Monday, June 06, 2011

A Guessing Game and Give Away . . .

My blog has been sadly neglected for about two weeks now, but it was all for a very good reason. Memorial Day Weekend and the week following found my husband and I vacationing with six of our children and their families. We had a fabulous time. We vacationed in a spot we had never before visited.

We played for hours at the most "kid friendly" beach ever, which was a block away from where we stayed.






We swam for hours in the backyard pool of the home we rented.


We stayed at this fabulous home that easily accommodated our big family.


We took a tour along the beach in these open-air trucks...


... and saw wild horses whose ancestors were transported to this area by the Spaniards more than 400 years ago.


We climbed to the top of this beautiful lighthouse,


and we toured this museum.


The question is...
WHERE WERE WE?

If you would like a chance to win this cosmetic bag from my Etsy to use on your next vacation, all you have to do is guess where we vacationed last week! Only the state or area needs to be named, but for extra credit you can name the town! Obviously, more than one person can choose the same place. The names of those who guess correctly will be eligible to win this cute cosmetic bag from my Etsy...


No anonymous comments, please. I need an email address or accessibility to a public blog.This contest will run through midnight on Wednesday, June 8th, (only 2 days!) which should give me just the right amount of time for me to wade through the mountains of laundry I have awaiting me! On Thursday morning, June 9th, the winner will be announced.

Next week I'll begin to show you the changes we made when we refinished one of our guest bathrooms. The work is completed, and I'm anxious to share with you some of the things we learned while reconstructing a bathroom!


58 comments:

Kathleen said...

Definitely in North Carolina. I am guessing that is the Currituck lighthouse.. Maybe you stayed in Kill Devil??? :)

lesthook said...

Looks like one of our North Carolina beaches to me too!

Jenn said...

Looks familiar...I'm guessing Corolla, NC...???

Julie said...

The Outer Banks of North Carolina!? Did you go to Assateague island too?

Sew and Sew said...

Jealous! You were in our favorite vacation place...Corolla, NC! Hope you loved it as much as we do.

The White Silk Purse (Dana) said...

I'm guessing North Carolina right along with all the others so far. It looks fabulous!

Maggie Muggins said...

I too am going to guess somewhere near Corolla, NC. The Beach, the Corolla Wild Horse Tour, the Currituck Lighthouse and the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitors Center must have been so much fun for you all!

Sherry said...

I see above my comment that many others said what I will say. You were in Outer Banks, North Carolina and you visited the Wright Brothers museum and the Currituck light house. My husband and I spent some time on the South Carolina Beaches in March and just visited the beach on the coast of Washington State last week. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Julie said...

North Carolina, along with all the others :) I would love to be at the beach right now. We have had grey, yucky weather for the last week and we're in N. California.

Gramee said...

I am a lighthouse lover.. that is the
Currituck Lighthouse.
I believe its in Carolla NC.
(Sp on Carolla?).

so that is my answer..

The Nowling Family said...

I am guessing North Carolina as well.

Gramee said...

Just read some answers

I guess I did spell Corolla wrong.

still my answer.

Jennifer said...

North Carolina with all the rest, never been there so I cant be more specific! But it looks beautiful!

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junglewife said...

I was going to say Florida until I saw the picture of the museum. Now the "wife of the pilot" in me KNOWS that is in North Carolina! I wouldn't know the exact town you were at but the Wright brothers were Kill Devil Hills area :-)

Jan said...

North Carolina -- I would have said Kill Devil as well.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Kill Devil Hills, NC - Wright Brothers Museum
Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

To me it looks like you and your family had a fabulous time in Kill Devil North Carolina!

Rachel said...

I'd definitely guess North Carolina! The lighthouse strangely enough reminds me of the one that Kate & the kids visited on Kate plus 8... so I'm guessing Bald Head Island?? Just a guess! Looks like an amazing time nonetheless :)

heather {WhipperBerry} said...

My guess is Pensacola, FL! I would love to take my kiddie back there someday!
Kisses

Mia said...

I may be biased but these pictures make me so happy!

Mommo said...

For sure NC. The museum is in Kitty Hawk. Looks like a great vacation!

Misty said...

COROLLA ISLAND, NC (according to ask.com when I searched with the clues you left us!) Looks like a perfect vacay!
Misty
purplfairedust at yahoo dot com

Nanbran said...

