Thursday, November 12, 2009

Trip!!

I'm so excited!! Tina is going to the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Conference in Philadelphia next weekend, and I'm going to tag along with her. I bought my plane ticket last week and can stay in her hotel room at no extra cost to the county. They're paying for her to attend the conference. I'll be on my own to explore since the Courtyard Marriott Downtown is near so many neat places. We're leaving here Thursday morning and will get back Sunday evening. Tina and I will have time to do some things together while she is not in sessions.

Here's the exciting part! I emailed to see if Maddie would be in town while I'm there, and the answer is YES! I'll have a wonderful tour guide Saturday and am hoping that David will get to ride the train down from NYC. That would be wonderful to get to meet David, Maddie, and the Boy Toy! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Maddie already mentioned the Naked Chocolate Cafe, which I'd already googled because I remember his mentioning it on his blog and want to be in chocolate heaven.

I'm really looking forward to this trip! I've checked online and am also looking forward to hearing about places to go and things to see.


Instead of a DDBW, this will be an "Auntie Flame And Nephews" weekend (AFAN) and will involve chocolate.

14 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Sounds like a great weekend, know you will have a great time.

Beth said...

How fun! Give David and Maddie hugs and kisses for me! I really liked Philly...remember a neat old Irish bar, but don't recall the name of it. Have fun! Hugs, Beth

Miss Ginger Grant said...

I will be INSANELY jealous if DD and Middie get to meet Auntie Flame before me!

frogponder said...

Take lots and lots of pictures! How fun!

Howard said...

Damn! I will be in Philly that Sunday night to see Tom Goss play. Just missing you!

Pseudonymph said...

You go, Joy! What a wonderful thing to look forward to. Looking forward to hearing the updates.

Joy said...

Miss G - come on up, too!

Howard - Get there early Sunday and meet us for lunch or something if you can! Our plane leaves at 4:25, so we have some time Sunday morning and early afternoon.

Dan said...

sounds like a great time!!!

Bob said...

Sounds like an hysterically good time.
Have a ball!

David Dust said...

I really hope I can make it!!

XOXOXOXO

Sam said...

Have a blast Joy. Philly is a great city, so much to do and see. ENJOY and Be careful
TUg....

lelocolon said...

Have a blast in Philie with your gorgeous self. You are wonderful.

mistress maddie said...

Auntie Flame, I can't wait to meet ya! I'll have to bring you some of my sand tarts for you to taste! I am just sorry there is no "Urges" for you to see here! I'll be in touch.

Joy said...

Sand tarts are more appealing to me than Urges, but I'll check that out in NYC. I'm really looking forward to meeting you and the Boy Toy! Will I get to meet Buster?

This will be so much fun!!!