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!
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.