Girls Write Out
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Can you believe how fast Christmas has come upon us this year?  I'm playing host to a reader/friend from Australia and we are playing tourist in my hometown.  We've done the Winchester Mystery House today and this week, we'll probably do "Alcatraz" -- which is only the second time I've been.  I went last year with Hannah Alexander.  My mom, who has been born and raised here just informed me she's never been to Alcatraz!

So what are must-dos for you when you have friends/relatives come into town?  Will you get to do any of them this season?

Oh and I took her to Designer Shoe Warehouse. That's a rite of passage with me.

posted at 11:54 PM  
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At 5:45 AM, Blogger Garry Lee Fryman said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Merry Christmas & Blessings, Susan Fryman

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I LOVE the Winchester House! I went there donkey's years ago and it sparked my creative juices so when I got home, I wrote a story. Not too sure I'd like Alcatraz. LOL

Here in Atlanta, we've got Swan House and the an old farm from the early 1800s. Then there's Stone Mountain, a state park. There they have a fabulous series of plantation homes to tour They moved them to the park. At night, they do a really cool laser show on the side of the mountain It's free and folks flock to the mountain in the summer. :)

Of course, my favorite place to go is the Chico's and Coach outlets at the gigantic outlet mall about 25 minutes north of me. So if you come visit, Kristin, I'll take you there. :)

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Pamela S. Meyers said...

Living in the Chicago area there are tons of things to do. The museums and Sears Tower (now called the Willis Tower, but to me it will always be Sears), Navy Pier, Billy Graham Museum on the Wheaton College campus. But being only an hour's drive from my hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, I'd definitely take my visitor there to show them what a beautiful and special place that is. If it's a warm summer day we can take an excursion boat around the lake to see the old 19th century mansions that remain, and to visit the other special sites there.
So come one, come all. I don't have a guest room, but I do have a comfy airbed :-)

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Kris, why didn't you take me to the shoe warehouse? I know, I know, I would have embarrassed you, but still...

At 2:51 PM, Blogger jel said...

merry Christmas!

sounds like ya had fun,

no one comes to see us , so we don't have to worry about it!

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine said...

The Winchester House would be awesome to see! We stayed in the Hotel Monaco which was gorgeous. Maybe you could just go in to take photos. And there was Chinatown...that was fun. We also went down Lombard Street, rode a street car and saw Alcatraz from the bay and the Golden Gate. That was a long time ago.

If you came to Fairmount, once you saw the James Dean bust and grave,maybe a cornfield and Garfield's bust and had lunch at Ivanhoe's, after driving by the Cumberland Covered Bridge, I guess we'd have to head to Wabash to see Colleen Coble and then to Ft. Wayne to see Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt. Unless you came during the last full weekend in September--then you'd have to check out the James Dean Festival. Pretty much we have to go elsewhere for touristy things. Although I've heard many of the rich and famous come here to see the James Dean Gallery & Winslow's farm where he was raised whenever they come to Indy.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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