Monday, April 22, 2019

Lost, Forgotten, or Fictional Places--S is for Swallow Falls

You've probably figured out by now that my A to Z is going to be more of a "have you thought about this place recently" kind of thing. I'm just musing aloud from a to zed. Feel free to muse right along with me!

is for Swallow Falls


Does the photo spark your memory? Swallow Falls is the island town where bungling inventor Flint creates a machine to make it rain food. Hilarity follows as well as mountains of uneaten food.

I only watched the first movie with my kids, but I guess there are foodimals on the island in the second movie.

Come back tomorrow for Trenzalore.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Lost, Forgotten, or Fictional Places--R is for Rivendell

You've probably figured out by now that my A to Z is going to be more of a "have you thought about this place recently" kind of thing. I'm just musing aloud from a to zed. Feel free to muse right along with me!

is for the Rivendell


If I need to tell you what this is from, you're on the wrong blog. This is another place I wish I could find for real and never leave. The architecture is beautiful and evokes peace with everything around it. There is a place near me that I think would fit in Rivendell, and I often go for walks around it.

Come back Monday for Swallow Falls.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Lost, Forgotten, or Fictional Places--Q is for Qo'noS

You've probably figured out by now that my A to Z is going to be more of a "have you thought about this place recently" kind of thing. I'm just musing aloud from a to zed. Feel free to muse right along with me!

is for the Qo'noS


I love Star Trek. When I was a child I watched the original series in reruns and then my college schedule revolved around being back home to watch The Next Generation.

Qo'noS (Kronos in English) has several names and spellings. I won't get into all that. Sufice it to say, it's the Klingon's homeworld. It had one moon, Praxis, which blew up as a result of overmining. This disaster eventually led to the Klingon's signing their first treaty with the Federation (The Undiscovered Country).

Come back tomorrow for Rivendell.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lost, Forgotten, or Fictional Places--P is for Pern, Pandora, Pemberley

You've probably figured out by now that my A to Z is going to be more of a "have you thought about this place recently" kind of thing. I'm just musing aloud from a to zed. Feel free to muse right along with me!


is for the Pern, Pandora, Pemberly

I couldn't pick just one P place! So, I'll still try to keep it short while sharing three of my favorite P places.

Pern--Pern is a fictional planet created by Anne McCaffrey beginning in the 1960s, the setting for the Dragonriders of Pern series of science fiction books. In the story it is "Rukbat 3", the third planet in orbit around the star Rukbat, counting outward. The name was taken from the acronym of the indicators for the planet: Parallel Earth, Resources Negligible. (Wikipedia)

Pandora--I wouldn't live on Pern, but I would totally live on Pandora! Pandora is the fifth moon[2] of the gas giant Polyphemus (both names reference figures in Greek mythology), which orbits Alpha Centauri A in the Alpha Centauri System, the closest star system to our own sun. And I think it looks beautiful and magical. Plus, I have treehugger tendancies and would love the Na'vi culture.
Disney's Animal Kingdom--Pandora 2017
We seriously stayed in this section of the park most of the day.
The food was excellent!
Pemberley--I love my science fiction and fantasy, but I also have a romantic side that loves the rich history in places outside the US. Plus, what woman doesn't like Jane Austin? I'd live at Pemberly--the estate of Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride & Prejudice believed by some to be based on Chatsworth House, near Bakewell in Derbyshire.
From the BBC movie 
Chatsworth House

Come back tomorrow for Qo'noS.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lost, Forgotten, or Fictional Places--O is for Oz

You've probably figured out by now that my A to Z is going to be more of a "have you thought about this place recently" kind of thing. I'm just musing aloud from a to zed. Feel free to muse right along with me!

is for the Oz

Growing up we watched the Wizard of Oz every year when it came on TV. I loved this movie. It was fun, colorful, and I just liked it. Sometimes I miss watching it every year, but I know my kids would be bored with it very quickly. 

While looking up pictures, I discovered there was once a theme park in Beech Mountain, North Carolina called the Land of Oz dedicated to Dorothy's journey. They had their own yellow brick road that was almost half a mile long. I lived in NC for almost seven years and never knew this!
Sadly it closed and people have been trespassing to steal the bricks. Isn't that awful?

Come back tomorrow for Pern, Pandora, Pemberly.

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