getting my umbrella ready

Those who know me well know that I am at my happiest when I’m planning my next vacation. There may be a scientific reason behind this, but I just know that I adore planning trips. And going on them, too, of course.

We’re headed to Las Vegas in June, and I’m getting more and more excited about it. I’m not the gambling type — I’d rather get a sure thing for my money — but Las Vegas is such a great city for entertainment, food, people watching, shopping. And did I mention shopping? And food?

But guess where else I’m going. Go on. Guess!

I’ll give you a hint:

I’ve been to Seattle as a kid, maybe when I was around ten or so. I have a handful of memories of Seattle from way back then — eating bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, watching the salmon swim upstream through the locks. I also remember rain, lots of rain. I can hardly wait to see the city again as an adult. And to top it off, I get to attend a fantastic conference with lots of other people who all love food and writing as much as I do.

If you’re also interested in attending the IFBC, general registration opens on April 19th. Hope to see you there!

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5 Responses to “getting my umbrella ready”

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    Adrienne — April 16, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    My hometown welcomes you! Okay, at least I do! Crossing my fingers, I’ll be at the conference, too. I feel like I have no excuse since it’s 30 minutes away. 🙂

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    merrygourmet — April 16, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

    Adrienne – You’re right, of course. You have NO excuse. Thanks for the welcome. I can hardly wait!

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    tina — April 17, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    Pat and I just returned from Seattle. It was so much fun! I’m sure you’ll time to check some restaurants – there are plenty of great ones.

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    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — April 19, 2010 @ 6:38 am

    I can’t wait – I am hoping the stars align for me and I get to meet you in Seattle!

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    merrygourmet — April 19, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Tina – I can’t wait to experience that city now that I can appreciate it.

    Mardi – Yay! I’m hoping the stars are aligned for us — would love to meet up with you finally.

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