Before you read any further, please know that when I set up the blog all photos are right side up. I’m doing my best to figure out why they translate sideways on mobile devices. Laura
We started off Wednesday with movement. While Nora and Kat did a dvd workout in the suite, I walked up to the Midway. Loved this huge statue just by the water.
The day was free until the fabulous Literacy signing. Nora and I went down to see exactly where she’d sit and we ran into Mary Rhoades — the first person in line. The Marriott staff got her a chair so she’d be comfortable, then I offered to snap her photo with Nora, along with the second person in line, Amy who flew in from North Carolina (and if that’s the wrong name, please let me know!).
We met so many wonderful readers who patiently waited for a chance to meet Nora. The event brought in over $39,000 which put RWA over the $1 million mark for donations to Literacy over the past two decades.
Thursday was another free day. Nora and I took a turn around the conference area, then we met Ruth and took advantage of the glorious San Diego weather. As you can see below, it was cool in the shade so we had the fire pit turned on until Ruth could bask in the sun. And Nora wore boots.
I did not.
Friday was the busy day — Nora had her chat, then we lunched with the St. Martin’s team, then parties all around. I’m sure she’ll share more about it, so I’ll share some photos.
The start of the evening.
Saturday was all about the prep for Nora’s champagne reception. This year we had the fabulous view along with food and wine.
We cleaned up pretty well too.
We spent the final day over on Coronado, lunching at the Hotel Del, browsing through shops and breathing in the sea air. I’ll share photos when we’re back in Maryland, but for now we have another plane to catch.