Well, I did it! Around The World In 31 Days! I wrote every day of October.
I started in Northampton with carrot juice, went to Germany where I almost couldn't buy myself a pair of men's shoes, was called a Stupido Turista! for just barely skirting getting ripped off in a train station, and went to Rouen, France, to learn that Joan of Arc was not burned because she people thought she was a witch or even for impersonating a man, she was burned for the crime of wearing men's clothes! Maybe there was something more than fashion police at work in Germany when I tried to buy men's shoes!!
I had my sins washed away in the Vatican walking through the Holy Doors, saw a marionette opera in Belgium, and drank coffee in Stars Hollow to celebrate Gilmore Girls with the rest of the country.
I did all sorts of things in Pittsburgh, including eating an Iroquois lunch at Conflict Kitchen, found wild edible mushrooms in the woods, and learned about the plight of refugees from the Doctors Without Borders traveling exhibit, Forced From Home.
I went to England as an exchange student in high school, (revisited) and probably went to Quebec City with my French Club, where I tried escargo for the first (and last) time after having sipped some wine.
I biked to DC, faced my fear of spiders in New Mexico, found armfuls of sand dollars in Wrightsville Beach, NC.
I hiked up Mt. Jefferson in New Hampshire, the Wind River Range in Wyoming, and Delicate Arch in Utah.
I reviewed some travel movies and even gave you my number one travel tip.
I mused about birds and magic, remembered going to Cooperstown as a kid and Nashville just this spring.
I'm so glad I took the 31 Day Writing Challenge, I'm already looking forward to next year! And now, onward to November, and Nanowrimo!!
This is the last essay of my 31 Day Writing Challenge: To write about any one topic for the 31 days of October. You can sign up to participate here.
I've chosen to write about places I've been for the next 31 days, you can find the whole list of essays here. (Around the World in 31 Days.)
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