Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Five: Grand Tour

Songbird from over at Revgalblogpals offers this Friday Five (with a complementary map of Minneapolis included!)
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.

17 comments:

Mrs. M said...

I HAVE BEEN TO THE CORN PALACE!!! What are the odds?! When I was a little kid, I went cross-country with my grandparents in their motorhome.

I'd totally forgotten about that...

Diane said...

What are the odds, mrs. m? I mean I JUST published!

Songbird said...

If you get through that wardrobe, let me know!

DogBlogger said...

Nice play!

The Swandive said...

Nothing like the north shore. Nothing. Great play.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oooh the black hills... hubhc has a business trip there soon, but alas i have that weekly preachin' gig i need to be home for. bummer!

RevDrKate said...

I really think we need to organize some RevGal Tours....can't you just see it...RevGals does the Corn Palace, well maybe the North Shore or the Black Hills would be better....giggle....see you in MPLS!

Barbara B. said...

Yes, the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota is grrrreat!

LawAndGospel said...

Through the wardrobe would be thrilling! nice play!

LutheranChik said...

Oh! Bad motels! I forgot all about those when writing about a least favorite destination. There is a Famous Franchise Motel very near Bishop Airport in Flint, MI, that gets my vote for Ultimate Motel Rathole, U.S. Edition...when I got back from vacation I wrote a scathing online review that I hope remains in cyberspace for all to see into eternity.

Jiff said...

Bad motels....yikes. I've blotted those from memory.
The North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota sounds awesome!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Never been to the North Shore. Never even seen Lake Superior. It's a serious gap in my travel.

Narnia would be good.

I'd like to go to Sweden someday too. My grandparents were also born there, although they grew up in Saskatchewan.

RevAnne said...

Yep, Narnia. Me too. Great play!

Counselor in Process said...

Bad motels. We stayed at a lot of those when I was a kid on our vacations, but I thought they were GREAT! With swimming pools. Maybe thats how motels were then? Good play.

Lindy said...

See you in Narnia! With our dogs.

I've always wanted to go to Minneapolis. It's the town where Mary Richards lived when she worked at WJM, you know. I've heard it's beautiful. In all my traveling days I never got there.

Crimson Rambler said...

the whole north shore of Superior is wonderful...I'm very fond of Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park (in Ontario, north of the Soo).

Thelast time I was there -- August '06...blazing sunny day, strong onshore breeze, no bugs, waves crashing in from the west...the parking lot was full of cars, and not a soul on the beach but me. The rest were all in the darkened theatre in the Visitors' Centre, watching a video of waves. (I'm not making this up!)

Wyldth1ng said...

Interesting destination.
I really only have two experiences in Minnesota; the airport at the twin cities and driving on I-90. I usually just trash talk Minnesota, since I am a green bay fan.