After our very long and tiring journey, Wendy and I finally arrived at The Davenport Tower at midnight on Wednesday 21st September. We just managed to unpack our bags before collapsing into the enormous beds in our spacious bedroom!
The day’s events on Thursday 22nd didn’t start until 11:00 am and so we had the luxury of a lie-in. Making our way to the registration in the Historic Davenport, we were greeted by Delilah Marvelle and Renee Bernard, the organisers. What an amazing job they did!
Delilah’s charming husband, Mark, handed us a tote-bag containing lots of goodies, including a charm bracelet (each charm representing one of the authors) and a handmade envelope with cards detailing the events for each of the days. There was also a table laid out with a selection of other author goodies.
The motif on the tote bag was specially designed
Afterwards, there was an opportunity to meet some of my fellow bloggers and friends that Wendy and I had made through Facebook. It was exciting to meet in person authors who had previously been just names to us.
With fellow bloggers, Dorothy Salvagin (La Deetda Reads) on the right
and Jacquie Tobin (The Reading Wench) on the left
Facebook friend Karen Overby-Gallegos
with her lovely mum, June
Having lunch with Mary Balogh
Ahoy maties! Katherine Bone
Later in the evening, after a welcome gathering, we went to a special showing of a 1951 movie, ‘The Law and the Lady’, at the historic Bing Crosby Theater, which was a short walk away.