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.