Trips, Workshops, & Conferences
Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all who are celebrating and greetings from Aruba where there seems to be more Americans down here this weekend than there have been the previous two weeks we’ve been here.
But the beaches are still far from “crowded”.
We moved to the beach where Little Miss Squinty…
…enjoyed playing and splashing.
We strolled the beaches looking at piers and shells and boats.
We admired nature’s beauty.
We had another productive day in Aruba.
After our time at the beach, we came home and ate grapes.
And juicy, sweet watermelon hit the spot.
And I made Skylar and I Taste of the Tropics Smoothies
I’m glad you all enjoyed the Kites & Cats post.
If nothing else, I know that most of you are huge animal lovers. I’d say there are slightly more “cat people” than “dog people” who chimed in on the informal poll. But it was close.
1. Did you do anything “productive” this weekend?
Either in the serious sense like reorganizing, cleaning, or maybe you had to work this weekend (Boo! if you had to work but I empathize because I work weekends, too) ?
I hope that you were “productive” like I was and caught up with friends, family, and got in plenty of R & R time. And hopefully you have Monday off, too.
I cannot complain as I am on vacation in Aruba, and I think a Caribbean vacation beats a (blogging) conference, but I will say those kind of “crept up” on me. I really didn’t know they were happening until many of my bloggie friends were posting either from the conferences or already back home posting there conference recaps!
It does strike me as a bit odd that all three of these very major conferences were on the same weekend. Obviously not by accident and I guess it maybe “forced one’s hand” a bit and made prospective attendees choose which one they really wanted to attend.
If I was doing the planning, I would have put them on different weekends because who knows, some people may have attended more than one if they were on different weekends.
Do you wish you had gone to any?
3. In looking ahead, do you have any plans to attend any future conferences? Or any trips on your horizon?
I went to Food Buzz in San Francisco last fall (November 2010).
I went to an intimate, wonderful workshop called Real Food Styling Photography Workshop (one of the best things I’ve ever done!)
And I do have some events coming up that I am attending!
I am so excited and haven’t mentioned them yet, but they are more photography related than “just” strictly blogging related events, but there is definitely overlap in everything. More details on them later.
They tie in with my Career Fantasies & Doing What You Want post and goals.
Speaking of which, Food Buzz just announced this week (notification by email) that this year’s conference in San Francisco will be:
November 4-6th, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Are you going? Not sure what I am doing yet. If time and money were no object, I could keep my conference + travel schedule very full!
Would you like to attend any seminars, retreats, workshops, or conferences? Which ones?
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
P.S. If you’re just catching up on posts of mine from Friday, here’s what’s been going on: