TypePad asks a "Question of the day" on it's opening page, and I decided to answer this one.
"If aliens beamed into your house from deep space and asked for a 24-hour tour of Earth, what would you show them?"
Since trasnsportation appears to be non problematic, and I am assuming friendly aliens, here, I would show them the following:
The Grand Canyon
The Great Barrier Reef
The Cathedral at Notre Dame
New York City (especially the subway)
An International Rugby match
Take them for pizza at Joe's Pizzaria, in Vauxhall, New Jersey
Bondi Beach, Australia
and to Potomac Mills Mall