Journal Acrossed the USA

Registered by gawdess of Portland, Maine USA on 7/1/2003
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15 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by gawdess from Portland, Maine USA on Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Free your pen on the pages of this USA Bookcrossers journal! The book above isnt the journal itself...but the picture was cute!

Released on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at controlled release to another BookCrosser in Portland, Maine USA.

Sending out to JPandJo today...Check my bookshelf to see who is next on the list...Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by gawdess from Portland, Maine USA on Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Here is the official list of bookcrossers it is heading too!
Departing Portland, Maine and heading to....

Massachusetts - JPandJo (mailed 7/1)
Michigan - mellion108
Wisconsin - HikingReader
Minnesota - aaratnayake
Missouri - mysteryfan03
Kansas - eireannaigh
Loveland, Colorado - WittyJean
Casper, Wyoming - bossmare
Washington- alsomama
Portland, Oregon - london66
Oregon - SweetSangria
California - caligula03
California - PalmersPal
California - snowpepsi24
Arizona - 16stepper
Texas - Debnance
Texas - Texaswren
Louisiana - LAbklvr
Florida - yvi-1 (query address b4 sending)
Orlando, Florida - casualreader
South Carolina - lilmztaz
Kentucky - bookgirl30
Virginia - livelywriter (1st)
Virginia - Satan666 (2nd)
Pennsylvania - mom-of-one
Pennsylvania - thanksmom
New Jersey - watchcat
back to Gawdess in Portland, Maine so we can begin Round 2!

Journal Entry 4 by GirlieGoalie from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Ok. I have the journal and I promise I will try my hardest to fill out and mail along by Friday. If not I will complete and mail upon my return from two weeks in Alaska.

I really want to go to Castle Island in Boston to do this entry and that means it needs to stop raining. :)

Journal Entry 5 by GirlieGoalie from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, August 20, 2003
This is finally ready to be mailed, between rain, vacation adn writers block, I was having trouble. Sorry I held it this long. I should get this to a post office with in the next 2 days.

Journal Entry 6 by mellion108 from Waterford, Michigan USA on Wednesday, September 3, 2003
I got the journal today! What to write? What to write? I hope to send it on its way in a couple of weeks.

Thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by mellion108 from Waterford, Michigan USA on Friday, September 26, 2003
Ok, I'm a horrible BookCrosser! I still have this journal sitting here, taunting me. I now have HikingReader's mailing address, and my goal is to finish my entries and then mail this on to HikingReader no later than 10/01/03. No matter what, I'll get this passed along. So sorry for the delay. :(

Journal Entry 8 by mellion108 from Waterford, Michigan USA on Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Yay! I mailed this today priority mail (it was just a few cents more than media since the journal is so big) to HikingReader, so I hope it lands in her hands by the weekend.

Good luck to everyone trying to read my handwriting. I'm so accustomed to keyboarding everything that I can't write legibly anymore! Thanks for starting this gawdess. Although I had major writer's phobia once I sat down with it, it was fun to figure out what I wanted to include. :)

Journal Entry 9 by HikingReader from Las Vegas, Nevada USA on Thursday, October 2, 2003
Good job mellion108! It came quickly and I am very impressed with the discipline of the Bookcrossers ahead of me. This book is beautiful, but DAUNTING to say the least. I will try to jump right in and write a little, just so I don't get intimidated by the thick blank pages....wish me luck!

Journal Entry 10 by HikingReader from Las Vegas, Nevada USA on Wednesday, October 22, 2003
I have finished my entry and I will post in the mail as soon as I get aaratnayake's address. THANKS!

Journal Entry 11 by aaratnayake from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Monday, November 3, 2003
Received it today and how funny that it came right when we got our first real snow. will read the entries and then write my own. have to print up some pictures of MN.

