I’m Back, So It’s Blog Party Time!

It’s blog party time!

I have traveled for nearly the entire month of June and have been off the grid. My last post left off in Scotland. I’ve got another teed up, but before I launch into telling you about my wild adventure abroad, I want to know what happened in your part of the world.

ONE link please or it will be sent to spam filter hell.

CHOOSE ONE Of YOUR STORIES, a poem, whatever you like, and post the link in the comments. If you leave two links, you’ll be thrown into the spam filter. That can be so embarrassing for both of us. The worst part? I usually don’t notice right away.

Meet my friends!

CLICK ON A FEW LINKS to meet other bloggers. Find out what they’ve been up to this summer.blog-party-time

The floors are finished. Yahoo! I’m still unpacking after a day of workers who filled my house; painters, movers, (who moved furniture and unpacked countless boxes), carpenters, and a contractor, who defied all odds and got the job done on time. I crashed out at 8:30 last night.

But I feel great today!

Make yourself at home. Everything is polished and ready for the blog party. The waxed floors will soon be filled with dancers. Table and chairs are at the ready for chatting and meeting others. If you’d like to take a stroll, by all means enjoy the gardens.

I am so glad you stopped by to chat!

Spread the word. The more the merrier. Tweet it, Facebook it, or Pin it. Others may stop by and find your blog. Some may subscribe!

I hope you consider subscribing to my blog. It’s always a Wild Ride!

Have fun and don’t forget to DANCE!

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    1. So great to “see” you! I haven’t had a party in a while, but I will host one monthly from now on. I love bringing bloggers together!
      Loved your post! I would love to learn how to open up to that kind of energy. I need to slow down…..

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    1. Thanks so much, Patricia! I took thousands of photos. Ha! Should keep me blogging for a long time.
      Loved your post about Inn Keeping. I understand some of your list, but the air conditioning makes no sense! I bet this is your busy season!

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      1. Surprisingly – no. We’re actually slowing down a bit. Some people believe it’s too hot in the summer months to visit the south. Tell that to the thousands of people who go to Disney World every summer.

        Spring and fall are crazy busy for us. But, we’re doing well anyway.

        So glad you made it home safely. I’ll be waiting for each new adventure here on your site.



        1. Wow! I can imagine it’s beautiful with the change of seasons.
          Thanks so much! I’ve been up to my eyeballs in workers all week. They are still putting the house back together. GAH! I hope to find normalcy AFTER the 4th. Ha!


      1. I tried twice to leave a comment on your blog, but I don’t see either one. Perhaps I did something wrong. Technology does not like me.

        I enjoyed your post. Traveling is such fun.

        Patricia Rickrode
        w/a Jansen Schmidt

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        1. Don’t worry! They both came through!

          I was writing a post up in the sun of the roof of the hotel we’re staying at, but there was no wifi up there, so I couldn’t approve posts straight away.

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    1. I sure did! I was the first one behind the wheel. Everything went well until I turned down a double lane street. Drove right over the boulevard to get out of the way! Cracked up the oncoming driver as I shrugged and laughed.


    1. Oh no!
      I tried to send you a long comment on your blog, but I don’t think it worked. 😦
      It’s always to find other ex-JET bloggers. 🙂

      Anyway, I’ll have a peek at some of your other posts. Hopefully it’ll let me leave a comment at some point!

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        1. It looks like my comment on the other blog worked too…it just sent me an error message…and then worked!!

          Thanks Susie!


      1. Hi Josy, it looks like my account has been spammed, so I apoogise if you received multiple messages or anything weird from me, and that may explain the missing comment! Sorry about this!

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    1. I couldn’t find a place to comment on your blog! Congrats on your book. Love the cover. I’m glad she earned her vest or she’d be a little chilly riding a bike. Ha!
      Thanks for stopping by. Have fun clicking on links and meeting the guests!

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  1. Susie’ missed’ you were… Wild Rider…

    ‘Life’s devastation came knocking, but we are always safe, as for the Auto’s Transmission, well not so alright. But the Machine Gremlins cannot touch our hearts. / ‘Upon much cheerer mentions’, It was just last evening, our little ‘Ryker’ who will be 4 at the end of next month, he’ along with my wife’s supervising, he made delicious chocolate cup cakes and after baked’ they were drizzled atop with my Sisters delicious white cake frosting. Among her many talents such as drag racing her 1957’ Chevy Bel Air’ her 1970’ Chevy’s Chevelle’ and El Camino’ she used to make cakes for weddings and special occasions. So life’s stranger’ life’s harder, but yet life’s sweeter, and dearer’.

    ‘I and my little son’ we find good cheer in those tiny micro flowers, those wee blue flowers; So you were in Scotland when the hills were in bloom, and of what flowers did your heart discover while abroad?

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  2. Hello Susie, thank you for hosting this party… and allowing total strangers like me to gatecrash it!

    Waterblogged: Dry Thoughts on Damp Books started out purely as a book blog but it branched out a bit into history, art and travel (including travel photography). It’s books that hold everything together though – when I’m writing about history it’s usually because I read something in a book! It’s not at all like your usual book review site where you get little pictures and every book is graded from one to five stars; it’s more like thoughts inspired by books, ideas to discuss. And absolutely no spoilers, ever! I love when people come and comment, I love to hear other people’s perspective on the same book or idea.

    Why Waterblogged? Because I read everywhere, including the bath and drowned many good books (so that my family now refuse to lend me their books and it’s lucky we’ve got quite different tastes anyway). If you just dropped a book in your bath, you should come and look at my Wet Book Rescue page. 🙂

    I’d like to share a post that gives an idea what the blog is like:

    When With Eagle Eyes He Star’d at the Pacific

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

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      1. Thanks for the welcome! I meant to mingle with the other guests but just been away for a weekend of hiking on the SW Coast Path so didn’t have the chance yet! Hopefully the party will on a little longer… 🙂


    1. Thank you! I’ve got a lot of travel stories to tell….
      Loved your post about journaling. I would love to commit to that “next time.”
      Thanks for stopping by to meet my friends. Have fun clicking on a few links!


    1. I was there yesterday! Still recovering putting in 5 miles in high-heeled boots.
      Sounds like Mistakes were made all over the place. Thanks for bringing this to the party! Have fun clicking on links and meeting my friends. 🙂

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  3. SUSIE! So glad to hear that you had an amazing time! Love it. Sorry I’m just catching up on your blog. I’m always late to the party here 🙂 but that doesn’t stop me from mingling. You have some pretty awesome travel photographers at this party, which makes me laugh because we recently to a road trip but the pictures were not of National Geographic quality…more like Rain Man. Hope you get a laugh at my Road Trips And Rain Man story 🙂


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  4. Ohhh, can’t WAIT to hear about your adventures! Welcome back and hope it was everything you hoped for and more.
    This one has been recovering from a bit too much adventure (not necessarily the fun kind), so been hunkered down in Boulder, which is not a terrible place to hunker.
    I did, however, get published in the Washington Post, so that’s kind of exciting. Not exactly a post that will have you laughing out loud, but those aren’t always what we need, I suppose.
    Hope you enjoy it and I love that you are celebrating your blogging community.
    Big hug,

    I Never Met His Kids. But They Still Had The Power to Make or Break our Relationship (recently published in Washington Post)


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        1. We will have to meet up!
          Loved the article. I hadn’t realized how hard it must be. Congrats on getting it published! Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun mingling (clicking on links)!

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    1. Loved this post and your dad. What great learning ideas! So very clever.
      Great to “see” you, Anglela! Lots of new faces this time. Have fun meeting the guests and don’t forget to DANCE!

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