Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Appleton

Today is April 1st - you know what that means... The first day of the A to Z Challenge! This year I'm taking you on a tour of my island! Without further delay, I bring you the letter A....



A is for Appleton


A is also for: Aaron Arm, Abbate Point, Abel Lake, Abraham's Cove, Adeytown (population of 307), Admiral's Cove, Alderburn, Alder Island, Allan's Island, Amelia Cove, Angel's Cove, Angelbrook, Anstey's Cove, Antelope, Apsey Cove, Aquiller, Argentia, Areige Bay, Arnold's Cove, Aspen Cove, Assizes Harbour, Athlone, Aviron Bay, Avondale

Some good names, aye b'y?

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    1. There are many more "interesting" ones to come!

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  2. What a fabulous idea....a tour of the island.

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  3. I love this idea Bay Girl, can't wait to see the next few days.

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    1. There will be a few interesting places soon :)

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  4. Nice theme! I can't wait to hear more!
    HMG

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  5. Hey, Appleton won Tidy Towns! Good for them. I've never been there.

    This is a great idea. We've got a beautiful island. Too good to keep to ourselves.

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    1. You've probably driven through it... Appleton is just off the TCH between Gander and Grand Falls

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  6. I'm going to have to google those items because I still have no idea where you live.

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    1. Newfoundland & Labrador - its an Eastern Canadian province

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  7. Those are all terrific names! I really like your theme. Can't wait to take a tour around the bay this month!

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  8. I know some will be keeping that list handy for future works.

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    1. the list is going to get better later in the alphabet

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  9. Awesome idea for the a-z challenge!!!
    i have to get mine started today too :)
    Can't wait!

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  10. Appleton looks lovely. Thanks for sharing. :D

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    1. its a very small community, but its pretty

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  11. Yay, post!

    I've got a bunch of new blogs to start following this month.

    --j--

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  12. I love that photo. I'm looking forward to touring your island.

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    1. Each community looks so different - it will be a fun trip

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  13. That's an awful lot of "A"'s.
    Karen

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    1. there are A lot of A's but even more B's

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  14. Looking forward to seeing some more!

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  15. Looks like a place I'd like to be right about -now! I'm a nature person so I like the idea of living around water and just being out in nature! Your off to A great start baygirl32. See you tomorrow!! I'll B there!

    Nice blog!

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    1. Its very snowy here now - but there are lots of outdoor things to do

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  16. What a cute idea. I wouldn't have done it for where I live now, but naming locations would've been fun with my home state of Oregon.

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    1. I bet there are a lot of dun names in Oregon

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  17. I'm so excited to be visiting your island in July. I can't wait to see how many of your names I can find. This is a good intro.

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    1. Not a warm sunny island right now, but I love it

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  19. Thanks for the tour of your island via the towns...have you visited them all?? I've been to PEI, but none of the other Maritime provinces...maybe someday!

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    1. ironically PEI is the only maritime province I haven't been to

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  20. a friend of mine was a judge for Tidy Towns! I'm going to ask her if she was there when this town won (sounds like it was a few years in a row) She said the experience was amazing - I just love the name 'tidy towns'. ha.

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    1. Tidy Towns kind of rolls off the tongue doesn't it? I bet being a judge would be a great experience

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  21. Good names, indeed. I like Athlone, even if i don't hail from the midlands in Ireland.

    That, or Avondale - wonderful sound to the name.

    Welcome to April!

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    1. if you look at a bunch of NL place names, you can start to see the english, the irish, the french, and all the other origins

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  22. I don't know why but I'm partial to the "Arnold's Cove" name :)

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    1. with a population of just over 560 people, there is lots of room to grow!

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  24. A great town to claim as one's 'home town'! I look forward to a look see about your place.

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    1. I'll have to limit my words when I get to my home town :)

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  25. Town of Appleton. How absolutely LOVELY! And that is an amazing list of A's!!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

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    1. The A community list is kind of short... but there are some interesting ones

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  27. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to more A to Z goodness! :)

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  28. Aye aye, ma'am, those are some good names! :)


    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

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  29. Aquiller catches my eye because I can see a couple of ways one could pronounce and both of those could be wrong. "A killer" "a quill er". Either way I like it, because the word quill is a favorite to look at and it nestles nicely in there!

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    1. Quill kind of does roll nicely off the tongue (why is it a fav?)

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  30. Very nice!!
    Returning your visit. Nice to meet you!
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    Bonnie Gwyn
    http://bonniegwyn.blogspot.com/

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  31. That's quite an awesome list.

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  32. A tour around the island sounds great. Returning your visit and looking forward to the future posts. Great idea for the A to Z!
    A2ZMommy and What’s In Between

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  33. My husband and I travel and work around the U.S. This past summer, we were in Maine, and met many Canadians. I will be looking forward to reading more from you!

    Sue
    razzchronicles.blogspot.com

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  34. A great list of names. I love listing names - they almost form a poetry of their own.

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    1. I never thought of it like that -poetry

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  35. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I love to see the names of different cities. In Texas we have some dusey. I don't live far from a town called "Cut and Shoot". Yes that is a real town.

    Pamela Jo
    http:theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

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    1. Cut and Shoot - hope its friendlier than it sounds

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  36. Sounds like a fun tour and a great place to visit. I'll enjoy seeing where we go next.

    Patricia Stoltey

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    1. its not as nice as in person, but still fun

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  37. The only Appleton I know of is in Wisconsin :)

    And I am here to welcome you to the Challenge!

    KarenG

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    1. Didn't know there was an Appleton in Wisconsin... see I learned something new today :)

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  38. My first thought was Appleton, Wisconsin, too. But then I read your profile. My grandparents were from Sunnyside and Pouch Cove. Love it up there. http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com

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    1. Have you been to the island recently?

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    2. Oh, it was in 2003 that we were there. My last trip was with my family (two brothers and sister and mom)as adults without spouses. Mom had just been diagnosed with cancer, so we went for one of the most blessed trips I've ever been on! Met relatives, drove between St. John's, Pouch Cove, Sunnyside and made lots of side trips each day. Did lots of genealogy, too. What a glorious trip to a glorious province! My sister just sold her property up in Pouch Cove that she bought soon after our trip, so she's been up there more recently.

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    3. well prehaps its time for you to come again

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  39. Sounds so quaint! Nice to meet you~
    I love your idea, very clever~
    You live in a beautiful area :D

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  40. Your town sounds like a lovely place! Appleton is a great name. Thanks for commenting in my place. I'll keep checking yours!

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

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    1. Appleton just a happy sounding name

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  41. Appleton sounds like an absolutely beautiful place. And I love your theme. I can't wait to learn more about your home. :)

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    1. I love my island - and sharing it :)

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  42. Great A post. Looking forward to reading more. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  43. Where is Appleton located? Can't wait to learn more about your home! :D

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    1. Its located in Central Newfoundland (just off the highway really)

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  44. Returning your visit. What a lot of A names where you are.Looking forward to more.

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    1. there are a lot of small communities in Newfoundland, some of the names are quite fun

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  45. What unique and interesting place names... certainly a point for inspiration.

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    1. there are some great names if you're ever stuck :)

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  46. Do they seriously have a provincial contest for "Tidy Towns"? That is so cute!

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    1. yep! and every town who wins posts a sign in their community - it helps make a place feel more home in my opinion :)

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  47. I can't wait to see some of the unusual letters later.

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    1. there are some dandy names on the horizon!

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