Friendship Friday – Vacation

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
What’s the best vacation you’ve ever had?
What’s your dream vacation?
Vacation or Staycation – share your summer plans!

You are cordially invited to
Join our Friendship Friday chat about Vacations this week
And make some new friends in the process!

My Answer – Vacation
I’ve had too many wonderful vacations to pick just one
But I love tropical islands and the ocean
So I count any destination that combines these elements
 Among my favorites!

My dream vacation?
Send me to Tahiti!
Or to the Galapagos.
Or on an African Safari.
I am a wildlife buff too!

Vacation or Staycation?
As much as I’d love to take a Vacation right now
I am currently part of the ever-growing Staycation trend!

Now it’s your turn to share your thoughts!
Please see the guidelines at the end of the post!

Friend Of The Week
Evelyn – My Turn For Us

Evelyn - My Turn For Us

This week’s Featured Friend is
Evelyn from My Turn For Us.
Evelyn is a wife, mother and grandmother
Who retired from a career in Law Enforcement
To spend time pursuing her dream of
Travelling around the country in a RV
With her husband!

Along with delicious recipes
And moving stories about her personal journey
That many of you will connect with,
Evelyn hosts a weekly party called
Freedom Fridays for her creative friends!

It has been my pleasure to get to know Evelyn
Over the past few months.
I hope you’ll take the time to visit Evelyn and
And make a wonderful new friend!

Friendship Friday #23 – Week Of June 15, 2012

Friendship Friday
Welcome to Friendship Friday – a week-long opportunity to:

  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Share what’s unique about yourself and your blog!
  • Grow your blog and social media networks!

Are you ready to make some new friends? Then, come join the fun! Please follow these friendly guidelines:

1) Each week, I’ll post a question that’s designed to help you get to know one another a little better. To participate, simply create a Friendship Friday post that includes the Friendship Friday blog hop button and/or a link back to this post – then add your permalink to the party!

You can also participate by adding the Friendship Friday button to your sidebar and answering the Question of the Week in the comments!

2) Please follow Create With Joy and leave a sweet comment so I’ll know you stopped by! If you’re a new follower, let me know how you are following so that I can reciprocate! You can follow Create With Joy on:

3) Visit your fellow participants and get to know them – building friendships is what this community is about! Support the bloggers you connect with by leaving a comment and following their blogs through one of the available subscription methods on their blogs!

The party will be open all week so that you have plenty of time to post, link and mingle! Have fun making friends and be sure to join me for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

49 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Vacation”

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  1. Meryl says:

    Always fun hopping here. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

  2. ElizOF says:

    Thanks for the hop and looking forward to the weekday! 🙂

  3. ElizOF says:

    Oops! That was meant to read weekend! 🙂

  4. Brenda Youngerman says:

    what a great topic this week!

  5. Evelyn says:

    You have totally made my week! I am so honored to be featured this week. I so appreciate you kind words and your support today and in the past:) I hope you week is as good as your have made mine! Thank you, My Friend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad, Evelyn, that I could bring some joy into your life! I was delighted to see that you are featured on another site as well!
      Good things happen to good people!
      Have a wonderful week! 🙂

  6. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Dear Ramona, this was perfect for my post! I am truly looking forward to vacation…and unplugging. I pondered that yesterday and spontaneously wrote about it. I feel so blessed to be able to have a family vacation. No blogging for a week!

  7. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    No planned vacations this summer. Dream vacation – thailand, egypt, italy, and many more.

  8. Janice says:

    I agree it is hard to pick one vacation especially for me I haven’t had one in the last 7 years and just when we were going to do one the Dr. put a no travel plan in my way so I am a dreamer and vacationing through my wonderful blog friends trips they share :))

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I know what you mean Janice! There are some WONDERFUL vacations being shared for those of us who are travelling vicariously this year! Be sure to visit #9, #13 and #18 on the list! 🙂

  9. Will be back tonight (after work) to catch up on checking out the posts linked here… thanks for another linky!

    Wendy @ ECTaS

  10. Terah says:

    My favorite vacation was sort of a “Living Vacation”. It was the time I lived in Wyoming. For 10 years I enjoyed that state and never once felt the need to vacation elsewhere. Summer and winter paradise. Now, however, I love the island of Roatan Honduras. Scuba and beach is divine. Terah

  11. While living in the USA for the last 3 years, my favorite place that we visited was Savannah, GA! What a beautiful city! Loved loved loved it.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Awesome! There are some islands off the coast of Georgia that are simply gorgeous too (of course their names escape me at the moment) but they are near Brunswick – the next time you are there, look them up – you will LOVE them! 🙂

  12. Samantha D
    Twitter: samanthadull1

    Thanks for the link – I’m a new follower!


