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Favorite Destination?

You all knew I’d be back…

I think I can officially say that Paris is growing on me.  Kind of like the way mold grows on really good cheese.; you wonder how it can possibly be a good idea, but it is.  

We finally visited Notre Dame today (not the tower–holy long line, literally) and arrived during a mass, which was pretty interesting.  We then checked out Sainte Chapelle, which is much, much smaller than–but much more amazing than–Notre Dame.  But my favorite part of the day was a cruise down the Seine.  We’ve not done anything so relaxing thus far, and in fact, it may top my overall list of things I’ve enjoyed.

Yes, clearly, Paris is growing on me.  I wouldn’t say it is the best place I’ve ever been–yet–but it is firmly in the middle of my continuum of places I’ve visited that I’ve enjoyed.

At dinner tonight, the husband and I discussed this continuum.  He thinks it is unfair to include non-city locations with city locations, but I disagree.  I feel that including all trip destinations should be included, to give a better picture of the kinds of things one enjoys.  So here’s my list, in order of preference.  Please note: items at the bottom are just that–at the bottom.  As in ‘I’d rather eat rusty nails than return’. 

1.  Vancouver

2.  Martha’s Vineyard

3.  Sitka (Alaska)

4.  Paris

5.  D.C.

6.  Las Vegas

7.  Burlington (Vermont)

8.  London

9.  Orlando (Florida)

10.  Philadelphia

11.  New York City

12.  Ocean City (Maryland)

Yes, I think that about covers it.  And while I realize it is absolutely unfair to compare, say, Paris with, say, Burlington, they are all places I’ve been and have strong feelings about.  Additionally, I shall soon have to add Amsterdam to the list, as we leave for our two day ‘day trip’ in less than eight hours. 

So–what’s your list?

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