Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wishing I could travel

It’s been snowing again here and I’m dreaming of going somewhere warmish — anywhere really, as long as it’s no longer winter. I made a list up today of places I’d like to visit that I haven’t seen yet: The Big Sur, San Francisco, Portland (Oregon), Spain, Italy, South Africa, India, Bali, China, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Actually, when I think about it, it’s pointless making a list because I’d be happy to go anywhere … even Antarctica, although there’s always ice and snow there as I recall.
My two top picks, though, would have to be New Zealand (I even dream about it) and Firenze, Italy. Simonetta in the ATC above is looking across Il Portico degli Uffizi e Palazzo Vecchio, which I think roughly translates into The Porch of the Uffizi and Old Palace. (If I’d known how interested I’d be in Renaissance Art one day, I wouldn’t have slept through those two years of Italian in university, but when you’re 20 years old, 9 a.m. is the crack of dawn).).
Now my third choice would have to be Hawaii, so tonight I did what I could. I visited Leslie’s blog, listened to Elvis sing Blue Hawaii while I looked at her pictures and pretended I was there.


5 comments:

Dale said...

i know how you feel. I read about all these workshops in places like italy, or even portland (artfest!) and i wish i could go too. It is still a little bit chilly here in Saskatchewan... i wish the snow would all melt away and burst flowers instead.

I guess i will just sit here and dream of workshops in italy...

Godelieve said...

Another beauty here!
It's true, our interests change. But as my grandma always said: "If we knew everything beforehand, a penny would be enough to travel around the world"

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Wow, this is gorgeous - TFS!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Hi Susan ~

You actually ARE with me here. I've tucked you into my pocket and from time to time I slip you a little chocolate covered Macadamia nut. Today we'll up the ante and you can hold the little umbrella that will come with my pineappley drink!
More later after a day at the beach.
LJM

martha brown said...

I have absolutely no desire to go anywhere. Well, I'd get on a plane for an art retreat..... we can't have it all -- what would we dream about????