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Outlander Around the World Contest & Giveaway!

Outlander Around the World Contest & Giveaway!

Beyond the Books

It’s giveaway time again!  The perfect kind of blog post for a holiday kind of week.  (Here in North America at least.)

I think this one is a lot of fun.  Oh, it’s a bit of work — 13 questions in all — but you should be able to answer at least a few of them off the top of your head.  And for the rest, there’s Google…(Did you know that you can drag almost any image into the search box on Google Images, and it will tell you what the picture is?  BIG HINT.)

And the payoff is worth it!  I’ll leave you in suspense and wait until the end to unveil the prize, but I’m pretty sure you’ll be in once you see it.  So kick back for 10 minutes, put on your thinking cap, and join me for an Outlander journey around the world…

1.  First up we have Aaron, a brave Texan who is nonchalantly finishing An Echo in the Bone while a couple of her friends graze nearby.  What breed of cattle are those behind her?

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

2.  Next is Gisela, who’s chilling on the beach and staring out at the endless Atlantic from the only country in South America to begin with an A.  What country is that?

Drums of Autumn

3.  Lior and her e-reader took a break from Drums of Autumn recently, stopping on a bench under this world-famous bridge.  Name it.

Dragonfly in Amber

4.  This house on the hill is a must see on any Outlander Fan’s tour of Scotland.  What is it called?

Outlander 25th Anniversary Edition

5.  Liz’s Mom is proudly holding a 25th Anniversary Edition of Outlander in front of The Center for the Performing Arts – Home of the Palladium.  Can you tell me what city in Indiana she’s in?

Lord John & The Private Matter

6.  I have no doubt Lord John would have loved this bird’s eye view of The Houses of Parliament.  What city are we looking down upon?

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

7.  Donna has her favourite DG tome with her while doing a little sightseeing.  Where is she?

photo by Skip Pritchard

 

8.  Whose bookshelf is this? (Hint: she’s the reason we’re all gathered here today.)

The Scottish Prisoner

9.  Here’s Katie’s right hand and a copy of The Scottish Prisoner hanging out in Fraser, Colorado.  What are the exact coordinates (longitude and latitude) for Fraser?

Dragonfly in Amber

10.  Renae is catching a few rays and talking Dragonfly in Amber with a few mates.  What country holds the kangaroo as one of its national animals?

The Fiery Cross

11.  Almost done!  Here we have yours truly, proudly flashing my 25th Anniversary Outlander en route to somewhere.  What airport am I in?

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

12. California Rose is stopped in front of one verra old, verra big tree.  What kind of tree is Parson Jones?

wee jamie

13.  And last, but certainly not least, we have my wee friend here.  I know you’ve met him before — can you tell me his name?  (First, middle and last names please…spelling counts.)JAMMF Apron

Got your answers ready?  Cause here’s the prize! An Outlander-themed canvas apron from CafePress!  It’s got 2 big pockets and sturdy construction to see you through a lifetime’s worth of barbecues with JAMMF at your heart.

To enter, record your answers, numbered and in order, in the comments below.  (Sure, you can copy someone else’s if you NEED to, but are you sure they got all 13 right?  It’s not a lucky number, ken?)  One entry per person — open to all OK fans worldwide.  The contest is open until Sunday, July 8 at 9pm Pacific time.

I will announce the winner on Monday, July 9.   The winner will be the first entry chosen (with the help of random number generator) who has answered all 13 questions correctly.  Good luck to you all!

*I owe a great number of people a great deal of thanks for making this post possible.  Women from all over the world, who took time out of their days to take these photos, only to be told they are excluded from the contest!  ;P They’re an O:DD bunch, but they’re best online friends an Outlander fan could have.

0 Comments

  1. daisypierce16
    July 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    1. Texas longhorns
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Washington, D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39.9450° N, 105.8167° W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser

    • daisypierce16
      July 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      13. James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser
      my mouse malfunctioned and I deleted an A by mistake

    • Bettye Thiel
      July 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      1. Longhorn cattle
      2. Argentina
      3. Brooklyn Bridge
      4. Edinburgh castle
      5. Carmel, IN
      6. London
      7. Lincoln Monument, Washington D.C.
      8. Diana Gabaldon’s book shelves
      9. Lat-39.9469°N Long- 105.82°W
      10. Australia
      11. Vancouver International Airport
      12. California Redwood
      13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  2. Melanie bray
    July 3, 2012 at 3:05 am

    1- texas long horns
    2-Argentina
    3-Brooklyn bridge
    4-Edinburgh castle
    5-Carmel , Indiana
    6-London
    7-Washington D C
    8-Diana Gabaldon
    9-39.9450 (d) N , 105.8167 (d) W
    10-Australia
    11-Vancouver international airport
    12-Redwood
    13-James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  3. Denise Twist
    July 3, 2012 at 4:36 am

