27 October 2008

Giveaway: A Little Bit Of Washington (International Too!)

I felt so bad last Bloggy carnival when I realized most of the contests were US only. I totally understand at the price of shipping and customs forms to boot, but knowing I have visitors from other countries too, this time I wanted to do an international giveaway too!

We've lived over here in Port Orchard, WA, for close to a year now. As prices on airline tickets, gas etc fluctuate, I know most folks will never get to visit this area (or even this state!) So here's a Washington trinket just for you!

Way back in the day (it seems like ages ago... oh wait, it was LOL) I used to travel a lot. There were two things I always picked up, no matter where I went: One was a patch of the area or major city for my back pack, the other was a souvenir spoon for my beloved grandmother, who loves them. She had lots of spoons from around the world, but I was able to add several to her collection. In honor of my beloved Nana, who is a breast cancer survivor, I am giving away a collector's spoon from this beautiful Washington state!

(I tried to take a picture, but alas, all I kept getting was a blurry mess - even without the flash it kept bouncing off the shininess. So, consider it a surprise as to what it looks like!)

To enter, tell me where you live and a little fact about the area you are from. I'm pretending I'm on an Around The World trip! ;) One entry per person, I'll gladly ship international (but you're on your own if the customs fees get added. I purposely picked something small so you should be clear) Contest ends Friday, October 31st at midnight.

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62 comments:

thespottedottoman.com said...

I live in San Antonio, Texas. If you have not had a tortilla from some of the taquerias here, you have not lived! They are positively addicting.

elizabeth.knox at gmail dot com

409cope said...

Hi I'm from Simcoe,Ontario,Canada. Its a pretty little town about an hour and a half from Toronto. Every year the town puts on an amazing Christmas Lights Display, and people come from miles around to view it.

Lessa...... said...

HI! I live in Boone, NC. The mountains here are the most beautiful I have ever seen. The fall display of color is just stunning. Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway is stunning this time of year. I wouldn't live anywhere else!

Lessa(dot)edwards(at)gmail(dot)com

JB said...

Hi! I'm Jenn, from Halifax, Nova Scotia (Go Canada, eh!) While we're well known for our seafood and light houses, the first thing I get my out-of-town buddies to try when here are donairs. What's a donair? It's a gastrointestinal delight of pita, shaved cured meat cooked on a spit, tomatos, onions, and a sweet garlic sauce. It looks awful, it sounds gross, but it is the most delicious thing in the world. No place outside of Halifax serves donairs like it, and it's a heck of a lot better to eat than lobster. Almost.

lambechops said...

I live in Northern Ireland, is that far enough away for you? If you check out the website http://www.causewaycoastandglens.com/Photo-Library.T185.aspx it will give you an idea of some of our beautiful scenery!

pamelarm said...

Thank you so much for allowing Canadian entries! I'm from Manitoba, Canada and yes, we've had snow already! Thanks again for the contest!

Croasla0 said...

I am from Cleveland, OH. I live in a little quaint town with a waterfall and shops. It's right out of a movie. If you visit in the winter you will be sure to see 3+ feet of snow- good for skiing!

Lauren
croasla0(at)sewanee.edu

Kin said...

I live in the beautiful Whitsundays right on the Great Barrier Reef. You can view a webcam from a nearby town at http://www.ccy.com.au/webcam/

While traditionally the hangout of backpackers, it is a lovely place to raise our family.

Robin said...

Hi from Tel Aviv, where our long dry summer has finally ended in a storm of rainclouds.

Thanks for thinking of us internationals, and stop by my blog for another international giveaway.

AmandaSue said...

I'm from WI and there isn't much interesting here haha! Although we do have some yummy cheese curds (which is like lil chunks of cheese that squeak when you eat them there fun!)

Krista said...

You don't have to enter me since I really don't need a spoon from washington... i can pick one up at the corner store! ;)
I'm originally from Leavenworth, but now live in Wenatchee. If you get a chance now that gas prices are dropping you should come visit our side of the state! I've been to your side! ;) (and your part even!)

altermyworld said...

I live a few minutes from Niagara falls, its so gorgeous anytime of the year,
thank you for including international, i have seen a very fair solution, have the winner pay for half the postage, that way you would be spending no more if someone from the US won.
Ang

malleycc said...

I live in Ft. Lauderdale FL. Beaches and food thats what we offer. Cuban food and Island food Yummy.

Astro said...

