Wednesday, April 22, 2020

#giveaway Take Your Pick of all the Cait Morgan Mysteries!

By: Cait Morgan
Series: The Cait Morgan Mysteries
By: Cathy Ace
Website: Cathy Ace



Hello there! If we've already met, or even if we haven't, it's nice to be here. I'm on a sabbatical from my usual role as a professor of criminal psychology at the University of Vancouver at the moment, and it's good to have a bit of a chat. 

It won't be long before I can share my most recent adventure with you all. The Corpse with the Crystal Skull will give me a chance to tell you what I've been up to recently in Jamaica, a place I loved - well, except for the tragedy that happened just before the end of my time there. But, before that (the book comes out in June), I thought you might like the chance to catch up on my previous trips to other places around the world.

Yes, it does seem that whenever I leave home I encounter a corpse and a puzzling murder mystery that I have to solve, but, if that's the sort of thing that engages you, you might want to take this chance to travel to a part of the world that appeals to you...or just jump in at a point in my story you've missed.

Either way, now's the time to do it, because I'm sure you'll want to be up to date with my thrilling trips before I give you the inside story about The Corpse with the Crystal Skull. 

So, do you want to be there when I first met Bud Anderson, which I talk about in one of twelve short (and not so short) stories in this book?
Or what about the trip I took to Kelowna, to celebrate a birthday, which ended up being anything but a fun party, in this collection?
Or maybe you can join me in the south of France where I encountered The Corpse with the Silver Tongue? He was a horrible man I used to work for, who dropped dead into a plate of escargots over dinner one evening...and I was a possible suspect!
Or what about the time Bud and I dashed off to British Columbia's wine country to support the sister of an award-winning vintner, The Corpse with the Golden Nose, who believed her sibling couldn't possibly have committed suicide? 

Maybe you'd like to know what I found out about Bud's secret past when he was arrested for murdering a locally admired woman in Pacific coastal Mexico, in The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb? (He didn't do it, of course, but I had to find out who did to save him.)
Or maybe you'd prefer a quick trip to Vegas? We were lucky enough to be invited to the private restaurant of a casino owner for dinner...though it wasn't lucky for her because she ended up dead. And she wasn't the only one, as you'll find out in The Corpse with the Platinum Hair. 
Despite the disaster in Vegas, Bud and I headed off to Wales to get married, but our wedding plans were upended by the discovery of The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes.
Then we finally managed to get away on our belated honeymoon of a Hawaiian cruise. It was quite an adventure, and not at all the trip back to Canada we'd expected, all due to The Corpse with the Diamond Hand.
Bud's surprise to learn he had an uncle his mother had never told him about was matched by the astonishment we both felt when we traveled to Amsterdam to fulfil the last wishes of The Corpse with the Garnet Face.
And when I went to Budapest to deliver some lectures I found myself in great danger...though I was oblivious to its nature for some time, because I was tackling a cold case involving The Corpse with the Ruby Lips. 
So, come on...who wants in? You get to choose. Just follow the instructions below. I hope to see you soon! Cait x

(PS: If you want to, you can find out more about my adventures BY CLICKING HERE.)


WHAT'S NEXT ???????????

You can win a print or electronic copy of any one of the books listed above. All you have to do is comment on this blog post and tell me the place you wish you could visit RIGHT NOW (yes, we're all missing the chance to travel, but there's no reason why we can't do it while remaining in our safe-at-home armchairs!). Don't forget to include an email address where you can be contacted if you win.

You need to comment before midnight EST on Saturday 25th April 2020. Then one name will be drawn from the imaginary hat. 

That person will be contacted, and they can choose a print or electronic copy of any one of the books listed above. 

All print books have been "in quarantine" for the past four weeks. Your signed choice of book will be packaged so that it is sanitary inside the outer envelope. It will be mailed from Canada to your home ANYWHERE IN THE USA OR CANADA, but you might have to wait a little while for it to arrive! 

Alternatively, if you'd prefer a digital version of the title of your choice, you can tell me that when we exchange emails. 












