Google is having a contest for grammar school age kids to have them create doodles for the Google logo incorporating the theme "If I could travel in Time, I'd visit......."
Which makes me think, where would I go? What would I like to do? Who would I like to meet?
The roaring twenties, like The Great Gatsby era. I would have loved to have been an expatriate living in Paris during the 1920's. I would have liked to be a fringe member of The Lost Generation. The Super group of mover and shakers of the early 1920's which include Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Picasso. I would have liked to been a Flapper. Outrageous and shocking and dancing up a storm drinking champagne and flirting with Fitzgerald and Anais Nin.
Then again, I would have loved to have seen the super Rock-N-Roll groups of the 1960's right before they became HUGE. The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles in Liverpool, Bob Dylan, the Dave Clark Five, the Kinks.
I would have loved to have been at Woodstock.
Because I am squeamish I would not like the Wild West. Being scalped and having to use an out house...no thank you. But to see the pristine prairies of the west, the Grand Canyon, the snowy mountains of the Rockies, the painted desert, all before smog, acid rain and litterers...?
New York City during the 1950's hanging out with Beatnik's would have been very cool. Going to all those snappy cafes. Meeting James Dean.
The middle Ages - no way.
To hear a sermon from the mouth of Jesus.
To see my Dad again as young and vibrant........