Friday, April 29, 2005

Reverse Vacation

Usually, if one is at all concerned about one's finances, the destination and duration of a vacation (holiday) is circumscribed by the amount of disposable income (or available credit) one has. Now just suppose, the potential traveler had sufficent facilities and an abundance of "trip-worthy" activities in his or her native environs, wouldn't it make just as much sense to bring various people from different parts of the world there as to travel to various other part of the world? Depending on air fare, and the number of people, it would probably be a wash as far as expense. Hmmm...let's see, Anoka has a Halloween festival...a half-dozen cruddy antique shops...a feral cat colony...pair of rivers that would not be called "swimable"...acres and acres of sand...a less than glittering night-life scene...If we had a mountain, or an ocean, or spectactular canyons and deserts, maybe...
OK, that might not work in my case.
My 'bed and breakfast' would be alright...the guest bedroom even has its own sink. It's quiet and homey, and the folks here are pretty friendly. All the in-laws that stay here comment on the relaxed feel of the place. Maybe they're just polite. There is even an inflatable bed for the pine-paneled den with internet access (its only dial-up, but has a dedicated line) if we had more than a couple visitors. And the Mall of America is 45 minutes away. And in Minneapolis there is major league baseball, and several fine museums, and dozens of theatre groups, and hundreds of places to hear live music, and...
...I guess it might work, if the right people came with the right attitude...
...your room is waiting...

By Professor Batty



1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to book a room. DO you still do canoeing?

Conandammit.

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