107 comments:

  1. Awesome! I would love to win a book. I also wish I could safely be cruising to Europe! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Linda - I have to admit, I'm with you! I should be on a ship right now, due to be in Paris next week
      :-( But staying safe at home is what it takes right now, so that's what I'm doing :-)

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  2. I would love to visit Italy. The book titled the Corpse with the Garnet face sounds very interesting.
    Thanks for the chance. Jess
    maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh, Italy, yes. I had pasta for dinner last night, and that will have to do for now ;-)

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  3. I have always wanted to go to Italy or Greece! I would love to read your books! I always have to start with the first in a series so The Corpse with the Silver Tongue sounds awesome! I prefer he print copy. Thanks for the chance! almaj80@suddenlink.net

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    1. Italy or Greece? Oh yes! Missing Greek food right now, so maybe I'll make a Greek salad for dinner tonight ;-)

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  4. I wish I could visit New Zealand.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. I was lucky enough to go there last year, and am so glad now that I did. Back in 1966 I was flower girl for a family friend who emigrated there...happy memories :-)

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  5. Wish we could visit Utah. In fact, we had planned for a year checking out all the places to go as well as seeing the five national parks there. We had every detail either reserved or written down so as not to miss out on anything. We would have left home on April 17th and been going not quite a month. Today, which is also hubby's birthday, we would have been in Bryce Canyon. Unfortunately, we had to cancel all our wonderful plans. Now we can just look at the calendar, see where we would have been and dream about what we would have seen by checking out more photos on the internet.

    That all being said, we are still in hopes to make it there and would love to be able to do it sooner than later. There's always tomorrow!

    Thank you for the fabulous opportunity to win one of your books!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Happy birthday to your husband! Have you seen this? https://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/virtualtour.htm

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  6. I want to be in Scotland.Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Oh, Scotland! Love it. I used to have a cottage in Port William, on the coast in Dumfries and Galloway...inspiration for one of the stories in Murder Keeps No Calendar, which then moves to Italy!

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    1. Lovely place. Had a boyfriend once from Dublin, and went there a a few times, and one of my earliest travel memories is of taking the ferry from south west Wales to Waterford :-)

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  8. If we could travel at the moment, I would go to Florida and enjoy the beaches. Thanks for the chance! mbradeen (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Oh Florida! I'm not much of a beach person myself- grew up on beaches and (therefore) hate the sand! LOL! But there are bits of Miami I adore! :-)

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  9. My paternal ancestry stems from the United Kingdom and I've always wanted to visit there. There are so many other countries that sound interesting to visit such as India, France, Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Gosh, that's quite a list, and you're right, there are soooooooo many wonderful places to visit in this world! These days there are lots of virtual tours online - maybe you can get to a whole lot of places that way! :-)

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  10. I would love to travel to Scotland. Thanks for the chance! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Great place! Love it. I used to have a cottage in south west Scotland - lots to do there, and lovely people. :-)

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  11. If I could be anywhere right now, I would be in The Maldives -- ahhh, paradise. I love your Cait Morgan books and am almost halfway through the series. Thanks so much for your giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Oh the Maldives...have never been, but would enjoy it, I'm sure. Friends of mine honeymooned there years ago, and still talk about it. :-)

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  12. I'd love to visit England.
    Theresa Norris

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    1. England has such a lot to offer, and I do plan on setting a Cait book there at some point in the future! :-)

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  13. I was supposed to go to the Amish country in PA this spring so I wish I could be there.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. What a shame! I hope you manage to get there some time soon - if we all stay safe now, we can all get together in the future :-)

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  14. I've always wanted to wander the English or Scottish countryside. It would be a nice getaway from being sheltered in my house. Thank you. lsum1258 at aol dot com

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    1. Wandering anywhere would be a nice escape, you're right. I'm lucky enough to be able to look out of my window here in Canada and see the Scottish longhorn cattle of my next door neighbour! :-)

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  15. I want to complete a tour of Scotland, Ireland & Wales. It continues to be on my bucket list. Thanks for the chance.

    ryannaward71(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. A good tour, and I'm so pleased you included Wales..my favourite bit ;-)

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  16. A trip to Italy would be wonderful. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Italy would be lovely - history, great art, architecture and food...yes! :-)

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  17. Spending time in France would be very special. Thanks for your wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I miss France so much. I used to live in the south, and I think that's why I set the first Cait book there...so I could "visit" whenever I wanted :-)

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  18. I wish I could visit Denmark right now we were due to fly there with my mom on Sunday and it would have been the first time I got to see her homeland with her. Hoping for next year. Stay healthy, Cathy!

