We had a blast on day two of our trip! Since the time zone is different than ours, we had an extra hour to sleep in. Then we all met with Jennifer Deshler and her five-months –away-from-being-six-years-old daughter, Jordie for breakfast. Jordie is smart as a whip and gorgeous to boot! Her adorable curls made me want to run out and get a perm, but trust me on this one, mine would not have looked the same. Her sparkling eyes, dimpled smile and sweet conversation just added to her charm. She created artwork for each of us—capping it off with a picture of an RV that would make Waldo jealous (in case you don’t know, Waldo is the RV in my RV There Yet book *g*). We enjoyed our visit with Jen and Jordie, though it ended all too soon!
Then we were off to our editor’s house. Thanks to Max’s excellent directions, we pulled up to a beautiful brick home where Ami McConnell and her husband Aaron, children Max (10 going on 25), Maddie (2), Mimi (not quite a year), and family dog Gordi waited for us.
We loved watching the kids interact. I suspect Max will be running his own business by the time he’s twelve. (Colleen here: The first thing Max said when I walked in the door was he wanted me to help him set up an eBay account. He’s going to sell stuff. I don’t think it’s going to take him long to be independently wealthy! LOL) Maddie is a total chick. She’s two and already into shoes. She snitched her mom’s shoes over lunch and clacked around the wooden floors like a true princess. Mimi smiled and waved with genuine southern hospitality. We enjoyed lunch and coffee with this wonderful family, talked non-stop about writing, family, and life in general then we were off to the airport.
Once we reached
Today we pick up the RV and the tour officially begins! The Carpenters, Donny Osmond, Bread, and Barry Manilow are packed and ready to go—well, okay, their CDs. We’re looking forward to meeting the great people who work hard to get our books out there! The girls are on the road—it’s a time to celebrate!!