April 10th

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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: Established in 1552, it’s the world’s oldest golf course. You may recognize the location from scenes in the movie Chariots of Fire. The course & the town have the same name.

A large green field

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~Yesterday’s photo was Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, England. Catherine Conn, Anu, Amrita, Sharon K. Connell, Lisa Maliga, & Amy Reade knew the answer.~

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April 9th

Ready to play?

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: Founded in 509 & the site of the murder of Thomas Becket, the place may be most famous for Geoffrey Chaucer’s bawdy tales about pilgrims’ experiences while travelling here (written between 1387 & 1400).

A castle with a mountain in the background

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken from atop St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, the world’s smallest country.  K. Nichols, Sharon K. Connell, Lisa Maliga, Martha De Meo, & Amy Reade got the correct answer. ~

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April 8th

Ready to play?

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: I took this with a telephoto lens from the pinnacle of the smallest country on earth. Name the location, not the fountain (I don’t even know what it’s called).

A close up of a rock

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken in Vienna at the Prater Amusement Park. Sharon K. Connell, Lisa Maliga, & Cynthia Raleigh recognized the place.~

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April 7th

Ready to play?

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: Long before London’s Eye, this was one of the world’s first Ferris wheels and the world’s tallest until 1985.  It was featured in The Thin Man, Scorpio, & The Living Daylights (it scared the living daylights out of me!). You’ll get a point if you can name the city where it’s found.

~Yesterday’s photo was taken at Leeds Castle in Kent, England.  Sharon K. Connell, Cynthia Raleigh, Lisa Maliga, Amy Reade, & Laura Roberts recognized the location.~

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April 6th

Ready to play?

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: This castle was once owned by Henry VIII.  It’s also famous for its black swans.

A castle surrounded by a body of water

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken at Pointe Du Hoc, France.  Sharon K. Connell, Amy Reade, & Cynthia Raleigh nailed it!~

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April 5th

Ready to play?

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: U.S. Rangers took this promontory in daring raid during pivotal WWII battle. It was also featured in a book by Cornelius Ryan & the classic film of the same name, The Longest Day. Please be specific in your answer.

A close up of a hillside next to a body of water

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken atop Notre Dame in Paris. Our winners were Anthropologist, Catherine Conn, Carol Graves, K Nichols, Amy Reade, Lisa Maliga, Laura Roberts, & Sharon K Connell.~

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April 4th

Ready to play?

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:  Does this ring a bell? The site plays a role in a famous Victor Hugo novel & Disney film.

A picture containing outdoor, building, standing, large

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken in Venice, Italy. Martha DeMeo, Sharon K. Connell, Lisa Maliga, Cynthia Raleigh, Amy Reade, & Laura Roberts all got the correct answer. Congratulations!~

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April 3rd

Ready to play?

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 new 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:  Shakespeare set another one of his best-known plays here.

A large white building

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken at Verona, Italy. Sharon K. Connell & Lisa Maliga got the correct answer.~

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April 2nd

Ready to play?

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:  This city is known as the setting of one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays.

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~Yesterday’s photo was taken at Castle Combe, England. Sharon Connell & Cynthia Raleigh recognized the place and a couple of others came close!~

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April 1st

Ready to play?

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

Correct answer receives a point.  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, and let’s see who can . . .

Name That Location!

Hint:  This spot is considered one of the prettiest villages in this country.  It’s not far from a place Jane Austen once called home.

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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