Sunday, January 13, 2013


Since announcing that Gassaways Adventures was approaching 10,000 hits and the announcement that there will be a contest to see who that person was, the Internet has been buzzing with anticipation.  A whopping 55 people clicked on the Gassaways Adventures link, putting us way over the 10,000 threshold.  Now 55 hits may not seem like much to you, but it's pretty respectable for us, seeing as we're not Yahoo or some porn site.  Anyway, the staff (that would be me) decided to offer a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize, 2nd and 3rd for those hits leading up to 10,000.

So here's the lucky winners:


Third prize at hit number 9,998 goes to Julie Camacho.  Julie, who happens to be our daughter, suggested money as the prize.  That was a really good suggestion Julie, so you will be awarded $1.00.  You would have been awarded more but over the years you and your siblings made numerous withdrawals from The Bank of Gassaway which has caused the failure of said bank.


Second prize at hit number 9,999 goes to George K.  George suggested for a prize sailing around San Diego Bay in my sail boat while drinking adult beverages.  So at a time to be announce in the future, George K and his wife will be invited to said sailing excursion.  As the winner of this prize, George must bring his own adult beverages. 


Hit number 10,000 is an unknown person in Jawa Barat, Jakarta, Indonesia.  This lucky person will receive the fabulous prize of a trip to the top of my windmill.  Just think of the view from the top of this Eiffel Tower like structure.  As an added bonus you won't have to deal with the French as you climb to the top.  While you're up there you will be allowed to change the oil in the windmill, as it is due for an oil change.  Upon returning to the ground, you will be asked to leave.

If you are this person, please contact me via the comment section at the bottom of this page so arraignments can be made for you to claim your prize.  Please hurry, because as I said, the windmill is due for it's oil change.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Gassaways Adventures is about to reach another milestone.  Very soon we will have had 10,000 people pay us a visit.  Each "hit" is tallied by my Sitemeter which allows me to see who has taken a look at the blog.  It's really not big brother, and doesn't give me your name, but it does provide me with lots of information.  The service tells me what number hit you are, how long you visited, how many pages you viewed, how you found the blog, like through another site such as a google search linked from an e-mail provider or some other site.  I can also tell in most cases what country and city the visitor is in and what kind of operating system they are using.  So sometimes I can figure out who you are.

I'm thinking of offering a prize to the lucky person who is the 10,000th, but I'm having a little trouble coming up with something suitable.  If you are a regular here at Gassaways Adventures, you may recall that when the 5,000th hit was reached I offered an I-pad to the lucky person.  Turns out that I couldn't tell exactly who that person was and several of my viewers claimed to be the one.  Since I got such a good buy on the I-pad, I awarded several.


Now I'm having trouble coming up with a prize for 10,000 hits that is in keeping with the standards here at Gassaways Adventures.  Any suggestions?