The Blue Bookcase blog hop question of the week is "What setting (time or place) from a book or story would you most like to visit? Eudora Welty said that, "Being shown how to locate, to place, any account is what does most toward making us believe it...," so in what location would you most like to hang out?"
I saw an episode of Antiques Roadshow from the lakes district in England. This is where Beatrix Potter lived and, as part of the show, they had a tour of her home in which they showed how she had used it as the setting for her Peter Rabbit stories. The illustrations from the original editions are quite recognizable, particularly Mr. McGregor's garden. The host of the show held up a copy of an illustration of the garden gate while standing next to Potter's garden gate.
The lake district is a green, hilly, rural place, quiet and peaceful. I would enjoy spending a week or so there. Then I'd be ready to go on a rafting tour of the Grand Canyon and visit the places described by Johns Wesley Powell in The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons.
While you're here, I would like to call your attention to my call for submissions for the Book Review Blog Carnival, which I will be hosting this coming Sunday.