Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A Couple of Questions XXII

In honor of Mikayla:

1. What was the worst (non ER visit) injury that you remember having as a kid?

Simply random:

2. What national park would you most like to visit if money and distance were no object?

The blue skies outside have been so brilliant - they've lifted my spirits tremendously. Hope you've had an opportunity to enjoy them......

6 comments:

LiteraryGirl said...

1. This is silly because it is really minor, but I remember sweeping at a neighbors and somehow taking a huge chunk of skin out of my thumb. I still have the scar. That is so minor, but because I remember it, I must share, since I remember NOTHING from my childhood! Frankly I wasn't hurt often and didn't have any serious injuries or illnesses to speak of.
2. To be honest, none, I have no interest in national parks at this point. I guess if I did some major research I might have an answer to this question, but since I know little about National Parks (like can't think of one besides Yosemite, Yellowstone and Crater Lake), all I'm thinking is: Skip the park, take the money and put my body by a pool with a good drink in Palm Springs.

JustMe said...

1. I'm glad I'm not the only one with amnesia...
One day I was climbing a huge cherry tree in the field across from our house, from which we'd hung a rope swing. I thought I'd climb down the rope but instead I slid the 10 feet or so down the rope and gave myself terrible rope burns on all 10 fingers. I remember sitting in the living room crying and crying, and my mom putting vaseline all over my hands and saying she was sorry, there was nothing else she could do. It was horrible.
2. My friend grew up near Yosemite and almost gets teary-eyed when she talks about how beautiful it is in winter, so I guess I'd go there or The Grand Canyon (although I have a feeling the bumper-to-bumper traffic would really annoy me). A more realistic goal is to visit Crater Lake with the kids; I haven't been there since before any of them were born.

StephieAnne said...

1. When I was probably 8, I tried to brush my mom's horse when she was eating. She didn't want to be messed with and I ignored the warning signs. She basically just nipped at me, but it happened to be right between the arteries (veins?) in my neck, so it's a good thing she wasn't too agressive. Between that scar and the tracheotomy scar (obviously an ER visit), I prefer turtlenecks!

2. I just read a FAMILY CIRCLE magazine that detailed national parks which peaked my interest. I'd love to see Yosemite, I'll always be attached to Yellowstone, and I think it would be very fascinating to see some of the parks that have the amazing caves.....

HollieHobbie said...

1. I guess I am not much of a risk taker because I haven't really ever hurt myself....do broken hearts count? haha I have been really aching in the morning from drinking too much the night before. another haha
2. Disney World
I have a heart for Acadia Nat'l Park in Maine for obvious reasons, but also it is beautiful, near the ocean but with the forest nearby, really nice. But I really did love Yellowstone when we visited and would go back in a heartbeat.

chele said...

Hollie-
I was not aware that Disney World was a national park. I guess you learn something new every day... :)
1. When I was 8 I was swinging from a relatively low beam on our back porch and fell on my elbow. It hurt, but I could still move my arm. We found out later that I had broken the growth plate between the two large bones in the arm. As a result, I have a very crooked arm that looks quite awkward when stretched out.
2. I like Disney World...
Actually, I would love to return to Yellowstone with our kids when they are a bit older and can truly appreciate the beauty. Michael and I have such great memories of visiting Steph there when she was on staff with Crusade.
On a completely different note, I read recently that President Bush set up a massive wildlife preserve/national park (I think) around one of the small islands of Hawaii - right now I'm thinking that sounds like an ideal destination... :)

HollieHobbie said...

ooooo, Michele, that does sound nice: a Nat'l Park in Hawaii. I wonder if I can get Pete to schlep our camping stuff there.....
Didn't you know that Disney World is a Nat'l Park? haha!