Journal Entry 12 by mysteryfan03 from Moberly, Missouri USA on Saturday, November 15, 2003
I recieved this today! this is going to be a great book. I loved all the little pictures to go along with the state stories and little tidbits thrown in! Thanks for letting me do this. I will think about it and try to get to it one of these days! BTW The book has broken loose from the binding, but I will not try to fix it as I know that you can damage a book more if you dont do it with the right stuff :+) Hopefully, a librarian or someone who knows how to work with books will be on this ring. I will journal again when I get this finished!

Journal Entry 13 by eireannaigh from Valley Center, Kansas USA on Thursday, March 11, 2004
Found this on my front porch. I forgot all about it. This is too cool! I flipped thru it, and so some wonderful stuff, BCers are a creative bunch. The spine it broke, hopefully some one on the list can fix it properly. I will work on it and then get it on it's way again.

Journal Entry 14 by eireannaigh from Valley Center, Kansas USA on Wednesday, August 11, 2004
I am SOOOOOO sorry, I still have this. I was hoping that we would go and visit one of the places and get pics, like was requested, but that will not be happening soon, so I will pm the next person and get this off.

Journal Entry 15 by eireannaigh from Valley Center, Kansas USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
this was just returned to me today. Looks like Witty Jean has had some personal things going on, and I guess moved while this book was in transit. the new residents must of had the package a long time before deciding to return it. {oh well} Waiting for a reply back, and will send it this weekend.

{I had to pay to get the book back!}

Journal Entry 16 by eireannaigh from Valley Center, Kansas USA on Friday, June 3, 2005
No reply from WittyJean. Pmed bossmare, and will mail it out as soon as I get her address.

Journal Entry 17 by bossmare from Casper, Wyoming USA on Monday, September 12, 2005
Got in the mail today. Looks great! Will check out and send on as quick as possible.

Journal Entry 18 by bossmare from Casper, Wyoming USA on Wednesday, September 21, 2005
I've been having great fun with this, sorry to have hung on to it for so long. We are attempting a repair to the book to unite the pages with the cover. It's now glued and at rest smashed into my bookcase to set the glue and hope it holds. At least it may stay together for a little while longer. The pages were completely out of the cover! It must have been dropped numerous times or tossed about by the post office to come to such a state. Poor journal! Anyway, I will let it be snugged until Saturday morning and then send it on to the next journaler!!!!

Journal Entry 19 by bossmare from Casper, Wyoming USA on Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Alsomomma bowed out and london66 never answered so it's on to sweetsangria. I'll PM and see if she wants to be next.
Sweetsangria answered so it will be on it's way to her this Saturday or sooner.

Journal Entry 20 by bossmare at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Meet-up, Rabck in Casper, Wyoming USA on Saturday, October 1, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (10/1/2005 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Meet-up, Rabck in Casper, Wyoming USA

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Postal release to sweetsangria in Oregon. Enjoy the journal is great fun!

Journal Entry 21 by sweetsangria from Estacada, Oregon USA on Friday, October 7, 2005
I had forgotten about this journal until I got a pm from bossmare. I have a lot of free time right now, I'm on maternity leave awaiting the arrival of my first baby. So, Hopefully I'll get it done soon...and mailed out to the next person.

Released 16 yrs ago (10/15/2005 UTC) at fellow bookcrosser in bookring, bizarre bookring -- Controlled Releases

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sent to caligula03.

Journal Entry 23 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Tuesday, October 18, 2005
My goodness -- the journal is here!

Journal Entry 24 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I've enjoyed reading all the journal entries and now I'm sittind won to write mine. I've also contacted PalmersPal to get her address to keep this journal moving.

Journal Entry 25 by caligula03 at on Thursday, November 17, 2005

Released 15 yrs ago (12/16/2005 UTC) at

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Mailing to PalmersPal.

Journal Entry 26 by PalmersPal from Ramona, California USA on Saturday, December 24, 2005
12/24/05 This book arrived today. I have already read all of the entries in the book and look forward to writing up mine. I had given up on ever receiving this one but I'm glad that it arrived. I'll be able to write in it and get it off in the mail within a week as I'm home sick with the flu.

