Recently I asked you to tell me about your dream vacation. I told you that my dream vacation involves a trip to England and walking out of my visit to the Crown Jewels with a tiara hidden in my messy pink and blue streaked hair.
"Ignore the woman with the tiara in her messy pink and blue streaked hair" will be the subliminal message I send out psychotically or psychedelically or something -- I can't remember the word I want. You know, when you send out a subliminal message to people about tiaras.
I think I've also asked you before about the best vacation you've ever taken, but now I want to know the following:
What's the most interesting thing you've seen while traveling?
This question is a bit of a toughie for me because I've seen a lot of cool museums and famous homes. Before White House visits became more restricted because of terrorism, we went to the White House shortly before Christmas. George H. W. Bush was president. The tree was decorated in a Nutcracker theme and no, I do not mean your balls, I mean the ballet, and at every turn we encountered a different group playing instruments or singing.
That night was lovely. The snow was falling. Not many people were out and about so the line was short and it moved quickly. Ah, what a delight that was.
But I can't say we were really traveling then because we lived a mere 16 miles from the White House.
I'll answer with something we saw while on a trip to Vermont and Quebec. Dr. X had business in the Stowe area and in Montreal. The kiddles and I went along for the ride. We toured Ben and Jerry's and marveled at the beauty of the Vermont mountains. Initially we checked into a hotel with an ant trail going through the bathroom -- yes they were walking across the floor two by two by two as if they were headed for the ark, hoping desperately they could all get in -- so we moved to the Trapp Family Lodge. That was a joy, and I felt a great desire to make the curtains in our room into play clothes for all of us, but Dr. X and the kiddles held me down and wouldn't let me do it because I can't sew.
Anystowe, as we drove toward Quebec, not long before we would cross the border into Canada, we saw a sign that said "Lipizzan Stallions: Visit Us." We pulled over and there were all these incredibly gorgeous Lipizzan stallions that travel to put on shows. Some people call them dancing horses because they can perform such amazing moves.
They were tethered under a very large tent, taking a rest from their journey.
It was an ahhhhhhhhhh moment. I choose the stallions as the most interesting "thing" I've seen while traveling because it was unexpected and thrilling. What a marvelous surprise to just be driving along and find them.
Now, how about you? What's the most interesting thing you've seen while traveling?
I eagerly await your fascinating responses.
Infinities of love,
|Our view of the mountains from the von Trapp family lodge.|