Ground Control to Major Tom


One of the recent suggested topics was “Would you rather have one free trip to space or free international travel for life?”

I asked DH which he would prefer knowing full well what he would say before I even asked him. He said that he would take the trip to space. Natch. Further solidifying the running joke in our house about what complete opposites we are.

For me, absolutely I choose free international travel for life. Why would I choose one trip locked up in a cylindrical hell when I could take delight in international travel for life. For LIFE. Not one trip, but for life! Oh yeah.  I’m taking that one.

Where would I go? Hmmm. Let me think. Let’s start ticking off the life list.

View of Matterhorn and Dent d'Hérens from Tête...

Matterhorn in Switzerland/Image via Wikipedia

Switzerland–First and foremost, my all-time dream trip. And while I’m so close I’ll go to Austria, too.

The Grand Canyon–DH calls it a big ditch, but since the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone was my favorite part of our Yellowstone trip, I know I’ll love it. I want to photograph sunsets and sunrises there. I want to just look and look and look.

Glacier National Park–Riding the Going To The Sun Road definitely has a place on my list.

The American Northeast in the Fall–I’d love to see the blazing colors on the trees.

Italy–My sister has been there many times and from her descriptions, I’d love to go there.

Hawaii–Perfect weather, pork, and the beach. What more could I want?

Germany–I hear the food is awesome.

The Book of Kells, c. 800, showing the lavishl...

The Book of Kells Gospel of John/Image via Wikipedia

Ireland–Just to see the green and The Book of Kells at Trinity College.

England–I’m an English major, so I’d love to tour there and check out the cemeteries, too.

Scotland–Why not?

France–Even though they don’t like Americans, I’d like to see it anyway.

Yellow Knife, Canada–I’ll go there to see the Northern Lights.

Alaska–Just to say I’ve been there.

Turkey–I have lots of former students there, and their food is awesome.

Greece–Since I’ll be next door.

Japan–Again, lots of former students there.

Chile–Patagonia for sure.

Australia–Why not?

Idaho–I’ve always wanted to go there.

Other states: West Virginia, South Carolina, and all the others I haven’t been to.

International travel for life. Wow. It’s hard to imagine, really, but it’s definitely my choice.

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