Photo Scavenger Hunt #123 will be due on Sunday, January 6, at 11:00 PM EST.
Our subject this week is: "New"
I am picking up the very first Hunt of the new year for Krissy and am very honored. Thank you, Krissy. I thought the subject "New" would be an appropriate one. Krissy will be back at the helm very, very soon. I will let you know when. Thanks for being patient while we took a break for the holidays. The Hunt will be every week as scheduled. You may interpret the subject any way you wish. PLEASE post your submissions by copying your FULL entry URL and pasting it into the comments section below. If you have any questions about how to do this (or how to upload or post photos) do not hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve and I am wishing all the best for 2008!! Hugs, Val xox
Well, I'm slowly catching up on my alerts of the last week and finally got to Val posting the Photo Scavenger Hunt for her sister Krissy. It just so happens I got a new book in the mail today, a birthday gift from my cousin Sheila, who lives with her hubby in Nevada. She and I are definitly cut from the same cloth in so many ways. Our mother's were sisters and sometimes I feel like she's more like a sister than a cousin. One thing we both love is historical reading. The book is titled "The Fateful Journey of Tamsen Donner" by author Frankye Craig. (By the way Sheila even had the author autograph it to me~even more special). It's the story of the Donner Party, who headed west in 1846. I know the story of their horrible mistake of leaving the established trail and heading off on an unproven route over the mountains. But am looking forward to reading this author's diary format of this story.
When Bob and I were on the road last spring, we went over Donner Pass (named for this pioneer party, led by George Donner). We stopped at the summit, to stretch our legs and as I stood there, listening to the wind in the huge trees and looked around at the snow covered peaks all around us~I wept, when I thought of those dear people who came this same route over 150 years ago. Here we were walking around in a paved parking lot, with warm coats on, there was a warm building with restrooms and we crawled back into Bob's warm pickup and headed over the pass on a 4 lane highway, cleared by a snowplow. I can't even imagine the suffering the Donner party went thru the winter of 1846-47 as they were attempting to cross the Sierra Nevada Mountains at this point.
I finished a book last night, so will be able to start this new, compelling book tonight.
If interested you can order a copy of this book for yourself at; http://www.amazon.com/Fateful-Journey-Tamsen-Donner/dp/0972262466