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Today I have learned how to participate in a blog event on wordpress.  One-Liner Wednesday-on Editing.

Random thought

Today’s assignment is to find other bloggers who responded to the same prompt “Places”. Read six and comment on at least two blogs.

I picked two blogs to comment on today. The first one is Flowers and Breezes This poem had me thinking of mental places that can be visited when you read books and magazines.

The second is Front porch & Candlelight. Honestly, the name of this blog made we want to read what the blogger had to say about the prompt places. I was delighted to read they enjoy the ocean and beaches too!

Random thought

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Places.”

My favorite place is on a beach in Jamaica watching as the ocean waves inch closer to me.  I love the time I spend relaxing on the deep soft cushions of a beach lounge chair.  It is a must that you spend one full day on the beach when you visit Jamaica. These are a few of the necessities I know you will need to make spending a day at the beach a reality.

The beach list includes: Sunscreen, beach towel, swim suit cover up, music, sunglasses, your favorite book and snack so you will not have to leave the beach until dinner.  If you have children with you, pack a big lunch, plus make sure they have all of the same items listed above.  Don’t forget to include some beach toys to keep them occupied.

Choose your favorite beach and try bringing the items on the list.

Random thought

There are so many excellent blogs to like and follow I spent an entire evening and afternoon trying to finish assignment 8 before I could begin assignment 9.

The blog that had me thinking the most is FiftyFourandAHalf  the post “All we are saying is give peace a chance”

You may have read or heard about this group of 47 Republican Senators who signed “An Open  Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran”

It made me try to remember how many Presidents have I seen in office.   There have been ten Presidents:  John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, James Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush and finally Barack Obama.

My point – I have never in my lifetime seen a congress do anything like this before.  I am just praying for a new congress who will put us, “we the people” first.

Random Thought

Spring Break Take a Cruise!

Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor

There’s no limit to the number of families with children that have a week out of school for spring break. Don’t forget about all of the college students looking for fun  and some relaxation from their hectic class schedules.   My suggestion for your spring break getaway,  take a  cruise to the Bahamas!   It’s a short 3 or 4 day cruise and you do not have to be away the entire break.   Choose anyone of favorite cruise lines during the months of March and April to find the best values for a short cruise.

Plan ahead if you want to take a cruise longer than four days!

Random Thought

It’s A New Day….

Las Vegas-The Venetian

Las Vegas-The Venetian

My blogging 101 assignment is to identify my audience. This assignment made me realize that I don’t like the name of my blog “Travel Memories”.  I work full-time and run my travel business. I may have time for my personal travel, three to four times a year. I don’t want my blog to be only about travel memories. I want it to be about different destinations, hotels, cruising, travel tips, how to plan your dream vacation and travel news. I would like to help people who believe they cannot afford to travel now. They feel that they have to put off their travel until they reach the magic number “retirement age”.  I love to help people plan travel in advance.

This is a place to express my random thoughts on travel and share information.

What I plan to do is to create another page within this blog titled memories. Sharing your travel memories with me will be great!

I have decided my new name will be “Carol’s Random Travel Thoughts.”

Blogging 101 -Following

I just spent a few hours on WordPress reading some wonderful blogs, written by talented writers with beautiful templates. I can do this for a few days, however I do have to go to work tomorrow. I think I will pick this up again on Saturday when I have just a little more time to relax.

I did learn something about blogging today. I have a long way to go!!!