MY DREAM POST-CHEMO TRIP

Because WTFN? After 7 months of hell, here's a great big wish list of living.
  1. 1.
    DC
    Baseball. 14th Street. Bikeshare. Shaw. Galleries. Reddest red meat. Sparkliest sparkling wine. Monuments at dusk. Chris Grasso jazz.
  2. 2.
    New York
    Bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel. The Strand. Tea and cards in Manhattan with my dear friend. Broadway show. Post show Cheese puffs and steak frites at Cognac. Out to Montauk. Long Island pizza.
  3. 3.
    Nova Scotia
    Halifax. Fisherman's Cove. 5 Fisherman restaurant.
  4. 4.
    Scotland
    Inverness Private Pilates in my dear friend's studio. Castles. Lochs. Edinburgh. Gardens. Museums. Cashmere.
  5. 5.
    London
    West End theater. High tea. Bike the Thames Path. Bangers and mash. Bond Street.
  6. 6.
    Paris
    Montmartre. Sidewalk cafes. Musee D'Orsay. Canal St. Martin. TGV to Champagne. Pan au chocolat. Hermes scarf.
  7. 7.
    Nice
    TGV Paris to Nice. Villefranche sur mer. Glamour night. Côte d'Azur observatory.
  8. 8.
    Switzerland
    Berner Oberland. Shilthorn. Interlaken. Fondue. Raclette. Lucerne. Hiking.
  9. 9.
    Austria
    The Hofburg. Wine tavern. Schönbrunn Palace. Naschmarkt. Music. Music. More music.
  10. 10.
    Croatia
    Dubrovnik. St. Blaise's church. Rector's Palace. Banje Beach. Fuzi and tartufi. Croatian prosciutto.
  11. 11.
    Greece
    Hop a boat and enjoy the islands. Santorini. Mykonos. Rhodes. Patmos.
  12. 12.
    Istanbul
    Turkish breakfast. Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome Square. Topkapi Palace. Mezzes. Grand Bazaar.
  13. 13.
    Israel
    Jerusalem. Mount of Olives. Western Wall. Via Dolorosa.
  14. 14.
    Petra
    Wadi Rum. Dead Sea.
  15. 15.
    Egypt
    Cairo's neighborhoods. The pyramids. Egyptian Museum. Islamic ceramics. Karnak Temple.
  16. 16.
    South Africa
    Cape Town. Stellenbosch. High tea at Lord Nelson Hotel. V&A Waterfront. Dinner in Camps Bay. Boulders Beach. Penguins. Kruger National Park.
  17. 17.
    Victoria Falls
    'Nuff said. Plus a few spa days.
  18. 18.
    India
    Delhi and Agra. Taj Mahal.
  19. 19.
    Thailand
    Bangkok. Jim Thompson's house. The River. Grand Palace. Phuket. Beach time.
  20. 20.
    Bali
    Ubud. COMO Shambhala.
  21. 21.
    Sydney
    Opera. Blue Mountains. Wine country. Bush excursion.
  22. 22.
    Auckland
    Mt. Eden. Parnell Village. Sky Tower. Cruise the harbor. Bay of Islands. Waitangi. Cape Reinga.
  23. 23.
    Buenos Aires
    Plaza Serrano. La Boca. Steak. La Tigre. Recoleta Cemetery. Tango. La Casa Rosada.
  24. 24.
    Rio de Janeiro
    Dois Irmaos. Rodrigo de Frietos Lake. Jardim Botanico. Esacderia Selaron. Santa Teresa. Samba!
  25. 25.
    Maui
    Road to Hana.
  26. 26.
    Alaska
    Denali!
  27. 27.
    Vancouver
    Stanley Park. Granville Island. Shopping! False Creek. Dinner with a view.
  28. 28.
    Portland
    Washington Park. Japanese Garden. Nob Hill. Columbia Gorge. Multnomah Falls. Live jazz. Afternoon tea.
  29. 29.
    Road trip==>
    Here is where it gets loose. We rent an mini SUV and wander to places we'd like to see and see again.
  30. 30.
    San Francisco
    Been here before but, hello? It's San Francisco.
  31. 31.
    Lake Tahoe
    Time to chill. Rent a cabin for a few days?
  32. 32.
    Colorado
    Suggestions ? Not a skier but love the mountains. Denver? Boulder? Colorado Springs?
  33. 33.
    Montana
    Triple Creek Ranch. 'Nuff said
  34. 34.
    South Dakota
    What self-respecting Nationals fan would not stop to visit Mount Rushmore?
  35. 35.
    Kansas City
    Jazz. BBQ. Fountains. Coolest library facade.
  36. 36.
    Austin
    Can't miss an opportunity to get weird in Austin. 2nd Street District. Hyde Park. The Hole in the Wall. Boardwalk Trail
  37. 37.
    New Orleans
    How have I never been? Beignets. Cafe. Jazz. Food, glorious food!
  38. 38.
    Atlanta
    Lots of family here. Time for a breather.
  39. 39.
    Smokey Mountains
    Time to ditch the SUV and hop on the Harley for the last leg home.
  40. 40.
    West Virginia
    Almost heaven.
  41. 41.
    Home.