Friday Five

Friday Five: Grand Tour

As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:

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

I love New York City. My dad took me on three trips there (at 11, 15 and when I graduated from college),  and I had the chance to take my daughter at about the same age a couple of years ago. I hope there will be many more.

2) Unfavorite Destination — someplace you wish you had never been (and why)

I would have to go with the Whale Watching Cruise we took in the summer of 2001, part of the first trip Pure Luck and I ever took with my children. Although we were staying in a lovely cottage in a charming seaside town, the kids were awful. And to add insult to injury, on this great cruise we thought would thrill them, there was seasickness. And it was mine. I'll say no more.

3) Fantasy Destination — someplace to visit if cost and/or time did not matter

The Princess and I share a desire to visit Japan. When I was a little girl, we had three different au pair girls from Japan, all from families my grandmother met as a missionary. The language and culture fascinate The Princess. I hope we'll be able to live this dream someday!

Fictional Destination — someplace from a book or movie or other art or
media form you would love to visit, although it exists only in

Middle-earth, naturally! That would be appealing to the whole family, I do believe, though we might have different choices for the most important place to visit within that world. I would be headed straight to the Shire.

5) Funny Destination — the funniest place name you've ever visited or want to visit

It's not much of a place to stop, but I would have to go with Disputanta, named by a well-read couple who mapped an area using names from Ivanhoe, but could not agree on this one. It's fun just to say it, and it's even more fun to remember it coming out of my daddy's mouth, elaborated by his drawl.

You don't have to be a RevGal to play! I hope anyone who is interested will join in today.

23 thoughts on “Friday Five: Grand Tour”

  1. When you’re ready to visit NYC send me an e-mail. We’ll have coffee. I’m reading Take This Bread right now (on the subway to and from work.) I’ve never heard of of Disputanta, but it’s a great name and it sounds like my office should be named this some times.

  2. Did you see any whales, though?
    It all sounds good…perhaps one day we might do the MMA together? (a girl has to dream…)

  3. Oh, let’s have a blogger meet-up in NYC sometime. It’s my favorite place! One of them at least.

  4. Oh New York! Agreed, a fantastic place. Thanks for the awesome F5, it was fun to dream a bit.

  5. I love NYC too, and if you go to Japan, I want to go in your suitcase (it has been many years). Thanks for a great Friday Five.

  6. new york city… get a rope. all i can think of is that old salsa commercial (hee hee)

  7. What a fun F5! NYC…I was there for a day and half on my junior trip and would love to go again. Too bad about the whale trip. Seasick…ugh!

  8. Excellent authorship of the F5, Songbird! It was so much fun to play, and great fun to read yours!

  9. Middle Earth sounds kind of scary!
    I’m in favor of your going and then, telling us about it :).

  10. I am so excited to be going to NYC this fall! (BTW, I need a deli recommendation — read my blog.)
    And I am so with you regarding Middle Earth. I may not be Elven material, but I’d love to hang out in Lothlorien for awhile.

  11. If you get to NYC, I will meet you there. I am about 4 hrs away. I like to go there to EAT–dadgumit!

  12. Windsor, Waverly, Wakefield, Ivor, Disputanta!
    I can hear your father’s voice right now. (Lump in throat.)

  13. I’ve always wanted to see NYC. Maybe someday. Hey, how about a RevGal Big Event in the Big Apple????

  14. Yay for Middle Earth–me, too
    And NYC–I’m going this summer, just for a day, while I’m taking classes at Drew.
    Didn’t know you were from Williamsburg area…I went to college there, grew up in Virginia Beach.

  15. I love to visit NYC but couldn’t live there – too crowded, too expensive. I would love to visit Middle Earth, but only if I get to meet Viggo Mortensen. Thanks for helping us dream today.

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