Stealing a Question of the Day

August 21st, 2009 • Kate

questionsandanswerskt literary author Suzanne Casamento has been blogging every day with a question for her readers, and on this glorious Friday, the end of a pretty spectacular week (details to be revealed soon!), I thought she had a great Q to send us off to the weekend.

It’s Friday. You’re sitting at your desk or working your job or doing whatever it is that you normally do on Friday. A magic genie pops up out of nowhere and says, “Hey, you! It’s your lucky day. You get to go wherever you want to for the weekend. All expenses paid, with one guest. But you have to be back here, on time, Monday morning. So where do you want to go?”

Check out Suzanne’s answer and add your own!

If it were me, and the genie could actually get me where I wanted to go magically, without worrying about spending the time it would actually take to travel there, I’d want to go to one of those amazing-looking resorts in the South Pacific, with cabanas on piers over a lagoon, flowing mosquito netting, a private beach, and an endless supply of frosty beverages.

If I actually had to factor in travel time, I want to find the closest scenic getaway where me and my sweetie could be completely alone. Maybe somewhere in the mountains, where we wouldn’t run into anyone else on the hiking trails.

Where would you go?

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10 Responses to “Stealing a Question of the Day”

  1. Tilly Says:

    That's easy. I didn't even need to think about it. The rolling hills of Ireland with my writing buddy. We talk about it all the time. If our books ever sell, we are headed that direction!

  2. Leslie Ann Says:

    If it's during school I think my teachers would kick the genie out of the class and the students would take the opportunity to sneak out. But if I left it would be to New York. I've never been there and I would love to see a Broadway show and take a tour.

  3. Heather Says:

    I'm probably in the minority. I love hiking and seacoasts and mountains and seclusion, but right now where would I want to go?

    Vegas, baby!

  4. Susan Says:

    Easter Island. "Genie" is probably the only way I'll ever get there.

  5. Gina Black Says:

    Unquestionably, I would go to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. It's a very peaceful and magical spot. If you saw the movie 'Memoirs of a Geisha,' you saw the long row of orange-red Torii gates that the young girl ran through. I just love that place.

  6. Dennis Smith Says:

    Tough choice. Today it would be somewhere down under, just beyond the black stump, near a shady billabong. I'll have a cool drink with my best friend and offer cheese and crackers to a passing cockatoo. Perhaps it will stop and say, "G'day, mate," stay awhile and tell us a story.

  7. beth Says:

    The magicalest place I'd go? The moon. (Hey, you gave me a genie!)

    If travel weren't a problem? Here (the last one on the list): http://blog.hotelclub.com/top-five-underwater-hot
    (AN UNDERWATER HOTEL!!!!)

    If travel were an issue? Maybe a flight to NY, my favorite American city. Or, Philadelphia. Is the Narnia exhibit still in the Franklin museum?

  8. Julia Says:

    Since it is a genie – so, of course, my wish is his command (meaning, travel is no problem), I would go to Bath, England with my friend who loves Jane Austen as much as I do!

  9. Suzanne Casamento Says:

    Hi Everybody! Glad you enjoyed the question. Love the answers! The moon, an underwater hotel and Vegas? Daphne's readers must be writers. ; )

  10. Rebecca (Fie Eoin) Says:

    Apollo's Temple in Delphi, Greece.