Were you to look at high school photos of me and my misinformed fashion choices, your logical – and correct – assumption would be that I was not “popular.” I came through it just fine, pride intact, but in the event that I needed a little redemption and reassurance, I got some today.
This week, many of you voted for Go BIG or Go Home to make Christopher Elliott’s “12 travel bloggers you should read in 2012” list. And while I’m THRILLED to report that we’ve come in at #5 on that list (!!), I’m also deeply touched that hundreds of people who like this blog took the time to vote.
If you are finding us for the first time because of this list, thanks for stopping by! You’ll learn more than you need to know in the About Us section, but here’s the gist: We’re a small-town family of four who visit places, attractions, and events which claim the title of world’s largest, longest or tallest. We share why we went, what was cool about it, and how we would rate it on a scale of one to ten!
Sometimes, the kids complain as if they’re being dragged along the world’s longest sidewalk under a scorching sun (well, actually, they were).
Other times, I get to be the Mom Who Makes Dreams Come True.
Usually, my husband Matt is totally on board, and more than willing to pack up the car with enough tech to launch a rocket.
Other times, he would rather stick a red hot poker into his eye.
I always find something to enjoy in our adventures. (Except maybe for South of the Border. That place is just creepy.) I revel in the unexpected moments, like:
Watching the kids take in nature, with nothing remotely virtual, electronic, or 4-D being offered.
Discovering that I kill at shuffleboard!
Falling inappropriately in love with an oversized lawn ornament (see Chomsky, above).
Have you visited a “world’s largest?” We would love to hear about it!