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Sightseeing Through Chile For Elder Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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There are wondrous places in Chile that Elder Archuleta most probably will not get to see while busy on his mission. Perhaps he will make a trip back there one day in the future to visit more of this beautiful country that he will have spent two years of his life.

Chile is a country of extreme contrasts from volcanoes of the Andes Mountains to ancient rainforests and from the Atacama Desert in the north to massive glaciers in the south. In between these areas are waterfalls, beaches, lakes, rivers, forests and islands.  If you visit the north, south, east and west of Chile in one day you have the possibility of experiencing all four seasons. With these unusual changes in temperature and weather, Chile attracts thousands of tourists each year. If you’ve ever wondered how long Chile is, it’s approximately the length from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean or from the west coast to the east coast of the U.S. And at it’s widest point, it stretches for only 112 miles.

Come with me to do some virtual sightseeing through Chile to find places that David may want to visit should he decide to return. Aside from the tourist attractions which look awesome, by the way, there are some not as famous places that David may find appealing, too.

The penguins of Punta de Arenas

Punta Arenas in Magdalena Island, a popular tourist attraction in Chile has one of the largest penguin breeding sites. The island was named a national nature reserve because many years ago, commercial fishing in this area caused the penguin population to decline. But through a ban on commercial fishing, penguins were protected and penguin populations have increased.

Every fall, penguins leave the safety of the ocean, their natural habitat, and march for twenty days to a place called “Oamack”. That’s where they choose their mates, procreate, protect and feed their offspring and after a while they return to the sea. Later, their babies go to the ocean, where they stay for four years, and when they reach their adult life, they follow the same pattern of their parents. →   These creatures are a sight to behold!

Easter Island and the Moais, the giant volcanic rock statues

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Easter Island, a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean between Chile and Tahiti and now a national park was isolated for centuries from the outside world. Stumbled upon by Dutch settlers on Easter in 1772, the majority of the population are original inhabitants, Rapanui people, who developed their own distinctive culture best known by the moai, huge statues with elongated faces carved out of volcanic ash thousands of years ago. How and why the moai were built is a mystery. Each one weighs over 20 tons and is about 70 feet tall.  There are hundreds of them on the island, some in rows, others laying broken on the ground. Some say Easter Island is the most enchanting place in the world place to watch the sunset. There are other activities to do on Easter Island, like going to the beach, taking a tour of the volcanic craters, diving and surfing.

Cerro San Cristóbal

Cerro San Cristobel, Chile

Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill in Santiago, the capitol of Chile, with a beautiful view overlooking the city and, on a clear day, the Andes Mountains. At the top of the hill is a 72 foot statue of the Virgin Mary that can be reached by cable car or a long hike. I doubt that Elder Archuleta has had a chance to hike or take a ride on a cable car to see the view in Santiago. Cerro San Cristóbal has Santiago’s largest public park with a botanical garden and zoo.

World’s Largest Swimming Pool

You don’t have to be a swimmer to be curious about this, the world’s largest man-made outdoor pool at a resort in Algarrobo, a small town on Chile‘s central coast. The pool is the size of  20 Olympic-sized swimming pools! It’s filled with 66 million gallons of crystal clear seawater that it gets from the ocean and it’s warmth from the sun. It was listed officially as the largest (3/5 of a mile) and the deepest (115 feet) swimming pool in the Guinness Book of World Records in December of 2006.  Why build a pool right near the ocean? Simple. The water in the nearby coast is cold and dangerous. Swimming is prohibited.

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The 6000 foot granite walls of Torres del Paine National Park
The 6000ft granite walls of Torres del Paine

Torres Del Paine is a national park located in the south of Chile, The park‘s main attraction are the three giant granite peaks that were carved out by glaciers. The peaks rise 8200 feet above ground. The park has dramatic landscapes, lakes, mountains, glaciers, valleys and forests with exotic birds roaming the area. It’s also popular for hiking and rock climbing. Because of it’s beauty, this park is referred to as “heaven on earth”.

Valle Nevado in the Andes Mountains

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Does David ski or snowboard? I don’t know but the most popular skiing resort in South America is in Chile and draws skiers from all over the world, equipped with bilingual experts, not that David would need one. A helicopter drops skiers from the top of the mountain for a ride down the hill.

Valle de la Luna

Valle de la Luna

Valle de la Luna is located in the Atacama Desert, some parts of which have not received rain in 200 or more years. This scene is the result of centuries of wind and floods on sand and stone. The large sand dunes and stone formations mimic the surface of the moon, and gave the area it’s name which translated means “Valley of the Moon”.

The Viña del Mar International Song Festival

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I think David would enjoy this song festival held annually during February since 1960 in Viña del Mar, Chile. It is considered the most important musical event in South America. It competes in two categories, pop music and folk songs, interspersed with performances by artists from all over the world.

Villarica Volcano

The active Volcán Villarica, just outside of Pucón

This snow-capped volcano looks harmless but it is active. When there’s no seismic activity in the crater, visitors can make their way up to the top either by hiking or on a guided tour. For a close look into the bubbling volcano, helicopters fly overhead regularly.  It takes 4 to 6 hours to get up and then down this volcano. The way down is a combination of sledding and walking.

The glaciers of Tierra Del Fuego

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The Tierra Del Fuego or “Land of Fire” got it’s name from Ferdinand Magellan who spotted fires burning along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in 1520. Tierra Del Fuego is an archipelago (an expanse of water with many scattered islands) near Antarctica, comprised by channels and lakes, the ocean, forests and the Andes Mountains. The climate is windy with much rainfall and cold but warmer than one would assume.  In winter, the average temperature 28 Fahrenheit. In summer, it rarely rises far beyond 50 Fahrenheit.

The House of Eleven Women

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Angelica found this and passed it along to me.  Casa 11 Mujeres is a house on top of a cliff near Santiago built to fit a family with eleven daughters, from age four to twenty. Built on a 45 degree slope, the house is actually a vacation home that stands on a site sloping down with a view of Cachagua Beach on the Pacific Ocean. It has three levels and space for entertaining.

