Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weekend Round-Up

First, I want to give a hearty "Welcome" to all my new followers (and a fond "Welcome back" to my returning readers)!  I've had the blog for about two months now, and I couldn't be happier with the reception.  It's such a thrill to know that someone is reading what you've written, and an even bigger thrill to know that someone is more than just your mom.  

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 thisamericantourist@gmail.com.  I'd love to hear from you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Always meant to give them to you when you turned 21...just meant to write more. I don't THINK there is anything embarressing...I was very much in love with you then and still am today! Write on Tourist!