This blog is so much more to me and my family than a hobby. As well as a continuous source of amusement as I try to describe it to people! “I write a blog. You know, a personal website. On the internet. Our family visits world’s largests, and then I describe it on the blog. Yes, large attractions and events. Have you heard of the world’s largest ball of twine? Like that.”
So I was really satisfied – and well, proud – to find out yesterday that I won two awards – a gold and a bronze — from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) for two posts I wrote last year!
We earned the gold in the “Internet / Family Travel” category for this post about our visit to The Big E, or the Eastern States Exposition. It’s the state fair of Massachusetts and several other New England states, and it’s where you’ll find the world’s largest traveling amusement park, the North American Midway.
The highlight of that trip, however, was trying the Craz-E burger — a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two halves of a glazed doughnut. When Matt set his eyes upon it, he got a glint in his eye I haven’t seen since our first date. “Lustful” is an apt description.
I have a soft spot for the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. This post earned a bronze in the “Internet / Historical Travel” category. The Mirror Lake Shuffleboard Club, an Art Deco gem which opened in 1923, is the world’s largest shuffleboard club, and the nation’s oldest. It’s also where I learned I have some pretty mad shuffle skills.
Thanks for continuing to read our blog. You know, the website. On the internet.