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Road Trip!

September 16th, 2007 (10:48 am)

current mood: chipper
current music: Louis Armstrong

I'm leaving for Richmond in a few hours, to attend the national conference of the  National Federation of Press Women. I'll miss my husband and little boy. It seemed like a great time to be away, when it was announced, but then I found out that tomorrow will be Cutie Pie's first day in his new kindergarten class; I would have liked to be there for it. On the other hand, he took the news in stride. And I did get a chance to speak with his new teacher on Friday, so I feel much better about it now. His dad will bring him to his new classroom tomorrow. I'm sure they'll be fine.

I really am looking forward to the trip. First I'm going on the pre-tour, which visits Williamsburg and Jamestown. I've been wanting to get back to Jamestown ever since they discovered the real town site and began excavations. But let's hope I don't get car sick on the bus tour. On Wednesday we'll be back in Richmond for the conference. My Stonehenge book has won an award, which will be presented at the Communications Contest banquet. And I'm taking part in a historical fashion show, where some of us will be dressed in costumes representing the different time periods that will be covered. I'm 1880-1900, and have rented a lovely "bustle dress" from a terrific costume shop called Charelle's in Frederick, Maryland. I'll post a photo afterward if I can get someone to take one. (My camera broke, and I haven't bought a new one yet.)

I'll be away until next Sunday, without a computer, so I may not be able to post at all for the next seven days. Have a great week!