Friday, September 3, 2010

World traveler?

I've never been much of a traveler.

I guess it's the crotchety old woman in me that just wants to be in her comfort zone (likely a local bar) with a familiar drink in hand (likely vodka), a familiar face by my side (likely Suz) and a standard schedule to stick to (in bed by 10).

Uh, remind me again why you read this blog? I am SO BORING.

Aaaanyway. I'm telling you this because I think something in me is starting to shift. A lot of you (Ang, Jess, Jessi, etc.) travel quite often -- alone even! You have amazing experiences, beautiful photos and tons of memories. I'm starting to long for some more adventure.

For example, I really miss Australia. Sydney had the exciting urban feel that I love and Port Douglas had the relaxed beach vibe that we all need every now and then.

San Francisco was fantastic too -- so much to see and do.

And then, there's Paris.

Dave and I thought about going to Paris/Nice for our honeymoon, but the weather wasn't going to be warm enough for me to soak up the sun.

Now, our dear friends are moving there in October (!) and I can't WAIT to visit. Especially since both of them speak French whereas I, like most asshole Americans, only know how to proposition someone a la the Lady Marmalade video.

Speaking of speaking French and videos, here's a moment from their wedding where Zack raps to his wife. He goes en Francais around the 5:30 mark:

Adorable, no?

Where else should I plan to go? What's your favorite place to visit?


Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

You should most definitely add Barcelona to your list ... it's one of my favorites ... though, you'll likely have to adjust that bedtime of yours, because they are just sitting down to dinner around that time! =)

The Constant Complainer said...

I visited San Franciso a few years ago and it was pretty cool. I literally stayed at a place called the "Cow Palace Motel." LOL.

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

You are actually not at all boring, it is the way you say things that crack me up and leave me with a big smile. I adore Paris and Nilsa is right Barcelona is excellent. Years ago we went to Sitges which is down the coast from Barcelona, mainly a gay beach, but great food and clubs, could have changed as it was a long time ago.
Hi to Rocco from The Five here, I need to travel bu fucking scleroderma really means only warm places with very little walking.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Aww you're so sweet. Trust me, I love the familiar things about Chicago, but I love going away because I appreciate them so much more when I get back. San Fran is one of my favorite places too! France, especially with friends there, will be amazing. I'm also a big fan of Germany and Italy is on my list for next year!

terra said...

I want to visit Australia SO BAD!

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