A New Adventure and Something for You!

Nothing can keep this Wild Rider down for long. Yeah, it’s been two long months, but I am ready to roll! I am taking a little trip and running a contest.

Where in the World is the Wild Rider?

It’s really easy. All you have to do is guess where I am! The winner will get a souvenir from my trip. Okay. I know what you are thinking. “What if we all guess the correct answer?” The most specific one will win. Otherwise, I will pick a name out of a hat.

I have a new toy. It’s a Sony Alpha NEX-3N Digital SLR camera. Taking great photos just got a lot easier. I have enjoyed messing around with options like the macro feature for this shot.

garden01I could never get the raindrops to show up with my compact digital or Droid phone.


This is Roxy’s new friend, Pepper. My son Kelly  took this amazing shot. Amazing because of the shutter speed and this male dog’s long eyelashes!

I am an alpha male grrrrrI’m an alpha male. Really! …grrrrr…

This camera is so cool! It is super small and lightweight, but can handle a macro and telephoto lens (added to my Christmas list already). Perfect for a trip abroad. Oh. Did I give it away?

So, here’s the delio. I will post a photo with the title, Where in the World is the Wild Rider? Leave your answer in the comment section.

I will be off gallivanting in the countryside somewhere, so I won’t have a lot of time to comment. I will be too busy picking out prizes for the contest…

Are you going on vacation?

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87 responses to “A New Adventure and Something for You!

  1. If you are in are in Ireland then look me up!

  2. Wow, sorry to hear about your health problems. On the bright side, Boulder does sound like the place to have the surgery you had! Looking forward to the contest and enjoy the new camera!

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  5. Hi Susie! Not sure how but I was unsubscribed from you – sucks! Glad your feeling so much better and resuming your wild life! You are an inspiration to so many – God bless you. :)

  6. Enjoy your camera and delight yourself with it … just take photos on anything or nothing.

    Where you’re going … ???? Can’t wait for the first clue …

    Your alpha male is very cute … but it looks like he has some attitude too.

    My life is a vacation those days, since 2009 … but born of 11 September and becoming officially a Swedish pensioner – and with a win of 2 1th class tickets with BA to New York, so that is where I will celebrate my birthday this year.
    Then I always visit my old hometown, Belfast – the last week in November, so that is also planned.

  7. I’m guessing the Champagne region of France. Because you have a whole lot to celebrate! And they just love their dogs over there.

  8. First guess…outdoors. Have fun Susie with that new camera, and oh just have fun.

  9. Happy Travel Susie wish you a fun and inspiring trip ♥

  10. Yeah! Welcome back Susie. I want eyelashes like your new dog’s. Well, maybe not. Really, are they fake?? Happy travels. I can’t begin to guess where.

  11. I will enjoy seeing your photos. from your time away. It has been 6 years since I took a vacation so I may be rusty on identifying any locations. Have a blast!

  12. I love this! You are doing great with your new digital SLR!

  13. Have a wonderful fun filled time. BTW, Miss Priss wants to know if Roxie likes having a playmate.

  14. You’re at the French Market in New Orleans, sipping on chicory coffee and munching on a beignet. Man, do I want to be doing that right about now.
    PS- If this guess is correct, you might want to leave out the coffee part, since I’m off the stuff until Sunday. Muchas gracias Colorado….

  15. So great to see you are feeling so well and ready for the world. Hope you have a great holiday!!! XX

  16. What great photos! I’d love to get a new camera, but then I’m afraid somebody would expect me to read the directions and figure out how to use it. That’s something I’m planning to do with my VCR (which is still blinking 12:00)

    I AM going on vaca as well. Does the expression “Pip, pip, cheerio” mean anything to you? Yup, you guessed it – Alaska!

    Have a great trip!

  17. How wonderful, Susie. I look forward to seeing your pics from wherever. Wow…..those eyelashes are simply awesome. :)

  18. Hi. Those leaves are like a strawberry patch or something. Right? So a farm or vineyard, maybe.

  19. Great idea, Susie! And great photos!

  20. Awesome Soooozie! So glad you invested in a new camera for the trip! ;)

  21. Happy trekking! You deserve a break (and love that pic of Pepper).

  22. Hmmm – I guess I am disqualified! hehe! Have a wonderful time (how can you not???) and take a bazillion fabulous photos to send back to us! Can’t wait to hear all about the adventure. Safe travels to you and Danny!

  23. Oh good grief !!! She’s got a new camera…, now we’re all in trouble ! Watch out world ! When do you leave, Susie?

  24. It’s so good to have you sounding back to normal!!!

  25. Woo hoo! Good for you, you deserve it! Have a fabulous trip and can’t wait to play along. I was always a fan of Carmen San Diego so I’m feeling pretty good about winning haha! Can’t wait to hear all about your fab vacation, wherever you may be!

  26. Have an awesome trip! I actually just cancelled our summer trip across country because I have a recently broken foot, complete with torn tendon, and I have surgery next week. After that, I won’t be able to bear any weight on it for 4 weeks, followed by PT and the like. It’s my summer to be taken care of right here at home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

    • Ouch! Good luck with that, M2M! But being in the Pacific Northwest sounds pretty good to an Easterner like me!

