Five on Friday

  1. When was the last time you went on vacation (where a vacation means time away from work/school and not at home)? My last vacation was… um… a little help here? Please, someone tell me it wasn’t last August when Prince Charming and I celebrated our anniversary in Grand Marais. I mean, that was a wonderful vacation. But that was also a year ago. Well, 49 weeks ago. Whatever.
  2. When on vacation, are you more likely to do and see as many things as possible or kick back and watch the world go by? I’m a fan of relaxing. Hammocks. Sleeping in. Staying up late to look at the stars without caring about the next morning’s repercussions. Fresh air. Doing fun things when I want to do them, not because we’re on a schedule and have to cram as many things in as possible in a short period of time.
  3. You’re visiting a new place. Would you rather go shopping or hit the museums? Neither. Or both. I guess it depends where it is. Some places don’t have one or the other that are worth going to. Some are known for one or the other. Some places are much better experienced by other sights, like a lakefront, or skyscrapers, or mountains.
  4. Where are your favorite vacation spots? If my cell phone doesn’t work, that’s a pretty good start to a good vacation spot. (That practically means that any time I’m at home, I’m on vacation, since my service is so crappy in my house.) I like water. And clean air.
  5. Do you have any vacation-specific fears or worries, like a fear of flying or of forgetting your toothbrush? Um, I’m usually quite sure I’ve forgotten something, but isn’t everyone? I don’t mind flying. I haven’t really been anywhere that I’ve been afraid of being lost, but that could be a concern in the right location.