I thought I would post a few pictures of some of the
ladies that came home with me from the convention.
There were so many to choose from! It is a good thing
I was limited in the amount of space I had to carry
them home. As it was was, 2 of them arrived here broken.
Believe it or not it is the first time I have had that happen!
I thought I had wrapped them to survive just about
anything that was dished out, but I was pretty tired
when I did it, so I may have slacked off.
These are the ones that survived the trip home.
Which is your favorite?
My favorite--isn't she cool--in a
Don't look at me I didn't do it kind of way?
The convention was smaller than usual this year--gee
I wonder if this terrible economy had anything to do with
that? The big news is it has been decided to move locations
for the first time ever. Maddy Gordon has done an amazing
job for 17 years with organizing and basically running the
entire thing and has decided to retire and just attend the
conventions to enjoy herself.
Terry Traw came forward and offered to take over for Maddy
and since he is from Missouri the convention will be moving
to Branson in 2010. They will also move it from January to
either late September or early October. Is anyone reading this
from that area? I am very curious about planning a trip there
because I understand that we cannot fly into Branson but will
have to drive a ways from the airport. Terry said the prices
will be better for hotels and food than Florida and Branson
is known for it's theatrical shows.
We have a bit of time to decide whether to attend since the next
convention will be in 2010. For me that means one of 3 choices:
either flying the whole way again with my ladies sent through
cargo on the plane in my hard suitcase (obviously not the ideal
way), sending the ladies ahead of me through the mail
system (ex-pen-sive!) or taking the car on the ferry for 3
days to Bellingham, WA and then driving down to Missouri.
Hmmm...lots to think about...