Adventures in Storyland
|Shaking up my writing life in a Crazy Barn!|
It sounds like a lame joke, but in my case it's true. I just returned from a mini-trip to New Hampshire with my husband and son. And we did indeed go to Storyland, a children's theme park.
Storyland is less overwhelming (and way less expensive) than Disneyland. It's also perfect for a five-year-old book lover and his book-loving parents. It has a retro feel -- parts of the park, and some rides, are decades old -- and its old-timey sweetness is a nice counterbalance to the mass marketing of childhood on TV and in the aisles of Target. You can ride to a Cinderella's castle in a big orange pumpkin. Enter the house of the Three Bears and lie down in Baby Bear's bed. Crawl into a shoe, formerly occupied by the Little Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe. Soar in a Dutch clog, whirl through a cuckoo clock, glide in a flying fish, or levitate and rotate in a crazy barn.
|Humpty Dumpty, cracking me up|
What do you do to shake up your writing life, or your life in general? What vacations have taken you out of your comfort zones?