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Day 201: Photo Blog #20

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

You may remember a while back I said some of the questions on the photo-blog list were a little redundant. Such is the case with today's:

"A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel."

I wrote in a previous blog that going to Easter Island is on my bucket list (which it is), but to my mind, that's more than someplace I'd 'love to see' - it's in a different category altogether.

I've thought about places like Japan, Italy, Australia... Paris. Santorini. Cairo and Alexandria and - well, you see how that is. The choices would be never-ending.

I live in Europe, but haven't been to The Continent at all. There are so many places I'd like to see 'for real.' How about the field where the Battle of Agincourt took place? The Alhambra, where Katharine of Aragon lived as a child. Pompeii! Now that would rank high on my list.

I'd love to be in Scandinavia for one of the Midsummer's Eve festivals; I first read of those when I was a kid. I'd like to tour Holland when the tulips are in bloom - another thing I read about years ago. If I could brave the cold, how about the 'city' they build from ice every year in Russia?

If someone came to me tomorrow and said 'You've won a lottery. It's not a cash prize, but you can travel to anyplace in the world you'd like to visit, all expenses paid,' I'd have to think long and hard. And to tell you the truth, the place I believe I'd pick is in America. Sort of.

I think I'd pick Hawaii. I want to see the Bernice Bishop Museum, and Diamond Head, and the Arizona Memorial. I want to go to Molokai; I'm sure there would be a site in honor of Father - well, Saint, now - Damien. I'd like to hunt for a bit of 'Pele's hair,' and tour Iolani Palace, and walk on a black sand beach.

Wonder if I could learn how to make a lei? Or do a (modified!) hula? Or maybe just take a crash-course in speaking Hawaiian. Do you suppose you can go to the Mauna Kea observatory? Talk about star-gazing!

Yes, that's where I'd love to travel: Hawaii.

Now, the next trick was choosing one picture to represent all this:

You'll have to fill in the rest with your imagination.

Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

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  • PROT358
    I'd choose Santorini over Hawaii any day, but both sound amazing! By the way, I love your page's new background!
    3514 days ago
    The Bishop Museum is emoticon

    I'd like to go back & see it again -- you always miss so much the first time through. But I'd time my visit so I could be there for the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival (http://www.slackkeyfestival.com/) Days and days of nothing but slack key! Wow.

    But when you get there, don't bother going to the Hawaiian Cultural Center.
    3515 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    Hawaii is Paradise, I hope you win the lottery and go! emoticon
    3516 days ago
    I saw the Pompeji exhibition when it was on tour - I saw it at Louisiana COpenhagen because it never came to sweden so Denmark was the closest. It was impressive but I have never thought of going to the actual place.
    3516 days ago
    Ive been to Hawaii 3 times and it is a gentle place--the people are lovely!!!The food is wonderful--the beaches are fantastic-The 9 hr plane ride from Toronto is the pits! Our daughter used to live there. Anyway---wonderful interesting blog--Thanks Kasey---Lynda from the North! emoticon
    3516 days ago
    Greece, italy, all the places Jesus walked(safely), French countryside, the Louvre, Denmark, HOlland when all the tulips are in bloom, Australia---all of it, New Zealand, Canada, Grand Canyon, Pacific Ocean, Disney Land, Legoland, New England, Branson, Atlanta Georgia(Have this thing for Gone with the Wind), and the countrysides of England and Ireland----HMMMM---I do need to hit the lottery---LOL
    3516 days ago
    Awesome blog as usual.....
    Can't say, Personally...America does anything for me....
    Would love to see Holland and also Scotland.....
    3516 days ago
    Got a great Pompeii story for you. I've actually been there... with a couple of other Americans, both guys, who were also in Italy on a temporary assignment, like me. We got to the ruins and started walking about in the March heat (yes, March, sunshine, heat), looking over the arena to the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius...

    And my chattering totally lost their attention... because... there, amid the ruins... was a high-fashion photo shoot in progress with these incredible models. Guys jaws dragging and tongues drooling. Did the rest of my sight-seeing solo.

    Spark on. Hope you make it to Hawaii... would love to go there, too! emoticon
    3517 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3517 days ago
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