William and I had a fabulous visit with my family. The two days of travel were not one bit of fun, as we were stuck for hours at LaGuardia on the way to Rochester, and at JFK on the way home. When we drive, it takes between 10 and 11 hours. Generally, airline travel is much easier and quicker, but with the airlines in the US in such disarray (does any flight ever leave on time?), I'm beginning to rethink this option. I met folks today who were on day 3 and 4 of trying to get to their destinations. Perhaps we will tackle the drive next summer.
I missed Poetry Friday, blog reading, answering e-mails, and lots more. However, I enjoyed every minute of my time away. I read HP 7 but had to wait a long time to talk about it. I ran into Adrienne at the release "party" for the book, at her amazing library, and again at the Farmer's Market. We did actually meet up for ice cream and got to talk about HP7, books, blogging and all sorts of kidlit stuff. I loved meeting her and connecting to someone in my hometown. She made me realize how much I want to attend the 1st Annual Kidlitosphere Conference. I'm still hoping to find a cheap flight to Chicago.
I spent quality time with my family, saw a longtime friend from high school and had great fun with William. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our trip to see Oma and Opa.
Thanks Mom and Dad! We had a great time.
Tricia and William