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Oh! Great question! I really like the idea of renting a car and touring the U.S. There are so many places that I have never been, and I would love to take a month and just explore. But I might wait for that one when I can take more time to travel the states. If I could have a bunch of friends involved and we could coordinate the time off, then I might do something entirely different, like rent a boat and tour the Mediterranean for a month. I’ve never been to Europe and would love to have my first experience be on the water, traveling from Spain to Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece, and end with Turkey and Israel. I guess that’s a little more than just Europe. I am not even sure if I can do all that on a budget of $10,000. Sounds fun, though.
My fondest memories from childhood were our family trips. Now that I think about it, we did a lot of adventuring. We went on week long white water rafting trips in Utah and Idaho. During three day weekends, we’d drive south from San Diego into Mexico to surf and camp on the beach at Punta Cabras. We road tripped to Yellowstone and Oregon, and we hiked, camped, and frolicked in Sequoia National Park. I was lucky to spend so much time in the outdoors as a kid. From an early age, I learned the joys of time spent in Nature.
I hear you used to teach in Japan. What was the coolest part?!
The coolest part was working with the students and learning from them. I was a part of a middle school for two years and participated in culture days and sport days and school events. I started a chess club and put on a play of The Three Little Pigs too that was pretty fun.
I don’t have one because there will never be a zombie apocalypse. I guess that’s not a very fun answer. Let me try a little bit harder. I would find a boat and sail south along the California coast and probably try to settle along Big Sur somewhere. Not a lot of people down there, a fairly rich ecosystem, and it is beautiful.
I like this question and always struggle with my choice. Should it be practical or entertaining? I think, ultimately, I would need a book that will help me survive. Something that would help me identify poisonous plants, teach me how to build traps and shelter, and show me the basics of first aid. So I’d go with something like Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Wilderness Survival. I’d probably lobby for two books if I can.
Skiing. I’ve snowboarded a couple times so I’d like to try something new.
Jetski or sailing?Sailing.
Is there a difference?
Ninja or wizard?I lived in Japan so I am inclined to say ninja. Although, casting spells would be pretty awesome.
Can I do both? Kayaking with a fishing line. I definitely want to do more kayaking in my life. I love the water and ocean, so it would be another way to enjoy what I love.
The city with easy access to the countryside. Or flipped. I’d like to have options, which is why I am set on staying in the Bay Area. We have both.
Google Plus, of course.
Easy. Meet the alien. That would be radical. I’d want to have a videographer to record the whole experience so that I have some proof of the meeting. I don’t want people thinking I am crazy because I blabber on and on about meeting an alien.
Probably the Coen Brothers—but not the Coen brothers from No Country for Old Men. More in the vein of Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Something lighthearted, fun, and full of drama and adventure. Sometimes I think that Wes Anderson would be a good choice, but the movie might up being a little too arty.
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