September 3rd, 2014

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I need a holiday to blow you all away

I feel awful. Woke up after about 6.5 hours sleep and couldn't get back to sleep. Richard has booked a week off work (!!) from 15th-19th September so I am supposed to be finding somewhere to go for some or all of it.

I want to go on holiday somewhere that is Not Here, and ideally in another country altogether. I would like to combine this with viewing of Bears and/or Wolves. That is about the best I am capable of in my current state of brain.

Richard would quite like to have some time at home to Tidy Up His Workshop, although that doesn't have to be in that week.

We don't have very long in which to figure out where we're going.

I was looking at Ely in Minnesota, because it is where both the North American Bear Center AND the International Wolf Center are, but it looks like there is absolutely no way to get around without a car. Actually, I can't even figure out how to get there from the nearest airport (Duluth), 115 miles away!

I am not good at adjusting from European city geography to middle of nowhere tiny North American town geography. (Seriously, a town with less than 4,000 people has two newspapers? That just breaks my brain!) Also, there is almost certainly nowhere near enough time to arrange something as complicated as that.

Which means either somewhere in Europe, or a major city in North America. Although I'm not aware of lots of bears and/or wolves around major cities in North America, with the exception of Toronto Zoo. Hrm.

Anyone have any smart ideas?
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