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In response to The Wanderer.

Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit.

© Samuele Gallini / Dollar Photo Club #1 – Italy, especially Rome.

There’s so much history there.  Being from the US, I’ve always been impressed with places that have such a long term history.  Take the Roman Forum for example, a collection of Roman empire government buildings that began in the 7th century BC.

Then move on to the Colosseum, completed in 80 AD. To think of the size and grandeur of a building so long before technology was invented to aid in construction – it blows my mind.

© Anton Holmquist Soasta

#2 – Sweden.

I have Swedish ancestry from both of my parents and would love to see the places they lived.  Most Swedish parishes are known for their extensive genealogical records, so I would love to get my hands on some of those.  It is also a beautiful country with a ton of history.  I would visit Lund University just to see their glorious library, built in 1666.

© p a w e l / Dollar Photo Club

#3 – Australian Gold Coast.

Beautiful white sand beaches, sunshine, water sports, watching the surfers and maybe dabbling with a board myself.  Count me in!

This would need to be a long vacations because I would also head to the Outback, maybe Mount Isa since it would be nearby.

© Catmando / Dollar Photo Club

#4 – Alaska – to go whale watching!

Beautiful creatures of the deep.  Here we see the humpback whale, but I’ve read that more and more blue whales are being spotted up there, especially in the Bering Sea.  Imagine a creature twice the size of the one shown here.  Amazing!

© Carsten.nebel#5 – Mount Everest.

I love the mountains.  Imagine all of the wonderful motorcycle rides you could take near this big beauty.  Another fun thing would be to go paragliding or hot air ballooning over the mountains and enjoy the wondrous sights.

I’ve never had food from the region, but I’m sure I would love to try it. I love other oriental food.

Daily Prompt: Mirror, Mirror – Who Am I?

In response to Daily Prompt: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall.

Think of your blog as a mirror: what does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, bio, posts… what does every element tell you about yourself?

Theme: I chose the Ocean Mist theme and put my own header image in.  I liked the simplicity of this theme.  Things are not cluttered because clutter confuses me. I changed the header image yesterday because I recently started following someone who also has this theme.  The photo I chose is from a vacation a few weeks ago, when hubby and I went to the Smoky Mountains on the Motorcycle.  We were riding along one of the many beautiful mountain roads that is set up with plenty of overlooks, and were being bombarded by HUGE bugs.  Turns out they were butterflies.  It was a bit hazy that day, so it wasn’t all that worthwhile to take yet another picture of the fog, so I focused on the butterflies in the beautiful flowers.  This picture makes me remember the wonderful time we had together, all relaxed and stress free.

Posts: This is related to the name of my blog as well, Randomness Expressed.  I knew that I wouldn’t be able to stick to a focused topic, hence Randomness.  My blog is pretty new, but my top topics I’ve used (according to my tags) include: Daily Prompt, Kids, Parenting, Autism, Self Improvement, and Motorcycle.  My most popular post: Daily Prompt from 8/13/2013.  I’m slowly gaining an audience and the Daily Prompts aid in getting people into my blog.  My most popular non Daily Prompt post is School Lockdown, also from yesterday.

About Page: Here you will learn that you might like my blog if you aren’t looking for too much focus.  I give you an idea of what I’ll be writing about.  You’ll also see a picture of me and my family and learn that I have a special, special needs kid.

I hope you’ll stop by and learn a little more about me.  And I’m looking forward to reading more about the rest of you!

Busy, Busy, Busy

I am busy at work AND at home trying to get everything done before vacation next week.  Hubby and I will be on the motorcycle in the Smokies all week next week.  Yes, we’ll be riding the Tail of the Dragon, but there are other roads out there I like better – actually.

Speaking of motorcycles, I have a special request.  My cousin Chris was riding her motorcycle to work yesterday morning and was hit by a car.  I don’t know the details about who was doing what, but Chris is hurt pretty bad.  She has lots of broken hand bones, but the worrisome part is her arm.  It is still not clear if her arm can be saved.  She requires multiple surgeries.

Please keep Chris in your thoughts and prayers.  And ALWAYS look twice in an attempt to see those motorcycles you share a road with!