My trip started in Wisconsin where I got to spend some time with the lovely Jennifer. We road tripped to Indiana and met up with my roommate for the two days, Leigh Anne. This is where I can't even list all of the people I met and saw as there are too many to mention. I made new friends. I met blogging friends. I saw some friends again! Time with these people was good for my soul.
The conference was wonderful. I got a chance to learn from the greats, including: Ralph Fletcher, Penny Kittle, Jeff Anderson, Ruth Ayres, JoEllen McCarthy, and Linda Urban. On Thursday, I got an opportunity to sit and eat lunch with Linda Urban. We shared our experiences with notebooks over some yummy bar-b-q sandwiches. Linda's presentation on Friday was so much fun! Lots of notebook writing time!
I'm still processing it all and I'll blog more about the sessions soon, but for now, here's my trip in pictures...
|Yummy lunch after I landed!|
|Laughing with Jennifer!|
|Peppermint ice cream. I was the only one who ordered dessert at dinner! Mmmmm!|
|The three musketeers...me, Leigh Anne, and Jennifer ready to start the conference!|
|Leigh Anne, Holly, Megan and I at the author dinner with Linda Urban.|
|Me and Linda Urban after her wonderful presentation about notebooks!|
|Practicing sketching in my notebook.|
|My view at the airport in Milwaukee at 7am on Saturday morning.|
|The soda can says it all, "I've had the time of my life."|
Thank you to Ruth Ayres for providing this space to share our celebrations. Please join us and share your own!