Thursday, June 03, 2010

Where in the world is Lisa Underwood Burley? (to be sung to the tune of Carmen Sandiego)





Anyone want to guess? There are two correct answers. Maybe three. Bonus points for ID-ing the set of clothes and the red brick house.

5 comments:

Angela said...

Okay, I KNOW where you were and I KNOW who's suit that is, so I won't spoil the fun. I am curious about the house though. Was it used for filming "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"?

coleyoakum said...

Lisa, I have really enjoyed following your travels. I am also pretty jealous

lisa b said...

Coleman, I had to take a second look at your comment because it just floors me that anyone could be jealous of my travels. Here is the history of Lisa and traveling:

Ages 1-16: Occasional trips to West Tennessee and West Georgia to visit relatives. One family mission trip to New Mexico thrown in at the age of 6.

Ages 16-18: Chorus trips with school group that take me to New Hampshire, Florida, and Colorado with lots of stops to sing along the way. One day at Disney World. Church trips to New Hampshire. One grandparent-led and cousin-including trip to Michigan to visit Michigan cousins.

Ages 19-40: Nowhere. Mostly I stayed home, had babies, and scuttled around between north Louisiana, SE Arkansas, Searcy, and West TN to visit family. A few trips to south Louisiana were thrown in for the same thing.

Ages 40 and beyond: Wow. Yeah. This is where you could maybe be jealous. Italy. California. Chicago. OK City. This trip to Charleston and Savannah. An upcoming trip to Savannah in the fall. They've almost all been work-related, but still -- yeah -- I've been blessed to see some wonderful things with some great people.

The whole time I was in Italy, I kept thinking, "this is not my life. I'm supposed to be home, cooking something for someone or folding clothes." It was surreal.

I'd love to get to do what you did -- spend an entire semester in another culture. I didn't do that in college because I got married at 19 and started the Mom job pretty early. What a blessing it was for you to be able to do that. :-)

lisa b said...

Angela, the house is the Mercer House. Not only was it used in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," but it is the home where *the* murder took place.

I've read the book twice and wasn't sure what kind of visual I expected from the city, but it was much smaller than I expected. Smaller, but also a little more spread out. I thought all the houses mentioned would be right next to each other and that the families were next door or across-the-street neighbors, but they weren't. Some of them were even on different squares. Savannah was an interesting city, though. I'm glad I get to go back this fall.

Debbie said...

Don't you adore Savannah? I just love it. We went to Italy last spring 09...oh my! I am so ready to go again. It was the Perfect trip. Come link up to the inaugural edition of What's On the Menu Wednesday. Mister Linky is up and waiting. Thanks.