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Twelve days in the Smoky Mountains. What a fabulous vacation! But I have to confess, a lot of what my husband and I did on vacation, were the same things we do every day at home. We brought our hobbies along with us. My husband took his bass guitar apart and packed it in his carry-on luggage, and I had my sewing machine shipped to our cabin. To an outsider, it might seem like "same old, same old," so why even leave home? But I'm here to tell you, sitting in front of huge cabin windows, high above the trees, looking out at the Smoky Mountains, makes sewing a quilt a memorable vacation experience.
We did leave our cabin sometimes to go walking on the mountain's gravel roads. There aren't many people living year round on Baines Mountain, where we stayed, most of the cabins (huge, fancy houses) are rented to folks like us. But on one of our walks, we did meet the couple who live year round at the very top of the mountain. So when we go back next year, we'll already know our neighbors.
I didn't do much writing while I was on vacation, but I hope you did. Have you entered this year's Write a DearReader Contest yet? If you haven't, come on, get going. It's a writing contest for the fun of it. Simply tell me a story. Ideas?
The best caramel apple you've ever eaten. (I ate three when I was on vacation. They were absolutely, positively the best caramel apples I've ever eaten. The owner of The Chocolate Shoppe in Bryson City says he'll ship caramel apples to me.)
Write about your best-ever vacation, or maybe your worst?
Brag a little, write about something you're proud of doing.
My dream childhood would have been...
The lessons I've learned about shaving.
Things in my life that I wish I could get a do-over.
I'm a little quirky when it comes to...
The best advice I ever got was...
The deadline is approaching, so please get busy. Read past winning entries, this year's cash prizes, rules and deadlines, go to:
Have fun! And thanks for entering this year's contest.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
It's so good to be back,
* This month's Penguin Classics book is PERCHANCE TO DREAM: Selected Stories, by Charles Beaumont. Start reading now and don't forget to enter the drawing for your chance to win a Penguin tote bag: http://www.supportlibrary.com/bc/v.cfm?L=drclassqqxqZ1AFE3FA745F&c=CLASSICS
AUTHORBUZZ: SHADOWS OF THE STONE BENDERS (Thriller) by K. Patrick Donoghue
Ancient myths, mystical stones and murder. World-renowned scientist, Anlon Cully, leads a dangerous chase to unravel the secrets of mysterious artifacts discovered by his murdered archaeologist uncle--before the ruthless killer strikes again!
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader click on SHADOWS OF THE STONE BENDERS to find out more about the book and the author, K. Patrick Donoghue. Send him an email, he'd love to hear from you.