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Please send my husband and I to Belize!

8 October 2010 24 Comments

Travel Stories Contest
By Lisa Kielas
Minnesota winters can be brutal. Driving on black ice, shoveling 14 inches of snow just to get out of your house, and wearing Sorel boots in January are just some of the unique experiences we have. Minnesotans are a tough and hardy breed. However, there usually is a certain breaking point for us all mid March. We start dreaming of anywhere warmer.
My dream this winter would be to experience Belize, instead of another snow and ice filled week in Minnesota! I could hardy imagine the lush vegetation. It might be like the movie Pleasant ville  when life goes from black & white to living color!
I’d snorkel, savor local foods, relax at an Eco Spa, visit ancient Mayan ruins, and hopefully find some wonderful crafts to share with loved ones back home. I am sure I’d take more pictures than anyone would care to see, and talk for years about my wonderful experience! I’d Facebook, Twitter, and blog about my Belize Adventure. I’d shout from the rooftops that Chaa Creek Rocks!
Help bring my dreary Minnesota winter to living color. Let me paint my toenails red, and trade my boots in for sandals. Please send my husband and I to Belize!

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  • Kristie said:

    Give this hard working Nurse a winter getaway!

  • Lisa R. said:

    Good luck! I hope to get to see photos and read about your trip. :)

  • cheryl hodgkins said:

    Great story

    Voted GL

  • MookieJ said:

    Wonderful! I hope you win!

  • Diana Castro said:

    Nice story

  • Kathy Scott said:

    Living in Idaho I can relate to the dreary winters

  • Veronica said:

    Fantastic! I wish you the best of luck! (ariyana9501)

  • Cindy Spry said:

    You deserve to win this!

  • Heather Diotte said:

    Best of luck!! <3

  • Diana B said:

    Sounds like a well deserved and great vacation!

  • Donna K said:

    Good story.

  • Cathy M said:

    Good Luck!!

  • Erica Morales said:

    This is an earnest piece by someone who really wants to get out of Minnesota this winter. It seems like she has friends or family voting for her, since someone commented to send this “hard-working nurse” to Belize– but the essay doesn’t mention her being a nurse (…unless I missed it and if I did, I apologize).
    I have to read others before I vote, but I would recommend that writers use proper grammar especially in the title. This one should be
    “Please Help Send My Husband and Me to Belize!”

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  • Lisa K. said:

    Erica…. I am not the smartest person, but I work hard and try. I do not have perfect grammer, and I admit that. I am asking my family,friends, and co-workers and everyone who loves me to vote for me…and I hardly see anything wrong with that. Most of my friends know me from the hospital, they know how I work 12-16 hour shifts often. Thanks for your message.

  • chris g said:

    Thumbs up. Good Story.

  • janice joyner said:

    I hope you win!

  • JennKing said:

    voted cannot comment in FB please return

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  • JennKing said:

    good luck

  • Cheryl Almas said:

    Good Luck!

  • lily said:


  • nicole said:

    As a fellow nurse, my votes with you! Your story is too cute!

  • Lisa B said:

    Hope you win!!

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