Monday, April 02, 2007

Itching for a Trip: The West, Abroad, and Chicago

Me and the missus are wanting to do some travel. The cruiseship work is bringing in some decent bank so a trip may be happening after school ends. The discussion ranges from "The Great American Road-Trip, Part 2" or in an aeroplane over the sea (Everywhere else in the World.)

I'd love another trip to the strange American West to see places like...

The Cabinet National Library in Cabinetlandia, Luna County, NM

Cabinetlandia National Library
Originally uploaded by Sean F.

"Cabinetlandia is located 10 miles east of the town of Deming in Luna County, New Mexico, off Interstate 10 heading east." - Cabinet Magazine Online -

Official Center of the World, Felicity, California, Felicity, AZ

Center Of The World - 010
Originally uploaded by Homer-Dog.

Center Of The World 2007 - a photoset on Flickr

Salvation Mountain, Niland, California, near the Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain
Originally uploaded by CharlieChu.

As for global travel, as long as being white Americans doesn't mean immanent danger anything goes. Spain, South-East Asia, India, Croatia, Black Sea, etc. Chances are a cheap airfare to someplace will determine where we go.

As for Chicago, well that's a long shot. But The Boring Store would be destination #1.

The Boring Store
Originally uploaded by ScanTheVan.

The store is a combination spy-shop/after-school education program founded by novelist Dave Eggers who also started McSweeney's Magazine. Read this article for pictures and commentary on what may be the coolest place that "is not a spy store."


Thomas said...

I thought that read, "Official center of world Felicity." That was then going to lead me into all sorts of tasteless jokes about that place actually being in my pants.

Amber said...

" The cruiseship work is bringing in some decent bank so a trip may be happening after school ends. "

Be sure to podcast it!

Robert said...

I haven't even gotten my ass in gear to podcast my trip to the National Museum of Patriotism.

Which I will try to do.