    1. Texas Longhorns
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London
    7. Washington, DC
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39 N and 105 W (I rounded because I found some discrepancy in the tenths and hundredths)
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Giant Redwood (over 300 ft!)
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  4. Mindy Reed
    July 3, 2012 at 4:48 am

    1. Texas Long Horn
    2. Argentina
    3. The Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London
    7. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. Latitude=39°56’33N, Longitude=105°49’02W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    12. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  5. Chrisse Santos
    July 3, 2012 at 6:25 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Washington, DC
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39* 56’39” N 105* 48′ 48″ W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James ‘Jamie’ Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  6. Joelle Thomas
    July 3, 2012 at 7:02 am

    1) Longhorn
    2) Argentina
    3) Brooklyn
    4) Edinburgh Castle
    5) Carmel, IN
    6) London
    7) Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
    8) Diana Gabaldon
    9) 39.9450 N; 105.8167 W
    10) Australia
    11) Vancouver Int’l
    12) Redwood
    13) James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  7. Alylene Fields
    July 3, 2012 at 7:14 am

    1) Texas Longhorn
    2) Argentina
    3) Brooklyn
    4) Edinburgh Castle
    5) Carmel, IN
    6) London
    7) Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
    8) Diana Gabaldon
    9) 39.9449868 N , 105.81723160000001 W
    10) Australia
    11) Vancouver Int’l
    12) Redwood
    13) James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  8. ladeebuggnrobin ludwig
    July 3, 2012 at 7:14 am

    1. longhorn
    2. argentina
    3. brooklyn bridge
    4. edinburgh
    5. carmel
    6. london
    7. washington, dc
    8. diana!
    9. Latitude=39°56’33N, Longitude=105°49’02W
    10.australia
    11. vancouver
    12. redwood tree
    13. james alexander malcolm mackenzie fraser

  9. Tina
    July 3, 2012 at 7:18 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
    8. The Incomparable Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39.9450 N, 105.8167W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  10. Carla Oliver Radhouani (aka Lady Oliver)
    July 3, 2012 at 7:32 am

    1. Longhorn cattle
    2. Argentina
    3. The Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London, England
    7. The Lincoln Memorial in Washingtion D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39.9450 N; 105.8167 W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  11. maile
    July 3, 2012 at 7:39 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Washington, DC
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39* 56’39″ N 105* 48′ 48″ W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James ‘Jamie’ Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  12. Tonya Farrington Covello
    July 3, 2012 at 7:43 am

    1. Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. The Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London, England
    7. The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39.9450 N; 105.8167 W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  13. KRhodig
    July 3, 2012 at 7:53 am

    1. Texas Long Horn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. —He isnt killing any vampires in that post 😉
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39.9450 N; 105.8167 W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver In’tl
    12. Red Wood
    13. James Alexander Malcom MacKenzie Fraser, Himself JAMMF!!

  14. Joyce Swiokla
    July 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Washington, DC
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39* 56’39″ N 105* 48′ 48″ W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  15. tina
    July 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel
    6. London
    7. Washington, D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39.9450 N, 105.8167 W
    10. Australia
    11. YVR
    12. Coast Redwood (Sequoia Pervirens)
    13. James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser

  16. Rochelle Karp
    July 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge, NY
    4. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London, England
    7. Washington D.C, Lincoln Memorial
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. (39.9450*N, 105.8167*W)
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood / Giant Sequoia
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

    Even if I don’t win, this was a lot of fun! Thank you.

  17. Patricia Loftus
    July 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

    1) Texas Longhorns
    2) Argentina
    3) Brooklyn Bridge
    4) Edinborgh Castle
    5) Carmel, Indiana
    6) London England
    7) Lincoln Memorial – Washington DC
    8) Diana Gabaldon
    9.) Latitude=39°56’39N, Longitude=105°48’48W
    10.) Australia
    11.)Vancouver International Airport
    12.) Giant Redwood
    13.) James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

    jes suis prest

  18. Becky Quinn Gottlieb
    July 3, 2012 at 10:30 am

    1. Texas Longhorn Cattle
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Castle Rock (upon which Edinburgh Castle sits)
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London, England
    7. Washington D. C. – Lincoln Memorial
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. Latitude: 39°56’33N Longitude: 105°49’02W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

    Fun contest! I learned a few things and enjoyed seeing fellow fans.

  19. Mary Kay Martin
    July 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Washington, DC
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39* 56’39″ N 105* 48′ 48″ W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  20. Roberta
    July 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    1. Longhorn cattle
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Lincoln Monument, Washington D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon’s book shelves
    9. Lat-39.9469°N Long- 105.82°W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. California Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  21. Marianne Johns
    July 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Washington, DC
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39* 56’39″ N 105* 48′ 48″ W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

    • Shirley thornton
      July 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      8)Diana Gabaldon
      9)39•56’41” N longitude
      105•49’2″W. latitude
      10) Australia

    • Shirley thornton
      July 4, 2012 at 5:29 am

      This short little 4 answers is not my entry– it posted accidentally!!!
      Please remove it!!!

