Wednesday, July 8, 2009

100th Post Give Away!! And a return to the Mother Country

Welcome to my 100th Post Give Away!! Okay, so this is really my 114th post, but I had a hard time finding something I thought represented me and my blog and was worth giving away. But tucked in the back of a little Amish store in Jamesport, MO, I found it!

So here is the deal. By the time you are reading this post, I will be on . . .


Headed to London, England, where we (myself, my husband and three youngest daughters) will rent a car and drive to . . .

There we will leave our car behind and get on . . .
Which hopefully is much larger than it appears in this teeny little picture. On the boat we will meet up with my husband's brother from Chicago (the one who took us on the death march:-) his wife and two youngest children, and together the nine of us will sail all around . . .

We are calling this trip our "Return to the Mother Land" as our families come from England, Scandinavia and Germany.
We are stopping in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday where we will go to church, then will make two stops in Germany, one in Stockholm, Sweden, Tallin, Estonia, Helsinki, Finland (where we will attend church the following Sunday), and spend two days in St. Petersburg, Russia, and then return to Copenhagen. We are told to expect cool temperatures and lots of rain--both are items we don't see much of here in AZ.
In Copenhagen, we will disembark and get on another plane headed to . . .


Where we will spend three nights before returning to the very hot weather of Arizona. But, truth be told, I am not all that excited about flying to or from Paris since the two latest plane crashes over oceans have either been headed to Paris or leaving from there. And we are flying on Air France!!
Anyway . . . I love to travel, but when I do I get very homesick and miss hearing from people back in the states. So, assuming we will have Internet and I will be able to write the occasional post of our travels, each time someone posts a comment on my blog--beginning with this post and continuing until I return home in a couple weeks--I will enter your name in a drawing for . . .

This very cute metal plaque, AND a souvenir (yet to be determined) from one of the countries we visit.
So, come cyber travel with us, and help keep me from getting homesick by writing me comments along the way!!!

18 comments:

The Lindseys said...

You are spoiled rotten! Tell Wes I want to go on your next family trip :)

Shannon said...

u said you were going out of town, but I didn't mean you meant SO FAR out of town! I hope you have a fabulous trip. We have a lot of the same roots, so I'll be excited to see the pictures you post. Also, I have a brother who served a mission in Norway and one who served in Sweden. Great places! Have fun!!! (And I was planning to leave a comment even without a give away!)

Momza said...

I love travelling blogs, so you know I'll be checking in to share your adventures!
Have a wonderful safe journey!

Christina said...

Wow -- what an awesome trip! I hope you have a wonderful time.

Becky said...

No fair!! That is a trip of a lifetime! You are going to have sooo much fun. Last year when I did Paris and London it was wonderful, but this sounds even better. I am so looking forward to your posts about the trip. Have a wonderful time!

PS, congrats on 100+ posts :-)

Lisa said...

Wow, your trip sounds wonderful! I'll be checking in on your vacation posts. (I've decided that I'm going with you if only through the internet) Can't wait for the fun to begin.

GRAMEE said...

have a great trip!
i need this plaque for my JOY collection!

i am going to win it! well try anyway!
i love paris
have a great trip, and don't worry about the flight.

Dave and Camille said...

Nice bragging MOM! I think I should get some credit for saying I'll do your posts for you. Hmmm... ;)

Erin said...

Have fun on your cruise!!! You'll be missed (and your girls, too!)

Carolyn said...

Kiss someone on the Eiffel tower. It's a tradition.

just me said...

what a very very fun trip that will be!! i am a bit jealous - when my kids are older, this is my dream trip! have fun - can't wait to hear all the details!!

~ jannet

Marilyn said...

Oh-put my name in your drawing! My father's family and my husband's father's family (does that make sense) are BOTH from Denmark so my kids are double Danish---How FUN to see the "mother land"!!! I also hate the traveling to Europe but it's so fun to visit. Hope you are having a great time.

Brenda said...

I need a little JOY! Thanks for the chance to WIN!

Jenny-Jenny said...

What a great trip! No homesickness allowed!

Donise Price said...

Remember I was there when you found JOY.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I am so very jealous! What a wonderful trip! Yay for you!

Marilyn said...

Wow! I've been so busy I haven't kept up with you. Here's hoping I win!!

Carolyn said...

Love the plaque and your blog. What a great trip!!!