My time on the North Shore with Katia and Guido was heavenly! We had so many laughs together. The weather was great. We saw dolphins swimming by, a seal on the beach, and the turtles at their regular spot. I will post pictures and write more soon when I have a little more time.
After dropping off Katia & Guido at the airport, I started catching up on my email and some of my favorite blogs. As usual, I became easily sidetracked. After reading Leslie and Kim's blogs, I started to make my own "Where have I been map" when I should have been doing laundry.
Here is my map:
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Red shows where I have lived - Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, and Hawaii. Blue shows where I have visited. Green shows where I would like to go (if I can every find enough time to visit both Italy and another place when I have time off and the money to travel).
To clarify, I have only been to the southern part of China on a daytrip from Hong Kong. I guess that China could be both blue and green as a place I have been and also a place I would like to go to. Also, I have only been to a tiny portion of Mexico - Tijuana and so again a big place gets marked but I have only seen a tiny portion of the country. At this point, I don't have a big desire to spend more time in Mexico and so it would not be a "green" place. I have never been to New York City but have been to upper state New York, to Lake Placid when I was little where I won a free round of miniature golf for hitting the ball into the mouth of some animal (I think it was an alligator). I still have that free ticket coupon. I also did not count Rhode Island where I have departed from but have not spent time in (except the airport) and places where I have stayed over night at an airport hotel except for New Jersey since I Kim gave me a little tour of the area we did have dinner outside of the airport hotel.
Oh, and why Madagascar? I always wanted to have control of that country when playing Risk. I liked saying the name. A few years ago, I found out that a friend of mine lived there and found her stories so interesting about growing up there. Perhaps one day?
Well, back to laundry and other fun things!