June 03, 2016

Question Of The Month




What a crazy two months have just flown by. There hasn't been time to just sit and think, sit and be still or, frankly, just sit.

Today I am calling a personal time out. It is Michael D'Agostino's Question of the Month time. I've locked my bedroom door, turned off my cell's ringer and have turned the Mumford Brothers on Pandora really, really loud.

I am declaring the next 20 minutes "Free Play" time to answer this question. Is it a question that requires deep thinking? Nope. Is it a question who's answer is going to change your world. Not even the slightest bit. It is a question that requires nothing from me nor can I be wrong.

It is even an inquiry whose response can be changed by me three minutes after I have posted it, if I care to. Yup, though I can (almost) guarantee you that it won't change.

For Michael at A Life Examined, I thank you for the respite and the question:



Of all the places in the world that you haven’t yet been to, where would you like to go next?”

Having either lived in or traveled to 37 states and 3 countries, I realize that there is still so much world to see. Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Italy, Costa Rica...even the moon, the list seems endless.

I want to see them all. Not so crazy about landing ON the moon but sailing through outer space and watching a sunrise or sunset over the big blue marble in the sky would turn me on more than cheesecake.

In this moment, though, at this stage of my life, my dream destination would be a nice cabin in the woods, miles and miles and miles away from towns, freeways, cellular reception and (not that there's anything wrong with them) people! Of course, you know that means no television. I will bring a couple of CD's if I need music other than the wind in the trees, the flowing of the river and an occasional call of a hawk or an eagle.

Maybe a nice single story house with a view of the pine trees, a river, the ridges across the river. Montana would be good, even Kentucky or those little tiny hills they call mountains in West Virginia.

When I said 'no people' I did not include my handsome husband. It would be wonderful, if after 3 days or so, he would come join me. I would probably need more wine by then and a little wedge of cheesecake!


26 comments:

  1. bermuda, aruba, austria, germany for me.

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  2. europe ,moon and if it is possible all planets of our galaxy,

    your discription of your desire place inthriled my heart dear what a perfect i deal place i will add just the cabin should be on the top of the hill ,my summer vacations have started and i am enjoying time with kids and hubby but still that is so attractive to just think about atleast one day like you mentioned above ,best of luck for your beautiful dreams and desires dear have lovely time all the time



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    1. enjoy those kids. they grow up so fast!

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  3. Portugal ... Spain .... San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for me.

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    1. Portugal and Spain sound awesome. Count me in.

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  4. I'm sure there must be a retreat centre somewhere that would meet your requirements! I hope it comes true for you.

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    1. Still waiting and still scrambling! This is not what I signed up for when I retired!

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  5. That sounds very lovely and serene. I value solitude as well.

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    1. Solitude and Silence. What gifts!!!

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  6. hope you are doing great dear take good care and have lovely days ahead

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    1. Thank you. Still running but doing well.

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  7. That sounds like a wonderful place to me too!

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    1. I let you know when it is vacant!

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  8. New Zealand has been mentioned a few times for this blog hop. I think it's second to Australia. It's fine to treat the answers for this question as a poll for popular places to visit. :)

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    1. New Zealand has a big draw. Is it the mystic in people that make them want to visit?

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  9. Many years ago, a friend of mine who was foretelling futures for the fun of it predicted among other things that I would be the only one among our circles of friends who would go into space. So far this has not come true though most of his other predictions about me uncannily came to fruition. I may go into space yet.

    A cabin in West Virginia sounds nice. Both my parents came from that state although their upbringings were far from living in cabins. I lived in a cabin in the mountains in Tennessee for a few months. It was a mile from the Great Smoky National Park and I would hike into the park frequently. Those were some absolutely idyllic and wonderful months. I wouldn't mind living in a place like that again though I don't think my wife would be too thrilled about it.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. My dad's father is from Tennessee. I would love to visit.

      I am very envious of your months in your cabin.

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  10. Wow. I like your dream. It would be so wonderful for a while.

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  11. Such a nice, peaceful dream and certainly within grasp. I couldn't stand the solitude for long, though (although I also have a handsome husband. ☺ ) Like you, I've travelled extensively and always enjoyed it. Still lots to see, but we're not getting any younger or richer.

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    1. if I win the lottery, I'll call you....but that means I have to play it.....well, maybe a long lost uncle will send us some bucks or just tickets to somewhere!

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  12. Well that certainly sounds like a nice play to stay. I still want to go to New Zealand, but I also think it would be cool to visit one of the Scandinavian countries when the Northern Lights are putting on a show while staying at one of their ice hotels or yurts. I also wouldn't mind visiting during the summer when the sun stays out almost all day long.

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    1. Northern lights, yes! How could I have forgotten?

      I absolutely couldn't stay in a place where the sun lasts almost all day. I have to have complete darkness to sleep. Even the glow of a clock will keep me awake.

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