Saturday August 9, 2003

Where did you go? Out.

What did you do? Nothing.

The Friday 5 for this week concerns travel:

  1. What's the last place you traveled to, outside your own home state/country?
  2. What's the most bizarre/unusual thing that's ever happened to you while traveling?
  3. If you could take off to anywhere, money and time being no object, where would you go?
  4. Do you prefer traveling by plane, train or car?
  5. What's the next place on your list to visit?

  1. What's the last place you traveled to, outside your own home state/country?
    Outside my home state, I guess the last place I traveled would be Pennsylvania, some years ago when I visited my parents. Outside my home country, we visited Ireland, Wales, and England in 1987.

  2. What's the most bizarre/unusual thing that's ever happened to you while traveling?
    When we moved from Maryland to California, we moved ourselves, driving across the country in a 25' rental truck with a VW bus attached to the back. We convoyed with a friend (19' truck and 2-door sedan on the back) who was going to Denver, CO. On the trip, our trailer hitch kept collapsing; the bearings in the VW's wheels seized when we were still in Maryland; our convoy buddy took us all on an "off road" expedition down a small Pennsylvania farm road; the emergency brake on the truck gave out somewhere in Nebraska; and the Highway Dept was doing road work on I80 through Utah, so the road through Salt Lake City was basically "paved" with golfball- to baseball-sized rocks.

  3. If you could take off to anywhere, money and time being no object, where would you go?
    I wouldn't go anywhere. Money and time being no object, I'd take off from work and stay home!

  4. Do you prefer traveling by plane, train or car?
    By car first, by train second. I loathe and detest air travel. I hated it well before Sept. 11. I would put train travel ahead of car travel simply because I don't have to drive, but train travel in the US is notoriously slow, late. and probably doesn't run where you want to go (or if so, infrequently). Worse, AmTrak doesn't care about any of these problems and the US Government doesn't care about AmTrak. Sigh. Train travel in Europe and the UK was wonderful.

  5. What's the next place on your list to visit?
    Trinidad, CA in Sept. 2003 for the Storytelling Festival by the Sea where we will get to hear Willy Claflin and Maynard Moose!

Where did you go? Out. ( in category Memes & Prompts ) - posted at Sat, 09 Aug, 11:24 Pacific | «e»