I don't know how these internet meme things get started, but maybe this is how.
Deanna and I were just talking about all the great places we've been able to visit and all the sights we'll never forget.
This evening, just as we're about to embark on our second trip to Japan, I asked her which were her favorites. To make it somewhat easier, I asked her about four categories: buildings/architecture, natural wonders, works of art, and animals.
It turns out this didn't make it easier because either one of us could list a half dozen for each category.
The key rule was that we saw the particular item "up close and personal" (and for our purposes, that we saw the item together.) and the instruction that helped us decide was "if you could have ever only seen one item from the category, which would it be?"
Here are her answers, followed by mine.
Architecture/Building: St. Basil's Cathedral (Notre Dame a close second)
Natural Wonder: Denali/Mount McKinley
Work of Art: Nike of Samothrace
Animal: Green Sea Turtle (second place would be the Tucans of Brazil )
These were all shared experiences and either one of us might have listed the other's choices without too much prodding.
How would you answer?