Thursday, March 7, 2013


Have you ever visited any of these places?  Captions came with the photos.

The Cinque Terre is part of the  coast in the Liguria region of Italy. The terraces built on 
the rugged  landscape are a popular tourist attraction.

Magic  Mountain hotel is exactly what you think  it is. It's a hotel shaped like a mountain that spews water 
from the top.  It's located in Huilo Huilo, a private Natural Reserve in the Los Rios  region of Chile.

The Crooked Forest is located right outside of Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland. The grove contains  approximately 400 pine trees with bent trunks. They were planted sometime in  1939, but why or who made them crooked is unknown.

The Blue Lagoon hot springs in Iceland are man-made bodies of water, but the springs are heated 
naturally  with the volcanic activity on the island. The springs are especially beautiful in the snowy 
winter, and the water still quite  toasty.

The ice canyons in Greenland were carved by meltwater and are as deep as 150  feet.

Ball Pyramid is the world's tallest sea stack. It is the remains of a shield volcano formed about 7 million years ago. It is nearly 1850 feet high, and is located southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. It's located in the Coral Sea, off the  
coast of Queensland, Australia. It's so large, you can see it from outer  space. The reef is a 
very popular destination for scuba divers and other  tourists.

Plitvice Lakes National Park  is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest park in 
Croatia. The park is filled with luscious green scenery, beautiful lagoons, and amazing waterfalls.

Humor --


A lady asked, "Is it possible to see England from Canada?" I said, "No." She said, "But they look so
close on the map."

A confused woman needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 am and got to Chicago at 8:33 am. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, but she couldn't understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went fast. She bought that.


  1. Gorgeous!

    And Indiana follows three different time zones, in effect: the eastern third is on Eastern, the western third goes with Chicago, and the middle third never does daylight savings time because the rabid preachers (we've heard them in person) told the legislature that it's against God's laws of nature. Rough on the airlines trying to schedule things.

  2. Gorgeous photos. I'm am a nervous Nelly when it comes to travel, but we may actually take a trip to Italy next year...we'll see if I am brave enough.

  3. Not been to any, but Iceland and Poland are tied tops of the list, then in joint second (er, joint third?) Italy and Croatia. South America and the Pacific too far away and pricey. I'll skip Greenland.