Tuesday, July 29, 2008

San Francisco Day One (Pre RWA Conference)

I have arrived in San Francisco, safe and sound! After a 6 hour flight, Alys met me at the SF airport and Tracy soon came in afterwards. Two things about the weather in San Francisco for those who are still packing, it is very windy and cold, around 60 degree. *Brr...* Better pack an extra sweater. Better yet, a parka. Plus, gas is almost $5.00 a gallon! (in NJ gas is $3.85 a gallon).

Alys was our tour guide as we took the BART, which is the handy dandy SF subway system, and we arrived safe and sound at the Marriott where the RWA conference will be held. And the BART is literally around the corner from the hotel! Plus there are 3 Starbucks in walking distance and a huge Old Navy on the same street as the hotel! *G*

Katie and Alys

We were waiting for Kristie(J) to arrive and she came soon after we did! Hugs were given by all and we had coffee and chatted in the Starbucks in the hotel lobby. And you bet I powered up my laptop, because I was going through with drawl, especially from lovely Twitter. That website will suck you in and won't let you go!

I know a majority of people are arriving tomorrow afternoon, but there are some early arrivals such as Sula and Ciaralira! We all decided to eat at a great Thai restaurant.

Menu/My fabulous mojito/The women's bathroom sign cracks me up!

Me and Sula praising my wonderful mojito

This is us after a few drinks!

After a wonderful dinner with drinks and some great books talk, we all finished up the night with big smiles and promises to get together for more fun tomorrow!Kristie/Tracy/Alys/Sula/Ciaralira (I am taking the picture)

Day Two is a five hour tour of the city for Tracy, Alys, Kristie and myself. How much trouble can we all get in?

More to come tomorrow...

Katiebabs (KB)


Julia said...

sound like you guys had lot of fun so far...so jealous! Can't wait to hear more about the RAW event and more pictures! :)

Enjoy your and Kristie trip so far :)

Anonymous said...

I'm really happy for you all. It sounds and looks like you all have a lot of fun. I look forward to all the posts.

Nice pictures! :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you got there safely!! LOVE that bathroom sign too lol. So funny.

Looking forward to more RWA news. ;) Thanks for reporting!

Christine said...

Thanks so much for writing this update!! I'm so happy to see you guys having so much fun together-love the pictures! And thanks so much for the phone call last night. I was feeling the love! :D

Can't wait to hear what you did today!

Anonymous said...

I see by the picture that Kristie has the infamous "ugly dirty diaper bag purse" with her and it's even on the table. For those who don't know what I'm talking about - see Kristie's earlier post about her pre-RWR shopping spree.
Kristie - I beg you as a sister - go purse shopping !!!!! :)

Sister Lisa

Ciara said...

Lots of trouble? I hope Alys is feeling better! It was so much fun to meet y'all! can't wait for more fun this week...

Jill D. said...

*waving* Hi Ladies! Love the pictures. How fun that you get to meet each other in person. Keep the posts coming.