Time Out For Women
Great weekend!! Gail and I left out around 11 and made it to Hartford by 1:30. We spent a lovely hour or so at the Wadsworth Atheneum (which sadly is undergoing renovation so only had about half the exhibits available for view), then had dinner at Subway (oh, yeah, living large, but we were both too tired to walk much more), then back to the Convention Center.
I was thrilled beyond belief to learn that Hilary Weeks WAS going to be there (wahooo!). I forgot my camera up in the room, but Jenny Oaks Baker was phenomenal (Julliard grad and 7 years with the National Philharmonic, thank you very much). She was gracious enough to sign her latest CD to Matthew for me. I think he’ll really like it.
Then we were lucky enough to hear from Virginia Hinckley Pearce who was a surprise speaker. She has her parents sense of humor and the sweetest heart.
We also had a recorded message from Sheri Dew who couldn’t make it at the last moment.
Drifted off to sleep with Jenny Oaks Baker in my head.
Up early Saturday and breakfast with Pat and Julie and Terry at Vivo in the hotel — Got to wish a good morning to Jennie and her friend, then off to get in line next door at the convention center. We were right up front and met up with Kim as well. We ended up sitting to the left with a perfect view of Hillary on the piano (yah!).