|"Legendary Pabst Beer Factory"|
As I often do, I started in the middle. Today I will "List the Places [I'd] Like to Visit". It was the accompanying illustration that really made my choice for me.
- Maine--to visit my friend Mary, who lives in Eastport (which sounds like the most quaint and wonderful place to visit)
- New York, through to Canada--to visit my friend The Onion, to see the sights, and to finally go to Canada, of course!
- Miami, Florida--again! My spiritual home, vacation version
- Elkhart, Texas--for the only reason I'd go there, to see SCH (someone who is, by now, an 'old friend' and who is sadly locked into the South)
- Seattle--because it is, in part, where my heart has lived for years. I want to at least see what it's like.
- Ireland & Spain--justification for the degree (and simple interest)
- Northern California--to see if, after all, it is really a saner version of the beautiful southern part (and to meet someone who lives on that upper coast)
- Chicago--to do all the stuff I never did as a "native" - and to visit all that I left behind
- Norway--the old country
- Mission, Texas--to pay my respects at a gravesite in The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery.
When I was through writing my list, I realized that it's mostly about the people, and not too much about the places. That's maybe not how it is for some people. I also don't have a strong desire to see specific things (e.g. the brewery in the next city over to the right) but more general areas.
What are the places you'd like to visit?
[the title quotation is by Bill Hicks - and I hope that it's the way that the one in Mission felt]