Ten Years Ago: On the Road to RWA

on July 15, 2015 Lucy Leave a reply

Feeling a little reminiscent today, so I was looking at my very early blogs.  I have been blogging for just about ten years, and when I looked at the ones that I wrote just about this time ten years ago, I had a little laugh, for a couple of reasons.  July 24th’s post is about heading to the Romance Writers of America conference, which was held in Reno.  We drove there with the kids, my dear friend Maggie Cox and her family, and no small amount of excitement!  Next week, Hubcap and I are flying to the RWA Conference in New York, so these posts are especially poignant to me.

Here is the post from the 24th:

Well we are having a typical Lucy Monroe travel experience.  Driving out of our driveway, the garage door opener stops working.  It’s been totally fine up to this moment, but suddenly goes kaput to begin our trip with a story to tell our friends.  We headed south to Crater Lake National Park and guess who were our fellow freeway guests?  That’s right…a motor cycle gang complete with leather jackets with the skull and crossbones insignia and “choppers” specially designed to ride low and sound mean.  But hey, they were obviously nature lovers too.  The lake was absolutely gorgeous, as were all the lakes along the highway getting there.  The trip to the rim was hair raising for someone nervous about heights.  Yep, that would be me…telling the kids to be very quiet, “Daddy has to concentrate!” and telling Daddy to, “Pay attention!”  LOL  I’d love to say I’m kidding and I wasn’t that bad, but I was.  My palms were sweaty and my heart was beating a mile a minute by the time we reached the lookout area we’d planned to stop at.
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Well, we’re back on the road today…going to see the California Redwoods…then it’s Reno and RWA National.  I’ll post if I get a chance!

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