One of our original ring members, jo(e), wrote yesterday about a trip she and her sisters are taking overseas with their parents, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Many other RevGals are headed for the Festival of Homiletics in the coming week (click here for information on a RevGals meetup!!). In honor of these upcoming trips, herewith your Grand Tour Friday Five.
Name five places that fall into the following categories:
1) Favorite Destination -- someplace you've visited once or often and would gladly go again
No matter how many times I have been to the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, I would always go again. As a child, we never got north of Duluth; we've been taking Scout along for the last couple of years, and it's always beautiful, welcoming, relaxing, and the trip is never long enough. I have many "favorite destinations" -- New Mexico and Arizona, Japan and the Black Hills, South Dakota, Pennsylvania and San Francisco (and New York!), but the North Shore is still number one.
2) Unfavorite Destination -- someplace you wish you had never been (and why)
I wish I could think of someplace I wish I had never gone, but I can't. Maybe there are a couple of seedy hotels along the road..... (yep, there were), but there has always been something positive at the destination.
3) Fantasy Destination -- someplace to visit if cost and/or time did not matter
I have many fantasies. I'll name just two: Sweden, where my grandparents grew up. I don't have as many close relatives there as I used to, but I'd like to visit the places my grandparents lived -- and probably find some spots in Norway and Denmark, too. And the other is: Mesa Verde, at the 4 Corners of Colorado. I'd like to go sometime while I can still hike a bit. Since this is not anywhere near a big airport, it seems a fantasy to go, even though it's not such a time consumer as a round-the-world tour.
4) Fictional Destination -- someplace from a book or movie or other art or media form you would love to visit, although it exists only in imagination
I would love to go to Narnia sometime. Through the wardrobe, like Lucy did.
5) Funny Destination -- the funniest place name you've ever visited or want to visit
Hmmm. I can't think of any place that was funny on purpose. There's the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, but I don't think that they think it's funny. I'll be back later if I think of another one.