My friend Susan had some free tickets to a nearby travel expo a few weeks ago.
We were happy to go ponder potential travel destinations and look for any new ideas.
While we were there, Samantha Brown (from the travel channel) was there talking. Hoards of people were all standing around, so the photo I took from the way back with my little point and shoot wasn't too good. She is one of my favorite travelers to watch (along with Burt Wolfe and Rick Steeves) and she seems quite nice.
Exotic locales? Hmm, something to think about.
I would love to head back to Europe, London is the home of my heart. Also, I would like to do a tea house tour at some point. I have met the loveliest people in tea shops across the world.
Norway is on my list for a couple years from now. I have friends with family there and it will be their year to travel. I hope to hop on their plans so they can show me around and I can take all kinds of stunning snaps.
After the expo, we went to a local Cuban diner. This place has a good menu and yummy specials, not to mention some serious 70's kitch on the walls, and ceilings and every available nook and cranny. One main wall is painted this vibrant blue with celestial bodies of all sorts.
The opposite side has the collection of 70's clocks. Do you remember these? We had one, it was by the entrance to the house...a few years back. I don't know what happened to it when we moved houses during my high school years. Perhaps it's in one of those boxes you didn't even realize didn't get unpacked. Or it found a new home elsewhere.
We both had wonderful meals and enjoyed the ambiance of the diner. For a Sunday afternoon out, it was quite the popular place to be. Off to go through all my travel catalogs now, so that when I see that tax return I can start dreaming a bit more!