      • This is definitely the best time of year here. It’s not too hot or too wet (usually). And everything is green. But still getting used to not really having 4 distinct seasons (I grew up outside of Boston).

  27. Glad to see you’re back, Susie!

  28. How exciting! I can’t wait for clues! Bon voyage!!!

  29. The Empress of Wild rides! Have a great wander.
    (the water droplets are amazing…Pepper is bound to be contacted by Maybelline shortly for a commercial.)

  30. So glad that you’re taking a trip. After all the hospital and doctor stuff and the recoop you and your dude definitely need an escape. Can’t wait to guess your destination:) Have a wild time!

  31. Are those pictures supposed to be clues as to your destination? If so, I’m bummed, cuz I’m pretty sure there are dogs pretty much everywhere.

    I think I remember reading in another of your posts that you were going to Europe, but I can’t remember where specifically, so I’m going to have to give it some more thought. Italy maybe, France?

    Where ever you’re heading, have a super wonderful and relaxing time. You so deserve it. And take care of yourself, you’re still healing, Missy.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  32. Enjoy Your Wild Ride and Have some dang FUN too!!! I am so looking forward to escaping for Summer vacation and will be here before I know it too. Happy Week:)

  33. Good to see you’re doing well and having some fun, Susie! But I want to steal your dog, he’s so cute!

    • Isn’t he???? Pepper is my son’s girlfriend’s mom’s dog. That a lot of posessives!
      Looking forward to this trip really helped me through my “rough patch.” My bionic boobs haven’t set off any alarms yet. Bonus!!
      Thank you Madame!

  34. Thank you in advance for taking us along on your trip! I am all packed and ready! I packed my fake eyelashes just in case. :) Wake me up when we get there! Have a blast, Susie!

  35. Sounds like fun. Have a good trip

  36. Oh great, a vacation! If you’re going to the airport, ask for a hand-check and tell the woman you had a mastectomy. That will avoid any drama. It’s best to just cut to the chase… or whatever the term is.

    Have a wonderful time!

  37. That dog is actually in drag–those are definitely drag queen false eyelashes!! lol

  38. laketranslations

    Looking forward to repinning your pics. Enjoy each and every second of your trip! :)

  39. That camera takes such great pictures, I thought that dog was wearing mascara. No, no summer vacations planned for over here. I’m just hoping that I don’t get hit with jury duty. Safe travels, Susie!

    • Thanks V!
      I hope you don’t either. That would suck.
      The dog is hysterical. I’ve never seen eyelashes like that. I think Roxy is jealous….She needs mascara!

  40. Now this I look forward to… get moving…

  41. I just got a new camera too! It’s like Christmas. :D

    Have a fun trip!!

  42. filbio

    That camera takes great photos! I need a new one myself. I a sure wherever you go you will enjoy and make the most of it. Glad to see you are doing well after what you recently went through! Keep kicking butt!

    • Thanks Phil!
      I think looking forward to getting away really helped me get through all of this. I have my days, but I am still butt-kicking! I will have to play around with my new toy! It is a great little camera.

  43. Can’t wait for the clue pic! I might have a hope ’cause I gather it won’t be in the U S of A, about which I am sadly ignorant.
    I need to regard myself as permanently on vacation at home – the travelling kind being beyond current means!

  44. San Diego?
    I just get to come back here and clean and cook. I live through you.

  45. Look at those eye lashes! That dog has every woman and all extensions beat with those up-curing things :)

  46. Safe travels Susie I look forward to virtually tagging along on your trip! Pepper is adorable and the photos are amazing.

  47. You’re giving away a CAMERA? Dang, Sus! That’s awesome.

    I think you’re in the Land of Make Believe. No, really. It’s a place. In New Jersey. Look: http://www.lomb.com/

  48. Is all that greenery a clue?
    What did I wi- Oh…that wasn’t the contest?


  49. I love the raindrops on the leaves! Enjoy your trip abroad!

  50. I’m game, I’ll try to guess… can’t promise that I’ll be any good but I’ll give it a shot. I hope you have a great time!

    And, wow, those are some eyelashes!

  51. sv

    I am going on a sudden trip to my native place ,tomorrow and i haven’t even packed anything yet !

  52. E.

    Love that you’re taking a trip so we can all live vicariously through you! I’m afraid I don’t get another vacation until my honeymoon in February. Boo. I’m getting a severe case of wanderlust, but I suppose the wait will be worth it! Take lots of pictures for us :)

  53. It’s great to see you back, Susie…. can’t keep a good girl down! I think I have camera envy… lol! Actually, I am pretty happy with my Nikon L810… great telephoto and macro… could be a bit smaller though.

    I love the raindrops! You’re right… none of my camera phones could capture that kind of detail.

    • I had a “analog” SLR back in the day and have relied on digital compacts, but they just don’t cut it. That’s a great camera too! I wanted one I could put in a small bag…I bet you have a lot of fun with yours!
      Thanks for coming by!

  54. Awh that dog is so cute! Lovely that you have a new camera and vacation what a fun boost. Great to have you back!

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