Sunday, February 5, 2017

5 places

Feb. 5
List five places you want to visit

1. Italy
 I want to taste real Italian food made in Italy and not "Italian" food made at The Olive Garden chain of restaurants. I'd like to try the cheese and wine and bread. I want to see Rome and the Colosseum and the Spanish Steps. I want to see tiny villages with cobblestone streets. I've seen an episode of the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond where the entire family went to Italy and the scenery they showed was beautiful, stunning. I googled it and found out it was the town of Anguillara. It's a small fishing village on lake Bracciano, a 45 minute drive NW of Rome. I want to go there. Maybe the Island of I've seen of that are stunning also.

2. Ireland
I'd like to see the green rolling hills, the craggy shoreline, fieldstone walls and lambs in the countryside. I want to eat in small Irish pubs and maybe drink a pint (but not Guinness) and listen to the fiddle music.  I'd like to slowly make my way through the churches with the stained glass windows.

3. Maine
Another coastal rocky shoreline with pine trees and cabins hidden in the woods. I want to visit Portland, Bar Harbor and Camden..the towns that have the best pictures of trees in the fall. And Acadia National Park, spectacular sunsets, Lighthouses, Lobster and fresh crab cakes.

4. The Pacific Northwest
  I want to see the rainy, foggy, misty green forests,  I want to make my way north to Canada to see Birdie somewhere near Vancouver, I want to see Haystack Rock and that bridge in Oregon called Multnomah Falls.  

5. The Holy Land
 I want to walk where Jesus walked. The sea of Galilee, the town of Bethlehem the river Jordan. It's better in my mind because in reality there are military people everywhere and they've reduced most of the holy sights to tourist traps. And it's crowded.  Our Pastor went 2 years ago and showed us pictures and told us what it was like. My question to our Pastor was how did it smell. I imagined it was a pungent odor with all of the heat and crush of people wedged into tiny spaces. He said Yes sometimes the smell of humanity was a bit much. His favorite spot was the sea of Galilee. I'd like to sit there for a bit and soak it all in.

Maybe someday...
As always Thanks for reading,
Love, Lolly


  1. I will enjoy watching you check off each one! Mine is Paris...I've been once but it was with an addict. I want to experience it fully, without resentment and fear.

    Have a great day.

  2. Most definitely come to see me! I'm on Vancouver Island.