I’m sure Elder Archuleta has already learned about many of these places when talking to local Chileans and to people he’s met on his mission.  He’s probably learned of these and many more. The combination of historical places, cultural sites and natural wonders  make Chile a special place for relaxation, fun and learning. The beautiful beaches, ski resorts and mountain range add to the appeal. If he chooses to visit Chile again in the future, he is sure to have a memorable experience.

credit: Chiletravelchannel

122 Responses to “Sightseeing Through Chile For Elder Archuleta”

  1. dh said

    Fascinating post Bebe! I want to go to there. Is there supposed to be a picture for the Atacama Desert paragraph?

  2. bleubird19 said

    What a great learning experience! Thanks. Makes me want to go there. David’s traveling experiences helps all of us learn about so many different places. He’s a great travel guide and promoter for quite a few countries. :)

  3. MT said

    Bebe,
    What a great post!! Wow, I had no idea that Chile had so many beautiful and mystical places to visit. I’d love to take a month and spend a few days at each one. *dreaming*

    Like you, I’ll bet David will, at some point, go back for a visit and spend some time sightseeing. I wonder, which one would be his favorite?

  4. bluesky said

    Ahhhhh…. I have been waiting for this, Bebe! Thank you!

  5. bebereader said

    dh,
    I added the pic. Thanks! I don’t know how it fell off.

    Bleubird19,
    In researching this article, It feels like I’ve been to Chile and back! haha

    MT,
    It’s hard to say which would be David’s favorite. He’s so diverse and is always surprising us.

    Bluesky,
    You’re welcome!

    Don’t forget to watch the three videos; the penguins, the swimming pool and of course the last one of all of Chile. You almost feel as if you’re there!

  6. MT said

    Bebe,
    I did watch the videos. I love the last one, so many beautiful spots. I need to hit the lottery and go there for a month, seriously. I love nature, and sightseeing. When we travel, I make my husband take the “scenic routes.” It makes him crazy because it takes forever to get there. And if I see a sign for anything more than twice, I’m going! LOL (He’s gotten used to it. :))

    When traveling, I am the perfect example of: “It’s about the journey, not just the destination.” I want to see and enjoy everything I can along the way.

  7. fenfan said

    Wow Chile is so beautiful. I want to go there. I want to swim in that pool, I want to see Easter Island. The glaciers and granite walls are awesome.
    Lucky David to have all these wonderful places at his doorstep. I hope he gets to see at least some of them before he goes home.
    Thank you Bebe for being our tour guide!

  8. cq#DA2014 said

    Chile is very beautiful, it to bad that David is not able to experience this beauty while he’s there, probably not allowed or he is kept to busy in his area. As Mt said maybe he will go back someday to sightsee.

  9. oooh Bebe, what a beautiful article.Thanks so much, you are an awesome tour guide!♥ Such a gorgeous country
    Love the pics and videos.That picture of the granite walls,6000 foot granite walls with the sun on the peaks!omg.
    and the glaciers blue ice.Stunning. Truly…what a gorgeous planet we live on. I hope David gets to see it all one day.

    (Gorgeous cliffside home…but eeeeep! I couldn’t go out on that uh.. patio platform ledge thing, without a rope/harness tied around my body with the other end anchored to the house!

  10. bebereader said

    Again, David made the Forbes’ List of Top Idol Earners for 2012!!
    Read full article here: http://ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/reality-rocks/kelly-clarkson-reclaims-top-spot-forbes-idol-earners-150736814.html

    MT,
    Since you love nature and sightseeing, Chile would be the perfect vacation for you!

    Fenfan,
    The pool looks awesome! That would be my pick to see first!

    CQ,
    I agree; Elder Archuleta probably won’t have much time to do any sightseeing this time around. Hopefully he makes a Spanish album, tours in South America and can experience the beauty of Chile at that time.

    Skydancer,
    “(Gorgeous cliffside home…but eeeeep! I couldn’t go out on that uh.. patio platform ledge thing, without a rope/harness tied around my body with the other end anchored to the house!)

    Me either! LOL

  11. mlpb3 said

    Bebe – this is an awesome post! What an interesting country! (hope David can see the penguins; in his interview with Showbiz Shelly in 2008, he declared “i love penguins!” :) Martha

  12. jans11 said

    Oh, wow, what an interesting post, Bebe! You are a great geography teacher! I want to go tour Chile, there are so many interesting things there; I loved the story about the penquins! :) And what a pool! I could never, ever go out on that ledge! haha Too bad that David can’t see a lot of that beautiful scenery while he is there, I hope he can go back at sometime in his life.

    Maybe it’s cabin fever, but I miss David so much today! Maybe it’s touring the area where he is at right now….

  13. Grammyj said

    Bebe, loved your article. .Part of the fun of being a David fan is learning about the places he goes. It’s been fun learning about Chile. Also, David does go snowboarding. He learned a couple years ago and there were pictures of him with a snowboard at a ski slope in Utah that a fan posted.

  14. tawna21 said

    Once again, our personal tour guide has taken us to places most of us will probably never see in real life. Thanks Bebe!!!! It’s so interesting to think of SOUTH America as having glaciers and snow. I’ve just never really thought about it until David landed there. I guess I really did need to think about it…. now I do. :)

    Never having been in a helicopter, and really not having that at the top of any bucket list, I’d be willing to strap myself in to see some of the beautiful scenery of Chili! That waterfall, my gosh, that is awesome (I like waterfalls). And the penguins. They just seem so carefree and un-assuming. Love ‘em. The ledge house… nope… good for some but not for me. I can’t get near the rails at Bryce Canyon here in Utah. Anyway, thanks again, Bebe. :)

    #DA2014

  15. mspoohbear said

    Love your post Bebe! Chile is such a wonderful place to visit based on what I’ve seen so far. It’s even more wonderful to see David there! The best ever attraction of all! LOL!

  16. djafan said

    Bebe, I have enjoyed this sightseeing tour so much. Thank you for the research and presentation! David loves penguins! He said this in several videos but this is the most memorable as mentioned above :)

    Chile is a beautiful place and the narrowness of it is unbelievable. Will I ever go there? Not likely but I bet David will :)

    Winnie, “It’s even more wonderful to see David there! The best ever attraction of all! LOL!” YEP!

