Sunday Post #10

The Sunday Post was on hiatus for a couple of weeks. I was away on vacation with my husband. We had a great time visiting my parents in Arizona and even managed to see the Grand Canyon.

I hope you had a chance to visit the blog while I was gone. There was a spotlight post about Aimee Phan’s new book The Reeducation of Cherry Truong. MJ Rose wrote a guest post that you can find here. And on Monday, author Joanne DeMaio guest posted about The Perfect Blend – Coffee, Books and Life.

Books reviewed:  The Rose Garden (audio) by Susanna Kearsley; Gossip by Beth Gutcheon; A Duty To The Dead by Charles Todd.

So I have a question for you: Of all the trips you’ve taken, which was your favorite destination? I can now say the Grand Canyon is one of my favorites!

28 thoughts on “Sunday Post #10

  1. I enjoy visiting AZ very much, but I think my favorite destination in recent years was the Oregon coast. So, so lovely. We need to make a point to visit the Grand Canyon on one of our AZ trips. We’ve never done that.

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  2. Germany and Switzerland, particularly Bavaria in Germany. Gorgeous scenery like I’ve never seen. Loved that trip!! Going up Mount Pilatus on the cog railway was just the highlight of the whole trip. I would go there again anytime. We also really liked Ireland and Denmark 2 other places I’d love to reviit.

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    • My great-aunt and her second husband hiked in Switzerland when they were in their 80s! I have hope that we’ll make it there one day. It’s on my list 🙂

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    • In the past year I’ve read at least 3 memoirs about Americans living in Paris – I can see the attraction!
      Closer to home, the Boadmoor sounds lovely. And a bit more realistic at the moment 🙂

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  3. In this country I love the Smoky Mountains National Park. Abroad, I would choose Scotland, my ancestors’ home. The Grand Canyon is awe-inspiring and I loved Hawaii; both are places I would go back to in a NY minute. But then there is also Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. It’s just too hard to choose.

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    • I traveled through SMNP when I was a teenager – on the way to Washington, DC with relatives. I took pictures of the beautiful scenery. I can see why it’s your pick. So many places, so little time. I’d better get going!

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  4. Glad to hear that you had a nice vacation Mary…Grand Canyon is on my bucket list of places I want to visit. My favorite vacation was to Paris, a beautiful city full of culture and history.

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  5. So glad your vacation was a lovely one!! I have to say my favorite vacation was to Antigua! John and I went for 8 days 7 nights at a Sandals Resort where everything was inclusive. We had so much fun doing nothing but sitting on the beach reading!!! Of course right up there was our 11-day trip to Ireland for our 25th!! That was awesome too!! Just 2 different kinds of trips!

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    • Sherri, I couldn’t agree more about the 2 different kinds of trips being equally awesome. Sometimes you just need to plant yourself on the beach and other times it’s wonderful to go to a place, rent a car and immerse yourself in the local culture.

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  6. My favorite destination is Japan when I was there as an exchange student. I have been away for a few days so I need to get caught up on some of your posts. Hope your day was relaxing as you get back to your normal routines!

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  7. After reading the comments, I realize I need to travel more. LOL Such great choices. One of my favorite trips was to San Fransisco. We enjoyed the sights of the city then traveled along the coast which is breathtaking!

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  8. I think my favorite vacation spot was when I went to island of Rhodes in Greece for a week. Up to then all of my vacations were family related and usually between PCS’s between duty stations. It was my first real vacation to do absolutely nothing but get a tan and see some sites. And meet guys…

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    • I’d have to say the Greek Islands would be a bucket list destination for me. Not sure if I’ll ever get there though.

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  9. I haven’t been to the Grand CAnyon (yet), but my favorite place by far is Venice. There is something magical about walking through the city or even taking a gondola ride. In the US, I’d choose Niagara Falls on the American side. You can stand right under the falls and feel like you’re going to be swept away. You can feel the power of nature.

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    • Oooh, Niagara is the best — one of my favorite places to visit! Standing under Bridal Veil Falls is definitely a moving experience. My boyfriend’s family is from that area — I force everyone into going every time we visit them! 🙂

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      • We were there when the kids were small (early 90s) – impressive from our vantage point but we didn’t make it under the falls. Maybe hubby and I can do that one day!

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  10. I love the Grand Canyon, too! I visited as a kid and fell in love with the colors and beauty of the Southwest. I really want to go back as an adult — that’s on my list for future trips!

    My favorite vacation to date was my first trip to London in 2007. We spent a few days in the city — long enough for me to become completely obsessed! — and I’ve returned twice since then, though no subsequent vacation can match up to the thrill of visiting a foreign city for the first time. It was my first trip abroad, and we hopped over to Italy from there — but London definitely has my heart!

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    • I’ve never been to England – it’s on my someday list. I better get going on that! Hope you can make it back to the GC.

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