I have been meaning to do this again for the past several weeks, and time goes by and I start to feel constricted by a world unshared, by other worlds I don’t observe. For this week, the proper beginning of a magical summer, let’s Share Our Worlds!
What is the most famous landmark or building you have ever seen?
I’m actually having a hard time with this one. Do we mean something natural or made by humans? Something in our home countries? (Because for me, that would be the U.S., thereby leaving out all that other countries have to offer.)
So in the U.S., probably the Statue of Liberty. Cliche and French-made.
Do you like long vacation or lots of mini-vacations?
I think that would depend on where I’m going. If I’m leaving the U.S., I wanna be there for awhile. I wanna experience the weather and a Sunday afternoon beer at a bar yelling at a sports event.
What is your favorite National or State Park?
Probably the Katy trail, which is a bike/horse/walking trail build on the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas rail line. Missouri has a lot of things wrong with it, but the Katy showcases a lot of right in (part of its) history and nature. A lot of it runs along the Missouri River and is quite picturesque. Part of it is the Lewis and Clark heritage trail (the path they took to explore the Louisiana Purchase) and along the path are remnants of the small towns that popped up to support the railroad. I’ve been bicycling along (part of) it many times, and can attest to the culture of cyclists and travelers on the trail – it’s really cool and I highly recommend it.
What is your fantasy vacation?
My dream fantasy vacation would be a month in Andalusia. I would spend a week around Sierra Nevada National Park. I would go climbing and hiking. Then I would spend at least a week in Granada, and I would spend several days at the Alhambra, enough to trace the all the architectural designs I liked. Then another couple of weeks going up and down the coast and popping over to Morocco. Lots of walks, lot of sun, lot of drinking.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
This past week, I finally got the part I need to hitch a trailer for Wee One onto my bike, and I can take us around to places, which we both love.
In the coming week I’m going to drive nine hours (alone with Wee One! This part I’m not looking forward to) to a Res Fair in central Missouri for two weekends. We’re gonna see my parents and some high school friends in between, and that’s gonna be awesome.