We had the most wonderful conversation the other day.. It was all about picking the 5 places you most want to visit. The chat went on for 3 hours. I managed to select my top 5 destinations but our son was still processing the options. At 4am the following morning I was woken by our son to inform me that he had narrowed his choice down to 20. So here are my 5 (in no particular order).
Everest Base Camp – if I didn’t have parenting responsibilities would try to go all the way to the top. I just want to see it and touch it.
Patagonia – my partner travelled by herself there. She always wanted to go back on a family expedition.
Lofoten Islands (Norway) – Years ago a picture of this dreamscape appeared on a screensaver and I just fell in love with the place. Plus I so want to see the Northern Lights.
Innsbruck – From childhood I remember looking at awe at the spectacular Ski Jumping. Always loved the sport and still dream of going to see one of the competitions in the legendary Four Hills Tournament (which starts today). It would be beautiful Innsbruck if I had to choose one of the four Hills.
New Zealand – My partner always dreamed of us going to New Zealand as a family. She would joke that when she went to see some of the fine cultural sites I could take our son to see some boring cricket. New Zealand was her dream her paradise. We should complete that journey for her.
Jelly Bean Challenge
How many different types of venomous snake live in Australia.
My guess: 25 (much snorting from son)
Answer: about 100
I can confirm that the Jelly Bean Roulette delivered today. Oh boy did it deliver. Booger flavour. This one brought tears to my eyes.
Today’s challenge question x2:
- What is the most powerful bird of prey in the world?
- What is the Wild Wolf population in the USA?