Palady, you stole the words right out of my mouth!! My father got my very interested in the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars -- hence the tall ships. If you're interested in reading about
life at sea/ships of the line, etc, etc, I would recommend the Hornblower series by CS Forester. They are just amazing, by far one of my favorite series of books (17 books in all, I believe, although most of them, if not all are no longer in print, so you'd probably have to get them used somewhere). I've been thinking about
reading them again this summer, if only I could read well/read more than a few pages a go. We'll see. I have a whole host of other books which I'd like
to get through as well. Oh, and A&E made the first 2 or 3 books into mini movies a few years back. They are really great as well, although nothing beats the books!
I also love Gretchen's response! I would love to train & break my own horse(s). Having horses is definitely one thing I want to do before I die, although I'm hoping that this happens sooner rather than later. Let's just pretend that I won't have any college/grad school loans to pay off!! yay!!
Okay, something original... I'd love to work on a dairy farm, although I don't think I'd last too long. I love the cows, but I'm not in the physical shape I used to be! I think by "working on a dairy farm" I mean playing with the cows
, calves, and watching/assisting with some deliveries!
I'd also love to work for some conservation/research agencies, especially marine conservation & research, and sail around the world with them!
I'd also love to work for NASA & study the universe! Lets just pretend that I love physics though.
Oh! And I'd love to explore space (although not using our modern day technology - just give me some of that technology out of Star Trek!
And I'd love to have a great big farm & go galloping through undisturbed nature for miles and miles and miles. I'd have a ton of horses, cows, goats, sheep, dogs, cats! It would be heaven! And every nice summer night, I'd lay in the middle of a hay field, looking at the stars. There would be no light pollution, and the sky would be crystal clear.
Can you tell my themes here? Ocean, space, nature, animals, science. There you go, skeye in a nutshell.