    Jans, Why is it? Is it the antsy stomach waiting for the “news”. Driving me batty!

  17. mlpb3 said

    djafan – I love the interview with Showbiz Shelly! He was so young, but yet so comfortable and spunky! :) Martha

  18. Dayzee said

    Bebe, this is terrific. Chile looks like a lot of fun to me. Took my mind off the impending “gift” I am expecting from David.

  19. djafan said

    Martha, a natural flirt. Charisma ooooozing out. According to some the most dangerous. They steal your heart and you didn’t even feel it until you’re spiraling with severe ODD :)

  20. djafan said

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  21. djafan said

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    PREV slide 1 of 12 NEXT
    David Archuleta, Season 7

    It should come as no surprise that Paula Abdul wanted to squish David Archuleta after his Idol audition in Season 7. The adorable then-16-year-old Honduran/Spanish-American hopeful instantly won the hearts of the judges and viewers alike with his sweet, sweet smile and endearing performance of John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change.” Abdul couldn’t help but tap her feet as he sang, while Randy Jackson had to jump in to perform back-up. Archuleta’s sweetheart nature would take him all the way to the finals. And even though he lost to David Cook, the fresh-faced singer continues to make us smile.

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  22. mlpb3 said

    djafan – he is naturally flirty, almost unaware as you say.. Thats alot of his appeal when he performs.

  23. betsy said

    Nicely done, bebe. :)
    That pool and Easter Island are my faves. Oh and the Song Festival!
    The pool is a no brainer. It’s gorgeous. And I’ve always been fascinated by Easter island.

    You could write travel guides. :)

  24. djafan said

    Just had to share. This comment on MJ’s. I just love it :)

    hillstreetblooz

    I gotta give the little dude – I say that not to put him down – big props… no major label, on a mission for 2 years… making mo money, mo money than a lotta folk really TRYING to make some money, lol… Archuleta’s hustle game is on point… some of these other Idols need to set they game up… letting a guy on a 2 year mission out of the country outhustle ya, lol

  25. Thanks Bebe for your thorough research and presentation of Chile. Love the accompanying pictures and Videos as well as your descriptions.

    Love the Shelley interview DJA and the Comment in #24 was a reply to me after I listed all of David’s contracts etc. at MJ’s. I got an email alert directly to me with Hillstreetsblooz’s comment. :) Love it!!

  26. bebereader said

    Thanks for so many great comments. I had a blast doing this project, and enjoyed seeing more closely the place David has been living recently. He says that he loves to travel so chances are he’ll be back to visit Chile.

    Martha, Thanks for pointing out David’s mention of penguins in the Showbiz Shelly interview! Chances are he’ll want to visit the penguin reserve in Punta de Arenas!

    Jans,
    Thanks for your comment! I miss him too!

    Grammyj,
    I remembered about the snowboarding but wasn’t sure if he skied, too.

    Tawna,
    I like waterfalls, too.
    And I’d love to take that helicopter ride with you to and see all of Santiago. :)

    MsPoohbear,
    “It’s even more wonderful to see David there! The best ever attraction of all! LOL! >>> I totally agree! LOL

    Dja,
    Thanks for the Showbiz Shelly interview! Yep I heard it “I love penguins”.

    Dayzee,
    Thanks! Yes, that gift! Not for one minute forgetting about that gift!

    Betsy,
    haha Thanks! Love the pool, too!

    HeidiJoy,
    My pleasure!

  27. bebereader said

    Beautiful tribute from Pocoelsy!

  28. Thanks for posting Bebe!
    Pocoelsy, love your tribute, and what you wrote♥

  29. Angelica said

    !@RTYUIO%^&*()

    @DavidArchie: “NO MATTER HOW FAR,” album being released March 26, 2013

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. bebereader said

    Here it is!!!!!!!!!!!

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

    “NO MATTER HOW FAR,” album being released MARCH 26, 2013 more info here —> http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5339

  31. Angelica said

    New Album In March!

    Posted by support in awesome, Media, Music, News | 0 comments
    New Album In March!

    Jan 31, 2013

    American Idol runner up and pop sensation David Archuleta is set to release his new studio album “No Matter How Far” on March 26, 2013.

    David is currently serving a two-year mission in South America for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “No Matter How Far” features a mix of new recorded material and previously unreleased U.S. tracks. The first single, “Don’t Run Away”, produced by British music producers The Nexus (David Sneddon and James Bauer-Mein), will be serviced to the AC Radio format in February.

    David reached second place on the seventh season (2008) hit show American Idol as one of the youngest to perform on the show at age 16. He released his self-titled debut album the following year. Both the album and its lead single “Crush” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and the Billboard Hot 100 charts, respectively. “Crush” went on to sell over 2 million downloads. David has since released the albums “Christmas From The Heart”, “The Other Side of Down”, and the covers album “BEGIN.”. He was the featured vocalist on the Mormon Tabernacle Choirs’ “Glad Christmas Tidings” album and PBS Special in 2011, and released “Forevermore” an album of Filipino standards in the Philippines in 2012.

    “No Matter How Far” will be released on Entertainment One.

  32. What a wonderful SHOCK- Surprise doesn’t do it justice.

    PRAISE THE LORD!! Thanks Angelica and David’s Team!! Bless his heart!!

  33. SandyBeaches said

    Yes David, we will have a good week!! We should have taken a hint from that!!! It was a first in 10 months!

    How fabulous, how beyond my imagination that has been suffering lately!!

    My iPhone is my constant companion …

    Absolutely wonderful…

    SB

  34. SandyBeaches said

    Heidijoy, you really should have his tweets come to you, they are so special and right with the exciting moments!

    SB

  35. SandyBeaches said

    The title is so perfect…

  36. Angelica said

    “No Matter How Far” features a mix of new recorded material and previously unreleased U.S. tracks.

