First, Road Trips
Yup. We’re off. We borrowed a van, scrimped for gas, and headed out for a tour of the south with stops in Galveston Island (aunt and uncle), Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Starkville (grandma), Mississippi; and Ruston (brother), Louisiana.
High gas prices, you say? Pshaw.
No piddly increase in the cost of gas can stop the tradition of American Road Trips!
Here’s the craziest part. I’m not taking a computer. No internet. No hyper-connectivity on my phone. Nada. Just me and the wife and the kids and the open road.
Update: First leg in Galveston went well. New Orleans is fun. A little over 18 in places we learned, but we plan to avoid all of that for the next two days.
While I’m gone, I’m missing the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour.
That’s right, I’ve joined up again. I missed it, frankly, but life was just too busy for awhile. Course, I won’t be commenting on other blogs this month, but I’ll do my best to catch up with folks when I get back.
They’ll be talking about DragonLight by Donita Paul. The story opens with two characters (engaged in good dialogue) talking about a “castle built by committee.” I haven’t read the book, but I have to say, that appeals to me.
Of course, it is #5 in the Dragon Keeper Series. So naturally, I’d have to go back to the beginning. Maybe my daughter and I should read it aloud after we finish Harry Potter #2.
I’d do my normal Page One Review for Donita, but I’m writing this late Friday night and we’re leaving early early tomorrow for Galveston. And I have some more work to do to help Chris Cree finish up the HighCallingBlogs.com relaunch. (It should be live now. Go check it out!)
Third, The List
Before I give the standard list of CSFF participants who read lots of science fiction and fantasy and Christian stuff, I wanted to draw attention to three newbies in the project:
- Sean Slagle at http://seanslaglebookmarkcafe.blogspot.com/
- Nissa at http://linalamont.blogspot.com
- Courtney at http://amomspeaks.com
Here’s the rest of ‘em. I’ve been missing some of you guys! It’s good to be back.
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Mirtika or Mir’s Here