Where would I go first if I won that $50,000,000?. That is where would I go after I go the bank and the lawyer? Securing my future, that of my children and grandchildren comes first.
There are so many places on my bucket list that my bucket is a barrel but I do believe my first stop would be Scotland. Something about the thought of highlands and the drone of pipes in the mores stirs my heart and grounds me all at the same time. I think I would linger in the heather on a hill and breathe deeply for hours without needing much else.
If I had endless money for travel I think I would want to be anywhere it was early fall all the time. I’m not sure what early fall looks like in most places but here it means warm days, cool nights and the water is still warm enough to swim in. I am not a lover of heat at all. In fact it makes me very ill so I need to avoid it but even warmer climates must have times when the weather moderates and is more livable. That is when I want to be in the exotic places like the Pacific Islands, China, India and the near east.
Speaking of the near east, that would likely be my second stop. I have a great desire to walk the ground in Israel where Jesus and the prophets walked. I spoke with a friend a while back who had just returned from there and she was spellbound. To walk on those paths and understand better the culture and climate which affected so much of the world and the faith which is so much a part of who I am would be the accomplishment of a 35 year wish.
While it might be nice to visit the Caribbean for a little while I’m not so much into the commercialism of the beach. I grew up on a beach and the part I love is the quiet walks at sunset and snorkeling near shore.
The same goes for the cruise idea. As nice as it would be to travel on a big cruise ship just once I think I would prefer the trips that travel the ancient rivers of Europe or along the coastlines of Canada.
Yes I want a little noise in my travel but it should include theater wherever it is – London, New York – or art in Venice, Rome, Paris. I want to sit for an hour and admire the Mona Lisa and twirl under the frescoes of Rome.
That was a fun little departure from reality but still the sweet little spot on the front porch or in the garden by the pond is good enough for now.
Where would you go if you could travel? What would be first on your list? What would be willing to skip?
And if you never get to travel can your heart be happy on the front porch or on a nearby beach?