Give me books, fruit, french wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors. --John Keats

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bloggy Connections

This is a long-overdue (if slightly off-topic) post about some fun I had last month. I hope you all know Lesa of Mrs. Baja Greenawalt's Cozy Book Nook. If you don't, you need to meet her. I did! In real life! When we realized that we were both going to be at Silver Dollar City for the same two days one week in June, I crossed my fingers in hopes that she wouldn't think I was a serial killer, then sent her an email suggesting that we meet up during our trip. Evidently she wasn't a bit scared of me because it sounded like a good idea to her, too. You can read everything she had to say about our meeting here.

This was my family's first trip to Silver Dollar City, but Lesa knows the park pretty well and had all kinds of good information for us. I highly recommend her as a tour guide if the scheduling works out for you the way it did for us. If only I had paid more attention I might have avoided riding Wildfire, which looped upside-down so many times that I lost count and afterwards made me feel like I was exiting the Space Shuttle after a week on the moon. And I probably would not have taken my poor little seven-year-old on Powderkeg, which made her cry and made me feel like a bad mommy. Evidently being tall enough to ride a particular roller coaster is not a good enough excuse to get on it.

But back to my meeting with Lesa. Not only did she have a ton of theme park tips for us, but it was a lot of fun to talk with her and get to know her better. On our second day we managed to find a shady spot where we could sit and gab while our other family members chased after our kids and her boy chased after my youngest girl. (I think we may have sparked young love.) I guess it's true what they say about time flying when you're having fun, because what seemed like a conversation of only a few minutes was, according to my kid-chasing mom, "at least an hour." And it wasn't long enough! I hope we get to meet again some day.

I also need to tell you about the super-sweet Kay at My Random Acts of Reading. She was giving away a few books on her blog, and I happened to mention that I never win anything. Of course, I didn't win her drawing either, BUT she took pity on me and sent me a book anyway!! Note to self: that line will probably not work on Kay again. But thank you for the book, Kay! That was very sweet of you.

8 comments:

Kate said...

How fun! I love it when the stars align like that!

Cozy Book Nook (Lesa) said...

Oh, wasn't it fun!! I'm so glad we got to chat too-- thanks to your poor mom and my poor hubby-- he said our 2nd day chat was more like 2 hours--- but then he has problems with the space/time continuum when required to parent alone. ;o)

Yes, I think my little one had a case of puppy love-- quite astonished me when he picked your little girl flowers out of the landscape-- too bad her name isn't Stella-- that would have been too funny since he was carrying on like Brando in Streetcar. ;o)

I did tell you about Wildfire... you, amnesiac, you.

Thanks for volunteering me as a SDC tour guide-- could be a new career opportunity! hahahahah Actually, I love SDC and would be happy to meet other bookbloggers there.

We should definitely get together again! I'll contact you sometime when I'm in E TX visiting my mom-- maybe we can meet for lunch or let the little ones have a playdate...

Kathy said...

Kate--I agree! Serendipity is quite welcome with me.

Lesa--You make me laugh! I have been meaning to tell you that I am still laughing about your "odd chicken" comment on DeLynne's other blog. Well, I'll be waiting to hear from you for that playdate!

Kay said...

Kathy, thanks for the link love. I was happy to send you a book - and - you never know - it might work again!! ;-)

Cozy Book Nook (Lesa) said...

Thanks Kathy--- you make me laugh too and didn't we laugh ourselves silly at SDC! I didn't recall the 'odd chicken' comment and had to look it up-- made me laugh again too. Poor old unwanted odd chicken...

I'm going to link your post over at my blog.

Kathy said...

Kay--it was the least I could do! Thank you for your random act of (reading) kindness. ;)

Lesa--I'm just glad none of my chickens are odd. Being an odd duck is enough.

Elle said...

Enjoyed reading both your posts, and I'm now following Cozy Book Nook! Looks like you both had a wonderful time. :)

Kathy said...

We sure did! :)

Glad I could help you discover Mrs. Baja Greenawalt!