Saturday, January 19, 2013

Where In The World?



Many moons ago, back when Baby Girl was in seventh grade, we hatched a plan. We’d start saving all our loose change and when she graduated from high school we’d use that money to take a trip somewhere, just the two of us.

Well, can you guess what’s happening this June? Baby Girl is graduating high school. We’ve saved and saved our coins, and it’s time to take a trip.

We had several locations in mind, but one turned out to be way more expensive than our little coin collection allowed (even with extra help from mom and dad), and one demanded more travel time than we had (timing issues--ugh!). But one seemed just right...

Here’s the fun part. If you guess where we’re going (exact location), I’ll send you a signed advanced reading copy of THE  GOOD, THE BAD, and THE WITCHY (due out in April).

I’ll post extra clues throughout the day so keep checking back and keep guessing. **You can guess as many times as you want.**

First clue: There’s an ocean nearby.
Second clue: We do not need passports.
Third clue: This site is not in the Eastern Time Zone.
Fourth clue: We do not have to fly over an ocean to get there.
Fifth clue: According to Wiki (always a reliable source <g>), this city was founded by a priest.
Sixth clue: This city is on the west coast of the U.S.
Big honking clue seven: Baby Girl wants to become a behavioral biologist and really wants to study a certain kind of animal we both love (LOVE!). This area is famous for that animal! It's a marine mammal.

WE HAVE WINNERS! Congrats to KRISTIN A and BRITTNEY! See comment section for details on how to get your ARCs. Congratulations!!!

Thank you, everyone, for playing along. It's been fun.

If you missed the answer, Baby Girl and I are going to MONTEREY and staying in CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA. We're very excited to see all those OTTERS. :)

104 comments:

Jenn Just Reading said...

Salem?!?

The Literary Fairy said...

Oh, exciting! I can't wait to see more clues posted.

Aurian said...

Okay, can we guess as many times as we want? Then my first guess is England.

Mardel said...

hmmmm - not sure if you're staying in the country or needing passports...

If you're staying in country, then New Orleans?

Dru said...

Puerto Rico

Mike Ziniti said...

Boston

pinkcypress said...

Hawaii?

Mare said...

San Francisco?

Danielle said...

Miami

Lori Cimino said...

Hawaii

cyn209 said...

NYC

Katreader said...

This is fun! Toronto, Canada.

Aurian said...

Las Vegas?

Books by Heather said...

No one is right yet, but one person is VERY close.

Katreader said...

OK Clue 3 knocked out Toronto...San Diego, California!

Katie said...

Seattle

Aimee Hix said...

Los Angeles

Danielle said...

Oahu

Lisa D said...

Maui

Cyndy said...

Key West

Nikki said...

Disneyland!

-k said...

Maine?

Dee said...

Gloucester?

Angkrosnick said...
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Aislynn T said...

Scotland?

Angkrosnick said...

los Angeles

Aislynn T said...

Vancouver?

Kristin A. said...

Alabama?

Angkrosnick said...

long Beach, CA

Devon Ellington said...

Hmm, NOT in the Eastern Time Zone, but near an ocean.

I'd guess either LA or Portland, OR. I thought maybe New Orleans, but that's pretty far inland, and that's near a gulf, not an ocean.

When you do decide to go abroad, two of my favorite places are Scotland and Iceland.

If you ever travel to the Eastern Time Zone -- I'm on Cape Cod, great vacation place (and great writers conference).

Aurian said...

There are so many places you can go! Alaska? or the state of Washington? I googled a list of city names there, and there are very intriguing ones, like Spokane and Port Townsend and such.

Candace Davidson said...

Texas, Florida, Oregon,Tennessee

Angkrosnick said...

Molokai

Angkrosnick said...

San Diego

Angkrosnick said...

Houston

Books by Heather said...

@Devon, I grew up in Massachusetts, on the South Shore. Very familiar with the Cape. :)

Kristin A. said...

New Brunswick, Canada?

Kristin A. said...

New Brunswick, Canada?

