Friday Five:Tourist Edition

From reverendmother as posted at RevGalBlogPals:

I am downtown on retreat this week. Most of the retreatants are from
out of town, so I get to experience this place through the eyes of
visitors. So in the spirit of tourism:

1. What is one place you
make sure to take out-of-town guests when they visit? (you can be vague
to preserve your anonymity if you like)

City By the Sea Headlight, a gorgeous lighthouse in a neighboring town. We also have some favorite local restaurants that we try to fit in to a visit.

2. When visiting another city or town, do you try to cram as much in as possible, or take it slow and easy?

I like to see as much as I possibly can, but I have learned that isn’t best when traveling with the family, so I’ve adjusted my expectations in recent years. Pure Luck likes to do a lot of walking around and getting to the top of things, so we allow for differences of touring style.

When traveling, where are we most likely to find you: strolling through
a museum, checking out the local shopping, or _________________?

I love museums and churches and stately homes.

4. Do you like organized tours and/or carefully planned itineraries, or would you rather strike out and just see what happens?

Somewhere in between. On our trip last summer we all sat down together, pooled our ideas, then determined what was actually feasible. It worked pretty well.

5. After an extended trip, what do you find yourself craving most about home?

In terms of creature comforts, my bed, no contest. But I must admit to being neurotically concerned about the pets, especially the dogs, and always tremendously relieved to be reunited with them.

5 thoughts on “Friday Five:Tourist Edition”

  1. #2 made me laugh out loud as I envisioned you begging Pure Luck to climb down from Big Ben so you could go check out Westminster Abbey.
    Or pick two spots from another locale…
    And I want to come and eat and look at the lighthouse.

  2. I am with you about worrying about the dogs. When we were on our cruise, the people at our table seemed to be the most concerned about the animals at home than anything else!

  3. 1. Well, since I live in Boston, I’ll have to stick with what I know. I always try to take people on a Duck Tour. I love those things! And I love all the fun facts each driver knows. And of course a meal up at the Top of the Hub too.
    2. We tend to do a good job doing a little bit of both. We are usually well planned so that we get to do a little bit of everything but plan in some good R & R time too.
    3. Oh this one’s easy. I WANT THE FOOD! I’m usually obsessed with trying to find out where my next good meal is going to be. I love to window shop too.
    4. This would be my hubby’s forte, much to my advantage. He plans the entire itinerary. I just have to show up!
    5. I’m with you on this one. I miss my bed, my sheets, my couch, my shower, and most of all, my furkids!

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