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1. We just spent 10 days away from home. Whew! I would normally not vacation for this long, but I had a family event planned for one weekend and a fandom event planned for the following weekend in the same area, and it didn't make sense to drive to MS, drive back to GA, and then turn right around and drive to LA in a few days. As a result, I haven't really been reading LJ/DW, so let me know if I've missed anything important. :)

2. We spent most of that ten days with my parents. It was a very good trip. Mom and Dad have a pool, so we'd swim two or three times a day. The weather was good. The girls had a blast; Fiona thought the zoo was awesome. She got to ride on a train. Dad's still lingering at the threshold of remission. He can't have the stem cell transplant unless he's got zero cancer markers, I don't think. Both he and Mom were pretty discouraged at the end of the week after he'd had chemo and gotten more test results. Not exactly sure what the treatment options are going to be now.

3. I got to have lunch with [personal profile] kaleecat at a very nice restaurant with lots of gluten free options. She passed along a big bag of books, so I know what Emma and I will be doing for the rest of the summer. :) Kalee is a good friend and excellent company, and I hope we'll get to hang out again soon.

4. Then Josh and I went to NOLA for a small gathering of fans that had been active in Buffy fandom. We stayed at the Renaissance Arts Hotel in the Warehouse District (totally recommend; really nice hotel with a rooftop pool and a great bar). Josh and I met up with some local friends and got a driving tour of the city. We ate lunch at Cochon (OMG, so good) and then we walked around the Quarter until dinner time. I got some soap that smells like vetiver at a perfume shop that makes its own scents. Dinner was at Square Roots on Magazine. The food was good but the service was slow (if very nice) and they'd run out of a bunch of stuff. Would not go again.

Then I met up with the other Buffy fans at the hotel. I didn't catch everyone's internet handle, so I won't mention everyone who was there because I don't want to use RL names. [personal profile] hermionesviolin was there, and I was really glad to see her again. I'd met [personal profile] chrisjournal and [personal profile] spiralleds before at Writercon, and it was good to see them again. And then I got to meet some new people: [personal profile] rusty_halo, [personal profile] rahirah, [redacted], [redacted], and [redacted]. We had such a good time talking about fandom and fannish things.

Josh and I spent the next morning hanging out together and then we met up with people again for lunch at a place in the French Market that does gluten free and vegan good (Meals from the Heart; totally recommend).

I wish I hadn't had to leave early. I would have loved to stay longer and get to know everyone better. Hopefully, we'll do a get-together like this again next year. I'm so grateful to [personal profile] rusty_halo and the others who planned this trip.

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10/7/17 14:25 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] jackandahat
The fandom meetups sounds awesome!

Fingers crossed for your dad.

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10/7/17 15:13 (UTC)
zulu: Karen Gillam from Dr. Who, wearing a saucy top hat (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] zulu
What a great trip! Did the girls stay with your folks while you two got a couple of days together? That sounds excellent.

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10/7/17 18:15 (UTC)
wendelah1: woman holding a garland of hearts (garland of hearts)
Posted by [personal profile] wendelah1
It sounds like a wonderful trip. I hope I'll get to see coastal Louisiana before it's underwater.

I'm sorry about your dad.

Photobucket broke the internet. Other than that, there is nothing new happening.

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10/7/17 23:13 (UTC)
independence1776: Drawing of Maglor with a harp on right, words "sing of honor lost" and "Noldolantë" on the left and bottom, respectively (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] independence1776
I'm sorry about your dad.

It sounds like you had a great time; fandom meet-ups are awesome.

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11/7/17 02:57 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] umadoshi
I hope your dad's able to clear that hurdle and get the stem cell treatment. *fingers crossed*

Yay for such a good trip, even if it wound up being an awfully long time away from home.

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11/7/17 18:57 (UTC)
kaleecat: (media:  Practical Magic margaritas)
Posted by [personal profile] kaleecat
Aww I'm blushing. 😊

You too are a great friend and most excellent company. I would have been happy to sit for hours chatting about everything and nothing. I had a wonderful time. Hopefully it won't be years and years again between RL catch ups. ((Hugs))

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