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.