Sorry, folks…what with the holidays and life and travel, the Friday Fun Thread is coming to you a day late!
I just got back from my tour of the Low Countries with MamaSharper—more on that later—and was reading a stack of Vanity Fairs on the plane. One of the best questions in VF‘s mini-interview at the end of the magazine is always “What is your favorite journey?” It’s a good question, with wildly varying answers.
My favorite journey, without question, is the Delta Shuttle from LaGuardia to National. The aerial views of New York and DC are always spectacular, but also a huge nostalgia trip. When I fly back to my hometown, the plane glides over the Potomac, low enough that I can see the house where I grew up. At night I can see the eternal flame on JFK’s grave glinting through the trees in Arlington Cemetery. Going back to New York, the plane flies straight up over the Harbor and up the East River. Instead of checking out the Manhattan skyscraper view, I like to look out over Brooklyn and Queens and pick out all the different neighborhoods I love. The flight down reminds me of how much I love my family and my hometown, the flight back reminds me how much I love my adopted city and the life I’ve made there.
What’s your favorite journey? Is it from one place to another? Or something else entirely?