Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Edition #9

Thirteen PlacesI've lived, visited or wish to see.

1. Hollandia, New Guinea. Was born here. I'm a little jungle baby.

2. Beverwijk, The Netherlands. Lived there for 8 years--fell through a frozen pond once.

3. Strathpine, Queensland, Australia--I miss it down under! Chico rolls and rugby league. Oh and cricket too.

3. Washington, USA. Have bad memories here but a few good ones as well.

4. California, USA. I don't think I fit here very well, but it's home.

5. London. We were there for a couple of hours. I don't remember why though.

6. Capetown, South Africa. SCARY!!!! This was a stop-over on our journey to Australia. The Suez Canal was closed which forced us to go around the Cape of Good Hope. Life could have ended there. God had other plans.

7. Mauii, I'll take my parents there one day.

8. Colorado Springs . . . I didn't follow Dr. Dobson there but I trained the CO people and went back to CA.

9. Maine . . . I have a need to visit. It probably has something to do with Stephen King novels.

10. Chesapeake Bay or wherever there are lighthouses would be a wonderful vacation spot.

11. New Zealand . . . College girl and I would like to take the LOTR's tour.

12. I'd like to drive through England . . . London perhaps since I don't remember it the first time.

13. Italy. There in a seaside village the Gatekeeper will be happy till the end of days. We shall see.

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Rashenbo said...

Great list! :) I love reading about places people have been and seeing the places they would like to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Awesome list! You're quite the traveler.

Nice blog, by the way. I love the lay out and the background. It's beautiful.

Thanks for dropping by and happy thursday.

Caylynn said...

Great list! You've lived in and visited a lot of different places! All I've seen of London is Heathrow airport, but my husband and I hope to visit the UK this summer or next.

Maui is beautiful. We were there a few years ago for a friend's wedding, and we plan on going back, perhaps for our 10th anniversary.

Happy T13. :)

Raggedy said...

#10 is beautiful! My dad lives there. I have not been back since 2001 and I miss him and the bay, the crabs, the sailing. He comes to visit us here every year. There is so much to see and visit in the area. If you get a chance James Mitchner (sp) not sure the name is spelled right. He wrote a book called the Chesapeake and it explores Smith Island and many out of the way places that are fabulous. I hope you get to go.
I want to go to OZ, Ireland, and Switzerland.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Naeva said...

Interesting places you have here..

I've been wishing to go to London. My cousin (who is more like a sister and friend) moved there with her husband. A little visit would do us veeerrryyyy good.

BTW, thanks for stopping by at my TT.

Have a great Thursday.

Christine said...

I lived in Chesapeake for a few years. It really is a beautiful place to live. But if you want to see lighthouses, come to Nova Scotia. We have some kick ass ones up here. :)

Shiloh Walker said...

Chesapeake is gorgeous...we go there every few years.

Christie said...

wonderful list! i haven't been to many of those, but i am dying to go to new zealand and hawaii. happy tt!! thanks for stopping by mine!

Robyn Mills said...

I've lived in and visited a few of these places, never been to S.Africa though I hear it is beautiful. We sure do live in a wonderful and varied world. Happy travels...

JAM said...

You've already travelled more than I ever will. Cool list thought.

I think one of the reasons I like reading so much is that I almost feel as if I've been "there" when reading a good author.

Best wishes on completing your itenerary.

Anni said...

Maine is the last of the Continental states that I have yet to visit. Fun list! Mine is up as well.


How are was it to rescue you from the pond???

The GateKeeper said...

Bluest Butterfly, a young teenage girl (I still believe she was an angel) reached down her arm through the hole and managed to grab my hair. She pulled me up, put me on her sled and got me home.

Stephanie said...

Green with envy. I love to travel, but don't get to often! Good list.

Rose said...

I would love to go to London. Sorry to hear Washington brings bad memories.

April Decheine said...

Wow what wonderful travels. I have only been around the US, I find people just from the East Coast to the West Coast to Southern Folks all so different, I want to experience a larger culture change one day!
I am up here

m.o.M. said...

So many places to go and things to see!
My favorite seaside village in Italy is Positano. What a beautiful place.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Michelle said...

Great list - I love travelling. It's always nice to see places (or hear about them) through someone elses eyes.

Thanks for visiting my TT

Sharon Lynne said...

I'd like to do that New Zealand tour, too. I heard that they have organized motorcycle tours of the film's locations! Were you thinking of riding a motorcycle?

Lady G~ said...

What a wonderful list. I so enjoy hearing what others have to say about their travels.

I love to travel too. We were blessed to have traveled while my Knight was in the Army. You'll have to read my blog titled "100 things about me". You don't need to read all of it, you can skip to #13. I share a little about where I've been blessed to travel to. :o)

Oh, our family is a big LOTR's fans. :o) My daughter even has the LOTR's dictionary.

Thanks for your prayers. I know that many are praying for me. I've felt God's peace all day long.

By the way, I just love your name: Gatekeeper. That's something we all need to be.

Hope you have a blessed weekend.

Suni said...

wow what a well rounded person you must be. Thanks for visiting My site earlier.

Many blessings!

Danica/Dream said...

Wow! Quite the list. Glad I didn't see your list before I wrote mine, because I'm definitely going to have to add to it. Thirteen is just too small a number for travel.

Lara said...

wow, now i want to go visit those places, too! thanks for stopping by my place. :)

Kathy said...

My in-laws live in Maine, and you should absolutely visit someday. It is a beautiful state. I recommend the month of's definitely hot & you can enjoy the coastal regions during that month!
Good TT list!

Thanks for visiting me!

Jessica Morris said...

Your blog is GORGEOUS!! Where did you get the layout?! I love it!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Indiana Amy said...

What a great looking blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. I'm sorry you have bad memories of Washington state, it's really one of my favorites. I lived in Seattle for a year and am very fond of it. Hopefully that will change for you one day!

I hope you get to visit all of these places someday!