Tuesday, August 18

My Favorite Places

I'm working like crazy right now, but I figure a blog about editing might not be all that fascinating; however that's mostly what's in my head right now. Otherwise, I’ve been thinking lately about places I love--mostly because I'm planning a writing trip to one of them. So rather than talking about syntax and subject-verb agreement and passive versus active voice, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite places with you.  I’d love to hear about places you love, so share in the comments, okay?

This one is too easy, but honestly, Paris is right at the top of my favorite places list—it was at the top before I ever got to go. Paris didn’t disappoint, it was wondrous! I’d go back in a heartbeat! I loved seeing all the usual tourist places, but I loved even more wandering the neighborhood where our apartment was and checking out the bookstalls along the Seine. Paris is a dream come true!


This is a castle that we stopped at along the way to Killarney in Ireland. So amazing! There are abandoned and broken-down castles all over Ireland.  We got to tour several that were open as museums and that was fascinating, but to see them along the road, just like we see old barns in the United States, well, that was surreal!

This is the beach at Saugatuck, Michigan, one my favorite places in the world! I think I got my love of Lake Michigan from my mom, who adored it and took us camping there almost every weekend when I was kid. The Women of Willow Bay novels take place in Michigan. I go up there every chance I get!

This view of our lake (where our cottage is) is taken from the back of the boat. I love our lake and all the fun we have there. And…I love this little sun deck on the back of the boat—it’s a great place to read and take a nap when we anchor in a cove for lunch.

 This is Louis' Diner in San Francisco--a little restaurant right above the Sutro Baths on the Pacific. It almost looks like it could slip off into the ocean, but it was my mom's favorite place to eat--they have fabulous burgers! If you haven't been to California, plan a trip and make San Francisco your first stop. Oh, and grab a burger at Louis' while you're there!

This is Whyte Horse Winery, a winery in Indiana that I absolutely love. Fabulous wine and a beautiful old house that they’ve turned into a tasting room. They even have outdoor tables for picnics. Grab a friend and taste some wine, and then order a bottle of your favorite, pair it with a tray of cheese and crackers, and enjoy it on the porch. Lovely, relaxing lunch!

So, tell me some of your favorite places and if you enjoyed this little travelogue, let me know. Maybe we’ll do another one soon.

8 comments:

  1. I love to travel, and so far the Caribbean is my favorite spot...We spent a few lazy afternoons on Roatan in Honduras and another few on Grand Cayman at a turtle farm. I love the pace of the Caribbean. And the weather, natch. :D

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    1. Kristi, I've never been to the Caribbean, but it sounds lovely! It's on my list!

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  2. I love the U.K. France, Italy, and Australia, but it might be time to explore somewhere I've never been. Hmmm. I've done England, Scotland and Wales...never Ireland. Maybe that's the one. ;)

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    1. Roben, yes! Do Ireland! It's the friendliest country--the people were amazing and the history is just...breathtaking.

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  3. Nan, good post. I will have to look up Whyte Horse Winery. Whenever my husband and I are heading south near Bloomington Indiana we always take time for a visit to Oliver Winery.

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    1. Hey, Carolyn, good to see you here! Whyte Horse is in Monticello, IN--super place! Oliver is a fun one and so is Butler Winery nearby. Lots of fun ones in Indiana. ;-)

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  4. Do I actually have to been to my favorite place? LOL. Because if not, I'd say Paris, the Tuscan Valley, and Greece. At least, those are on my bucket list.

    Places I've been that I love--Keflavik, Iceland--I'd love to go back and see if the land lives up to my memories. Surrey, BC--just up I5 over the border. Love it there. And almost any coastal town along the Oregon/Washington border.

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  5. I love Ireland...and Tennessee... and anywhere there's a mountain or a body of water or a cornfield. Guess I'm easy to please...

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