Time to announce the winner from my previous contest here on the website. Congrats to Debra S. of Minneapolis! You’ll be receiving a copy of Touch of a Thief!
Last Monday, my guest blogger was Shana Galen. The winner of one of her books is Anne Brown-Speer. Robin D will receive one of mine. If you didn’t win this time, be sure to pop back next Monday when my blog guest will be the lovely and talented Ashley March!
Now to my bucket list news… I can cross off an item on the personal list: Walk the Freedom Trail. Over the weekend, we took the T to downtown Boston and embarked on this roughly 3 mile trek. We visited the State House, Boston Common, several burial grounds, the Old North Church and Paul Revere’s home–the oldest house extant in Boston proper. (As a side note, we learned that Mr. Revere fathered 16 children, 11 of whom reached adulthood. It’s easy to forget that in other times, it was a rare family that didn’t bury at least one child. Made me feel very blessed to live now.)
We also went whale-watching over the weekend. If you follow my blog, you know last year we sailed out on very rough seas and got skunked. This year, we hit the jackpot. We viewed a pair of humpback whales up close and personal for a good hour as they surfaced and submerged multiple times.
Our pictures don’t do the experience justice. It was such a thrill to hear the spout and see their great heads breach the surface. Then we watched as their long bodies rose in a graceful arc to be followed by a slow wave of the flukes. They seemed as curious about us as we were about them.
It was a very worthy end to my summer. How about you? Did you do anything special this summer you’d like to share? Have you crossed off an item on your bucket list? I look forward to hearing from YOU.