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    1. So sorry! But you're right - if we all stay safe at home now, we can all be safe to travel together at some future date! Meanwhile, maybe some Danish pastries??? :-)

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  19. They all look so interesting. But for now British Columbia's wine country looks the most appealing. deepotter at centurylink dot net

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    1. Maybe that's the promise of the wine???? LOL. BC wine is really excellent, by the way :-)

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  20. I would love to spend some time in Australia.

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    1. I was lucky enough to visit there last year, just before the fires. Sydney? I would recommend it 100%! Loved every moment!

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  21. I have always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh yes - I've been lucky enough to do that, and very much enjoyed the experience. Lots of lovely little towns, people and wildlife x :-)

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  22. I would love to visit Iceland.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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    1. Me too! I've watched some Icelandic crime dramas, and I read a lot of Icelandic crime novels...far from cozy, but gripping. And every Icelandic person I've met (and a lot of them attend the various crime conventions) are delightful. :-)

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  23. I love cozy mysteries and they are great to read right now. I can get lost in them

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    1. Traveling anywhere inside a book is a trip we can all take, right now. :-)

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  24. I would love to visit Rome - the history, the museums, and the churches! Thank you for entering me in the contest, I would love to win a book!!! My email is tamaradee60(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. Oh yes...great idea. All that art, history, architecture...and food! Yum. :-)

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  25. I would really like to travel to Michigan to visit my Sister. Spring is so pretty in Michigan. Right now, it would be nice to go just about anywhere .
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Any trip where we get to spend time with family is the best sort of trip...and I think a lot of folks will be visiting family, when it's safe for them to do so :-)

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  26. The only place I haven't been is Budapest so would like The Corpse with the Ruby Red Lips. Email: mjyarmey@yahoo.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy Budapest as much as I did - fascinating place! :-)

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  27. I’d love to visit Italy if the world were healthy again. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh yes, Italy...I've been lucky enough to travel around it a bit, and it's all as wonderful as you imagine! :-)

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  28. I would love to go to Hawaii or Scotland but I always wanted to go to England.

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    1. Ha! I got married in Hawaii, and used to have a cottage in Scotland...and lived for almost 20 years in England - come on, let's go together! :-)

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  29. I would love to go to New York to visit family.
    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh gosh, first of all I hope your family members are all healthy, and able to remain that way and...yes, I bet you'll get there one day, and will love it as much as I do :-)

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  30. I would love to visit Venice while we still can. Thank you for this fun chance. catwoman-1@comcast.net

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    1. Oh yes, Venice! I adore the place...so much history, and the art! Oh my. Hope you get there one day and enjoy it as much as I did! :-)

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  31. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii! It is on my bucket list hopefully one day! tWarner419@aol.com

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    1. Yay, Hawaii! Got married there, and have been lucky enough to go several times, most lately last year. I have seen photos of Waikiki online showing it completely deserted! The waves must be lonely :-(

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    2. Nice place to have your honeymoon, love the beach!

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    3. It was - wonderful memories. Got married in the back garden of some friends who live there...they have a wonderful garden, it even has a waterfall, so we were married standing barefoot in running water. Lovely :-)

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  32. New Orleans has been top of my list since I was young. My dad was in Louisiana while in the army and would talk about things he saw there. I'd like to go see the city too someday.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Good old Nola! I was lucky enough to be able to attend Bouchercon when it was held there in 2018. I finally got to wander the fabulous antique stores...worth a visit :-)

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  33. Oh I would love to win one of your books. These are different from the cozies I normally read. Sounds wonderful.
    I would love to visit: Switzerland and Ireland.
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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    1. If you like to travel (even while you're at home) they'll be just the thing for you. There isn't one set in Switzerland (yet)...but my next door neighbours here in Canada are, in fact, Swiss...one German, one French, and the whole family is tri-lingual. :-)

