Believe it or not (I’m still pinching myself), my husband and I actually have enough airline miles to go round trip somewhere in the U.S. I always thought airplane miles were a myth. Anyway, he asked me where I’d like to go. I couldn’t think of anything at first, because I was still so shocked. But then I started rattling them off: Seattle, Washington; Grand Canyon, Arizona; San Francisco, California; Austin, Texas; and the Berkshires in Massachusetts.
Seattle, Washington: I never got to go there in the 90s back when Nirvana was still performing. Maybe it’s not as hip as it was back then (not that I really care), but I’ll bet they still have great coffee.
Grand Canyon, Arizona: I don’t think the Grand Canyon is in an actual town; I think it’s its own town. What I’d like to do–and this has been a dream of mine for quite some time–is tour the canyon while riding a mule. Just like The Brady Bunch episode! Doesn’t that sound awesome??? But reservations for the mule rides fill up a year in advance.
San Francisco, California: To be perfectly honest, I know very little about San Francisco other than hippies used to hang out there in the 60s, over on Haight Ashbury. I think that’s an intersection. Also the Golden Gate Bridge is there.
Austin, Texas: Austin is the state capital of Texas. It’s also the home of the University of Texas, where Matthew McConaughey went to school. There’s supposed to be a great art scene, and good food. That is, on Chopped many of the chefs are from Austin, so I’m guessing it’s a great place for food.
The Berkshires, Massachusetts: I know very little about the Berkshires. All I know is that it’s a lovely fall vacation destination. I love fall. In spite of the fact that my depression strikes in the fall, I still love it.
And there you have it.
Would you want to visit any of these places?