    I gotta bring this down from comment #24 djafan found on MJ’s.

    hillstreetblooz

    I gotta give the little dude – I say that not to put him down – big props… no major label, on a mission for 2 years… making mo money, mo money than a lotta folk really TRYING to make some money, lol… Archuleta’s hustle game is on point… some of these other Idols need to set they game up… letting a guy on a 2 year mission out of the country outhustle ya, lol

    hahaaha!!! Maybe he IS…

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    Disguised as a mild-mannered missionary, he fights a never ending battle for truth, justice, and mo money mo money, get out of his way!

  37. bebereader said

    We didn’t have to wait until February for the news!
    He loves to surprise us!
    A whole new album!!!!!

    ““No Matter How Far” features a mix of new recorded material and previously unreleased U.S. tracks.”

    A fan’s dream!
    We’re getting the songs we wanted — the previously recorded and unreleased songs that didn’t make it to his other albums. How smart is that? We always said David could make an album of the unreleased songs and we’d buy it!

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  38. SandyBeaches said

    What about the “new recorded material” Bebe? When would that have been?

    SB

  39. Yes SB, I’m on Twitter and get messages there too but love to come to TheVoice and other Fan sites to squee and thank them for posting the info. Don’t have a Mobile Phone like you though :)

  40. bebereader said

    SB,
    I don’t know but I want it!
    haha

  41. fenfan said

    OMG what a wonderful surprise. Marlie just posted Don’t Run Away (#27) and now it’s going to be the first single of his new album!!!!! How cool is that? Does “serviced to the AC Radio format in February” mean it’s going to be played on radio? Does that mean it could become a hit????

  42. Dayzee said

    Yayyyyyyy

  43. SandyBeaches said

    The album cover is so David although BEGIN was as well. This is a happy cover, so natural, just refereshing. It has been a long time. It takes you to a place like a concert where he smiles and freely laughs and talks …

  44. bebereader said

    From David’s facebook:

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  45. MT said

    Ahhhh …… Freaking out here!!!

    How exciting!!! A whole album. Awww … Love you David ♥

    Angelica, Yep, Superman. haha He is faster than a speeding bullet at putting out music!! We are such lucky fans!!! He is so good to us. Even while gone, he is feeding the kitties. LOL

    This is more than I had hoped form. SB, maybe “new recorded material” means recorded just before he left, specifically for this album, while “previously recorded” were songs intended for prior albums but just didn’t make it onto them? Just guessing.

    This >> … “will be serviced to the AC Radio format in February”

    They are going to be releasing “Don’t Run Away” to AC radio? Am I understanding that right? Woo Hoo! I have to locate my local AC station and let them know that if they play his song, I’ll start listening!

    Ummm … and it said FIRST single, so possibly more than one?

    And “released by Entertainment One” What is that? Is it a new label? Or part of the group that put out BEGIN. ? Any one know? And is that the Cover? What do you guys think of it?

    OMG so many questions and I’m so excited!!

  46. Loulou said

    David cares so much ! Im sure he would love to meet every fan and im sure if he ever had the time he would try ! He is so careing and giveing and just a completely loving person !God bless him for who he is.Love love love him !!!!!

  47. SandyBeaches said

    http://entertainmentonegroup.com/home?lang=en-GB

  48. MT said

    Thanks SB. Wow, looks like Entertainment One is pretty big. They did the Twilight Saga? Impressive!

  49. skydancer1x said

    squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
    I can’t even believe it! holy cowabunga!

  50. Dayzee said

    Need to see that cat doing the happy dance.

  51. bebereader said

    Only a talent like David Archuleta can whip out album after album. He doesn’t need autotune, voice filtering or a zillion takes to get it right. All he needs is his glorious voice. What a talent!

  52. stenocruiser said

    SB — Thanks for the website, eh? Looks like there’s a Canadian connection — heck, maybe we’ll even get a concert or two up here on David’s next tour!

    ” Entertainment One History

    “Experience in Every Part of Ownership and Distribution. From roots as a Canadian record and tape retailer to a global leader in content, Entertainment One has touched nearly every step of acquisition, production and distribution for film, television and music. Today, Entertainment One has grown beyond its modest record store roots bringing film and music to regions around the world.”

    Anyway, this is such fabulous news — a whole new album — how fortunate are we? God bless you, David.

  53. stenocruiser said

    My goodness, already available for pre-order on Amazon Canada for C$18.02. Off to put my orders in!

  54. bebereader said

    Radio play!!! I’m so stoked over this!
    Radio missed out on David’s prior music(except for “Crush”) because of Jive.
    I’m liking Entertainment One already!

  55. MT said

    The rest of that picture. :)

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    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151430052707660&set=a.447068952659.238565.15381227659&type=1&theater

  56. bebereader said

    Dayzee#50,

    In light of the current article, will this do? haha

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  57. Gayle122890 said

    “No Matter How Far” features a mix of new recorded material and previously unreleased U.S. tracks.”

    Please let “Senseless” be there! Along with the other tracks we’ve been deprived of. Ha ha. And new material too! Wow! I had been away for a while, what an exciting time to come back at!

  58. Angelica said

    Now Bebe, as MT says, “he is feeding the kitties” and as Dayzee says, “need to see that cat doing the happy dance.” News like this calls for the traditional celebratory felines!!!

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  59. bebereader said

    Well you’ve got a point there, Angelica!

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  60. MT said

    LOLOL Bebe & Angelica, Loving the gifs!

    Haha The bag of kitty kibble has been shaken!! and we know what that means. We will soon be fed! We are all gathered, mouths agape, eyes wide with anticipation of our treats. :D

  61. mspoohbear said

    After I’ve flatlined this past Monday, David rushed to give me an electric shock today, and BAM!………………I’M ALIVE!!!!

    Wheeew! What a total SHOCK this is to me! My heart and brain are having the worst total overload of my entire life. I AM AMAZED! Superman was at it again!

