Tuesday, 25 May 2021

My fantasy vacation

 I'm currently on leave from work and just back from a short holiday, so this topic from Long and Short Reviews was quite appropriate. However, in our case we're just back from the Scottish Highlands. It was a lovely few days, but certainly not fantasy level.

My fantasy holiday? A driving tour of America, taking in New York City. Niagara Falls, Route 66, the Grand Canyon and everything in between.

I've always been fascinated by the USA. As a teenager I fully intended to emigrate and become a citizen as soon as I finished university, and I memorised as much information as possible in service of that process (state capitals, presidents and so on). However, life happened and I never went, and since I couldn't do without the NHS I'm never going to move there now. But I still love the place, and would love to do a driving tour - or maybe a fly-drive, as there are a lot of wide open spaces in the middle of the USA.

If I did drive the whole way, it would be in a pink Cadillac Eldorado. Just because.

So what would be your fantasy vacation?


14 comments:

  1. Sounds like my husband's ideal vacation!! Spend lots of time.. no rushing.... sigh.

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    1. That's how I like to spend my holidays, I agree.

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  2. Have you ever been to Niagara Falls?

    Both the American and Canadian sides of it are lovely.

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  3. Niagara Falls is certainly worth the visit.

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  4. Your idea of flying is a good one. Driving Route 66 would be better than NY to Los Angeles. Watch the movie Horse Whisperer and you'll get the idea of trying to drive across the Great Plains. BTW Albuquerque is the only place where Route 66 intersected if both North, South and West.

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  5. Even *I* want to tour the US and I'm from here. The place is HUGE! LOL... if you have time, definitely driving so you don't miss things.

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  6. I agree with what Marianne said - I've lived here all my life and have seen very little of the country. But the Scottish HIghlands sound amazing as well.

    My post

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    1. They were beautiful - we'll definitely be back.

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  7. I've always wanted to drive down Route 66.

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    1. Ever since I saw Billy Connolly do it I've wanted to.

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