What To Do With The Letter *E*?

I knew I was going to have problems with certain letters in my Travel theme.  The letter *E* has been one of them.

Trying to improvise, I considered the little town of Elora which is about a 90 minute drive northwest of Toronto.

E = Elora

Elora sits on the edge of the Elora Gorge Conservation Area which attracts many visitors during the summer months.

E = Elora-2

The problem is that I have no pictures of the key attraction in this area which is the Gorge itself and its magnificent 70 foot limestone cliffs.

Then I had the brilliant idea of featuring *Eating* since a big part of travel is experiencing the local foods.

E = Eating3

Peirogies in Krakow

That’s when I discovered I don’t tend to take many photos of food and the few I have aren’t worthy of an interesting story.

E = Eating2

So much food in Prague

In the end, I had to concede defeat – I’m coming up completely empty.

 

E

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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74 Responses to What To Do With The Letter *E*?

  1. LB says:

    Eating! Perfect 🙂
    I’m just getting caught up … of to F!

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  2. Mrs. P says:

    Ha ha ha…I can relate!

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  3. Certainly not ’empty’ after that great looking food. Nice to get a photo of you and your beloved anyway. I think you should cut yourself some slack though since this is your third time around which is pretty amazing – maybe links to past years posts if you get stuck!

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  4. treerabold says:

    Food is such an important part of travel!! We try to avoid any chain restaurants anytime we are traveling even if it is in Texas.
    Way to get creative with the post….Bad “E” for making it so challenging!!

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    • joannesisco says:

      As it turns out *E* has been a cake walk (food related comparison intentional) compared to a few other letters.
      For the first time doing the A to Z, I may have to skip a few.

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  5. reocochran says:

    This was a fun NE presentation of Elora and eating, Joanne. We don’t mind a bridge and pretty sights, we actually don’t miss the cliffs if you hadn’t mentioned them!!
    E is for elegant and elusive Elora. Happy nearly weekend, Joanne!

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    • joannesisco says:

      Oh thank you! I really liked little Elora and I’ve made a note to myself to make a return trip in nice weather. I want to see the cliffs!!

      Happy Friday to you. It’s been snowing here this morning. I’m hoping this cold weather passes soon!

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  6. Su Leslie says:

    E is for Energy. That’s what I associate with you Joanne. Not very helpful now, after the fact, I admit. 🙂

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    I had difficulties with the letter “E” too. I think your solution is perfect! Eating. Yum.

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  8. Corina says:

    To someone who has never been to a specific locale, any picture is worth posting. Elora looks charming, even though there were only two pictures. Eating is essential when traveling. You’ll have to start taking pictures of food, even if with your cell phone, so you will have some to post! Empty? This was anything but! 🙂

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    • joannesisco says:

      That’s so nice!
      Truth is, we don’t usually eat anything interesting. We’re usually more interested in doing and seeing things rather than spending money on fancy meals.
      Maybe we need to start improving our game in the food department 😉

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  9. jan says:

    Well, not entirely empty! ; )

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  10. I think you did just fine with the letter E! I probably would have taken the easy way out and picked Europe for my E post.

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  11. Sue Slaght says:

    I was certain there would be some tough letters to deal with. I didn’t even know there was an Elora! Love the photo of you and Hubby.

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  12. Lynn says:

    I am sure there will be a few letter challenges as you make your way through the alphabet! I think you did an exemplary job with the letter “E”!

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  13. Tippy Gnu says:

    As the Buddhists say: food is emptiness, emptiness is food. Or something like that.

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  14. Yes, you don’t want to be one of those who’s just constantly posting food. The only pics I have tend to be pics of chocolate cake which would beg the question of whether that would be a ‘C’ blog…

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  15. barbedwords says:

    Very effective use of the letter E! I’m only on day 5 and I’m asking for suggestions so you’re doing better than me!

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  16. What do you mean your coming up Empty. I think you did an Excellent E post. 😀

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  17. Helen C says:

    Nice photos, Joanne. They make me hungry. 😉 I always wondering how different it is between peirogies and Chinese dumplings. They sure look alike.

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  18. Joe says:

    Very nice save on the letter “E” Joanne 🙂 I don’t think you came up E..mpty

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  19. Ohhh! Joanne, I wish I would’ve known you were struggling on this one. I have pix of the Gorge! We did the rafting there and swimming. Beautiful place. But I like your post for E actually…a little Elora, a little eating,

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  20. mickscogs says:

    I’m about to hit the sack and those peirogies look so yummy. No, do not go the fridge and eat crap before you go to bed, Michael, No.

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  21. bikerchick57 says:

    Hey! Who’s that cute couple in the last photo? I think you did a great job with “E” and get two thumbs up from me, although now I am hungry for peirogies.

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    • joannesisco says:

      Oh them … the old decrepit couple with way too much food 😉
      I’m not a big fan of posting photos of myself, but I do make exceptions 🙂

      … and I’ve recently discovered the “Little Poland” area of Toronto. On a recent cold and blustery day, a friend and I went out for peirogies and vodka shots. Ahhh – good times 🙂

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  22. Dan Antion says:

    I actually really like the first photo. I have several places where the stone supports remain in the river, long after the bridge has collapsed or been torn down. I like these places.

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  23. How about E is for EVERYTHING!

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  24. Sneaky E!
    I think it slipped in there once or twice 😉

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  25. E is for Elevated Stress Levels? What about a photo of an E-Visa screen? I hear knowing what visas you need for particular countries is an important part of travel.

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  26. RuthsArc says:

    I know how you feel, finding photo to fit the idea. I don’t have a theme and am struggling with a few letters. A fun post none the less Joanne.

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  27. Mara Eastern says:

    Reading about your search for the E-word, I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the F-word 😉 You covered E excellently.

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  28. Yes, a big part of travel is experiencing the local foods. I couldn’t agree more.

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    • joannesisco says:

      Actually, the first many years we travelled, we didn’t have money for luxuries like eating. We were there to see and do stuff so we survived on bread, cheese, and peanut butter if we could find it :/

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  29. Ruth says:

    Definitely not an empty post – well done! 🙂

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