    Now, I am starting to think that when “Don’t Run Away” was accidentally released anonymously last year on YouTube, it was probably a part of a bigger plan. David’s team was probably testing the waters. They want to know how much reaction it would get from the fanbase. We all should admit that we all went gaga over the song and wished that David would release those songs from the vault. What we didn’t know at the time was they were lurking everywhere (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, fansites, etc.) and reading all our comments. And now THIS! There’s a saying, “be careful with what you wish for”. In this case, we could not be careful enough! Enuf said!

  62. Dayzee said

    Oh my! Love the dancing penguin. And the kitties. And the one and only true happy cat dancer. And expecially lovin’ my favorite missionary.

  63. MT said

    In that picture n #55, does he look like he might be laughing at the thought of us freaking out over new music?

  64. mlpb3 said

    Gayle #57 – Senseless is good; I know its old but I always liked She’s Not You. Hope that’s on it!

  65. Blueberry Ice said

    Bebe! My goodness! Thank you for this wonderful and much needed virtual Chilean vacation! One never knows the treasures abroad if you don’t look! Can I hire you to plan all of my vacations! :)

    Well, well … top it off by the jaw-dropping news from David! Just unbelievable! With all the spazzing, just wish that he could be here to enjoy it with us! Can’t wait to hear him on the radio … it’s been wayyyy toooo longgg!!!!!!

    #56 & #58 … Luv all the dancing! Maybe, MT can lead us in a doing a celebratory salsa or cha-cha or West Coast Swing, haha! ;)

  66. MT said

    Mspoohbear,
    Well, if all we have to do is wish, I’m starting my list today. :) I’ll start with wish number 2 because wish number one, new album, is already on the way!

    Blueberry,
    LOL I’m so excited, I’m dancing all around today. ;)

  67. funfee said

    David is the ABSOLUTE best!!!! Omg, this is so exciting!!!!!!

  68. SandyBeaches said

    If fans and administrators were not here and on the other sites, writing and keeping the buzz going (and thanks to TOfan of SnowAngelz, the laughter), if there was not a huge video about being here in 2014, the enormous Book/Card at Christmas, would there be an album coming out?

    If there was not the love for his music stated over and over on twitter, with the admiration for songs such as “The Prayer”, would there be a wonderful new album coming in March?

    I think that the first year may be known as the hardest because we had to see if we could or wanted to continue and the sites kept going, never faltering. I believe that it is all a testimony to just how much David and his music means to everyone.

    David has many multi talented and loyal fans.

    SB

  69. djafan said

    WOW! This was a total surprise. David Archuleta and Team are the model to follow. I’m blown away I tell you. David has been called a genius by so many and he’s filling those shoes at every turn.

    Love the total spazz mode!!!!

  70. #52 Steno…I noticed the Canadian connection. There has always been one since he sang in Toronto lifting up the rafters and blowing everyone away, even the lady who came to see him from Scotland!

    SB

  71. sweetonda said

    I’m loving all the excitement over the new album! David knows how to get this fan base hopping! It’s been so hard to concentrate today, but what a great feeling it’s been knowing we just have to wait a little longer and we’ll get to hear that phenomenal voice giving us new music!

    Bebe, I love your travelog’s and all the work you put into these articles. Thanks so much. I’m sure David will visit Chile again and take time to really see all these wonderful sights.

    Wow. I still feel like someone needs to pinch me. This is truly a dream come true. The title is so appropriate…, “No Matter How Far” away he is from us, and we from him, the connection of respect and love are still there!

    What a day!

  72. djafan said

    New people to follow on twitter :)

    Nexus ‏@WeAreTheNexus
    @CanadianArchie @kimak @davidarchie Hi guys! We wrote that song with David a few years ago, glad he’s moving into a new chapter with it :)

    eOne Distribution ‏@eOneEntDist
    Check out the video from @DavidArchie for “Wait” from his forthcoming album on @E1Music in March!

    Selling internationally!

    Amazon Japan

    WOWHD
    http://www.wowhd.jp/CD/david-archuleta-no-matter-how-far/dp/32259341#bc=6f78

    Amazon Canada
    http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=david+archuleta+no+matter+how+far&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Adavid+archuleta+no+matter+how+far

  73. djafan said

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour

    I love reading all the tweets and how excited everyone is about the album coming in March by @DavidArchie. I cannot wait to let him know!

  74. Abrra said

    Bebe

    I am late to the party. I enjoyed your article so much. I love that you featured the natural beauty of the country in so many different ways. I am more interested in the non commercial sights than the glitz of big cities.

    Again, you made me feel as though I have spent some time in Chile :)

    New music ? YAY!

    Abrra 421 days

  75. djafan said

    davidnomatterwhat

  76. I love that album cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥
    they can’t fool us… kitties love to daaaannnce,you know they do♥♫

    (Bebe, that dancing penguin is so cute!!
    reminds me of Davids little dance on Idol,introducing the top 24!) haha

  77. emmegirl14 said

    bebe, thank you, I really had no idea what a gorgeous place Chile was, it is amazing – looking forward to watching all the videos tonight. I hope he does get a chance someday to see and experience all of it’s majestic beauty.

    And this “wonderful week” brings news of a one-year “anniversary” gift from D – a new album, an ENTIRE album……. woooooooot! He spoils us rotten and tries to give us everything we have ever asked for.

    Would love to see Senseless on the track list too! Maybe the LadyV song that was her fav. New recordings? How new? What does that mean? Eeeeek!

  78. kaycee said

    Oh. My. Gosh! Just saw the news! I knew something was coming, but this is so much more than I imagined! Sooo excited!!

  79. goodkarmaseeker said

    All I can say is “Hooray, Hooray, Hooray” Go David. We love you!!

  80. poof said

    Hi everybody,
    I just got home from seeing Les Miserables so was unaware of the great news!
    So, having just seen Les Miserables, my reaction to the movie- tears; my reaction to the thought of little David – engrossed in this musical and learning it by heart- tears; today’s announcement of a new album- tears; the picture of David in #55- tears. Tears of joy, tears of sadness, tears of thankfullness. I think I have cried for more reasons in the last four years than all the other years of my life!
    Such great news! I am so excited! Yep, he is one in a million.

