Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Let's Talk Travel on Tuesday

Hola. The kindergartners continue to stare at me blankly, and blatantly ignore rules one second after we talk about them. But I did have one child break out into "I wanna be a millionaire" today, which really made up for anything annoying that went down. This was only a few hours before the WHOLE CLASS started singing "Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night." Good times, really. Now if only everyone around me would do their job, I would not be at school 300 hours a day. Well, that and administration would not find it fun to add extra work. Sigh.

Fortunately I did leave early today (and by early, I mean on time, not actually early) so Eric and I could do our last training run for our 5k on Saturday. I have to admit I was pretty nervous about us training together. I'm pretty self motivated and usually work out alone. Before we started training I hadn't run with anyone since my freshman year of high school soccer team. It ended up being really awesome and fun AND it turned out I actually needed the motivation more than I thought I would. Can't wait for Saturday.

As for today, I must do the 10 on Tuesday because they are all about travel! Thanks Chelsea!

1. Favorite way to travel (plane, train, automobile, etc.)

I like planes when I need to go somewhere far. I'd much rather take a 1/2 hour plane ride than drive 5 hours etc.

I like trains because I can relax, plug in my computer and watch dvds. I find them more comfortable than planes (usually).

I like cars when I am with someone fun to talk to, and for limited amount of times. I think I most prefer being IN a car, but not if the alternative is a much quicker plane ride.

2. Where’s your favorite place to travel to that you’ve been to?

Hard, hard choice. So many fantastic places. I very rarely don't love a place I visit. My top five cities I've traveled to are: Sydney, Barcelona, Rome, London and Edinburgh.

3. Where’s the place that you want to go but have never been?

Lol...um so I have a list. Let's just say, I will never get to all the places I want to go, especially if I go back to some places I'd like to go again. Oops. I think my next trip may be to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. I've been to Rome, but never to the coast in Italy. I'd also love to go to Switzerland, maybe in one trip.

4. Do you deal with traffic well?

I deal with it fine if I don't have anywhere to be, which is rare. I did hit a huge truck fire a few weeks ago on the way home from work. I wasn't in a rush to get home so I didn't get too angry. This morning on the way to work I hit terrible traffic going from tutoring to work. I only remained calm because I was talking to Katie on the phone. Otherwise I would've had a small panic attack.

5. Ever had an emergency while traveling?

Can't think of one...

6. Do you have a passport? What countries have you been to?

Yes, I do have a passport. I got it in 2003 when my family took a trip to London. Since then I have been to the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, England (again), Scotland, Ireland (x2).

7. Are you’ve light packer or do you pack everything but the kitchen sink?

Maybe somewhere in the middle? I wouldn't say I over pack, but I'm also not a really light packer. It also depends where I'm going. I tend to bring like 4 bags to the Cape for the weekend, but if I'm going to be charged for extra bags on a flight, I'll even share with Eric haha.

8. Do you take the fastest route or the road less traveled?

I would say fastest route. I might want to explore the road less traveled sometimes, but usually fastest. I like more seeing places then the actual act of traveling.

9. Do any activities on the road? (like road games, reading, sleeping, etc. )

I am terrible at sleeping on planes, trains and I NEVER ever sleep in cars (I am almost always in the front seat and I think it's the front seats job to keep the driver awake haha). I like to play games of any kind, chat, listen to music, watch dvds (if I'm on a plane/train). I can't read on any moving vehicle :(

10. Use a paper map or GPS?

Definitely GPS. I like that if I mess up it will "recalculate." Though sometimes I feel like it's more often it that is messing up. My GPS is named Tullulah, we have a love/hate relationship, but she is always better than a paper map.

PS. I now have Eric's pear cashew risotto recipe. I'll post it soon!


  1. yay travel! the actual process of traveling stresses me out hardcore but i love it when i get to my destination hah! i like this 10 on tuesday theme :)

  2. such a fun post! yay for ten travel tuesday! I am jealous of all the countries you've been to and only hope to make it to that many someday!

  3. You touched on my favorite subject! :D I, too, keep a list of places I want to go but have no idea where is next. My goal was to visit 25 countries before turning 25 and I still have 1 country and 4 months to go. I'm tempted just to take a weekend flight to Bermuda or something just to check that goal off. ;)

  4. traveling is so much fun! Great questions and answers!

  5. I agree, GPS is the best! I used mine today and I was so happy I did, because I missed my turn and only noticed because I saw it flash "Route Changed" (I have it on mute....). Thank goodness!!

    I had no idea you had been to so many countries. I am VERY jealous Kelly. Why didn't you bring me with you?!

    So one thing that Nick does in the morning about 80% of the time is start singing random songs. Lately he's been singing that song, "Tonights going to be a good night..." and then it gets stuck in my head all morning. I can only imagine how annoyed you were to have an entire class singing it!

  6. I also can not sleep in plane or cars. Unless I take alot of benadryl and drug myself. Ha.

    I was hoping you would do this ToT since I know we share a huge passion for travel!

    The Amalfi Coast is def an area I want to visit on my first trip to Italy (I know I will need to go multiple times!)

  7. I would have just died to see a kindergartner sing billionaire! Sounds so cute, unfortunately as much as I love the high school kids its never cute when they start singing...

  8. You have gone to so many amazing places! I need to get moving!!

    The GPS is the greatest invention ever!

  9. Ohmigosh, kids breaking out into top 40 songs has to be one of the best things EVER! Still, I hope things settle down for you soon!

  10. "I did hit a huge truck fire a few weeks ago" -- this sentence confused me for a good like 10 minutes, do you mean "traffic" not "truck fire"

    I want to travel, lets go somewhere!

  11. What a fun post! The travel emergency made me laugh; while in Frankfurt my roommate at the time rolled out of the top bunk, landed on her face, and landed all of us in a German hospital in the middle of the night. Good times ;)