Mike Lince, AKA “Global Explorer,” acknowledged me with this nomination months ago (January 27th), but the combination of “spitting out” blog threads at a furious pace while on my round the world trip, my inefficient tablet, and more often than not, a poor WIFI connection kept me from completing the nomination form. Oh, I am also lazy. 🙂
Versatile Blogger Award Guidelines
- Display the Award Certificate on your website
- Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
- Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
- Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
- Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
Thank you very much for the recognition Mike! By the by, if you get a chance, visit Mike’s excellent blog page, Applecore. Now I have a mea culpa to fess up to – My blog has been nominated for this award a couple of other times as well, but for the life of me, I can’t recall who these people are, except for one person who nominated me recently. Her name is Jackie, who goes by the nick, “TravelJackie.” Jackie’s blog page, Postcards, Photos and Passports, is a favorite of mine as well.
Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
Bob Rouse – My Passion For Traveling
Post 7 interesting things about yourself
1. I was a “whistle blower” against the Federal Government.
2. After being certified by the State of Colorado to enter State prisons, I was a volunteer who visited these prisons weekly for 3 years, where I spoke to inmate groups about spirituality, alcoholism, and drug abuse.
3. I trained my pet, Shasta to do a variety of tricks – roll over, play dead, turn in a circle, beg on her rear haunches, shake hands/high five, jump through a hula hoop, etc. – and I took her to local senior rest homes and she entertained the senior residents.
4. I volunteered for President Obama’s first presidential campaign.
5. I can juggle.
6. I can do handstand pushups.
7. When I was in my early 20s and living in England, I once played the number #2 ranked table tennis player for that country. Yes, he kicked my ass.
Mike Lince said:
You are a man of many talents, as is your dog, Shasta. My wife and I also campaigned for Obama in 2008. LOL – I loved #7 on your list!
I found you particularly deserving of this award given that you not only traveled exhaustively, but you also found time to write and share your experiences. Well done, Steve!
De nada Mike. I hope you and your wife have fun during your six month stay in Scotland. I love that country.
Tricia Booker Photography said:
Thank you so much for the nomination! Yours is a well-deserved honor, and I enjoyed reading the tidbits about you. I’m impressed by your dog-training skills, too!
Tricia, you’re welcome and I thank you as well.
Thank you so much for the nomination, and congratulations to you! Furrylittlegnome enjoys your posts and your photos that accompany them are always fabulous!
You’re welcome furrylittlegnome! Thank you as well for the kind words. 🙂
Sunish Sebastian said:
Thank you so much for nominating my blog for the award! I’m indeed honored!
I’ve few posts scheduled ahead of time and will be distributing this award to others in few weeks 🙂
Wow… a whistle blower…. I love them 🙂
You’re welcome Sunish. Take care my friend. 🙂
Hey Steve, thanks so much for the nomination! And I really enjoyed reading your 7 interesting facts 🙂 Happy travels 🙂
Hi Zest. You’re quite welcome!
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Congratulations on your award Steve … and on completing your awesome journey! What a trip you had, and I’m so glad you blogged during it – even when faced with some serious adversity! If you’re like us, it probably feels good to get back on familiar territory … for a while! 🙂
What a fascinating gathering of people you’ve assembled. We are touched and honored to be included in such eminent company. Many thanks. Can’t wait to check out all these enticing blogs.
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Wishing you all the best, Terri & James
Hi Terri and James – You’re welcome and thank you as well for the compliments! Yes, I am enjoying being home and catching up with my friends here in Colorado.
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Congrats, Steve!! have enjoyed reading about your RTW adventure – apparently others have as well! The final “things of interest” about yourself are quite interesting!
Ahh, thank you so much Shari. There are so many wonderful and memorable moments I will take from this trip, as well as lessons learned. I hope you and yours are well my friend! By the by, I will be in Sunnyvale in mid-August through the 1st week in September. Perhaps, we can get the old gang together? Let me know . . .
George Hardwick said:
This is coming to you a little late, but thank you so much for the award! It was awesome to follow you around the world, and I’m glad you made it back in one piece. Hope you are enjoying the awesome weather we’ve been getting this spring. Thanks again!
De nada George. I went to the Arts Festival yesterday in Boulder and the weather was glorious. Not too many places as beautiful as Colorado.
Hi Steve, welcome back to the good ol USA. Thanks so much for the kind words!
I’ll be rereading your New Zealand posts before we head there in October.
It was fun “traveling” with you.
Shelley, again, thank you for the comments. Hopefully, a couple of my NZ posts will steer you to a couple of the destinations I visited and/or provide information you can use on your trip there in October. I am so excited for you because New Zealand is such a beautiful, almost secret destination.
I read your 7 interesting facts with a smile 🙂 , its really interesting!
Your blog is awesome, it seems I have to spare a time to read all of that. You traveled around the world and south east asia, but you missed a beautiful country between asia and aussy, Indonesia, your traveled will complete if you visit this country 🙂
Hey there Tia! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. You are right, I will have to visit Indonesia on this trip. Giggling here. Thank you for commenting and feel free to make any other comments or suggestions . . . Steve 🙂