Suggestions for a tropical, urban vacation and hosting friends
As someone who appreciates order but not too much, I love the bingo card idea! So many things I didn't do in the Bay Area till friends visited, like going to Alcatraz. And there are still so many things to do here.
When exploring other cities, I've also enjoyed the Hop On/Hop Off Buses. We once had only about a day in Rome, and it was a great way to see a lot without paying too much for transit.
I actually did #1 on your list this week and was glad I did! Look forward to doing the other two.
Loved playing B I N G O with you! Kept my card as a reminder of our fabulous adventures! Here in the Mitten my card includes identifying critters' footprints in the snow, sitting riverside and listening to bird songs, strapping on the snow shoes or skis for a journey, making a snow angle, tossing water on the sauna hot rocks, finding your sunglasses, soup cook off and beverage sipping fireside. This card will be changing soon as spring harbingers new opportunities.
I love your dispatches. They just keep getting better and better.
Excellent. I love your writing. You have found your voice, in speaking about your sailing adventure to this point. Decisions have implications (one week or six months); that the Atlantic has more culture than the Pacific (perhaps due to the relative geological age); how hard it is to describe a place that you only stop in for a few days (perhaps it is a full time job); and how decisions while sailing boil down to diesel, or weather windows, rather than tourist comforts; and the pleasure of finally starting to master a language. Meg and I experienced some of this while staying in Hawaii for 10 months, that the staying in one place for awhile (we operated out of Oahu, but sailed around, and spent time on all the islands), opened up the deep culture of that place, which involved food, amazing nature, and of course, people who are open, respectful, curious about what you are doing (really? sailing?), and instant friends and allies. I am not a Bingo player, but I liek the idea of organizing your experiences into a Bingo card for each place you have been.