Friday, May 16, 2008
The Grand Tour: Revgals Friday Five
Songbird at Revgals has posted a really neat Friday Five.
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 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 would go to England again in a flash. And with Lambeth coming up soon, I would love to be a fly on the wall, or one of the hoards that is supporting +Gene Robinson in his exclusion from that purple madness. I have newly found cousins on that side of the pond and would like to visit Wales, the home of my forebearers.
There are things I would like to do again in London—spend more time at the British Museum. And of course a pilgrimage to visit the Madpriest in Newcastle upon Tyne! A pint with another member of the mad clergy could only help.
2) Unfavorite Destination -- someplace you wish you had never been (and why)
I cannot imagine a place where I would not want to go except perhaps Las Vegas. Everywhere I have gone in my life has always had the potential to be something new and wonderful. Now, there are places where I cannot go, such as Machu Pichu where I have always wanted to go, but I am susceptible to altitude sickness. And I could not return to the heat of Tela, Honduras where I found the people wonderful, but the climate too warm to breathe.
3) Fantasy Destination -- someplace to visit if cost and/or time did not matter
I want to go to the Holy Land. I have never seen the land in which my Lord lived and in which my faith began. This is less of a fantasy than a longing. I do hope I will be able to visit there before I die.
I have always longed to visit Japan, especially the national shrine at Ise, but the exchange rate makes it prohibitive. Parts of Africa intrigue me as does Russia and Mongolia but I would like to go on archeological expeditions.
I would also love to go fly fishing in New Zealand or visit the Netherlands during tulip season
. 4) Fictional Destination -- someplace from a book or movie or other art or media form you would love to visit, although it exists only in imagination.
I am not really good with fantasy so fictional destinations are sort of “over my head.” But I would like to go to some different places in another time—Wurtenburg during the early 1500’s perhaps, or a visit with the Hopi before Columbus, or the courts of Spain during the Moorish occupation, or Greece at the time of Socrates.
5) Funny Destination -- the funniest place name you've ever visited or want to visit
I have been to Cut and Shoot, TX, Horseheads, NY, Piscataway, NJ and see no need of returning.