    • Theresa
      July 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

      no worries, Shirley! I`ve got ya!

  22. Jane Childerhose
    July 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. The Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London (from the London Eye!)
    7. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. Latitude=39°56’33N, Longitude=105°49’02W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    12. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  23. Iseabail Wright
    July 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    1.Longhorn cattle
    2,Argentina
    3.Brooklyn Bridge
    4.Edinburgh Castle
    5.Carmel, In
    6.London, England
    7.Lincoln Memorial, Wash. DC
    8.Diana Gabaldon
    9. Fraser Colorado 39 56′ 39N / 105 48′ 48″W
    10.Australia
    11.Vancouver International Airport
    12.Redwood tree
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  24. Shirley thornton
    July 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    1)Texan Longhorn
    2)Argentina
    3)Brooklyn Bridge
    4)Edinburgh Castle
    5)Carmel
    6)London
    7)The Lincoln Memorial Washington DC
    8)Diana Gabaldon
    9)39•56’41″NLongitude
    105•49’2″WLatitude
    10)Australia
    11)Vancouver International Airport
    12)Sequoia Sempervirens Redwood Tree
    13)James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser

  25. Debra Preston
    July 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    1.Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Castle Rock (Home of Edinburgh Castle)
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. Westminster
    7. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon’s
    9. 39°56′39″N 105°48′48″W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Coast Redwood (Sequoia Semperviren)
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  26. Mercedes Palma
    July 4, 2012 at 5:24 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2 Argentina
    3 Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn, NY
    4 Edinburgh Castle
    5 Carmel, Indiana
    6 London, England
    7 Lincoln Memorial Wasshington D.C.
    8 Diana Gabaldon : aka Herself
    9 Lat 39.9469°N Long- 105.82° W
    10 Australia
    11 Vancouver International Airport
    12 California Redwood
    13 James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser

    HAVE A WONDERFUL 4TH OF JULY!!!!!
    TELL A SOLIDER THANK YOU FOR THEIR SACRIFICE!
    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!!! THEIR SACRIFICE IS WHY WE CELEBRATE
    TODAY!!!

  27. Line Pelletier
    July 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2 Argentina
    3 Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn, NY
    4 Edinburgh Castle
    5 Carmel, Indiana
    6 London, England
    7 Lincoln Memorial Wasshington D.C.
    8 Diana Gabaldon : aka Herself
    9 Lat 39.9469°N Long- 105.82° W
    10 Australia
    11 Vancouver International Airport
    12 California Redwood
    13 James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser

  28. Sandy O
    July 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London, England
    7. Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. Latitude 39.95°N Longitude 105.82° W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. California Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  29. Nicole Craig
    July 5, 2012 at 8:35 am

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London, England
    7. Washington, DC
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39* 56’39″ N 105* 48′ 48″ W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

    This was fun, thanks.

  30. Rita Wood
    July 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London
    7. Washington, D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. Lat. 39.94N Long. 105.81W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. California Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  31. Nicole Zanetti
    July 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn Cattle
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. Londoon, England
    7. Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39.9450° N, 105.8167° W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Coast Redwood tree
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  32. Heather Smalley
    July 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London, England
    7. Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39°56’33N 105°49’02W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

    Thanks for the fun facts! 🙂

  33. Michele Jones
    July 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn Cattle
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle
    5. Carmel, IN
    6. London
    7. Lincoln Monument, Washington D.C
    8. Diana Gabaldon’s
    9. 39.944167, -105.813333
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
    12. Giant California Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

  34. Kelsey
    July 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    1. Longhorn Cattle
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London
    7. The Lincoln Monument, Washington D.C.
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39.9450° N, 105.8167° W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. California Redwood or Giant Redwood
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

    • Tina Louise Ann Fuller
      July 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

      1. Texas Long Horn
      2. Argentina
      3. Brooklyn Bridge
      4. Edinburgh Castle
      5. Carmel
      6. London
      7. Lincoln Memorial, Washington D. C.
      8. Herself, Diana Gabaldon
      9. 39.9450° N, 105.8167° W
      10. Australia
      11. Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
      12. Sequoia Sempervirens, Coastal Redwood, California Redwood, or Giant Redwood
      13. James Alexander Malcom Mackenzie Fraser

  35. Fionnagh Overgaauw
    July 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    1. Texas Longhorn
    2. Argentina
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. Edinburgh Castle (The hill itself being “Castle Rock”)
    5. Carmel, Indiana
    6. London (I didn’t care for the London Eye, incidentally – Far too high for my taste. I’ll settle for a nice walking tour!)
    7. Washington, DC
    8. Diana Gabaldon
    9. 39* 56’39″ N 105* 48′ 48″ W
    10. Australia
    11. Vancouver International Airport
    12. Giant Redwood (The variety might depend on where on the west coast you were)
    13. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser (Also the name of my cat. By the time I’ve finished calling him, he has usually lost interest. I should have gone with Adso.)