Thursday, January 29, 2009

Next Trip Is . . . . . . 13 Hints

Man, I've been a busy little bee recently. Yeah, I know I've been a big blog slacker, at least here on Gone To Plaid anyway. I've been trying to market the heck out of my new book The List. I just posted an excerpt from the book, btw, so check it out.

I didn't mean to ignore my travel blogging. Mostly, there wasn't anything exciting to blog about, but now there is!

We've just booked our next trip, to a place I never thought I'd want to go but now that I've researched it I'm stoked about going!

Where am I going?

Well, let's play a little blog game. Why don't you GUESS where I'm going, and then I'll tell you all about it in the next post?

13 Hints as to Where I'm traveling next:

1. Matt Lauer has been here
2. Wind is a big energy source here
3. It's a sailor's town
4. It's run by a monarchy, sort of
5. English is spoken, but it's a second language
6. One of the earliest "stock exchanges" was started here
7. Mind-alteration is openly accepted
8. Sex sells
9. A good way to see the city is by boat
10. I'll be sightseeing by bike as well
11. There's a flower garden here that gets more visitors between late March and May - 800,000 - than it gets all year.
12. I'll get to see Van Gogh's "Sunflowers"
13. Their shoes can NOT be comfortable!

Home of the new Thursday 13


colleen said...

Amsterdam? Holland? Italy? If I keep guessing maybe I'll hit on it.

Betty said...

Holland? I thought of Holland too because of the shoes thing, but I'm not sure about the rest of the hints.

samulli said...

I'm pretty sure it's Amsterdam. Lovely place, I'd like to go there again. Maybe this summer, since I'm only a few hours drive away.
Oh, happy TT! :)

Renee said...

I think it's Amsterdam too, but the country is The Netherlands. ;) There is this travel show on PBS that I watch sometimes...Globe Trekker I think it's called. And they went there to this sort of commune/city where they think pot is okay, but are against "hard drugs."

Renee said...

I went and looked up that show...yes, it's Globe Trekker...but I can't find the right episode. I've looked through all the ones by the presenter that I think did it, but none of them are her in Amsterdam. Oh well, maybe she went to Sweden instead.

Tink said...

Amsterdam isn't really a sailor's town, but that's where Van Gogh's Sunflowers hang. You are very close to me. If you follow the North Sea Channel to the sea, you'll pass our locks. :)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Sounds like Amsterdam! Hey and I can never find myself and I found you!!!

Janet said...

You're going to Amsterdam!

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Oh, how I'd love to go to Amsterdam if it weren't for my paralyzing fear of Sunflowers...

jenn said...

Enjoy your trip!

janetfaye said...

I have no idea but have a Great Time on your trip!

Melli said...

Amsterdam or Sweden... Maybe Norway?

Nicholas said...

I'm jealous. I have been to Holland only once, and I'd love to go back again.

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Yeah, definitely sounds like Amsterdam. Great place. Hope you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Have fun in Amsterdam! Im up with Veeery cute TT! Up with WoW in Thornesworld
Happy TT!