Sunday, February 28, 2016
Travel Truths and Tall Tales
Travel is a great adventure and I love telling tales of my travels. Here are five, four are absolutely true, one is a tall tale - actually something a friend of mine once did (wish it was me?) Which one is not true?
What do we really know about one another, we read each other's blogs, but there is more to each of us than our blog content. So this year I am going to try to create a meme, or list of questions of the week. If you like the questions, feel free to copy and paste the questions onto your blog, and please link back to http://travelpenguin.blogspot.com/. Let me know in the comments how to find your blog and your answers.
1: We went to Paris for Christmas one year. I cashed in a pile of frequent flyer miles for two seats on Air France and booked a hotel near the Eiffel Tower for a week. We wandered the back streets of Paris, visited museums and had Christmas Dinner at Altitude 95 on the Eiffel Tower. Dinner was a great victory, I out pouted the maitre'd, and got seated without reservations.
2: I have been to the south rim of the Grand Canyon four times. It still amazes me to suddenly come across such a vast hole in the earth. Every time the clouds move over the canyon the view changes. Back in the mid 1960's we were having dinner in the dinning room at the Bright Angel Lodge and astronauts were seated just across the room. They were studying geology in the canyon in preparation for the moon.
3: I was in Cuba once. It is a long story, I was changing planes coming home and my flight was canceled - the next flight was in 24 hours. The airline had a flight leaving in an hour for Havana and a return the next day a couple of hours before my new flight home. All cash, no records, don't tell anyone and no one will ever know. Amazing place, I can't wait to go back.
4: I once attended a tea party hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. I was attending a conference at Oxford, really just hanging out while Hubby hob-nobbed with his fellow wizards, but because I was staying "in college" I was registered for the conference. The opening reception for the conference was a tea party in the Rose Garden at Christ Church hosted by the Archbishop.
5: I once spent and afternoon driving a massive four-wheel drive "Stiger" tractor working the soil in a 640 acre wheat field in Colorado. It was great fun, comfy with air conditioning and a killer sound system.