Hi,
I'm from the sunny island of Singapore. It is a small country which only takes the max of 1hr to travel from east to the west of the island. A city state with lots of variety of food :)

Dominique

Stacy said...

Kansas is much nicer then I thought and I am a SoCal transplant.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chantelle said...

i live in miami. we (the residents here) think its freezing tonight and its only in the 70's lolol

Awesome Giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

BrineS said...

I live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I moved here a year ago when I married my wonderful Aussie husband. I miss my homeland in Michigan. Especially, this time of year. Though, nothing to complain about...it is practically summer year round here in tropical Queensland. In fact, it is called "The Sunshine State" in Australia.

Deborah
dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

S. said...

Like a previous poster, I live in WA also, so you don't have to enter me either. I have a spoon that my husband and I bought on a trip to Gran Coulee Dam a few years back...Anywho, I'm also a fellow Kitsapian...(is that word?) LoL! This is a very nice giveaway that you're doing :)

Katie Stacey said...

I live in Logan, Utah. It is a great place to live because we are in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides.

Lori said...

I live in Roseville, CA. It's not where we want to be, but it's a good place to live. It has lots of shopping tons of parks, college entertainment and bigger entertainment in Sacramento, but best of all, it's only an hour and a half drive to the ocean (where we want to eventually live near).

lkziegler[at]gmail.com

sandierpastures said...

Hello, I'm from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (how's that for international!).

People think that we only have heat all throughout the year - but the truth is, Dubai enjoys perfect weather 8 months of the year. Blue cloudless skies, emerald green clear beaches (where you can wear a bikini despite being an Arab country!) and a temperature that not hot and never too cold! I seriously advise to stay away on the summer months though! :-)

sandierpastures [at] yahoo dot com

I am running a giveaway at my site too. Enter to win a $30 via Paypal, etc.

PS said...

I live near Anoka which is the Halloween Capital of the World! Seriously it is!

Mom's Marbles (PisecoMom) said...

I'm from upstate NY... where schools are CLOSED today because of SNOW! Yikes.

Thanks for the contest! chappyandalexa [at] earthlink [dot] net

Whimsical Creations said...

I live in Buffalo, NY. This is where the windshild wiper was invented. We also have lots of Frank Lloyd Wright arcitecture here.=)

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I'm a subscriber.

I also have a giveaway going on at my blog...come on over and check it out. =)

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Sandy said...

middle of nowhere with lots of walmarts---thats about it

AudreyO said...

I live in Santa Barbara. We have no Walmart, no Target, one very very old K-Mart and lots of ocean :) Not too far north is the town of Solvang a very cute danish town that we love to visit.

momofmhasr said...

Hello fron the Beautiful annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. I live outside of Greenwood, which is a air force base. We are the apple and farm area of Nova Scotia. I colect Thibles from all over the worls, but usually other people get them for me because I really don't go anywhere. ;) I would love to put a spoon on my shelf though.

Becca said...

I am from Goleta, CA (right next to Santa Barbara). Goleta is the home of the egg mcmuffin.

KawaiiNeko2008 said...

I live in Rockwall, TX-one of the smallest, growing counties in TX
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

jsc123 said...

Hi,
I'm Jill from Hendersonville, Nc.
We are known for our apples and our town has a three day Apple Festival every year.
Apples are prepared any way that you could possibly think of as well as singing ,arts,crafts and many activities for children.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

karen and co. said...

I live in Utah which claims to have the best snow on earth. I've only been skiing once though and it was terrifying. But I know lots of people who love it here!

Julie said...

I live in South Carolina, but only just moved here so I don't know very much yet! But, It is very beautiful right now with all the changing leaves, so it would make a great hiking spot!

Jesica said...

I live in WA State, too. Just north of Seattle.

My MIL wants me to send her a spoon from here - so if I win your's, I can send it to her for Christmas.

That would be super! :)

Susan said...

I live in Sin City....Las Vegas, NV! It is so hot here in the summer, but the rest of the year is WONDERFUL!!

Ginny said...

I'm in Michigan. Let's see, I live near where the famous Salt Bathes used to be.

ahiltz said...

I live in Mt. Clemens, MI were people would go to in the early 1900's for their famous healing salt baths! People would come from all over the country in hopes that the salt water would heal and cure their ailments. There were several Bath Houses which were actually hotels. There is only one Bath House left standing which is now a hospital. Thanks so much for doing this for us!
ahiltzy@yahoo(dot)com

The Heller Family said...

