Tuesday, June 10, 2008

G@@gle Satellite vacations

Since I have had my money tied up in medical bills and rising gas prices, I've been finding ways to get away for nothing. One thing that I've been doing is taking, what I call, G@@gle Satellite vacations (I think you can figure it out).

It started out innocently enough--just checking stuff out around where I live. Then I started looking at my old stomping grounds and flats where I lived in Northern England, where I sold vacuum cleaners for Jesus back in the day. After indulging myself in some nostalgia I wondered to myself what else there was in this world to spy on. Would it be possible for me to find lake Titicaca, for example. I'll be damed if I did just that. From lake "booby poo-poo" I then ventured over to Egypt to see if I could find any pyramids. I did, but not the classic ones. I figured they'd be along the Nile somewhere. Eventually, I did find the right ones. Since then I have been checking out loads of places, rarely finding what I'd set out to find, but finding cool stuff along the way.

11 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

We have to do that a lot. Look at aerial photos, usually of ones right here in West PA. My son is nuts for water towers right now. I think we've spotted every one this side of the state. booby-poo-poo indeed.

NYD said...

Try checking for Langley Virginia. I'm dying to know what happens.

Hey let me know when your searchin Japan. I'll stick my head out the window and smile for a satellite photograph.

Outdoorsy Girl said...

You know what else is fun? G@@gle stalking! Kidding. That's some scary stuff.

I like to take G@@gle vacations, too. Or g@@gle vacations I have already been on in real life on the ground. They look completely differennt when hovering above.

Karyn said...

OMG. Are you using Google Earth? If not - DOWNLOAD GOOGLE EARTH!!! I 'go' to London and practice exploring and finding my way back to the flat...to the museum... to the landmark... to the tube station... etc.... it is very addictive!

Diane Mandy said...

What a great idea! Check out Ungstein, Germany. You'll find me waving at you.

megatropolis said...

That explains that weird feeling that someone was watching me while I was sleeping.

The Grunt said...

Julie~ Now I'm going to be looking for water towers.

NYD~ I should try that. Also, I will look for your mug when I hit Lilliput.

O-Girl~ Google stalking, eh?

Karyn~ Google Earth is very cool, but not as wide-ranging as satellite. I can do both, though!

Diane~ I will check it out. Get one of those novelty foam hands that are huge and then wave:)

Meggypoo~ Well, a man has to have his priorities.

Keshi said...

WOWZA!!!

Keshi.

Christielli said...

Cool idea! Have you googled Toronto yet?

The Grunt said...

Keshi~ Yowza!

Christielli~ I haven't but I will!

Autumn Storm said...

I went to the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Ayer's Rock all in one day. Endearing post. :-)