After a bit of research...I'm guessing Corolla, North Carolina.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

my guess is North Carolina- and that was even before I started reading the other comments. It looks like a fabulous time!
xoxo,
Amy

Sarah said...

aww man! I figured out it's in corolla. I googled the name off the back of the tour vehicles. I'm waaaay too late. hahaha!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I did some googling and I'm guessing you went to more than one place. The museum is in Kitty Hawk, NC, but it looks like the tour was another place. Looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!

Mystica said...

Since I am overseas and havent a clue other than on a beach! and somewhere where the sea is rocky (lighthouse for shipping!) I wouldnt even know where it is.

But, if you could throw my name in the hat for the giveaway!!!!

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Susi said...

North Carolina!

Erin said...

Considering the other comments and the fact I am overseas and therefore HAVE NO IDEA - I'm going to just be crrrrrrazy and say "Queensland, Australia" or "North Carolina". :P

Ruby Slippers said...

Assateague Island, Virginia!!! Love that you had so much fun - love the bag, too! :)

Elizabeth Hill said...

You went to the Wright Brothers Museum, saw the Currituck Lighthouse and the Corolla wild horses, and stayed in Corolla! I've been many times as a kid!

Ashley Mays said...

North Carolina! My home state. :-) Can't wait to move back so I can take similar vacations! :-)

L3 said...

Cape Hatteras! I'd recognize it anywhere.

Mommy of 3 said...

My guess is: Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Rebekah said...

North Carolina! How fun!

Amber said...

cape hatteras in NC!

Barbara said...

Beautiful North Carolina!!!!

Maryam said...

I won't guess, since you and I both know I know the answer haha

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going along with everyone else and say, Outer Banks, NC Currituck lighthouse! What an amazing vacation! ♥

just jayma said...

Virginia Beach? That lighthouse looks a lot like the Cape Henry lighthouse....So my guess is Virginia.

Libby said...

Looks like everyone has the same guess as me! No Carolina! This looks just like the place that Kate plus 8 went to on vacation. Sad that I know that...I know. :) Still, looks beautiful!

Chris said...

Been there many times, we live on the East Coast. :) My guess is North Carolina, Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, Corolla, the Outer Banks ..just a wonderful vacation spot. We actually honeymooned there (well Nags Head area) 31 years ago this month! :)

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

Lovely North Carolina, outer banks area. Looks like you had a wonderful time and makes me wish I was there right now!

Carla said...

North Carolina. Beautiful family, BTW!

Colleen said...

I would guess North Carolina too!! I have been to the beaches there and it was fabulous!!

Meggsb said...

You are in the Outer Banks of NC. We are vacationing there right now! The lighthouse and the horses are in Corolla and the Airplane Museum is the Wright Brothers museum in Kitty Hawk.

Jennifer said...

I'm guessing North Carolina. Love your blog and all your tutorials!

Erzebat said...

since I am from Virginia, I reconize parts of North Carolina! Glad yall had fun! love the boo-boo chickie and owl and the monster tooth fairy pillow is great! (mauh)Liz

j.g.prescott said...

Assateague is the place. Love that bag. Hoping to win. Thank you.
Kathlene

Amy said...

Corolla, NC! That is our most favorite vacation spot! Love it there...and since we live in VA, its not too far away for even a day trip! ;)

Amy said...

North Carolina - Home of Wright Bro's

Marla said...

Definitely North Carolina! Absolutely beautiful...I'm jealous.
I love your blog!

annemarie said...

Surely you went to the lovely beaches of North Carolina! Sounds like you had a great time.

sweet stuff and tiny said...

I'm going to guess North Carolina with everyone else. I live on the wrong side of the country to be able to make there very easily, though Ive got to say, its beautiful, and I would love to go there one day. Thanks for the chance to win one of your cute bags.
michelle_buege@hotmail.com

chicks3 said...

This looks like the wonderful outer banks of North Carolina. Lucky you!

shannon1254 said...

North Carolina

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Patricia said...

You are definately in North Carolina. I'm thinking Kitty Hawk is the town. Anyway, wherever you were it looked like fun.

scrapfancy said...

Looks to be North Caroline in the Outter Banks. How fun and a nice area.
I love the beach and since I live 8miles away from it.