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Monday, July 18, 2011

To Maryland and Back... With a Winner!

Did I really just spend the last four days in Maryland?  It was such a whirlwind of a weekend that I am more exhausted at the end of it all than I was when I began my drive down following four consecutive days of working (and my job even called me to see if I could work a couple of hours the morning I left!).  There is not a single thing more I could have packed into my days south of the Mason Dixon... heck, I even visited the nation's capital and experienced city life first hand.  Oh, and of course my life has been filled with teeny tiny pink belongings.

But before I go into all the details, share photos, and vent about the horrible traffic that consumes the eastern seaboard of the United States I do believe I mentioned a giveaway with my last post!

So, onto the giveaway and the question some of you are eager to know...!

How many times did I have to stop and pee on my drive from Vermont to Maryland?

After a nine hour drive stuck in traffic in every state between Mass and Maryland I stopped a whopping THREE times to pee!  I will say it would have been four, but Massachusetts has NO rest stops and I had to hold it in a lot longer than was comfortable.  The guesses ranged from two to twelve, which would have been about every forty five minutes... yikes, but only a whopping two people guessed that I would have stopped three times, Kristen and Anthony Skelton.

Out of those two I picked one of them at random to receive this:


Some old bay!  -- only the most amazing spice every created by man. 

And that's not all...


The winning person is also going to receive an 8x10 copy of this photo I took this weekend!  How nifty is that?  I did promise something straight from Caroline County and it doesn't get more from there unless I mailed you a pile of dirt from this field, but I figured such a prize wouldn't be as enjoyable.  

So to choose the winner, since there were only two people to choose from and I actually personally know one of them in real life, not just on the internet, I decided to let someone else pic the winner so there wouldn't be one ounce of bias... 


As you can see he is taking his job very seriously...

Actually he is wondering why these folded pieces of paper are perched on pieces of bacon-like dog treats and why I am making him sit still to photograph the entire thing.  When I give the word he will leap and choose one of the pieces of bacon first and hence choosing the winner!

Ready...


Set...


Go!




Nom nom nom.

Don't worry, he didn't eat the paper.  I snatched it in time! 


  Anthony!  Congratulations on being the lucky piece of bacon! 

And for all the rest of you who weren't as lucky as Anthony's bacon you can at least look forward to a ton more of photos ranging from Abraham Lincoln, traffic jams, pretty pink things, and smushed cupcakes.  Thank you for participating if you did and of course I will host more giveaways in the future!  In the mean time I am going to take no less than a half dozen pillows, prop up my ever growing belly, and attempt to sleep comfortably! 

6 comments:

MarieElizabeth said...

Great photo! Sounds like you had quite the weekend. looking forward to more details after you get some rest.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I love Old Bay, some can be found in my cupboard at all times:) Sounds like you had a great trip! And I'm impressed, only three pee stops!!

Anthony Skelton said...

Sweet! Thanks! Though, I'm not going to lie, it felt just a little awkward guessing how many times you had to stop and pee.

I've never had Old Bay before.

R. Roushey said...

I was so close! It only Maryland had rest stops! :) I love the way you chose who would win. I bet your puppy enjoyed it as well. What a lovely photo you took this weekend...I think you need to frame that one on your wall!

Smile Steady said...

Ha! This has got to be the funniest way to choose a giveaway winner I've ever seen. I love it! And I can't wait to see all your shower goodies!

Kristin said...

I'm just pumped that I have enough pregnancy experience to have guessed right. :-) You know, as I haul my 9 months pregnant self to the bathroom for the umpteenth time this morning...

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