Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Here I am! I am here in D.C. at the beautiful Gaylord National. My Air Tran flight from Orlando was smooth and speedy, arriving here at 1:08 this afternoon. After a pricey taxi ride with my fellow consultant/friend Vicki (we think he took the long way) we checked in and got settled in our rooms. While awaiting my roomie Deb's arrival, I hung out with Vicki and Janice, both from the Orlando group. We had lunch near the hotel, checked out a few shops, and walked around a bit. Let me tell you: It is HOT here! I'm from Florida where it was a balmy 83 degrees yesterday, and when the plane was landing here in D.C. this afternoon, the pilot announced it was 101 degrees here. Icky-sticky!
We came back to the hotel, explored a bit, then retired back to our rooms. I had totally forgotten about my suitcase earlier, so decided to unpack. I was a little apprehensive to open the suitcase since I had packed a bottle of red wine from home. When I opened the bag, the first thing I saw was this...
This is my scrapbook tote will all my millions of pens, pencils, blades, and so forth totally strewn all over the place. Thank goodness I had the liquids in little ziploc bags!
The good news is...
the wine was safe.
Deb finally arrived and we all had a late dinner at the local bar and grill, laughing like school girls, talking about the next few days of excitement to come. I'm super tired now and off to take a long hot shower. Looking forward to sharing more tomorrow!