  81. betsy said

    Mam oh man I wish I could’ve been here all day flailing! I heard the news and was promptly called into work on my day off. But my friend has the flu, so you gotta do what you gotta do.
    Sky I am still laughing at Holy Cowabunga. :) Well put.

    Guys I am so excited for this I have real live goosebumps.
    What are we gonna do with him?
    Nothing would shock me now. Nothing.
    He can do it all, really. And has.

    Dear David, you are so loved. ♥

  82. marlie7 said

    I was traveling and at a client site today – in a meeting with some people and I got the tweet from Kari – I GASPED right in the meeting. Hee hee.

    I guess my post of the video was taken down – it was #27, but now it isn’t there. Oh, well.

  83. jans11 said

    YEA!!!!!! David!!!!! We are riding high on that roller coaster ride right now!! :) Love the cover picture, love the album name, “No Matter How Far” and the “first” single “Don’t Run Away” that will be on the radio!!!!!!!!!!!! Just love David!!!!!

    Love the dancing penquins and kitty cats! ♥

    70 SB, I think David and his fans runs things like a “well oiled machine”! Everyone seems to do the right things at the right time, which in turn makes everything turn out so smooth and beautiful!!!!!!! We are so blessed! :) :)

  84. djafan said

    @MyDearWriter:
    Wow I just checked and No Matter How Far David Archuleta is trending worldwide!! ☺

    It trended!!!
    Worldwide Trends
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  85. SandyBeaches said

    “Wait”… I am so pleased to see this song as part of his ‘new album’…ah, new album, such great words to be writing! The video is exceptional!

    SB

  86. bebereader said

    I have to hand it to David’s team for knowing how to keep the fans interested while he’s away. Like Kaycee said:

    “I knew something was coming, but this is so much more than I imagined!…”

    I was convinced that it was an EP but this is so much better! At the least we could get 11 songs! Oh to hear that voice again on new songs…that velvety, buttery sound like no other on brand new songs that we never heard him sing before. The anticipation is almost as thrilling as the prize itself!

    Blueberry Ice,
    Would love to be your tourguide! We’d both get lost! LOL

    SweetonDA,
    You’re welcome!

    Emmegirl,
    So many natural wonders in one place truly amazed me!

    Marlie,
    I think there was a collective gasp in the fandom at that exact moment! LOL
    Since “Don’t Run Away” will be the first single, we took the video down in accordance with our site rules.

  87. Bebe,

    Thank you for a great post and great tour :), what a beautiful Chile is…I never knew her more than anything from my Geo class which was longggg time ago, that Easter Island is such a wonder just like something out of the movie Life of Pi haha.
    The swimming pool is out of this world, too big for me tho lol they have very beautiful landscape, I’m glad David get to go a very lovely place :)

    What a day it is in Archuworld , the announcement, WWTT, David and his team are the best, and we thought we are gonna be left high and dry during his hiatus !! nope not gonna happen!!! we are the luckiest fans in the world :D, the Album cover looks mighty fine, so fresh, clean and happy sooo David.

    Thank you for posting my vid on here, hope you like it :)

    Sky Thank you for watching and for your kind words

  88. emmegirl14 said

    Keep forgetting to mention how much I love the picture at the top! Beautiful article and beautifully creative picture, nice job girls!

  89. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe, good to know what goes on in Chile! It shows how much we have in common with the beaches, skiing, beautiful mountains and countryside. I enjoy eating their fruits especially at Christmas time.

    We will soon have new music and it is good to also realize that beyond us the fans, David is taking his career seriously by keeping his music new. His name continues to be mentioned in the music circles. Most importantly he is doing an excellent job of keeping his career thriving and growing until he returns.

    SB

  90. Abrra said

    Poco
    LOVED! the video. I have added it to UNPLUGGED favorites. We miss you stopping by on Saturday nights. :(

    Kari will be sending a box to Elder Archuleta soon!

    Valentine_Wallpaper_by_Limpich_zpse3e4f9c5a_zp1sa7a0e13b

    Here’s a gift idea :)

    Photobucket

    Mail a hug! Have child lay on the floor and measure out toilet tissue. Trace hands and cut out. Glue the hands to the end of each side! Who wouldn’t love to get a hug in the mail?

    Abrra 420 days

  91. Dayzee said

    Poco, loved the video. One of my favorites Thanks Abs for adding it to Unplugged.

    SB you are so right in your thoughts at #70 about so many people supporting David. It warms my heart to see so much appreciation for his efforts.

    Good to see January disappear from the sidebar. Only 13 months left. I can do this.

    Too excited to sleep last night. Listened to Be Still My Soul over and over but still too excited. Got up and ordered some cd’s from WOW. Waiting at the mail box again.

  92. djafan said

    Bebe, I think you should print this article and send to David :)

    Who is excited! WOW HD 10%! Now heading over to Amazon!

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    PreOrdered No Matter How Far by David Archuleta! Check out WOW HD! http://bit.ly/YJa5TJ Use this link to get 10% off on WOW HD @davidarchie

    This is interestingly funny. They are out there watching David like SB says.

    Baltimore Post Examiner ‘Voice’ auditions – here I come – well, maybe; should I go?
    BY REED · JANUARY 31, 2013

    “Because of the success of a few, the show banks on the celebrity and exposure to translate into creative and musical success. David Archuleta was/is super talented, and isn’t even 23 yet. His last album wasn’t even on a major label, and was mostly covers. If I was running a label, I would snatch him up in a second, take my time, and market him as some Frankenstein combination of Michael McDonald, Bieber, and Michael Buble.”

    http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/voice-auditions-here-i-come-well-maybe-should-i-go/2013/01/31

  93. tawna21 said

    Yeah, it took me awhile to get here… there was so much dancing and shouting in the streets I couldn’t get thru… but I finally made it!

    NEW music!!! I can’t believe it!! Well, yes, I guess I can. David Archuleta never lets us flounder for too long. He’s too good.

