Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Books...Travel to the Scene of the Crime (or love) Story

I met a man in an RV resort several years ago.  He was one of the people that worked on the Hubble Telescope...but that is not the story.  He was very old or it seemed to me that he was.  I was much younger then.  He and his wife were in Tucson buying a "new to them" used motor home so they could travel to Prince Edward Island.  Why?  Well, his wife wanted to visit the place where Anne of Green Gables By Lucy Maud Montgomery  was set.  I don't think I had ever had the idea that I might get to see such a place. Now I want to go there.

Have you ever wanted to see for yourself?  What does that place just East of Eden look like?  Did John Steinbeck do Salinas Ca. justice? How about Steinbeck's book Travels with Charlie or Sea of Cortez?  Would you consider following his path on land or sea?

Do you remember the tree that Jo and Amy and Beth sat under to read on a warm summer afternoon in Little Women.  Would Louisa May Alcott's description of the house near Concord, Massachusetts be beautiful in reality?  

It has occurred to me that travel might be a new adventure.  Maybe it could be about literature or movies instead of museums and natural wonders.  I really like the idea better the more I think about it.

Do you have a "bucket list" of story locations that you want to see? I know I do...but that will be for another day.


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