Kim asked me a while ago to make a list of *must see* places in the US and abroad that I just had to visit in my lifetime. My list was rather short as I realize that very few places are different than anywhere else. The people’s accents change and the timezone changes, but fundamentally everything stays the same.
So I think I had 5 or less places on my list. Montana is my #1 place to visit inside the US. Most people think that it’s boring but they also think that sitting at a mosquito infested cabin in Northern MN is more fun than the multitude of things to do in the Metro. I have always wanted to go to Montana, even as a kid, probably because of my love of the Short Circuit movies and how they were going to a ranch in Montana. Whatever, right?
In Europe I want to do some touring by train. I have always been fascinated by trains, influenced early on by my train set that was put together, painstakinly, by my father for Christmas — if only I had room for it in my house now and I had a way to transport the 10×10 monstrosity here. I love their high-speed trains and small countries. Caching in Europe rules — I’m fairly certain that Arcticabn (Dave) has more countries in Europe than he does states in the US. Bastard.
I always thought that Hawaii would be nice, and it was ok, but I certainly don’t need to return any time soon — at least not to Maui. I was disappointed in the old cars and trash that was overly abundant across the island. For a place that is so expensive to vacation on and is so highly regarded as “beautiful” they sure don’t do much to make sure we get a good impression of it. Kim disagrees w/me on this though…
So I was surfing around and I came upon the town with the distinction of being home to the most frequently stolen sign in Austria, this gem of a vacation spot has now been officially added to my list of places to visit in the future. That’s right, I would be able to say that I spent the highlight of my vacation in Fucking Austria.
Now that would fucking rule.