April 17th

Ready to play?

I can’t believe the month is more than half over! I’ve been having a ball with our little game and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as well. It’s a tight race between several of our regular players! So don’t be afraid to take a guess if you aren’t certain of the location. Be sure to read the hints, too, as there’s lots of information there. Good luck!

Since everyone’s staying home, let’s pretend we’re off on an International trip.  My books are set in places I’ve visited, and I’m sharing some of my photos this month.

Identify the location of the picture below.  Remember to register your answer by clicking “Leave a comment” at the top of this page and then write your reply (I’ll approve comments at the end of each day and reveal the locale in the following blog). 

Correct answer receives a point.  If you’re not certain, go ahead and guess! I’ll be posting a different photo, along with a hint, every day this month.  Whoever has the most points on April 30th will receive a prize (you’re not winning the lotto, dear people, but I will mail you a small gift which will include a modest Amazon card).  In the event of a tie, a randomly generated number will decide the winner. So, be sure to check back here each day, & let’s see who can . . .

Name That Location:

Hint: Completed in 1547, this hunting lodge took 28 years to build and is well-known for its double helix staircase.  Many scholars now believe Leonardo Da Vinci designed the famous central stairs and perhaps the general layout of the chateau.  It is the largest chateau in a valley known for its many castles.  My feet really hurt after touring the grounds and building! This is a photo of its northwest façade.  Can you name the chateau (double hint: there’s also a liqueur with the same name), the valley, and the country?

A castle on top of a building

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken at the southern end of Lake Como in Italy.  Congratulations to Catherine Mesick, Catherine Conn, Sharon K. Connell, Amy Reade, & K. Nichols who all recognized the location.~

A close up of a tree

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10 thoughts on “April 17th

    • Amy, it’s Chambord in the Loire Valley of France. They were doing a rather odd art installation when we were there & it made the interior a tad creepy! Still, it was #1 on my list of chateaux to visit, so I was thrilled to be there.


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