Send me far, far away...only for a little while. I'm trying it again*, entering a Quark Expedition Contest to Blog my Way to the North Pole, this time. No thanks to climate change, the polar regions of our world are shrinking. The Arctic regions, also known as the North Pole, are the most endangered of the two.
I would love the chance to be your daily blogging correspondent to show and tell you about this majestic ecosystem.
My appeal essay is titled: Following in Matthew Henson's footsteps. If I win, then that's exactly what I will be doing, following in the footsteps of one of the world's greatest explorers, Matthew Henson. He is known as the first African-American to reach the North Pole, along with 12 others including Robert Peary.
|Mr. Henson. If I had Photoshop skills, I'd make a duplicate image next to him with my round face. But can't you just see me bundled up like this. Too cool! Literally and figuratively.|
With your support, I could do equally as well again, if not better. Click here to vote.
|Cynthia from Shimmy in My Spirit made this card for my Antarctic campaign. Cute, ain't it?|
The voting continues until February 15, 2011 12 noon EST. The cruise expedition will take place June 23 - July 7, 2011 and includes visiting Helsinki, Finland and Murmansk, Russia before boarding a huge nuclear powered icebreaker cruise ship. Awesomeness!
So, please help me get there. Vote for me and help me spread the news. I appreciate it.