Dru said...

I need another clue...

sarsh said...

Miami

Kristin A. said...

Victoria, Canada

(I keep guessing Canada as those of us with enhanced driver's license don't need a passport)

Katie said...

Houston

Katie said...

Olympia, WA

Kristin A. said...

The Grand Canyon, Phoenix, or Santa Fe (all near an ocean in a very loose sense)

Books by Heather said...

It is not in Canada. :)

Tessa (The Reading Grove) said...

alaska

Katie said...

Mt. Rainier

gwen macnaughton said...

Mexico

Danielle said...

Portland

Kristin A. said...

Somewhere in Mississippi?

Katie said...

Eureka

Aurian said...

St. Paul

Aislynn T said...

Drummond Island??

Kristin A. said...

Padre Island ,TX

Sue Farrell said...

Biloxi, MS

Danielle said...

South Padre, TX

Aurian said...

Lol Minnesota is not near an ocean at all. Go Google Maps. How about San Francisco.

gwen macnaughton said...

Mexico City

Heather said...

St. Anne, Illinois

Aislynn T said...

Houston, Texas? Or Galveston?

Aislynn T said...

Baton Rouge?

Brittney said...

Orlando, FL, Key West, FL

Heather Mitchell said...

San Diego

Cyndy said...

Napa Valley, Puget Sound, Tijuana

Brittney said...

Portland or Seattle

Angkrosnick said...

st. Louis

Jessica Park said...

Forks!

Aislynn T said...

Santa Rosa, CA? Newport, OR? Long Beach?

Jessica Park said...

Santa Barbara! Malibu!

Kristin A. said...

San Jose?

Brittney said...

San Jose, ca or Santa Barbara, ca

Heather said...

San Jose, California

Aislynn T said...

Santa Cruz? Santa Monica?

Margie said...

San Clemente, CA?

Jane Myers Perrine said...

I was just going to say that! Doggone. Guess I'll have to get this for myself.

vickie plazarin said...

los angeles

Kristin A. said...

Berkeley, CA

Angkrosnick said...

Oakland, California

Books by Heather said...

@Jessica with Forks... NO!

Aislynn T said...

Port Angeles, Washington? Mt Vernon?

Kristin A. said...

Santa Monica or Santa Cruz?


Forks was an awesome guess! Love that!

RoseAnna said...

San Francisco

Amy Desrosiers said...

Santa Barbara CA (?)

Angkrosnick said...

San Jose

gwen macnaughton said...

Berkerley California

Brittney said...

Carmel by the sea, Santa Cruz

Angkrosnick said...

Fresno

Lari Carmack said...

Fremont or San Jose CA

Angkrosnick said...

Sacramento, Long Beach

Charlotte Greenwood said...

How fun! I'm guessing Los Angeles????

Laurie Kraft said...

San Francisco, California

Dru said...

Santa Fe

Kristin A. said...

Monterey, CA

Aislynn T said...

San Jose?

g said...

Stanford

Margie said...

San Juan, Islands WA

Books by Heather said...

KRISTIN A!!! You WIN!!! Baby Girl and I are going to MONTEREY!!!!

BUT, BRITTNEY, you also win, because our hotel is in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Both of you need to send me your snail mails and I'll get your ARCs out on Monday!!! send to booksbyheather@gmail.com

Margie said...

oops, put the comma in the wrong place ;)

Aurian said...

Lol I was just going to enter Grassy Key, Florida.
Congrats to the winners, and I wish you the best of times Heather!

Becky McFadden said...

San Antonio to go to Sea World

Kristin A. said...

Yippee! That was a lot of fun! Great way to start the weekend!

I'll send you an email.

Brittney said...

Yay!!! I can't wait! This makes for the perfect start of my 3 day weekend! Have a blast! That is where I went with my mom and sis when I graduated high school!! Small world!

Melissa said...


San Francisco?

Linda McDonald said...

How fun! You will love it! I've been to Monterey a few times and the otters are super cute! I know you'll have a great trip with your daughter.