That Sioux Falls paper runs a reader poll on its homepage this morning: "Would you consider taking a vacation in Cuba?" The results as of breakfast time surprise me: 7 out of 10 mostly Midwesterners, just emerging from a hard snowy winter, say they wouldn't even consider vacationing in a warm, sunny island just 90 miles from Florida.
Call me weird, but if I had more vacation money (we might be able to afford a drive to Winnipeg for our exotic foreign travel this year), and if President Obama would open that door a crack further, I'd sign up New Year's in Cuba in an instant. Beaches, bicycling, music, history... what a destination!
And who's afraid of big bad Communists? My first overseas trip was to the Soviet Union in March, 1991. Fascinating, amazingly educational experience. And ten months later—poof! Communism collapses!
I'm ready to do my part again to bring down the Iron Curtain, Mr. President. Keep easing those travel restrictions, and send me to Havana! ¡Quiero bailar in Cuba!
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