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Archive for January 27th, 2009

la-chartreuse

I lifted this idea from here at A MAUNDERER’S WANDERS blog.  This is not a complete list, considering my very tired state, with two kids home sick today, a potential snow day tomorrow (which means two kids home again) and a stuffy nose with sneezing.

Some of the best places I’ve been.

  • at 1am, down the road at the cove, at full moon and extra high tide in the summer with J after work.
  • Lanai, Hawaii. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.
  • Chartreuse Monastery Museum in the French Alps.  I took a photo of a statue over the side door of a small chapel and months later painted it in my home studio. (see illustration at top. I did that.)
  • Malibu at sunset, the first 18 years of my life.
  • Fenway Park
  • On top of Long’s Peak, after climbing it
  • On top of the Fourteeners in the Sawatch Range in Colorado, after climbing them. All but two.
  • The island where I visited J last month (and I know I will add the next island to the list after being there)
  • Time’s Square at night in the winter
  • At a bar with J watching live music. Since he usually IS the live music and I’m alone watching him. It’s nice to be able to sit with him and have a drink and watch someone else perform while we’re next to each other.
  • Spring on the Mississippi River, painting
  • Lancaster, PA, staying on a Mennonite Farm and eating in Amish restaurants
  • Snowboarding at Jay Peak, Vermont
  • Camping in Yosemite
  • Hiking in Mammoth
  • St. Johns, USVI
  • French Riviera 
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • The movie theatre. Any movie theatre.
  • Charlotte airport is one of the best airports I have ever been to, with the nicest people, ever.  Even when going through customs.
  • Rodeos in Colorado
  • Grand Canyon
  • Brandywine Museum, Chadds Ford, PA (Wyeth Museum)
  • Great Woods Amphitheater, (now called The Comcast Center). Seeing James Taylor. Sting. Neil Young. (not all at once although Neil Young played with Beck of all people at the H.O.R.D.E. Festival one year)
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