Monday, July 29, 2013

A Wonderful Weekend

Susan Marlow and myself at the convention.
Thursday, my family and I started on our trip to a homeschool convention in Modesto. Our first stop was at a friends' house in Gilroy. They helped Mom with ideas for homeschool, made us barrel cooked chicken, took us to see their horse, and just loved on us. I had a blast (thank you sooo much!)!!! :) The next morning we met Grandma and continued on our way.

Barrel chicken.
When we all arrived at the convention we set up the Ghost Town Publications booth with most of my grandpa's books. That day I also met one of my favorite authors, Susan K. Marlow. I was honored to be able to share with Susan about some of writing projects that I'm working on. I spent both days (the convention was only two days) either working at my grandparents booth, or at Susan Marlow's booth talking (not to mention the many hours spent at the hotel pool!). Both nights we stayed at the next door hotel.

I was extremely impressed with the politeness of the homeschooled kids working there. They were serving by bringing carts around to all the exhibitors. They also, the first day, set out a buffet lunch “behind the scenes” for the exhibitors. The second day they set out a buffet breakfast as well as bringing sandwiches, chips, and soft drinks around to the exhibitors for lunch.
The large sailboat that went past.

Yesterday, we (Grandma, my family and I) came home to my grandparents' house and spent the night. Tonight we will spend the night again before heading home. Just now, out my grandparents' window, we saw a HUGE sailboat with sails that must have been 30 feet high (not exaggerating!!!).

Although I had a wonderful time, I am anxious to get home. Thanks Susan, for not tiring of my frequent visits and sharing with me! Thanks Grandpa and Grandma, for always loving on me and my family!

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had lots of fun :) I would have loved to chat with you both. I wish I was able to make it there, but my mom thought it was too expensive to just go for the exhibitors, because she wasn't going to go to the meetings. Maybe we can next year, and I hope that both of you will be there then!!!

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    1. I missed you, Alicia. :( I wish you could have come but next year for sure! Please thank your mom for even considering. :)

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  2. ah the advantages of being a homeschooler :j. You sound like you've had a good time. I've been reading your post, your a very good writer, i've enjoyed them. So don't stop!!! I'll be sad if you do! ='[
    -Nichole?

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    1. Thanks, Nichole! I was so glad to hear that you are reading. I hope that you can follow. God bless you.

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  3. That's a great treat to be able to share your writing projects with a beloved author. Maybe you could review one of her books on your blog for those of us who haven't had the chance to read her yet! Jessica

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    1. That's a good idea. I'll have to get permission. It could be a lot of fun!

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  4. It was wonderful to get to see you all and have you stay with us!

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    1. I had a blast!!! Thank you sooo much for EVERYTHING!

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    2. You are ALL welcome! Thank you for being such wonderful friends!

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