Thursday, February 18, 2010

What dreams are made of

I don't lust for many really, really expensive things. I'm not interested in owning a Bentley. I couldn't care less about carrying a Hermès handbag. I have no interest in wearing a Movado watch. And Versace can keep their clothes.

However, there is one very, very expensive thing I'd love to own or at least have access to. That is a Cessna Citation X private jet.

I love to travel but unfortunately the golden age of travel is over and we are left with the annoying age of travel. Flying is a nightmare. Between over-priced tickets, being subject to invasive searches and of course worrying that the person or persons who really need to be searched haven't been, flying just isn't what it once was.


That is why I dream of having a Cessna Citation X. Why this particular jet you ask? Well for one it is the fastest non-military passenger plane on earth. It has a cruise speed of 607 miles per hour. That's San Francisco to New York in just about 4 hours. Commercial flights take about 6 hours. That means I could make a day trip to N.Y and be back in my own bed that night!

Also I would love the luxury of it. Imagine the comfortable seats. Imagine being served from a menu of your choosing. Imagine not being surrounded by a bunch of annoyed and angry people.

This kind of travel doesn't come cheap though. The base price is about 22 million dollars. So the chances of me ever having one are pretty slim. But if I ever win the lottery Citation X here I come!

5 comments:

cactusrose said...

Wow Val! You really dream big!:) But I've heard that's the way to go, there should be no limits on dreams,so who knows...you are so right about traveling nowadays, just way too much hassle and fear!

Val said...

@cactusrose

Lol, yep, that's one of my bigger dreams. Travelling used to be so much fun but now it's just a pain.

uglyblackjohn said...

Looks like someones been reading the Robb Report.

Val said...

@UBJ

Nope. Lol Actually I was watching a program on PBS about a historic airport in SoCal, Van Nuys Airport. Film director Sydney Pollack was on and he was talking about his Citation.

uglyblackjohn said...

Yeah... most people go for a Gulfstream (more "snob appeal") not a Cessna - unless it is a Citation.

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

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Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
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