Thursday, December 5, 2013

LEXA AND JULIE'S DREAM DESTINATION BLOG HOP

To celebrate the launch of their books
Soul Cutter and The Ghosts of Aquinnah
Lexa and Julie invite you to a
Blog-hop and Giveaway!
 
 
 
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Beaches of Hawaii? Slopes of Vail? Cancun, Paris, or Rome?
Where is your Dream Destination?
On Dec 5 or 6, post about your Dream Destination(with blog-hop badge and links to Lexa and Julie's blogs)
Go to Lexa and Julie’s blog to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway
and use the Linky tool to visit the other bloggers
to see the wonderful places they want to visit!


*Lexa & Julie will give a special prize for the Best Picture*
Rafflecopter Prizes to be announced next week.
 
 
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Now for my dream destination. It's probably a lot different to most of your ideas of the perfect place to go. For me, it's just right. I would like to visit the place where my mother was born: the tenements of Brooklyn, NY. While there, I'd learn as much as I could about her family and see if any of them or their descendants still live.
 
I'd also go to North Carolina where my father's family came from. I know there are a bunch of Stowe people still there. Perhaps some are my kin. I'd love to see the area where my ancestors lived before they moved to Tennessee and then Texas.
 
Yes, I'm a genealogy nut. Love the old stories. Learning how the people lived day by day brings history alive.
 
That's my Dream Destination.
Looking forward to reading about others.
 
Be sure to check out the above links to learn more about the Rafflecopter prizes.
 
Enjoy!

30 comments:

  1. That would be really neat to go back to places where your ancestors lived. Lucky for you, they're in the United States!

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  2. Yes, Sherry. I've learned quite a bit about them, but still would love to learn more. I know which countries they came from so there's a lot to learn there.

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  3. Oh, what a wonderful choice! I'm with you on the family history, I remember participating in a time travel hop and my choice was to go back to my grandfather's time so I could know him before he passed away. Love your ideas!

    Thanks so much for taking part in our Hop. I'm so glad to meet you, Beverly!

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  4. You're welcome, Julie. I'm enjoying the hop and plan to enter the Rafflecopter giveaways too. So much good stuff there. :)
    Family is very important to me and learning about them has been so interesting.

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  5. Discovering your genealogy is a great idea! There's a TV show about celebrities doing that and I always watch it. I feel the same as you - I'd love to know more about my family roots. Thanks for joining the hop! :-)

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  6. I completely understand your dream destinations. I want to go back to the Dominican Republic and see spend a long time in the village where I was born. Then, I want to go to all the cities (and countries) which house the military bases where I was stationed. I wonder if they will look the some now that I'm a civilian.

    P.S. If you come to Brooklyn, say hello. I'm just a bit away in the Bronx ;-)

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  7. I don't think too many people would consider the "tenements of Brooklyn" as a dream destination, but I totally understand your reasoning. It isn't so much the location as it is what you can learn about your family and yourself there. Neat choice!

    Nice to meet you! Count me in as your newest groupie.

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  8. Oh, I'll have to watch the show, Lexa. Sounds great. Thanks for having such a fun hop. I enjoy meeting new people.

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  9. I hope you get to go back to your home, Magaly. Some things may look the samme, others probably will have changed. It should be a wonderful experience.

    Howdy, neighbor. Waves. Someday I may get there.

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  10. Haha! You're right, Susan. What is that saying? Home is where the heart is?

    I have a new groupie. Yay! Welcome.

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  11. I love your idea about visiting where your family grew up! I've never been to Brooklyn before, but I spent some time in North Carolina, and was in awe of the spectacular scenery.

    Julie

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  12. Going to where your mother is from is such a great reason for a selection.

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  13. I've been to South Carolina, Empty Nest, but didn't make it farther north. It is beautiful country. Maybe someday. Brooklyn too. I imagine it's a lot different to Texas.

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  14. Thanks, Rhonda. I have a picture of the tenement where the family lived. I don't know if it's still there or not. So dreary looking.

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  15. I like your idea of digging up those family roots. I grew up in Brooklyn, and I bet the old neighborhood has changed a lot since I've been there. :)

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  16. Oh, a Brooklyn person. Great. Yes,Madeline, I imagine the area has changed quite a bit. Hopefully there aren's as many tenement apartments today.

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  17. That sounds like it would be a fascinating trip. Connecting not just in place but also time. I hope you get to go. :)

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  18. Thank you, Kim. Maybe, some day. I enjoy history, learning about the past.

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  19. This reminds me that I met a woman today from Russia/the Former Soviet Union. I told her that I want to go someday, because that's where my paternal relatives are from. There's something indescribable about walking their paths, literally, and putting those family puzzle pieces together.

    Great to meet & follow you through the bloghop, Beverly.

    xoRobyn

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  20. Returning to places you've heard about in stories from your parents is a super idea, Beverly!

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  21. You're so right, Rawknrobyn. I thinks it helps to understand our ancestors better and the legacy they left us. I hope you get to Russia. One of the librarians at our local library is from Russia. She is a precious lady.

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  22. Thanks, C lee. I like you planet hopping. What an expierence that would be.

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  23. I love that you want to go see where your mother lived. That was touching and a great reason to visit somewhere.

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  24. Learning about your own personal history would be a fantastic way to go on a trip! I hope you can do this one day.

    The Warrior Muse

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  25. Thank you royme2. And thanks for stopping by.

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  26. I hope so too, Shannon. It would be a dream come true.

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  27. ive been to NYC but never brooklyn! but would be a great time to see where ur mother was born
    ive been where my mom was born... a tiny town in rural ontario!

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  28. That's wonderful, Jeremy. I think anyone interested in family and genealogy wants to see where their parents and ancestors came from. Thanks for stopping by.

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  29. Going back to your roots sounds like a wonderful idea for a trip.

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  30. Thank you, Kestril. I think it's a good idea. :)

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