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clue #12 – where in the world is colleen?

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

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Are you still stumped? Never fear, my friend Jenn has clue #12, and as long as you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 60 or so years, you should be on the right track from here on out!

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4
Clue #5
Clue #6
Clue #7
Clue #8
Clue #9
Clue #10
Clue #11
Clue #12

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going (I’m looking for the city, not just a country!) just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

clue #11 – where in the world is colleen?

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

witwic

My trip is only 4 “sleeps” away now, and excitement is building! Jim and I still need to pack, and print out our travel documents, and shop for a few odds and ends. In the meantime, my friend Deb has posted clue #11 in my Where In The World contest – you’ll need to take a look if you’re still not sure about your answer!

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4
Clue #5
Clue #6
Clue #7
Clue #8
Clue #9
Clue #10
Clue #11

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going (I’m looking for the city, not just a country!) just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

clue #10 – where in the world is colleen?

Friday, January 11th, 2008

witwic

Correct answers have been flooding in, thanks for all of my blogging friends sharing clues for my contest. Suni not only provided the graphic above, but she’s posted a clue today as well, for those of you still wondering where I’ll be headed on Wednesday. If you still need help in the contest, visit her blog to snag clue #10!

With so many correct answers coming in each day, now is the time to give yourself an edge in the contest, AND earn 10 extra entries in the drawing. All you need to do is blog about the contest and link back here!

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4
Clue #5
Clue #6
Clue #7
Clue #8
Clue #9
Clue #10

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going (I’m looking for the city, not just a country!) just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

clue #9 – where in the world is colleen?

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

witwic

I’m keeping today’s clue in the family, much like clue #4. My nephew Matthew, not to be confused with my SON Matthew, has clue #9! He’s a relatively new blogger, and when he begged me to allow him post a clue, how could I say no? Matthew is only 7 years younger than I am, so growing up we were more like sister and brother than aunt and nephew. And by “sister and brother” I mean the kind of siblings who fight over the space in the backseat, and hit each other when no one is looking. Or sometimes, when people ARE looking, which normally got me in trouble, since Matthew was younger than I was. Man, he was a little shit sometimes though!

He’s a big boy now, and we never fight anymore. Isn’t that nice?

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4
Clue #5
Clue #6
Clue #7
Clue #8
Clue #9

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going (I’m looking for the city, not just a country!) just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

clue #8 – where in the world is colleen?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

witwic

Guess what? This time next week, I’ll be on a flight headed out of the country. I’m so excited to be able to break in my brand new passport with a few stamps. Courtney’s blog has clue #8, and she gives you a hint about the city I’ll be visiting next week.

If you’re submitting a guess, please remember to use the subject line “Where In The World Is Colleen?” when you email me. I don’t want to miss a single guess!

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4
Clue #5
Clue #6
Clue #7
Clue #8

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going (I’m looking for the city, not just a country!) just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

clue #7 – where in the world is colleen?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

witwic

More and more correct guesses have come flooding in, and some of you are way off base. For those of you guessing exotic locations like China and Japan, you may want to take a peek at a the clues again! Remember, I’m looking for the city AND country I’ll be in – the country alone doesn’t count as a correct guess!

Alli’s got lucky clue #7, and maybe it’ll be lucky for some of you who are so close to coming up with the correct location!

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4
Clue #5
Clue #6
Clue #7

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going (I’m looking for the city, not just a country!) just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

clue #6 – where in the world is colleen?

Monday, January 7th, 2008

witwic

Another day, another clue! Clue #6 has been posted on my travel blog, Fool4Travel. I’m pleased to announce that I received my very first correct guess this morning from my friend Kim!

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4
Clue #5
Clue #6

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going (I’m looking for the city, not just a country!) just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

clue #5 – where in the world is colleen?

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

witwic

Julie posted Clue #5 for the Where In The World Is Colleen contest on her blog. I’m hoping to check out the location she referenced in her clue when we leave in just ten days! Remember, if you’re taking a guess, I’m looking for the CITY where I’m going – not just the country!

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4
Clue #5

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going, just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

clue #4 – where in the world is colleen?

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

witwic

Today’s clue is brought to you by a fabulous blogger, a wonderful woman…and my idol when I was ten. Clue #4 has been posted at my sister’s blog! A lot of you guessed London yesterday, based on how much I want to return there – this clue will definitely show you if you’re on the right track or not!

The clues so far:

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4

The prizes:

1st Prize – a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
2nd Prize – a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from my trip!
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize – a souvenir from my trip!

The rules:

  • Check for a new clue (or a link to a clue) to be posted here daily.
  • When you think you know where I’m going, just shoot me an email with your guess!
  • Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
  • Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?
  • Please do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess!
  • I’ll compile the correct guesses and do a random drawing (after my return) to select the winners.
  • The clues given each day will get progressively easier, so by the end of the contest, the answer will be obvious if you’ve played along!
  • If you’ve guessed already, and then decide to guess again, you’re more than welcome to – but only CORRECT guesses get you an entry!
  • Your correct answer, sent to me by email, gives you ONE entry into the drawing for a prize.
  • If you’d like to blog about the contest, and link back to my blog, I’ll give you 10 entries – no correct answer needed! That means you can earn up to 11 entries if you figure out where I’m going and blog about the contest.

Put on your thinking caps and start guessing!

floridas atlantic coast

Friday, January 4th, 2008

I think I’ve mentioned before that I spent many a vacation in Pensacola, Florida as a child. My grandparents owned a winter home there, right on the inter coastal waterway. From their house, and the large patio in the back, they had a great view of the water, barges going up and down the waterway, and even a beach in the far off distance.

The only thing lacking were waves and surf. There’s not much in the way of waves on the gulf coast of Florida, so the scene was a tranquil one, with gentle little waves lapping at the sand where her huge back yard ended. Not bad for boating, swimming, shelling, or poking at crabs, but not as fun as a day spent on the Atlantic coast, crashing and splashing in huge waves, and watching the surfers. Luckily, I made several trips to that area at one time or another, and experienced the fun of big waves, and the feeling of sand rushing from beneath your toes as the waves roll back out to sea. Aside from a few trips to the Atlantic shore in New Jersey, my children have never seen that coast, and they definitely haven’t seen it from one of the beautiful beaches on Florida’s east coast. (The views of the sand and sea we’ve seen from cruise ships leaving Port Canaveral and Miami don’t count!)

I know they’d love a trip to that area, and so would I. I’m attracted to the history of St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach. I’d like to enjoy a trip to Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park, where part of the second Seminole War was fought. The kids would love the Alligator Farm Zoological Park in St. Augustine, or just a day with the big waves crashing around them at the beach. Click here for more information on Florida's northeast coast and find out what you’d like to do in Florida…golf? An air boat ride? A day at the beach?

It all sounds good to me!