Travel is important to me and Mrs. Chatterbox. Each year we try to visit somewhere interesting. We don’t do this because we’re flush with money, which we aren’t, but because we believe the world to be a fabulously interesting place, and we fervently believe Mark Twain when he said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” We also have a few health issues that might become a concern as we grow older, and we have no desire to sit in our rocking chairs at the old folk’s home regretting what we should have done when we had the health, strength and energy.
We’ve been to quite a few interesting places but, frankly, we’re running out of ideas. Last year we planned a Nile cruise but we were forced to cancel because of the pesky Egyptian revolution, and it still isn’t a good time to visit Egypt. I’m a bit swarthy and could probably blend in but Mrs. Chatterbox is as fair as a Georgia peach and would stand out like a third hump on a camel. For now Egypt will just have to wait.
Yesterday, Mrs. Chatterbox and I were enjoying a cup of coffee and discussing where we might go in 2012. By the time we finished our coffee we still hadn’t come up with a destination. Then I had a great idea—there was brandy in my coffee. Why not ask Chubby Chatterbox’s readers to suggest a place? A shocking number of viewers are checking in from all over the world (does the Kremlin think Chubby Chatterbox is code for something?) so we should be able to expect some great opinions.
But please, only send in suggestions for destinations you have actually visited, not places you’ve seen on Rick Steves’ Europe or Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. And congratulations if you’ve been to the top of Mt. Everest but I doubt I could get my large ass up there and Mrs. Chatterbox isn’t fond of heights. I’d also like to mention that we’ve been extremely lax at exploring the USA, so don’t rule out your favorite American destinations.
Mrs. Chatterbox was an Army brat and she can have us packed to go on a moment’s notice. We’re presently between dogs, and Mama is well-tended in a retirement home.
So, any ideas out there?
*If you don’t recognize the picture accompanying this post, it’s of Mont Saint-Michel on the French side of the English Channel. I should have been taking a picture of the pyramids in Egypt but that didn’t work out thanks to the State Department. Read about it (Here).