Our Grand Prize Winner

13 Mar

DSC06380Through a highly competitive process our Grand Prize Winner was painstakingly chosen. (We numbered our blog posters in chronological order and Dana picked a random number with his eyes closed.)

Leah George, our next door neighbor,

is the winner of the Valparaiso flute music CD.

Congratulations Leah!

Maybe that flute music will waft down the road to our house.

DSC06152And so dear readers this is the last contest for Medflies. We will still be posting until we step on the plane in Santiago, but our days are now numbered, as you can see from our calendar counter.

We have been meeting people from all over the world here; Austria, Poland, Norway, Australia, Canada, France, Peru, and Argentina.  A young Irish couple came back to our apartment with us yesterday. They came to see the view and the art hanging on our walls. (I think I mentioned that all of the apartments here are like little galleries with original art hanging on our walls.) They were delightful.

We are amazed at the number of young people we meet, especially young women, who travel alone. They are truly world travelers with stories of the many countries they have visited. And they are still in their twenties.

Many save up vacation for a four-week jaunt. Others work and save their money then travel a number of countries, or just one place, for six months or a year. We met an American yesterday who intended to visit Valparaiso for one day and stayed to found his own thriving business and adopt Valparaiso as his home. Their enthusiasm and sense of wonder is infectious.

We hope we have passed on some of that to you in our Medflies contests so that you can have a little piece of wonder from our adventure.

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6 Responses to “Our Grand Prize Winner”

  1. Neil Freer March 14, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    If’n ya dunt get to the wonders of machu pichuu , lake titicaca, etc. I might have to pull yer green cards……..ehehehehe

    • Jill March 14, 2013 at 4:06 am #

      It’s not happening Neil. Home in 19 days.

  2. Ursula Freer March 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    I love the scientific method Dana used to pick the winner!!

    • Jill March 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

      Well, he doesn’t really close his eyes…I just thought that was funnier.

  3. Dede March 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Your enthusiasm for the people you have met is matched, I suspect, by the delight that others take in meeting the two of you.

    • Jill March 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

      I hope it is so.

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