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23 March 2013 / leggypeggy

Want me to send you a postcard?

It’s official. I’ve entered the Biggest, Baddest Bucket List competition being run by mydestination.com. And I need your votes.

If I win, you send me your mailing address and I’ll send you a postcard from somewhere in the world.

Here’s some background on the competition.

Australia's Red Centre

Australia’s Red Centre

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The prize is six months of all-expenses-paid, around-the-world travel to a value of 50,000. The travel needs to take place between June to December 2013. I know I can travel for long periods of time, and my passport is current and has plenty of empty pages.

In addition to answering some questions and providing some personal details, I had to submit:

• a video (max of three minutes) of a favourite travel destination

• a blog entry of 200 to 500 words

• three photos to illustrate the blog entry.

The first challenge was to pick a favourite travel destination. Good grief, I have too many.

But Sherry was visiting from the USA and we decided that a road trip to Australia’s Red Centre would be just the thing. No big deal, just 7000 kilometres round-trip in nine days and in 45°C weather.

So Sherry, Poor John and I loaded up the car and set out.

We traveled light and rough—a couple of changes of clothes, a couple of tents, three sleeping bags and roll mats, cooking and eating gear, some canned goods, an esky (ice chest), a couple of casks of wine and a useful book of free/cheap campgrounds.

The first night delivered a free lakeside campsite with a spectacular sunset thrown in. And no mozzies (Aussie for mosquitoes).

I’ll tell more about each aspect of the trip in subsequent postings, but this post is to urge you to vote for my entry.

A camping spot

An outback camping spot

There’s a big black and turquoise button in the top right of this entry. Please click it and follow the links. Then scroll down to the voting buttons. Click any of them for which you have an account (add a comment if you like) and share.

You can vote every day through the Facebook button (not sure about the others).

I’d love to win this. You know I blog and you know I have fun blogging. Five finalists are by popular vote and five are by judges’ choice. I’ll take either. Be sure to watch my video if you have time. That’s where the postcard offer comes in.

Thanks in advance for voting and for sharing my request far and wide.

Voting ends about the middle of April and it would be wonderful if you could add the voting button to your blog too. So vote often in anyway that you can. Thanks so much.

P.S. It was easy to chose a topic for the blog entry—the amazing mask dance in Dogon Country in Mali in West Africa.

Mount Conner

A long view of Mount Conner. Often mistaken for being Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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  1. Joanne T Ferguson / Mar 24 2013 11:15 am

    Good Luck Peggy! With your VAST travel experience and FLAMBOYANT (compliment 🙂 ) personality, you would be a GREAT ambassador for My Destination.

    8 DAYS LEFT everyone! Click on as many buttons DAILY as you can!! WHOO HOO!

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 24 2013 12:48 pm

      I rather like being described as flamboyant. My dad’s mum was flamboyant too—much worse than me! :)Thanks so very much for all your support in this competition.

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  2. Gary Walker / Mar 25 2013 1:53 pm

    Good luck! You have my vote.

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  3. Sy S. / Mar 26 2013 12:36 pm

    Hello Peggy,

    I enjoyed reading your commentary and especially seeing the video…. another dimension is getting to know you (almost live)… way to go Peggy.

    I do not believe in any of the social websites…. I clicked on Google and they wanted me to go public with my personal profile.. So sorry to say I could not vote.

    However, wishing you the best in being the finalists for this contest… and winning!

    Sy

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 26 2013 12:49 pm

      Hi Sy — I’m so glad you watched the video. No worries that you can’t vote. I certainly understand. You are most welcome to send the link to anyone you think might be interested and able to vote. And if I’m lucky enough to win, maybe I can find my way to New York! 🙂

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  4. Sy S. / Mar 26 2013 1:58 pm

    Hello Peggy,

    Well, win or not you had tentative plans (amongst a zillion other ones) to tour the National Parks in the USA/Canada. The Statue of Liberty is a good one… but no camping.. or throwing up a tent in Central Park in NYC. BTW, I gave a great walking tour of Manhattan..And a must stop is the Strand used book store… if you and John make it over here.

    Sy S.

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 26 2013 2:40 pm

      Sounds perfect Sy. Poor John and I are book-aholics so the Strand would be a must-see stop. And I’d be hoping for a Manhattan walking tour. One day, I’m sure.

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  5. gpcox / Apr 8 2013 7:48 pm

    Good luck and have fun.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 8 2013 8:11 pm

      Thanks so much. Finalists are announced in a week. Fingers crossed.

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