Friday Five: Grand Tour Edition

Songbird gave us this adventureous Friday Five:

Name five places that fall into the following categories:
1) Favorite Destination -- someplace you've visited once or often and would gladly go again.
I love D.C. I think it's the place I feel most comfortable, most at home, most relaxed. I love having so much (free!) stuff to do, and I love the blend of people.

2) Unfavorite Destination -- someplace you wish you had never been (and why).
I really don't have any of these. There's been something good about every place I've been.

3) Fantasy Destination -- someplace to visit if cost and/or time did not matter.
I would really love to visit Turkey. I took a Christian and Byzantine art history class in college, and I've been longing to go and visit Byzantine churches ever since. Iconography is fascinating to me, and I love the way form follows liturgical function in these churches. The liturgy itself was very different in some ways (influencing both the shape of the structure, and the need for things like an altar screen), and I'd love to explore these spaces.

4) Fictional Destination -- someplace from a book or movie or other art or media form you would love to visit, although it exists only in imagination.
There's not a place without people for me, but I'd love to visit the Austin family at their home by the shore in Madeleine L'Engle's Ring of Endless Light.

5) Funny Destination -- the funniest place name you've ever visited or want to visit.
Well, I live 20 minutes away from Paradise, Intercourse, and Blue Ball. I'm not sure place names get much... more interesting... than that.


  1. I love DC,. too. And I would go to Turkey with you!

  2. Heeheehee. You do live in the midst of some interesting destinations!

  3. oh, can I visit the Austins with you???

  4. wow that's some uh neighborhood you got there...

  5. I grew up near those places and had completely forgotten them! Thanks for the smile today.

  6. Tee-hee. I mentioned Blue Ball and Intercourse in my F5! Great play!

  7. Wow, you just have to wonder about those town fathers! Here I am laughing at my desk again. The neighbors are wondering about me a lot this morning. Turkey would be fabulous. Maybe we should have a RevGals World Tour!

  8. hmmm....your place names and my place names might have hooked up at some point? :)

    thanks for visiting!


  9. Turkey sounds great- I like iconography also- saw to my hearts content in Russia. You are right about the entertaining names here in Lancaster County. Of course upstate is World's End.

  10. Here in Michigan we have...Climax!

  11. I love DC, too, not least because my gorgeous niece, the Exceptional One, lives there.
    And how could I forget the Austins? Thanks for the reminder. Now I have to make a run to the used bookstore before I head to NJ for shool this summer.

  12. I'd like to visit the Austins, too. What a good idea!


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
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