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The giveaway for 2 Free Passes to the Museum at Bethel Woods ended yesterday. Congratulations to Melinda Gates!! Thank you to everyone who entered!

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Need a Special Valentine’s Day Gift?

shutterstock_93777649IMG_1061There’s still time to enter my giveaway for this great commemorative Super Bowl XLVIII official volunteer cap. Requirements are minimal; click the link to a Rafflecopter giveaway
then select one or more of the entry options: like The Open Suitcase Facebook page, follow The Open Suitcase on Twitter, tweet about the giveaway or leave a blog post comment. Just be sure to go through the Rafflecopter link to officially enter. Good luck; the contest ends Monday night!

A Football Season Ends, But a Giveaway Begins!

I always get incredibly sad on Super Sunday because, as the pre-game shows drag on, I gradually come to grips with the realization that another season has ended and I won’t be getting my weekly football fix for another 6 months. Thank heavens we have an Olympics this year to help fill the void. I forget how much I enjoy speed skating until it returns to television.

My Saturday volunteer shift in Times Square was a wee bit busier than Wednesday night. The dense crowds shuffled down Broadway between exhibits like extras in The Walking Dead. But everyone was in a very festive mood, enjoying the day and the excitement leading up to the game.

This NYPD mounted patrol was the subject of many tourist photos. The officers kindly allowed little kids to pet their horses.

Win this great, commemorative Super Bowl cap!

Thank you for sharing the excitement of the past few weeks with me. As a thank you, I’m running a Rafflecopter giveaway. The prize? Part of my official NFL volunteer attire. Continue reading

Nice Place to Visit But Would I Want to Live There?

hgtv-dream-home-2013I could have spent New Year’s Day watching Democrats and Republicans circle one another like caged mixed martial arts fighters. But there was much more compelling television to be viewed and I’m not talking about the Rose Bowl, although the game was pretty entertaining. Continue reading