Speaking of my mom, I've had a few questions about the letters being posted, and thought I'd answer them here. Yes, they're real. A few years ago, Mom handed a stack of letters over to me, letters she had written to me during my first year. I don't know if she ever actually meant to give them to me, and I'm almost certain she didn't write them thinking I would one day publish them for the world to see, but a lot of things go in to being a tourist, and I thought, "Well. Why not this, too?" I'll post one a week, every Monday, until I run out. (I haven't read them in a while. I hope there's nothing too embarrassing.)
I want to pass a shout out to blogger Megan, who left the following comment on my post about the Madonna of the Trail:
I read this article last week, and then went on a trip down to San Fransisco to
explore(I'm new to Northern California). We came across a Madonna of the Trail
in Golden Gate Park, and I was so excited because I knew
who she was from reading your entry.
Thanks for the notice, Megan! It's one thing to know that people are reading, but now I feel almost educational.
And finally, while you're all here, can I point you in the direction of Tacky Tourist Photos? If you've ever laughed at someone else's embarrassing vacation pictures (or gleefully shared your own), then this is the blog for you. And they're soon to be featuring my ugly mug, so go, and go often!
Well, that's all for this week's Round-Up. I'm always open to your questions and your comments and your suggestions, so please, if the mood moves you, don't hesitate to leave a comment, or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you!