Santa Fe, Seattle, Senegal + Seven

If I lived to be 150, and had unlimited resources, maybe I could visit all the places I would like to visit.  A lot of them start with the letter S.  Odd, I know, but I’m a little Strange and EcSentric, okay Silly, too.  I’ll Stop now.

I noticed a pattern.  The letter “S.”  Here goes:

1. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA – on top of my list.  It has been the setting for a number of stories and books that I have read and sounds beautiful.  I’ve researched it and it looks beautiful.  I’m very interested in indigenous cultures and Santa Fe is the home to the Jicarillo Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Reservation and part of the Navajo Nation.  I will write more in the future about native reservations and the horrors that took place in our history.  At any rate, this is why Santa Fe, New Mexico is at the top of my list.

2. Seattle, Washington, USA – While I love a sunny day, I usually prefer cloudy days.  It has to do with my eyes which are sensitive to light.  So, while visiting my in-laws in Florida I squint like crazy and try to get out of the sun.  I think Seattle is the place for me.  The forests, islands and bay (bays?) are breathtaking.  But the real reason? The show I’ve been binge watching on Netflix, “The Killing.” The city looks biggish but not too biggish and the scenery is fabulous.  Yes, I want to visit a place where fictional horrors took place.

3.  Senegal, Africa – A friend at work, as well as some of my students and community members I know, are from Senegal.  They bring the country alive for me and talk about the changes that the French colonial power wrought on this land.  They talk about the impact of religion and the people, such as my colleague, who are bringing technology into the schools there and literally changing lives.

Now, I have a feeling that because I am interested in these cities, states and countries, you may not be at all.  So, to help you not to doze off or horror of horrors, stop reading this post, I’m going to just list the rest and you can figure out why I am attracted to these locales.  It will be like a game show.

4.  Spain – I’m cheating here because I’ve already been a couple of times but would never tire of visiting again.

5. Scotland

6. Sitka, Alaska, USA

7. Sweden

8. Saskatchewan, Canada

9. Singapore

10. San Francisco, California, USA

Any guesses?  Any places you recommend that I should add?

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46 Responses to Santa Fe, Seattle, Senegal + Seven

  1. Isn’t Africa also quite sunny? Better bring one of those big floppy hats.

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  2. Glazed says:

    You might want to avoid Sunnyvale, California. But you could enjoy a riverboat cruise on the Susquehanna river, or maybe the MiSSiSSippi.

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  3. George says:

    You’d probably like Srome, Sengland, Smaine, the countryside of Sfrance and some others, but that’s a good start..:)

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  4. amommasview says:

    How about a visit in Australia? I’ve nominated you for an award: https://amommasview.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/the-versatile-blogger-award-2/

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  5. annieg421 says:

    Well if you come to Bonnie Scotland make sure you have your wellies and a raincoat with you lol

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  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    I actually lived in Saskatchewan as a child for a few years. My family moved to Canada when I was in 3rd to 7th grade. We lived on an open prairie in a double wide trailer. I remember lots of snow in the winter and lots of mud in the spring. 🙂

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  7. My wife is from Saskatchewan.

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  8. jan says:

    Sri Lanka! Bring your insect repellant!

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  9. Paul says:

    Can’t believe I’m the THIRD person mention Saskatchewan in a comment but….bring a big parka, maybe three. And some snow dogs with a sled. Even if you’re going in the summer.

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  10. Barb Knowles says:

    For my Canadian peeps, Paul, John , Carrie This snowshoe chair was in our house in Alaska back in the day and is now in my house in NY. I don’t know what poor animal was gutted for it, but I’m ready to sit in this chair in Saskatchewan.

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  11. Joseph Nebus says:

    I lived in Singapore for a half-decade. I quite enjoyed it. It’s muggy; be ready to duck somewhere out of the rain, too. But there’s so very much to do there.

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  12. If you go to Senegal or Scotland I’m coming with you. Those two places are at the top of my travel list. No lie.

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  13. Love Seattle! Would love to go to Senegal, and you probably only need a week in Singapore and you’d be done with the entire country! LOL.

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  14. And, in case the pingback didn’t work, here’s for you, Barb! 🙂
    http://grubbsncritters.com/2015/06/awards-late-never.html

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Thank you! I’m really bad about awards because although I completely appreciate them, I’m no good about responding; it’s just easier not to. And I’ve forgotten to whom I should respond 1/2 the time. We just got home from the weekend so perhaps I’ll do a blanket award. Thank you again!

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