Sunday, January 08, 2006

Places I Want to Go

I've been thinking a lot lately about where I'd like to go on vacation. It's winter here and it was below zero this morning when we left for church. It made me wanna leave... Here are a few of the places I want to go:

  • Casa Santo Domingo - Antigua, Guatemala. This place is amazing! The first time I saw it was during a study program in Central America. We visited Antigua and toured some of the historical landmarks. Then our tour guides took us here and I said to everyone "This is where I want to come on my honeymoon." One of my classmates picked up a rose petal from one of the rock basins filled with water, handed it to me, and said, "Bring it back when you come." The next time I went was on a missions trip the following year. Again I was with a group of my friends, and all we did was walk through the place at night. I was reminded of how beautiful it was and how I'd love to be there with my husband-to-be on our honeymoon. Amazingly, it worked out for us to actually go there for a few days and this time I got to stay in one of the enchanting rooms. Now, in the frigid weather here, I'm thinking it may be time to go back!
  • Washington, D.C. - I don't know why, but I love that city. It's probably because there is so much to see and most of it is FREE! Again, I've been there 2 different times, but never with the husband. And never for long enough to take in all there is to see.
  • Colombia, South America - Okay, okay, I know it's one of the most dangerous places to go right now. But it's always been my dream to visit. My dad grew up there - at least part of his life - and I remember the stories about being so high up in the mountains that the clouds would come into his room at the boarding school. I also have an affinity for Latin America and Spanish-speaking cultures. I guess I'll have to wait until the drug lords and guerillas get under control!