    You know, I just don’t think we ever need to worry our silly little heads again about whether or not David understands the business end of where he’s going. I’m thinking his noggin’ never stops figuring out what the next step should be. Of course, he has a team that works with/for him, but we all know that in the end…. he’s the boss.If I had a boss like him, I wouldn’t have retired. :) :)

    #DA2014

  94. emmegirl14 said

    Thanks for that link dja, actually an interesting article (and especially the part where he singled out D. Those in the know acknowledge and appreciate his immense talent!)

    Speaking of immense talent, back to listening to BEGIN. ….the nuances, the stylizing, what he does with his voice, what he does with a note…..simple brilliance!

    Tawna, loved your last paragraph!

  95. Hello all :D, How did you all manage to go to sleepand sleep !! with all the excitement, squeeeeing haha, the news of D’s new album spread fast like wild fire haha my Thai Archie friends are jummping sssooo bad they’re all miss David just like us :)

    Abrra Thank you for including my vid in the unplugged it’s such an honor, thanks to all of you for always appriciated my works, like I said i’m not so good with words not even in my own language so since I learn how to edit a vid I’d like to express my thoughts on that so I don’t have worry about spelling or grammars lol in fact I’d like to write something along with the vid like you suggested before but it’s kinda hard!! so I sent just only the vid !!! i enjoyed doing it, David is easy to work with haha I was in tears quite a number of times during editing those vids, he just touches our hearts in such a way that I can’t describe !! it’s a strange but great feelings.

    I’m sorry that I couldn’t join unplugged lately I miss you all and those funny chat too, but real life gets in the way !! We have activities on every Saturday morning since I was back from Bangkok, in fact we’re having a wedding today too, so I couldn’t sit in front of the pc for too long :( I hope I could find some times again soon to join you all :)

    Dayzee thanks for watching :) I’m so glad you like it :)

    Dja thank you for that article, love reading all of them but what is it about Frankenstein and Bieber haha guess it’s not a bad thing haha

  96. Masterclasslady.com Nice review of Something ‘Bout Love by MC and Pamela Pike. Love the way she describes David’s singing. Sorry, not to good at posting links!! Worth checking out!!

    admin Abrra posting link http://masterclasslady.com/2013/02/01/david-archuleta-retrospective-series-part-twelve-something-bout-love/

  97. MT said

    Poco,
    I almost forgot to tell you how much I loved your video! I had a hard time getting past the parts at 2:30-2:45. ♥ and 4:05-4:40 ♥ Great job!

    Bebe,
    We all need a vacation in Chile! We could pick David up while we’re there and bring him home!! (haha JK, kind of)

    While waiting for the new CD, I am amusing myself with youtube . My latest obsession is: I Need A Silent Night – Westbury (Some of you may have been there for this one. :))

    credit: NitaAsian

  98. Thanks Abrra!! :)

  99. emmegirl14 said

    poco, your video…it filled my heart.

  100. Angelica said

    Poco, love the video! Thanks for that. ♥ Bebe, I am going to get around to commenting on your wonderful article soon. In fact, I was in the process of doing just that when the news of David’s new album came to my iphone. It recircuited my system to function in only ODD mode for several hours. I had to reboot with a good night’s sleep. I needed it too because today was my first day off in 20 days and all 12 hour shifts due to a crisis at work.

    I spent the day in a very productive, enjoyable way. First thing I did, of course, was preorder the new CD on Amazon. :D Then I was off to my monthly Archulunch to meet my bff and concert buddy, Biz. We tried a new Greek restaurant and I had some amazing Spanakopita, (spinach pie in phyllo crust). As requested last night, (you know who you are) I am posting the pics of dessert we ordered. Nut roll and Chocolate Baklava.
    055copy
    On the drive home, I got a text from Abrra showing me the valentine she bought for David and whoa nellie! I was downtown at the time, so I pulled over and stopped at a little shop and got this one for him.
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    058copy

    Then I drove home and took a long nap. tada! I’m ready for anything now.

  101. jans11 said

    Poco, loved watching David in your video! I got “goosies”! ♥

    Tawna, “if he was my boss, I’d never retire”! haha Does your David “look a like” still live next door? My David “look a like” boss is still my boss and it does make a difference
    going to work. :) The other day he was in the hall leaning against the door to my shop for about 10 min. talking to an employee. I so wanted to take a picture with my phone, but I didn’t dare, was scared he would catch me. But I wanted to show everyone that David was really in KC and not in Chile!! haha I wish!!!!! :)

    Abrra, the “mail a hug” idea is very unique! I think I’ll send one in my next card. If everyone sent him a hug, he would think it so cute, I think. I sent my valentine card a few weeks ago.

  102. bebereader said

    Poco,
    You have a good eye for what works; I love your videos.

    Here’s another of Poco’s!

    Emmegirl,
    Thanks!
    Angelica gets all the credit for the top pic.

    SandyBeaches,
    Yum, grapes from Chile!

    MT,
    *raises hand* “I was at Westbury to witness his greatness on “I Need A Silent Night” and YOWSA! I loved it! Stuck in the youtube vortex? If you need help we’ll throw you a lasso!

    Angelica,
    I love spinach pie!!!
    Did you special guest show up this time?

  103. Angelica said

    haha. I dozed off right after I typed that last comment. No Bebe. We have quit setting a place for him as he has stood us up one time too many. It was just a sweet, symbolic gesture of missing him anyway. sigh…

  104. Abrra said

    I told Angelica her card was perfection! It is very difficult to find something appropriate for Elder Archuleta. We want to be respectful, yet show him the fan love and we that we are keeping him in our thoughts.

    This is the card I bought.
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    Photobucket

    Dayzee

    I am with you. 13 is a good number. I was so excited to change the month to February that I did it at 11:30 pm on the 31st. :)

    Jan
    Isn’t it a fun idea? I saw it on a Pinterest page about gifts for Missionaries. http://pinterest.com/texspuds/missionary-gift-ideas/ I bet thats where the Christmas stockings came from that Kari stuffed with mail.

