that purpose, I pick Sunday, October 30 of this year. I guess that makes it a 5 in 137 for '05.

� Get on Route 46 where it starts (ends?) at the George Washington Bridge and take it west through New Jersey to the Delaware River. I've heard that it's beautiful and scenic once you get out past the cities and suburbs, so it'll be a great summer day trip.

� Climb the just-reopened tower at High Point State Park. I think this will be an autumn activity, for the changing leaves and the clear air that should provide far-reaching views.

� Take a long weekend trip to Maine. Early Friday morning to Sunday afternoon should be enough of an appearance in the state to hold me over this year.

� Visit Yankee Stadium's Monument Park and photograph the old ballpark. I feel the need to have my own preserved memories of the historic arena, much as I did with Tiger Stadium, before it's replaced.

� Walk across the George Washington Bridge. Every time I drive by it on my way to work, I notice walkers or cyclists coming off the walkway. I think it'd be a great way to see up close a span I've been crossing on occassion for 20 years.

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