Songbird offers up an awesome 5 this week, partly awesome because of the map image (of my hometown, because of a huge gathering, the Festival of Homiletics coming to town next week), and partly because of the topic – TRAVEL. Brilliant. So, let’s get started. She says:
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
Ireland. Over and over and over, I just can’t get enough. Its the kind of place you need to see slowly, take in all the smells, the people, the Guinness. When you drive, you should take the coast route, but then drive inward too, away from the coast. Ah…. time to go again.
2) Unfavorite Destination — someplace you wish you had never been (and why)
I don’t know, I mostly have fun anywhere I go. But if I had to name a place, I think it would be (gasp, I know) Vegas. Yes, I said it, Las Vegas. It is the most shiney and most depressing place I have been all at once. The one thing I remember the most was when I walked through the turnstyle into the lobby (in old Las Vegas, The Golden Nugget) was it was like 30 old ladies had just exhaled their Virginia Slim cigarette right into the doorway. It was too smokey even for me, a smoker at the time. The whole place smelled like sadness to me.
3) Fantasy Destination — someplace to visit if cost and/or time did not matter
I would spend 4-6 months, in and around San Miguel de Allende and all around Mexico. I would visit the home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and learn Spanish fluently. I was shop for and buy art all day and eat with lovely people at night. I would head out to the coast, and spend some quality time on a beach and catch up on some overdue reading.
Fictional Destination — someplace from a book or movie or other art or
media form you would love to visit, although it exists only in
5) Funny Destination — the funniest place name you’ve ever visited or want to visit
I can’t think of one place. Maybe its because I am doing this before 7 am, could be the lack of coffee. I look forward to reading all the other revgals answers on this one.
So that’s it. Hey RevGals – If you are coming to Minneapolis, and would like some suggestions of places to go that are AWESOME and places you won’t find in any guidebook or suggested places to go – please drop me a line. I would love to offer some of my favorite spots. Please leave me a comment or email me.