Tuesday, December 18, 2007

qu'appelle? {place names you remember}

So, as the plane descended, I saw white blanketing the ground as far as the eye could see. I thought of a friend with ties to the 'Peg and wondered if the snow covered all that way.

I thought about the last time I was in Manitoba. It was 1992 and I was on Trans-Can driving my corolla and making sure not to put in 85 octane fuel. I remember going through Qu'Appelle, which I thought was in Manitoba. Wrong. It's in Saskatchewan, but it got me thinking about place names I remember.

Humptulips, Washington {no thanks, I'm good}
Cool, California {had a place there for a few years}
Rough and Ready, CA {good friends live near there}
Coos Bay, OR {sounds vaguely dirty}
Weed, CA
Paw Paw, MI

Places I have my eye on:
Mianus, CT {the "Beavis" in me wants to go here after seeing 'poo diving' at the sewage treatment plant on Jackass}
Radium Hot Springs, BC {Just love that name}
Voltaire, ND {until I find a town called Sartre}
Kooskooskie, WA

Almost made it:
Boring, OR
Liberal, KS

Any place names stick in your mind?