Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Jetlag, a head cold, and tons of good memories....

Geographically I've been back from Orlando for three days, but mentally I'm pretty sure I'm still there. Or at least wish I was. Unfortunately my entire family brought home headcolds along with our Mickey ears, but it was so worth it. It was so wonderful spending time with most of the Buzz Girls, meeting some new friends, and getting some much needed inspiration for my writing. I spent most of the week at all the Walt Disney World parks with my family, but I was lucky to get to spend some quality time with the bees. Here is the one and only picture I took (Tera has some really good ones to post later).
Doesn't Tina look amazing in her crown? It is so exciting when they flash the Rita finalists up on a giant screen and you get to scream and clap for your friends. There really are no losers at this ceremony.


After the literacy booksigning, Tera, Tina, Marley and I had dinner with Lauren Strasnick (YA author or Nothing Like You) at Shula's Steakhouse. Marley had to explain to us who Don Shula is (the winningest football coach ever, in case you were wondering). The food was amazing! I'm pretty sure that Marley will be posting pictures of her dinner at a later date. I haven't been able to attend a conference since 2007 and it was wonderful to be able to be in the company of these wonderful and talented women again.

That's just a little taste of RWA Orlando. There will be many more memories and pictures to come.

xo,

Stephanie

8 comments:

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Wish I would have been there!
Glad yo had fun!!

Lauren Strasnick said...

Dinner was perfection! So happy to have been included.

The Golfing Librarian said...

I've been looking at alot of pics on different authors sites from RWA.
Two thoughts come to mind --
1.) Is the RWA an "All-Girls Club"?
2.) Who had their picture taken with fans more last week; Mickey Mouse or Meg Cabot?

nymfaux said...

Sounds fantastic!!!! (except for the head colds) That's so great that you guys got to go and see each other!!!!! Thanks so for sharing with all of us who had to stay home!!!!!

TinaFerraro said...

Hey, Chuck, pretty much all girls club, yeah...but not intentionally!

And speaking of Meg Cabot...pictures to follow, I am sure!

Heather Davis said...

Sounds like a great time, Steph. Thanks for the recap! Tina, you look great in your sash and tiara. ;)

So proud of all the bees!

Heath

Wendy Toliver said...

I can't wait for more updates and photos! I had a lovely time but I kept forgetting to bring my camera.

RI Wedding Photography said...

Orlando is awesome!