  13. Leovi says:

    My best vacation was a trip to Egypt I did many years ago.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Oh what a marvelous trip that must have been! Did you see the pyramids (how could you not?!) Thanks for dropping by this weekend – your butterfly was stunning! 🙂

  14. Always magical going to Walt Disney World. Dream trip would be to Australia one day. Staycation and/or some mini-weekend road trips.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes, a trip “down under” would rock! And who can resist the magic of Disney (certainly NOT me!) Have a great weekend (and I can’t wait to hear about some of your mini vacations this summer!)

  15. The best vacation was at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana (Caribbean) not once, but twice! 🙂 My dream vacation would be to take a whole month and tour the wine country in Italy. 🙂

    Viva Las Vegas… or The Biggest Little City in the World – Reno?

  16. We are currently on vacations in Korea. Am planning for my next vacation.. should be somewhere in Asia also.. Staycations are nice too and we too may have them in the later part of this year.

  17. We love being friends with you. You’ve dedicated everything you do to connecting others and it’s always inspiring to us.

    Happy seeing beautiful!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much, Lydia, for your kind words – they mean SO much to me! I value your friendship to and you are also an inspiration to me! 🙂
      Have a beautiful, beautiful week!

  18. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Good morning and Happy Friday! We’ve had a busy week but I didn’t want to miss out on this week’s Friendship Friday ;o) I posted my link and will promote in the Ruby community as well as on our blog, FB page, and Twitter. Hope you have a great weekend! I think we will take a little day trip to visit Amish country and stop by an artist gallery in a small town not too far from home. I’ll write about it next week on my blog! Talk again soon – BIG Hugs, Nina

  19. My Life. One Story at a Time. says:

    I just hooked up with a story from last summer about going crabbing with my daughter and her Hubby. Great idea! Following you everywhere! Donna


  20. I would have to say my Honeymoon to Keywest is one of my top favorites!! The beach, the sunsets, and the FOOD is AMAZING 😉

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Lucky you, Melissa – I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Key West! That must have been an AMAZING place to honeymoon! I hope you are able to relive memories there on an upcoming anniversary! 🙂

  21. Hi! I am following you through Google Reader and Twitter. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to reading the ones linked and making new friends.


  22. Our greatest vacation was a cruise around the Galapagos Islands. Far from supporting Darwin’s theory of evolution, the amazing diversity of wildlife there (all tame!) attests to God’s creativity and amazing design!
    Thanks for hosting the link-up!
    God bless,

  23. Chaya says:

    Be a friend and take a vacation from your blog and come to mine and pick up your award, please. I agree with those who said how much they like your blog. It is something you can be proud of.

  24. Hmm the best vacation I’ve ever had was the one to Hawaii. I had the kiddies, but despite some little issues it was the best one.

    My dream vacation. Girlfriend trip to Italy for two weeks!

    Summer plans is staycation – I’ve found a few free things for the kids for June, but it’s home fun all the way right now. Budget is low but life goes on.

    Have a joyful weekend

  25. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    Hugs and Happy weekend wishes!! ( I linked up both blogs)

  26. amy says:

    Ahh, vacation! We will be going to the beach this summer (actually 2 different beaches!) and I can’t wait. Give me an ocean breeze, the gentle rhythmic advance and retreat of the waves, and the sun any day of the week and twice on Sunday for the perfect vacation experience. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with NOBH! Smiles!

  27. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    My husband and I were lucky when our kids were international competitive skaters. Even though we couldn’t afford to attend every international competition, we had some amazing trips anyway. I think our favorite was for the 2010 Worlds in Turin, Italy (where our daughter was competing in ice dance). The food in Italy was as good as they say it is! 🙂


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