I have enjoyed reading where others are from! Thanks!
I live in Joliet, IL. Yes, there is a big old prison here. It is where the prison scenes from Blues Brothers and Prison Break were both filmed (and various others). It is empty now and there are plans to possibly turn it into condos or a shopping center!

eyeslikesugar said...

How fantastic! Thank you for this giveaway; I hope I win :)
eyeslikesugar (at) gmail (dot) com

I live in Champaign-Urbana, and we are home the University of Illinois, UIUC. A fantastic Agriculture, Engineering and Library Science school. We've also had breakthrough technologies because of the school like A-Ha's music video 'Take on Me' -- the animation for the video was developed here. REO Speedwagon was also from here. :D

noreen said...

I live in washington now, the closest I have been to port orchard is gig harbour. Since the girls are getting bigger we will have to visit your town soon

Chi said...

I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa :) One fact about us is that we had record flooding this year that swamped a huge part of the city!

anastasia[at]medaimafia.org

blueviolet said...

I live in Southwest Michigan right by Lake Michigan and we have a beach here called Silver Beach which actually made the top ten beaches in the country by Family Fun magazine. Chicago people just flock here in droves on weekends and all summer long. It's a charming little area and has mass tourist appeal. I admit that I take it for granted because I live here but it really is beautiful.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

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Smellyann said...

I live in Virginia Beach, home of the annual Neptune Festival. It's near Williamsburg, Newport News, Norfolk... there is so much to do here, it's insane. I love it here!

Nissa said...

I live in Atlanta Georgia, home of Coca Cola! :) I don't have enough room on her to tell you about my "hometown". because I have about 15 of them. Military brat.

Jodi said...

Hi, I live just about 7 miles south of Detroit. And here is something you probably know about Detroit, but our ex Major went to jail yesterday.

Here is another fact, in Southwest Detroit there is a place called Mexican town, and they have the best restraunts and bakerys...yum!

purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shannon said...

thankyou for thinking of us international people!

I live in a small town in Ontario, Canada, where lacrosse is big in the summer and hockey of course in the winter.
It gets pretty cold in the winter but beautiful in the summer.

rlgrady said...

I live near Philadelphia, PA. Besides the Liberty Bell, and cheesesteaks, there is a wonderful restaurant in Philly. It is called Vincent. The waiters and waitresses sing opera, and they are VERY good.

Go Phillies!!!!!

rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

redpolkadotsgirl said...

I live in a little town in texas made famous by a movie with Dolly Parton & Burt Reynolds and a ZZ Top song ;)


La Grange!

Molly C. said...

I live in Citrus Heights CA, Northern part of Cali, in Sacramento county. We live smack dab in the middle of everything. 2 hours one way is San Francisco & the ocean. 2 hours another way, the mountains & Reno Nevada. We also host the California State Fair every August.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Here in Tulsa we have a landmark called the center of the universe, you stand in the center of this circle and you can hear your voice echo, but outside of the small circle you can not :D


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Charlotte said...

I live in Fort Wayne, IN. It's the home of Vera Bradley, a great zoo, and the Johnny Appleseed Festival.

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

mub said...

Currently I live in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. It's the home of Phillips and the High Tech Campus. It's not a pretty city by any means (need to go to Maastricht or Zwolle for that), but it's not bad!

Annette said...

from small town central Ontario. We had two inches of snow already...and most of it is gone. My toddler is disappointed. :)

Mindy said...

I'm from Utah and we have some COLD winters with great skiing in the beautiful mountains

vtvixen469 said...

I am from Bennington, Vt and we are famous for many things....The Battle of Bennington, Grandma Moses, and the poet Robert Frost is buried here. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Becca said...

I am from Lawrence Kansas. Historically we were the site of many "Bloody Kansas" battles and have many places names "Freestate" around town. Apparently destroying our town is popular as we have been the site of mass destruction in several Hollywood Movies. Probably what we make the most headlines for is the fact that we are home of the Jayhawks! rebecca342 at gmail dot com

Theresa N. said...

I'm from South Carolina I live 2 hours from the beach and 2 hours from the Smokey mountains. Snow sking or swimming? Thanks:)
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

pumpkinlady430 said...

I live in Ohio near to Lake Erie...the seasons here are absolutely the best...very warm everything-grows-like-crazy summer, very golden deer-are-everywhere autumn, very cold homemade-soup-is-best-ever winter, and gentle look-at-the-tulips-and-lilacs spring..Ohio, the heart of it all.