Thursday, June 17, 2010

Where In The World...


Okay so we're doing yet another writing prompt. Just trying to have a little fun while hanging out with my mom and son as well as packing. Something to take my mind off of it all.

So with that being said, here's my next prompt:

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Personally, I've got dozens of places I want to go. However, first on my list would be Scotland. I'm half Scotch-Irish. I absolutely LOVE the sound of bagpipes. They stir my blood and call me to battle. They help me to remember my ancestors. I'd love to see where my Clansmen came from.

My other half is Dutch. I'm second generation Dutch in America on my mother's side and have our family tree documented back to the 1600's in the Netherlands. I'd visit the Netherlands next. I could really get back to my roots there. My mother is the youngest of 11 children and I am the youngest of 53 grandchildren. That's right. 53. My sister and I were looking through our family tree once and figured out we have at least 2 first, second and third cousins in every state, if not more. Huge!

I'd also like to visit England, as I have friends over there. Germany as well, for the same reasons. I'd like to visit France, but I can't honestly claim that is all for me, my daughter would like to go someday. Ireland would be on that list as would Greece and Australia. I bet I have family in Australia. New Zealand of course would be right there and I would have to go there too! Last stop would be China.

If I absolutely had to pick just one place... just ONE... it would be Scotland.

How about you? Where would you go?

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd go back to Scotland as well! Beautiful country and so much history.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I've been to Edingburgh some years ago, it is a lovely country. I noticed Alex have been to Scotland wonder if he wore a kilt...lol
Where in England have you friends?

Enjoyed your post.
Take care.
Yvonne.

Donna Hosie said...

I'm originally from the UK, and can testify to its stunning natural beauty and history.

Right now, Washington DC is top of my to visit list...as well as New Orleans and Florida. (I have to visit the new Harry Potter world!)

Watery Tart said...

My DREAM vacation would be a nice, leisurely paced trip all the way around the Mediterrenean--starting in Barcelona and ending in Morocco, but the islands of Greece would get a GOOD LONG time--the middle resting ground because before that there would be so much art and after than so much history that I wanted to explore in great detail.

That pic is beautiful!

B. Miller said...

I need to go to England. I mean, NEED to go. So, that's where I'd pick.

Nice post! Have a fantastic weekend.

Caledonia Lass said...

When my husband and I got married, he wore a kilt. The whole 9 yards. :D

As for where my friends are in England, just outside of London I believe. Can't recall the name of the town off the top of my head.

Everyone have a great weekend!