Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oh the Places I'll Go (Some day)

Hey Folks-

I've long felt a pull in many directions... I've wanted to live many places and do many things. Work in Disney World. Live in Hilton Head. Denver. Vegas. Those are always there. On my mind. In the back of my plans. I have recently grown more intent on making one of those (or another) happen.

Those are the big things though.

In the meantime, there are so many places that I've never been. Places I'd just like to see. Not necessarily entire towns. Sometimes just a landmark. Sometimes an event. I've got a long list. Here are a few... (Non-Disney edition). I'd love to hear your suggestions too...

The Pacific Coast of Oregon.

I really don't know anything about it, but I've seen many photos. Especially since I started working where I do now. Just pictures and word of mouth basically, but from what I've seen it's one of the most beautiful places in America. I'm unaware of any particular place. I don't have any goal while I'm there. I just want to see for myself if the pictures are true.

Atlantic City

AC seems exactly like my kind of place. Not so much with the gambling and hotels, but because it's a perfect combination of fast paced, wacky, and ridiculously cheesy. It's almost what I expected Graceland to be like (minus the fast-paced) and turned out not to be. Don't get me wrong, I loved Graceland. Still... is there a single place in America that is a more perfect embodiment of a big gold chain with a giant gold dollar sign swingin' from it. There's something so beautifully un-self-aware. You rock that velvet liesure suit AC. I'll get there someday.


There are a ton of reasons I'd like to visit the tiny Greek island. Many believe it's the remnants of Atlantis...(Well... not MANY, but some). It's considered by many to be the home of the World's most beautiful sunset. The architecture appeals to me. The food appeals to me. The people too. Just seems like an amazing place.

Bangor, Maine

Two Words: Lobster Roll


Some places, like Yankee Stadium, are powerful because of the great athletes to have played there. Some places, like Gettysburg, are powerful because of the great battles fought there, or the people who died there. And then there are the places that are powerful because of the ideas birthed there... Ireland is in that group. If you think about all of the great writers, poets, actors, playwrites and other artists to have found their footing in Ireland, it just feels almost like a pilgrimage.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Okay... so not entirely Disney-free. Walt Disney's resting place is a place I'd really like to visit. Forest Lawn is not just the resting place of Walt, but also about a milllion other Hollywood Legends. George Burns, Clark Gable, Sam Goldwyn, Clara Bow, Errol Flynn... I mean.. I could go on. It's where Old Hollywood hangs out now.


I'm totally into the idea of spending more than just a short visit to Japan. There seems to be a huge amount of things to experience. Do I want to see the Imperial Palace? Do I want to check out the Cherry Blossom trees? Mt Fuji? Japanese baseball? Yes to all of those. It's an extremely diverse place in terms of terrain, climate, and culture. I wanna see it all.


Well, it's a good thing I'll actually be there a month from today, because I figure it's about time to check some things off the list. The Vatican... Trevi Fountain... St. Paul's Statue by Raphael. The Spanish Steps. The Colosseum. Really pretty much the whole of it. It's the base of the greatest empire the world has ever known. It's the center of world culture (Fuck off Paris).

I'll let you know how it goes...

1 comment:

briana said...

I was hoping Rome would be mentioned sooner or later. My roommates were just in Santorini, they'll have to tell you about it.

I'm thinking you should send me a list of things you want to see/do so I can start making an itinerary! Sound good? Good.