This list is brought to you courtesy of Bunny. One evening, she asked me if I could pick any imaginary location to visit, what would it be? Well, you know me…I can’t pick just one. So here are my top five (fine…six) imaginary places to which I wish I could actually travel:
- Land of Make Believe–Didn’t everyone who grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood want to hop on Trolley and visit the Land of Make Believe? Hanging out with Queen Sara Saturday, Lady Aberlin, and the Platypus family would be so much fun! And maybe there would even be a Purple Panda sighting… The older I get, the more convinced I am that it would be an amazing place to stay and stay!
- The Kingdom of Wisdom—The Phantom Tollbooth was one of my favorite books when I was a child (actually, it still is!), and when I was little, I thought that if I imagined hard enough, I could hop in the car with Milo and visit Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, but hopefully not get stuck in the Doldrums! And if someone dropped that tollbooth in my house today, I would definitely take the trip!
- Downton Abbey–I would love to visit the real Highclere Castle someday, but I also wish I could visit the fictional world of Downton Abbey…maybe be invited to dinner with the Granthams, or even just work in the castle! I’m not only interested in visiting the place…I’d love to get to know the people there, as well.
- The Land of Sweets–I think it’s pretty obvious that I love the Nutcracker ballet, and I would love to be able to travel to the Land of Sweets the way Clara did. Even better, I wish I could travel to different companies’ productions of the Land of Sweets, because they’re all so unique and beautiful, and that trip would be almost never-ending!
- Vic Fontaine’s–I would love to spend an evening at Vic’s Lounge in the holosuite on Deep Space Nine, listening to him sing. It would be like an evening with the Rat Pack at The Sands, only better, because I could run into Dax, Worf, and Doctor Bashir while I was there!
- The Columbia Inn, Pine Tree, Vermont–The setting of my favorite Christmas movie would also make the perfect Christmas vacation spot. Song and dance, snow and scenery, and a fun indoor fire pit for roasting hot dogs and making s’mores. But does the trip come with the dream vintage wardrobe from White Christmas…?