Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Great Bloggy Meetup Raleigh - Post One

C and I had a little longer version of meetup. We left at 8p.m. on Thursday evening. We arrived in Raleigh at a bit after 10a.m. on Friday. We would have arrived about an hour or so earlier, but we got so tired that we pulled off and napped!!! I know, I know....we could have been abducted, but all went well. When we arrived Girlville had a delicious breakfast waiting for us of homemade veggie quiche and spice bread. We were very tired but so wound up there was no way we were going to miss one minute of anything. After breakfast we took a tour of Girlville's house. There is no way her blog does justice to her creative use of color and decorating. We got to meet her cats (some flashing by). We freshened up and took a trip to the mall near her house and C got a terrific dress for her Vegas trip. She looks beautiful in it and it was a great, great price!
After the mall we went back to Girlville's house and she put some things together to take to the hotel. We got there and checked in to wait for the others. AM was the first to arrive with baby Jackson, whose blue eyes are even more blue than his photos! He was so cute and good for the whole time. 30Something, Mrs. D, and Norman's Woman arrived within the hour and we chatted in our room briefly before heading back to Girlville's for the chili dinner she and The Husband hosted. She had both chicken chili and veggie chili....so delicious...as were those darn cupcakes! Holy Cupcake.... We chatted - loudly and had a lot of laughs. We also got to meet M, whom Girlville posts about often. She was so nice! She should have a blog!!!!

Great look after being up over 24 hours with only an hours sleep, eh?


Saturday morning was breakfast in the hotel. RPM sorry about this food shot...we wanted to be sure to get "food shots" for you!!!!





After breakfast it was off to Trader*Joes. Wow, it was great!!!! On the way in a gentleman offered to take our pic...of course we agreed. Honestly, I don't even think he thought we were crazy!




My stash from there...missing from the photo are another bag of dog treats, a bottle of wine, and a jar of pumpkin spice. All of this for just $101.00...at home this type of stuff would probably have totaled at least $50 more!


After a quick trip back to the hotel to drop our stuff and get AM, we headed to the Seaboard Cafe. If you've looked at anyone else's blog, this cafe is surrounded by a garden shop, next to the old train station. C and I had Grilled Tuna Salad with Swiss Cheese and Cranberries....YUM!!!









After lunch we traveled a short distance to downtown Raleigh, where Girlville gave us a great walking tour. First we stopped by the "acorn". I defy any squirrel to try to knock this one down! Then we stopped at the museum, followed by the Capital building and grounds.








Norman's Woman wanted us all to pose on the cannon, but couldn't get any cooperation from the group.....

I, on the other hand thought this statue would be great for a group climb and picture, but the others were too scared. The whole sign about climbing scared them...!

I love this picture of us on the upper landing. Looking up.......


and looking down....

Back outside AM and Jackson posed by this....wonder why?????



Afterwards we went back to the hotel and some took naps. C took one of her famous "26 minute" naps....

Tomorrow - dinner, goodbyes, and fun at Girlville's house....

8 comments:

Sandy said...

I love your pictures and descriptions! Looks like a great time! I think all of you on that cannon would have been so funny. I like that stash of stuff you got at
Trader Joe's! I am amazed that y'all can drive like that from way up there! Tell C I want to see her new dress. Show me some more food! Thanks for getting the food pics...you know that's my hightlight!

Pam said...

I love seeing everyone's pictures and descriptions of the events. I still can't believe you drove all that way and only took an hour nap! So great to see you again and meet "C".

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

I can't believe you all had only 1 hour of sleep in 24 hours. You didn't seem tired at all!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Great pictures. we feel like we were right there with you, in puggy spirit, tagging along....
hugs

Nevis said...

Sounds like everyone had a fun time...was this a big secret? I feel like everyone went but me! :(

The Devil Dog said...

That sounds like so much fun. You all had such a great time. It is so cool that you are all close enough to do that.

Roxy

Mrs. D said...

You got a lot of great stuff at Trader Joe's.

girlville said...

okay, i swear i commented earlier today??? hmmm....

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