    Djafan #92

    Your ninja skills are amazing! It proves that David has a fan base that is diverse. If you read Mr.Reed’s bio at the bottom of the page, it shows he has a solid grasp on what he wants in a career.Talented people recognize the gift in others. In my heart, I know that there have been seeds planted in the minds of (music business) those who have met David along the way. Even though he is away, the videos posted by the LDS Church of the devotional have established that David is still a great singer. The visible fan base that comments on the fan sites are generally not professionals. It’s nice to see articles like this one which speaks to how industry people view David’s talent. That he is releasing a 3rd album defies all the rules. It shows how a career can thrive without all the trappings of a major label.

    Abrra 419 days

  105. Angelica said

    Abrra, 3rd album? You mean without a label? Because this will actually be his 7th album released if you count MOtab and don’t count the 2 extended editions. Oh and then there’s the best-selling book.

  106. Abrra said

    Tweet!

    @DavidArchie
    Just a few words from D after I filled him in on all the excitement around NMHF. “Great to hear that the fans are excited! haha” (KS)

    Angelica
    I should have clarified that I meant since he has gone away on his mission. Of course I know he has more than 3 LOL
    Abrra

  107. Angelica said

    We got a haha. How sweet it is to get a haha again from him. :)

  108. MT said

    Angelica & Abrra,
    Both cards are absolutely perfect. He’ll not only enjoy getting them but I think he’ll understand and appreciate the care you both took to choose just the right ones. ♥

    Awww Yep, “How sweet it is” to get his tweet with a little haha at the end. :)

    Bebe,
    Wish I had been there flailing with you all at Westbury. Maybe next time. :)

  109. emmegirl14 said

    Poco, another great video, you go girl!

    Aaaaah, have so missed the ha ha’s!

  110. djafan said

    Another message from David!!!! With a haha!!!!!

    Poco, loved loved your video!!!!

    The Dougie video!!!!! I want!!!

    M.I.L.K.Y. ‏@milkyology
    Hope the dougie video Kari mentioned before was the one she taped from the Nandito Ako Concert Scene shoot. That was a longer one.

    M.I.L.K.Y. ‏@milkyology
    Please let this be the day we’re gonna see his dougie dance moves @kariontour Its a year ago today! I was there, cheering for him <3

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @milkyology how could i forget!

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @zelle13 I might have to go back on my word on this one. I am sorry everyone. Been just a little busy but you will see if one day.

    No Matter How Far song info!!!!

    Victoria Hornღ ‏@LadyVmusic

    Dear archies just so you know, cos I appreciate you like info.. The songs I wrote with @DavidArchie were done with producer matt squires.

    No Matter How Far #1 at WOW HD! But want to remind everyone that these sales don't get counted for sales in the US. So make sure you also purchase from stores in US. It's available for preorder at Amazon.

    ‏@HPfanRinnie

    WOW! David Archuleta’s upcoming release, No Matter How Far, is already #1 on http://www.wowhd.us/ !

  111. djafan said

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  112. MT said

    Dja,
    I saw that on Amazon too. Hmm .. Rock? Makes me curious as to why it would be categorized under Rock and not Pop. ??? Any ideas ???

  113. djafan said

    Abrra, thank you google alerts :)

    I saw this comment in regards to Reed’s comment about David by Rapport on FOD. Really like his take on it.

    “Reed’s remark that he would “market him as some Frankenstein combination of Michael McDonald, Justin Beiber and Michael Buble” is intended entirely to demonstrate that David Archuleta should be recognized as a “monster” talent. His voice is on par with the distinctive pipes of McDonald and Buble and his appeal is potentially in the league of Beiber. Archuleta is a marketing triple threat.

    And the hits keep on coming.”

    “marketing triple threat” love this.

  114. djafan said

    MT, I saw that NMHF was listed under rock and that hmmm. My granddaughter listened to DRA a couple times last night (she really likes it) and commented on how this has a different sound. Does mgmt give the music type to the sellers or the the sellers take it upon themselves? Really makes me wonder what the rest of the songs are going to be like. I know Wait is going to be on it and I for one have loved it from day one. David said he was going to try to have it released in the US and he found a way :)

  115. emmegirl14 said

    Thanks dja, didn’t realize it was available here on Amazon yet, just got mine ordered!

    Wow #1 at Wow!

  116. Abrra said

    habbo-interview-18_zps69c178e5a

    Click the link to go
    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  117. MT, emmegirl14, Angelica, jans11, bebereader, djafan , Abrra, Dayzee and everyone else :)

    Thank you for always taking your time to watch my vids, I love making em, laugh and cried during the making of them a lot and to see that you all have the same feeling when you watched em as me !!! I’m so glad…mission accomplished :D

    Bebe, if you watch closely on the “Bless His Grateful Heart” at 1:45 !! what I wrote on D pic was actually it’s your statement I found on the comment here a while ago, I love what you said so much (I won’t be able to write so beautifully and on point like that so I “borrow” it from you hehe) thank you Bebe….Sometimes not only David that inspire to do those vid it the fans like you all <3 the love admiration respect between D and us are unparalleled !!

    I have to confess, as much as I wanna pre order the new album I haven't !!! it's not free shipping to international !! the shipping cost's almost as much as the CD itself !! I'm waiting for his team to announce more info on the international market, but then again if it's so much later than 26 Mar then I'll have to order at least 1 first otherwise the waiting'd kill me knowing you all enjoy it while I'm still waiting !! And so to make the pre order count on the CD sale, I should order from Amazon not WOW right? (havn't check out that WOW yet)

  118. Abrra said

    Poco
    Do what is best for you. It is available at WOW HD with free shipping.
    http://www.wowhd.us/CD/david-archuleta-no-matter-how-far/dp/32259341#bc=6944

    I updated the links on the sidebar to encourage buying at Amazon.com but everyone has to decide for themselves where to buy.

    Abrra

  119. Abrra, thanks for the link, I’ll check it out :D, I’d love to see my order helps with his sale :)

  120. tawna21 said

    Jans11 #101…. my David neighbor is away at college…. I did see him at church during the Christmas holiday when he was home for a visit… *sigh*

    #DA2014

  121. Abrra said

    NEW THREAD ———————————————————->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  122. Opal said

    Wonderful blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like
    Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused .. Any ideas? Bless you!

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