What is the perfect day? Where do you stop?


Christopher Carr

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  1. Avatar D Clarity says:

    Sangria in the park and then later when it gets dark, we go home.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    The perfect day occurs surprisingly often in Italy. There, one wakes up, enjoys a delicious breakfast made of wholesome ingredients, and then spend some time thinking about something fun to do and where to have lunch. Lunch is delicious, flavorful and made up of wholesome ingredients. Then, it’s time to visit with family and friends, drink wine, and prepare to eat a delicious shared dinner made of wholesome ingredients. Then more wine, and a good nights sleep. The fact that so much of this day is spent thinking about, preparing, and then eating good food is closely-related to the day’s perfection.Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    Wake up with a nice breakfast and coffee/tea (depending upon where I am)
    A dull day of adventuring: seeing sights/hiking the mountains/scuba diving/etc. and taking pictures
    Lunch is a break from the day above.
    Dinner at a nice place with someone I want to be with.

    During the day we discus the pro and cons of where we are going for dinner and what we should eat.Report

  4. Avatar zic says:

    My younger sprout is preparing for a road trip. A US tour, of sorts. He’s looking for community and college where he wants to live/attend/study, robotics, mostly.

    So he just purchased a 1990 Vanagon GL Camper, including the added a stove, sink, refrigerator, storage cabinets, and folding stow-away tables; pop-top roof so that it has standing room. He can purchase, keep, and cook food and lodge himself as he travels. He’ll replace the engine and transmission (valuable after he rebuilds them) with a Subaru engine and transmission; more reliable and better fuel economy.

    The lack here is of bath/shower facilities; but campgrounds solve most of this problem.Report

    • Avatar zic in reply to zic says:

      And that’s my answer, too: ability to travel in such a way as food prep does not depend on the convenience of highway rest stops and fast-food franchises and iffy lodging places.Report

      • Avatar Christopher Carr in reply to zic says:

        I like this: one answer to two questions.Report

      • Avatar zic in reply to zic says:

        I must admit to some envy over this van. Serious envy. It’s just what I need for a book project I have in mind on Maine’s roadside springs.

        We have a wonderful law on the books; the DOT may not bury springs at the edges of roads; they used to do this. Instead, they have to pipe them and at least maintain them as flowing springs. They do not have to test the water to make sure it is safe to drink; but many local groups do this, and there is a long and deep tradition of going to get water from a local spring to drink. I’ve been thinking about mapping, visiting, and doing at least one water test on them; plus collecting whatever local lore about them possible. Drive the van to the spring, and campout for the day, waiting to see who stops by. It strikes me that this may be the only place in the nation where a woman would actively imagine doing such a project, too. That’s a big bonus leading to lots of perfect days; a feeling of safety.Report

  5. Avatar Stillwater says:

    I wonder if we’re not completely out of touch with reality.

    Yeah, me too. The layers upon layers of meta I see folks build their lives on is a constant reminder to keep it basic. Maybe you had something else in mind tho.

    Where do you stop?


  6. Avatar James Hanley says:

    Your perfect day does not include boating of any kind. I cannot fathom this.Report

  7. Avatar Francis says:

    A tuna:

    can swim really fast so it can catch lots of fish so it can eat lots of fish so it can grow big strong muscles so it can … [repeat]

    Your average American white collar worker spends a staggering percentage of his/her waking life staring at a rectangular screen. Your average American worker has no job security at any age.

    Who, precisely, is the modern global economy for?Report

  8. Avatar Kimmi says:

    I eat survival rations. Pretzels, probably, maybe some grandma utz chips.Report