Sunday, October 08, 2006

Geography Meme

I got tagged by Ironic Catholic, so blame her for dragging me back into memes.

1. A Place where you have been and your favorite thing there:

Charleston South Carolina is one of my favorite places we have visited. There is so much history and charm and beauty in one city that I never got bored or restless in the three visits we made there. One of my favorite things to do while we were there was to take a carriage ride tour of the city complete with a guide who gives you all the info (good, bad and ugly). It was way too much fun. Another favorite was watching the sun set off of Sulivan's Island.

2. A Country you would like to visit and why:

I have always had a very short list of international places I wanted to visit before I die. I suppose the one that tops the list still is Ireland because it is the land of my ancestors. I want to do two specific things while I am there, tour the abbeys and do a pub crawl, like any good Catholic daughter coming home.

3. A Place from History you would like to visit and why:

I remember a story from the tour of Charleston (see number 1 above) where the tour guide said that at the fateful start of the war of Northern Aggression, the people of Broad street sat on their porches sipping mint juleps and watching the bombing of Fort Sumter. I would have liked to have been there for that, just to experience that level of disconnect between war and their lives when it was happening so close to them.

4. A Place/Subject you know a lot about:

Thanks to Gradual School I am pretty conversant in the missionary journeys of Paul. As if that ever comes up in pleasant conversation.

5. A Place you would like to learn more about:

My father grew up in Chicago during the depression. I would love to find out what his life was like back then. I would love to really research the streets where he lived, and his church and school. He died when I was 13 and I never really got to hear any stories that stuck with me.

6. A fictional place you would like to visit:

I'm not keen on traveling to middle earth or Narnia. I think I would really like to meet Aticus Finch though, so does the Macon Georgia of "To Kill a Mockingbird" count?

I tag Suzanne, at Sincerely My Thoughts, and Deacon John if he has time.


The Ironic Catholic said...

Work it into conversation, AngelMeg!

"You know, that reminds me of Paul's final journey to Rome...."

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Is Macon, GA fictional?