Journal Entry 27 by PalmersPal from Ramona, California USA on Saturday, January 21, 2006
Okay, please forgive me. I took way longer with this than I intended to and I am sorry. I will get this in the mail on Monday or Tuesday at the latest. I swear! I departed from the trend of writing about the area I live in. I just wrote about what I felt like. I didn't see any specific guidelines. Thanks for starting this on it's way Gawdess.


I sent a PM to snowpepsi24 on the 21st and again on the 26th. If I don't hear from her by the end of the month, I'll go to the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 28 by PalmersPal from Ramona, California USA on Thursday, February 2, 2006
I have PMd the next person on the ring three times and gotten no answer, so I'm skipping over her and going to the next person. I'm so sorry for this delay. I'll get this out as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 29 by PalmersPal from Ramona, California USA on Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Okay, I FINALLY mailed this journal off to 16stepper today at lunch time. So sorry that it took me so long to get it moving again.

Journal Entry 30 by 16stepper from Gilbert, Arizona USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
It's here, it's here! I am so excited to look through it and to do my own work in it!

Journal Entry 31 by 16stepper from Gilbert, Arizona USA on Friday, March 31, 2006
I've scribbled in this journal and am digging out some pictures I took while 4 wheeling in the Bradshaw Mountains to stick in for the next readers. Am PM'ing the next person to keep it moving.

Journal Entry 32 by 16stepper from Gilbert, Arizona USA on Friday, June 2, 2006
Mailed to the next person on the ray on 5/30. Sorry for the late entry. Bookcrossing was not working for me for several days.

Journal Entry 33 by debnance from Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, June 5, 2006
Almost three years ago I signed up for this ring. After a year or two, you almost give up on ever seeing the book. Well, don't give up hope....Journal Acrossed America arrived today! I immediately started reading. I've already read Maine, Boston, and I'm in the middle of Michigan. What wonderful writers BookCrossers are!

More later....

Journal Entry 34 by debnance from Alvin, Texas USA on Tuesday, June 6, 2006
I know, I know...I'm an overachiever. I read all the journal entries, prettied up the cover repair, added a US map and US songs CD, wrote my journal entry, PMed Texaswren, packed up the journal, and mailed it off to Texaswren. In one day.

Released 15 yrs ago (6/6/2006 UTC) at Controlled Release (Details In Notes) in -- Mail, by hand, rings, RABCks etc, Texas USA

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Journal Entry 36 by TexasWren from Hillsboro, Texas USA on Friday, June 9, 2006
And now I have it! What a journey this book has taken in the last 3 years!
I will try to find something interesting to add and pass it along. I may actually hold onto it until the end of the month. My granddaughter is coming to visit from the East coast, and if it isn't too hot, we want to do some cool Texas things. Then, I'll have something good to add. It will have to be pretty spectacular to beat DebNance's entry!

If you'd rather I passed it on more quickly, let me know, and I'll just do local things.

Journal Entry 37 by LAbklvr from Lady Lake, Florida USA on Saturday, July 29, 2006
I'm excited to finally get this journal. I must have signed up for it quite a while ago because I'm down for Louisiana and now I live in S.C. But that's okay. I lived much longer in Cajun country than here, so I'll do my best.
I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's entry and getting to know some of you beyond the screen names.

Journal Entry 38 by LAbklvr from Lady Lake, Florida USA on Monday, October 9, 2006
I know I've had this for awhile so I'm doing my best to get it moving again! Thanks!

Journal Entry 39 by LAbklvr from Lady Lake, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Ok, I know. I took a long time! I finally got motivated to do my part, so Louisiana is accounted for. On to the next journaler.
yvi-1 has opted out. I'm trying casual reader next.

Journal Entry 40 by LAbklvr from Lady Lake, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Ok, I know. I took a long time! I finally got motivated to do my part, so Louisiana is accounted for. On to the next journaler.

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