Over at RevGalBlogPals, Songbird writes: 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:
Alaska, particularly Seward and the Kenai Fjords National Park. Two years after our trip, Northwest Glacier is still the wallpaper on my laptop.
2) Unfavorite Destination -- someplace you wish you had never been (and why):
Hmmm... I wouldn't go so far as wishing I'd never been, but I'm not a big fan of Branson. First off, it's a huge tourist trap, and second, reading a study of it in sociology class didn't help.
3) Fantasy Destination -- someplace to visit if cost and/or time did not matter:
Oh, this is too easy. Back to Alaska! This time, we'd skip Fairbanks (nothing personal, Fairbanks... you're just the most boring town in your state) and go inside the Arctic Circle instead. We'd also take a pretty significant side trip to Churchill, Manitoba to do a Tundra Buggy tour.... Oh, and back to Denali National Park, of course. And Talkeetna, where we never did actually see Denali (a.k.a. Mt. McKinley) because it was covered in clouds, and our flight around the peaks got canceled due to the low visibility.
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:
Hogwarts. 'Nuff said.
5) Funny Destination -- the funniest place name you've ever visited or want to visit:
Well, this Arkansas native has been to both Booger Hollow (pronounced Booger Holler) and Toad Suck (inspiration for the Toad Suck Daze festival). I'd also like to visit Chicken, Alaska. The story is that they wanted to name it after the state bird, the willow ptarmigan, but they couldn't agree on how to spell ptarmigan. So, Chicken it is.