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  34. NYC has always been on my list! I would love to see the museums there and take in a Broadway show ❤️

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    1. Oh yes, it's a fabulous place. And be sure to check out the wonderful Italian restaurant Carmine's ;-)

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  36. I would love to be on a beach somewhere warm. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Your needs are simple!!! Maybe you'll enjoy the new book, set in Jamaica...lots of beaches there :-)

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  37. I would love to be able to visit Italy again or somewhere in Spain. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Both would be a great choice...art, great architecture and food!!!

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  38. I've only just recently discovered this series, so the only book I've read is "The Corpse With the Silver Tongue". While we had a trip to Scotland and Ireland booked for June that won't be happening, where I'd REALLY like to be right now is Vancouver Island. We are going to move there this year and had planned to be out there house hunting this very week.
    gnluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. So pleased you've found Cait, and hope you enjoyed the first book :-) Sorry you aren't able to make it for the planned trip, but, yes, Vancouver Island would be lovely at this time, though it's a shame you can't be choosing your new home at the moment. One day...

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  39. I been wanting to go to Montreal, Canada for years.
    BakingCookies32(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. What a great place to visit - a fascinating place in terms of art, architecture and FOOOOOD!!!

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  40. So many places to visit hard to pick just one. Let's go to the British Isles

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    1. Great choice, Susan - and make sure you visit Wales when you go. I know I'm a little biased (being Welsh) but, honestly, I think it's the best bit ;-)

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  41. I would love to visit Australia
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oh yes, you should! I was lucky enough to visit there last year, and it's most certainly worth the trip! :-)

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  42. I would love to be visiting my friend in Vancouver, which I was doing this time last year.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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    1. Oh Karen, how lovely. It's odd, because I live about 40 miles from Vancouver, but not even I will be seeing it any time soon! Stay safe :-)

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  43. If I could travel right now, I'd go see my parents first then fly off to Scotland. I really want to see Scotland! sticklerba@gmail.com

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    1. Oh yes, family first...then dream location! I adore Scotland (used to have a cottage there), and my sister - who still lives in Wales - visits often, to attend orchestral concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh etc. :-)

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    1. Good for you, and I hope you manage to fit in a LOT of time in Wales because...you know...Wales is BEST!!! :-)

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  45. I'd like to go to Canada sometime. I read one of your books so far and really enjoyed reading it. The one at a castle and the wedding. Thank you for the chance to get your book. Donakutska7@gmail.com

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    1. Canada's lovely, and I'm seeing quite a lot of my little bit of it right now. But, like you, I'd like to go to Wales...which is where that book is set. It would mean I could hug my Mum! But, for now, we all have to stay safe, I know :-(

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  46. I've always wanted to visit Italy. Thank you for the chance to win.

    jdzchaotickittie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  47. I would love to be at Venice Beach, FL. It is south of Tampa and not touristy and great uncrowded beaches where I can can walk and watch sunsets.

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    1. Sounds delightful! I should have been visiting Tampa in November this year. Now? Hmm...who knows!

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  48. I would love to be on the beach in the Cody's Florida keys!
    mkymouse9100(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I;ve never made it to The Keys...but I can hope :-)

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  49. I would go to the Disney resort in HI so I could see Moana! Jennifersmith1125@yahoo.com

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    1. Didn't go to the Disney resort, but I did get married in Honolulu!!

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  50. I would love to be on a cruise to Alaska. Labyrd at msn dot com

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    1. Oh Alaska is fascinating...loved the glaciers!

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  51. I would like to take a driving trip around our country. There are a lot of wonderful places to see here.Lake Tahoe would be a nice place to start. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'd do it if I could be the passenger, having a good look around!

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  52. Would love to be anywhere but home right now. Somewhere in the South Pacific on a small island, social distancing, with a cool drink and a lounge chair and one of your books sounds about right. Sandy.unger@comcast.net

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    1. I was lucky enough to visit Tahiti and Bora Bora last year - DEFINITELY worth the trip!!

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