Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Greenville Convention Part 2

Day two of the convention found us eating from the breakfast buffet at our hotel. After a pretty sleepless night for us at the hotel (loud people walking around at night and trying to sleep in a strange bed) added up to us being up early. The convention hall opened up at 9:30 and we were waiting at the doors to get in. One of my objectives at the conference was to talk to some vendors and entice them to come be a vendor at our State Conference. I am volunteering on the vendor hall committee this year and vendor registration is down due to use choosing the same weekend as another very prominent conference that is being held. Anyway off we went to talk to some vendors, about ten in all. After a lot of conversations with vendors we went to another seminar/workshop held by Todd Wilson. Again I had never seen him or heard him talk in person. This talk was about things you need to teach your daughter before graduating her from home and it was a real treat. Hubby really liked his talk and him. We actually went back to his booth and purchased his new small book "Dream Big" because we are actually in the processes of some life changes and require dreaming big. He has already read the book and passed it on to me and Grace to read. By this point it was lunch time and quite frankly the food court left something to be desired plus it was pretty expensive. We decided to leave the convention center for lunch and actually found a wonderful hole in the wall type of eatery with great home made pizza. Delish!!! We chilled for a while and headed back to the convention center to go see and hear Laurie White speak about her book King Alfred's English. Of course I loved this book and Laurie is from my home state. She gave a wonderful talk and I can't recommend her book enough. So much wonderful information about our English language than many people have never heard before or even knew. By this time it was about 3:30 and we needed to start wrapping things up to get on the road back home. I made a few more purchases consisting of an interesting algebra book, and a dvd from Growing Up Wild. After leaving the convention we made a deter to Krispy Kreme Donuts to purchase a gift card for my brother-in-law's birthday and also bought ourselves their new oreo doughnuts (fab and very tasty). One hour and a half later we were home and visiting with the new chicks that hatched while we were away. It was a super short but great weekend away with the hubby. We definitely need to do this more often.

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