Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Flight 001

This interesting store, Flight 001 in Greenwich Village, sells some of the most interesting travel items. On Sunday, I went there to buy an adapter plug for Italian wall sockets for my laptop. Yeap, I'm heading to Rome in January for a little vacation. I guess that wish I made when I threw the 100 Lira coin (US$0.07) into the Trevi Fountain in 1980 might come true after all.

So have you ever made a wish and it came true?

18 comments:

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

i bought luggage tags there! good spot. like some of the shops and cafe across the street as well. good picture! :) how about that snow? I was just there over the weekend and slogged through it like the rest of you all. but magical time in the city.

USelaine said...

Wheehee! Rome!

I don't keep track of wishes, but I am a dreamer. There's always more to imagine.

Chuck Pefley said...

Sure :)

I bought $100 worth of raffle tickets and "wished" I might win. Low and behold, I did. I won a restored 1964 Vespa GL at the Amerivespa Rally in Seattle last year (2007). And yes, I was absolutely stunned. I never win anything ... but apparently it was my turn :)

To have a look copy and paste this link into your browser ...

http://www.chuckpefley.com/1964gl/index.html

Belinda said...

Will you be travelling through Rome on a Vespa, and making a detour to the Amalfi Coast???

Have a wonderful Christmas Ming!

:o)
xx

Sean said...

Ah, we have one of those too. But yay! Rome! My favorite city second only to San Francisco (sorry, NYC). Have a blast!

bertN said...

Have a fun trip in Rome. Merry Christmas!

Changes in the wind said...

First off...I would love to go in that store!! Secondly...congratulations on your trip and I wish you a wonderful time as well as a great Christmas before going.

GMG said...

Hi Ming! Just dropped by to wish you a great holiday season! Hope to be back before 2009... ;)
Hope to read you at Blogtrotter, now starting its new adventure in India. Enjoy and have a great week!

Virginia said...

You betcha! Paris here we come again!!! I'm glad you'll get to Rome Ming. Can't wait for your photos. Maybe a Rome Photo Blog???
V

missy said...

Yep I have on the 31st October this year when I got to New York.

Merry Christmas Ming, have a great few days, relax and enjoy it, love missy

Kuanyin Moi said...

In answer to your question, ALL THE TIME! I've got some amazing angels who listen!

Merry Christmas Ming! And mahalo for your FB message!

Anonymous said...

It took me almost 40 years... but yeap I got my dream... I went to NYC as my husband's birthday present for my 40 b-day!

Ming, have fun in Italy and take in mind that this is another Italy... not the one that you got to see in '80... it is a whole new and different Italy.

Ken Mac said...

love this store, they have the best blackout eye patches in the city! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

babooshka said...

Yes but I can't tell you.

Merry Christmas to ya.

Saretta said...

Yes, but I, like Babooshka, had better not go into details! :-)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

If I traveled anymore, I would check it out...

L.Shaw said...

Take me with you Ming!

Gecko said...

Ahh, your post from today (as I'm posting this comment) makes sense now...you're in Rome! Lucky YOU!

Yep, I've made a wish. When I was 10? Or 9? Or 8 perhaps? Young anyway...I was at my grandparent's place waiting for my dad to come and pick me up. He was supposed to be at say, 4pm. I was sitting on the front lawn waiting for him since 3:30, and it was 6pm and he still hadn't came. My little 10/9/8 year old mind was worried sick, so I saw the first star, "First star, first light..." etc and wished for him to come. I looked back down the street and saw nothing. Looked back at the start and more stars had come out. Sad now, I looked down the street again and I kid-you-not, he was coming. Fluke? Maybe. Am I going to doubt it? No.