eclipsed_heart (eclipsed_heart) wrote in armchairtravel,
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I am not permanently armchair-bound, but I'm unable to travel now the way I used to, for reasons of health and (lack of) finances. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to do a bit of globetrotting in my younger days. I've reen much of my native Texas Hill Country, the Gulf of Mexico, the blue-green hills and historic Civil War battle sites of Tennessee, the back-roads of Mississippi, where the kudzu had grown to the very edge of the tarmac; also small towns in Arkansas, the flat bayou land of Louisiana, and the Golden Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. I visited New York City for one week, touring the Empire State, Chrysler and Flatiron buildings, Central Park, MOMA, the NYC Public Library, numerous art galleries, and even watched a gorgeous, glorious sunset from atop the World Trade Center.
One of my fondest hopes was realised when I visited England twice in 1985. The first time I went was in January. The first piece of England I actually saw was a green, green field, surrounded by an ancient, crumbling stone fence. Beautiful. The majority of that visit was spent in Peterborough, but the next time I went over, in July, I was able to see a bit more. I went to Derbyshire and saw Peveril Castle and the Stillwell Cavern, and then to Sandringham House, the Queen's residence. I loved it all..........
There are so many other places I'd like to visit: more of Texas and other US states, France, Germany, Italy and Australia, but if I had the chance to see ALL those places tomorrow, I'd give it up, give them all up, if only, if only, if only I could go instead...............to Scotland.
Okay.......Who's there? Who's been? Who else longs to go? Tell me. Tell me everything.
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