Huber Heights, Dayton Ohio, USA.
This is an interesting widget to plot and percentile the places you've been around the world. Thanks to Tanie from Pink Icing for introducing it in her blog.
I started late and got into traveling only when I got married... a honeymoon to Padang Indonesia. Lake Meninjau was especially a spectacular and magical place to be.
Then we had our second honeymoon to Bali Indonesia. A truly tranquil paradise. The place where we conceived our Son. The Bali bombing did not do any justice to anyone at all.
We were fortunate to be traveling to the US because of my work.
I brought both Wifey and Son together in all the business trips I had to go and made the best with each and every opportunity when we were there, taking weekend trips to places farther than where our hotels were.
The photo above is especially memorable simply because the day we were to fly home, our flight was canceled twice. That year was a record snowfall for Dayton, Ohio.
I guess we wanted to experience snow so much that we wished for it too hard and got snowed-in... marooned in our hotel room. I learned a lesson then that we should be careful for what we wish for.
So we were stuck for three more days, spending Christmas day in Ohio.
The news reported that no driving was allowed except for emergency vehicles only. I realized then that the semis were actually the heart of everything... sending food and stuff all over the country.
We hardly see any semis for those three days, so the fast food joints and restaurants were all closed. It was strange to see Burger King, Mac Donalds' and Long John Silver closed.
The only place open was Target, where we had to buy food to stock in our hotel room and where I had my first taste of pecan-pie. Yummy! Kind of miss it though.
That triggered the travel-bug in us to go to Europe and African islands.
We travel to experience stunning natural landscapes and unique cultures each place has to offer. The beautiful white sandy beaches are our first option for an ideal vacation destination. An eye-opener for all three of us indeed.
Like Tanie said, so many countries, so little money... sigh.