Monday, April 16, 2007

Sounds Like a Plan

I've resolved to plan my trip . . hopefully it will coincide with ClareBear's next sojourn scheduled for 2008.

This isn't the last trip but it's the big one. . .the one I was supposed to enjoy for my last birthday but lack of investor interest in my humble property thwarted me. If I don't plan it, I'm afraid I may never do it until I'm wheelchair bound and catheter ridden and so, motivated by one of my new e-pals who's yet another person off to see Paris before me, I'm gonna work out a rough itinerary.

ClareBear and Toots are travelling to South America next year. I have no interest in eating guinea pigs, piercing Alpaca ears, or learning spanish and thanks to DrummerBoy's obsession with Mexican food, Tacos, Burritos, and any other kind of tos have been done to death in the Baino household. I can however, hold my own when ordering a cervezas and perhaps I would like to go to the Galapagos Archipelago so who knows . . . Her travelling companion is planning a longer stay and so they'll probably split up and go their separate ways once they're back in the US.

So, here's the deal, I travel to Washington DC and spend a couple of days recouperating and giving George Dubbya the finger before checking out the local monuments and memorials and try to understand the US legislative system which will bore the pants of my progeny. Then we meet up and travel north around Chesapeake and up to New York. Then, a ride in Central Park, visit The Guggenheim, eat a chilli dawg, see a show, shop in Sears or somewhere that I've seen in a movie, check out Greenwich Village and buy a big New York Coat for the not so cold Australian Winter (they just look so snooxy and warm). Then travel up the East Coast to New Haven or maybe venture into Massachussetts 'witch country' then Providence, Boston (gotta try those beans) and up through Maine (Murder She Wrote looked so cute) then back down to a cross Atlantic connection (haven't worked that one out yet).

Next stop - London just because I love it. Fantastic city, buzzy lifestyle, easy to get around, filled with tradition and off the wall stuff and they speak the language.

Then Paris . . oui, oui, oui. . .a week at the George Saint, Champs Elysees, Latin Quarter - did you know that about 30% of the Moulin Rouge dancers are Australian? There you go. Not interested in that dive tho. Notre Dame and maybe a trip to the country - Eppernay for, you guessed it Champagne . . . fine beading, slight wood nose, soft dry pallet and . . . who am I kidding, it just tastes good. Sex in a bottle my lovelies, sex in a bottle.

Then, a quick trip over to Italy to watch the bareback race in Sienna, flog around Florence and perhaps change my opinion of shoes (I'm not a shopper and only have a few pairs, contrary to the average woman who I blieve has at least 12 pairs of shoes) then vanish in Venice for a few days before ferrying off to Santorini to have a relax by the sea in a little white Greek cottage with a blue door . . .

Yep . . .sounds like a plan!

10 comments:

Kate said...

I think it sounds like a fabulous plan. Only I noticed you didn't mention the personal masseur... were you planning on getting a new one at each location, or traveling with one? Not to mention the Perpetual Supplier of Chocolate. Don't leave home without it. ;)

But, do remember - I'm about an hour north of Boston, and when you head up the coast of Maine I'm less than half an hour from the main route. Get in touch when you're in the neighborhood, I'll take you to some of the more authentic New England restaurants and beaches, not the tourist shtuff.

Happy planning...

Baino said...

Now THAT sounds like a plan. There's nothing like being shown around by a native. Early daze but I'll definitely keep you updated on progress. I'm travelling with the world's greatest chocaloholic so supplies will be guaranteed. As for the entourage, haven't planned the detail yet but I'll take Sven the masseur into consideration :)

Brianf said...

"I'm travelling with the world's greatest chocaloholic"
I live 5 miles from Hershey, PA., but more importantly the Reeses factory is on the way to Hershey. Give a call when your in DC.

Baino said...

Crikey. Two invitations in one. All I need now is the $. Now stop distracting me. I have to WORK! Damn these time zones!

Baino said...

Nah, keep it up. I like it :)

Brianf said...

Ya' know when i was a kid you use to be able to tour the factory. When doing so even a kid could reach over and snag a kiss off the line. Literally, you could eat Hershey kisses as they were being made.
Alas, those days are gone and today the closest you can come is a tour of Chocolate World. What really sucks is that as of next August Hersheys chocolate will be 100% made in Mexico!!!! This is a true thing. Hershey Foods inc. is closing their Hershey Plant #1.
Luckily though Resses' is still run by the Resse family and their peanutbutter cups are THE BEST!

Baino said...

I'll never get used to men liking chocolate you obviously have a 'soft' side. I have a friend who puts it in chilli. We have peanut butter kisses in our freezer (Clare's passion rather than mine). I was travelling some time ago and contracted chicken pox (no fun when you're a grown up) so missed the tour of the Cadbury factory. I think the kids made up for it and came back with 2 kilos of chocolate each!
Any wineries in Pennsylvania?

Brianf said...

"Any wineries in Pennsylvania?"
There are lots of small wineries in PA. Around here there is Nissley Vineyards, West Hanover Winery and my basement.
http://www.nissleywine.com/
http://www.westhanoverwinery.com/
http://www.pennsylvaniawine.com/

Baino said...

Yay! West Hangover sounds good. Pennsylvania is locked in.

ClareBear said...

Did anyone say chocolate? I'm easily swayed with buttercups!