Morning Meanderings…There’s No Place Like Home

Good Morning!  😀

I am here at my kitchen table…. safely back in Brainerd Minnesota with a hot cut of TEA,


Yes… tea.  I have had a sore throat for the last couple of days.  No reason why…. I don’t recall any yelling while I was in New York… however I did talk a lot.  😉  Another reason for the tea is… uh… the DeChantal home seems to be out of coffee.  I know, perish the thought but there it is.  A trip to the grocery store today is in the planning. 

After an amazing week in New York with Reagan (Miss Remmers Reviews), chatting it up with authors, publishers, bloggers, and occasionally… the perfect stranger, there comes a time when all good things must end.  Thoroughly exhausted we caught our plane on Saturday morning at 5:45 am and between the two flights we were back in Minnesota by 10:00 am.  I then drove home and between traffic and a lunch stop landed on my door step a little after 1:00 p.m.  and promptly took a nap until 4:30 pm.  SO TIRED.

Through out this past week I gave a couple hints as to things I was doing and people I was seeing.  I plan to write posts this week of the events in more detail and I hope you enjoy them as I would love for you to feel like you were there.  I did get a little reading done, not much but on the plane I made a dent so I do have 2 reviews to write and hopefully a couple more very soon after.

Here are a few of the highlights of the week:

*  Dinner with Beth Hoffman, author of Cee Cee Honeycutt)

*  Seeing the Harry Potter Exhibit

*  Catching up with Sandra Brannan, author of In The Belly of Jonah (there are hints of this becoming a movie!)

* The walking tour of Greenwich Village and lunch after with author Adriana Trigiani

* Meeting Harlan Coben (oh…. he is my favorite mystery author!) 

* Chatting it up with Sarah Pekkanen (author of Skipping A Beat)

* Meeting a couple of my fall tour authors…)

Going to the Broadway showing of Mary Poppins (I believe I will write my first play review!)

Anyway – I could go on and on between the awesome bloggers who I chat with here and ,meeting them in person to the food experiences (yup – there will be pictures)…

I will share it all with you!  😀  There are a couple of books coming out that were super exciting to get early – and that will be shared with you here as well as a copy may be showing up at my Blogiversary Party on June 9, so make a note to be here for that!

New York New York from the top of the Empire State Building at 8:45 p.m.

Anyway…. I need to get ready here.  It is wonderful to be home and cant wait to catch up with all of you!  😀

About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on May 29, 2011, in Meanderings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. I am feeling some NY love coming through…and I simply must go someday…SOON. Awesome photo of NY at night.

    Looking forward to all the tidbits you will share…and I’m sipping my coffee here and feeling sorry that you don’t have any. I read almost the whole day yesterday (when I wasn’t watching movies), so I have a bit of a headache.

    Have a good and restful day.

  2. Sounds like you had a brilliant time! 🙂

  3. It was great to see you at BEA! I’m so glad to be home because my feet are totally dead. Today is Jason’s 21st birthday so I’m not quite done yet.

  4. Jackie Paulson Author

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend and know that God is working behind the scenes to your benefits.

  5. I’m so looking forward to hearing more about your trip to NYC!

  6. So glad that you made it home safe and sound! Shocked that you ran out of coffee, but isn’t a nice cuppa tea absolutely lovely? Can you tell I’m a tea drinker? 🙂

    Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures! I knew that if I didn’t put my thoughts down immediately, I’d forget, so posted every night.

    Have a great weekend Sheila!

  7. Sounds like you had a blast! I can’t believe you’re out of coffee, though…I picture your pantry stocked floor to ceiling with cans of the stuff.

  8. Glad you’re home safely. Get some rest and then tell us all about your fun trip.

  9. Just reading your bullet points I can tell you had a fantastic week, Sheila. Looking forward to your posts!

  10. I can’t wait to hear more about your trip and see the pictures! Have a good rest (and some coffee soon too)! 🙂

  11. You had time to read while you were in New York? I think I read 5 pages. I did read on the flight up but ended up running to an old friend on the way home and talked instead.

  12. Looking forward to hearing more! 😀

  13. It was great to meet you on Friday!

  14. Jackie Paulson Author

    Looking for more from you soon.

  15. Welcome home! Sounds like you had a great time.

  16. Great pic of NY, can’t wait to hear more about the bloggers you met up with. How awesome having dinner with Beth Hoffman … so LOVED that book!

  17. stacybuckeye

    Dinner with Beth and meeting Harlan sound like a complete week to me 🙂

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