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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

If you could go anywhere. . .

Clairbell's mother makes her an offer she can't refuse.

"She wants to go on a trip with just me. Somewhere, anywhere. Without the boys, she says. Anywhere, for an undetermined amount of time, and doing anything as long as it’s not 'too rugged.' Not too hot, less than 100 miles."

So, if you had passports, several weeks, and a blank check to ANYwhere and back with your favorite close relative, where would pick, and why, specifically?

My wife and I play this game, but we've never even gotten passports. (Feel free to laugh and point at the pathetic hicks. We don't mind; we're used to it.)

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At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 11:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Zealand. Stunning scenery, low population density, and some of the coolest damn birds on the planet. Almost every plant and animal would be unfamiliar; it would be AWESOME. Little blue penguins! LITTLE! BLUE! PENGUINS!

Also, lots of diving and surfing, which would make the spouse happy, though I'd rather stay on the beach with binoculars.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 1:55:00 PM, Blogger CrankyProf said...

Back to Scotland. Specifically Oban, Mull and Iona.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 3:18:00 PM, Blogger wordwitch said...

A toss up - either England (to visit my Aunt and Uncle, and hang out in London and Newcastle) or to Austrailia (never been...)....But if I didn't HAVE to use my passport, then it'd be back to Arizona and my desert!!

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 3:20:00 PM, Blogger wordwitch said... AUSTRALIA....sigh.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:12:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

A cabin in the hill country with a pond or creek nearby and a huge, comfy bathtub and nice linens. Lots of books, beverages and lots of fantastic food to cook. Hammocks, big porch with swing and rocking chairs. Handheld tennis-racket bug zapper thingie. Yeah, and booze. Did I mention booze?

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:13:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

OH, not within 100 miles? Um, same description, mostly, only a little cabin in Scotland, in the highlands. Good hiking gear. Off-season so fewer tourists would be about. Fall or late Fall.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:29:00 PM, Blogger Ted said...

I always wanted to go to Scotland, rent a bicycle, and cycle from Scotch distillery to Scotch distillery sampling single-malts.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 10:12:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Yeah, it's confusing, but what she meant was: Go anywhere in the world, not to roam more than 100 miles from there during the vacation. So, visit Idaho, don't Kayak the length of the Snake River.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 10:26:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

That's a lot of riding, Tom, among a rough terrain. While we all think of Scotland as a wee bit o' a country, it averages 150 miles wide by over 250 miles long, all of broken land. Straight lines there are impossible.

At Wednesday, September 19, 2007 2:05:00 AM, Blogger Gay_Cynic said...

Vancouver, B.C in the summer or San Francisco in November. Both are beautiful cities with truly screwed up politics and gun laws (can you imagine out-lawing celebrating Halloween?)

Still and all, San Francisco is like someone threw the contents of a jewel-box into a very much wrong with it, that it's easy to miss the gems.

Vancouver, B.C. - well, what can I say? They do have weird laws up there, but its' easy to soak up a week in BC (double your drinking budget if you's pricey up there) - but the city is beautiful, Victoria is a mere ferry ride away, and you're within shouting distance of Whistler for the ski'n'woodsy sorts, dependent on season.

At Thursday, September 20, 2007 1:09:00 AM, Blogger Strings said...

I'd go back to Thailand. In a heartbeat. No questions asked...`

Wonderful people, and some truly breathtaking scenery (once away from the cities. That, and I could then visit mom's final resting place: a nest of spitting cobras (dad has a sense of humor)..

At Sunday, September 30, 2007 9:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would do a combined trip of Ireland and Scotland for the castles, scenery, culture and the whiskey and scotch.



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