We’ve arrived!!! Yep, the gang’s all here: me, Brandilyn, Katie, PizzyGirl, Paisley, and Caroline!
More on that in a bit because first I’ve got to recount trip down from NoCal to here in SoCal…
Christine and I drove down to SD together, a drive that was basically a straight shot, and not a lot of changes in landscape. The excitement was seeing a few cows or an orchard still sporting some green. Outherwise, it was “sandy grass” the whole way. The drought is real, y’all.
We whiled away the hours, which ended up being less than anticipated, talking about what will be some unsurprising topics for you: books we’ve read, books we still haven’t gotten to, who we were looking forward to seeing, as well as meeting for the first time, and even where next year’s GRL location might be. Any guesses?
Meanwhile, we came upon what’s called the Grapevine section of the freeway and the scenery certainly changed. Beautiful! And it also indicated – along with the GPS telling us so – that we were well more than half way to SD!
Our next big mile marker? L.A.!
We actually made it through The city in decent time without any major slowdowns. Along the way, we passed The Bob Hope Airport, Lego Land, and many recognizable towns like Hollywood, San Clemente, Oceanside, and many more.
And then… our first glimpses of the ocean! Ah, it was so good to see my friend, the Pacific ocean again. Christine was driving so I was able to snap the pix. To celebrate our being so close to our destination, we dove into our uh rather large road trip foodage stash and pulled out a couple of Tootsie pops, watermelon strawberry to be exact.
Once we arrived, it wasn’t long before we started seeing people. One of the first was JA Rock. We all got our hugs in and then it was time for food!!!
We walked into the resort’s restaurant and saw Brandilyn, PizzyGirl, and Caroline (yay, first time meeting her!!!!), got our hugs, but it was still time for some eats!!
The restaurant had just closed (of course, I mean, it was 2 pm, why be open? LOL), but the bar was taking customers so the three of us went there, as the other group was just finishing up their meal.
Christine, JA and I enjoyed ours – I had the crab cakes – and we especially loved being able to discuss in person the most recent season and finale of “So You Think You Can Dance”. We dream of auditioning as a trio and then taking over the world. 😉
Just as we were finishing our meal, we got the message that our rooms were ready.
Christine, PizzyGirl, and I are sharing, and here’s our view:
After getting settled, and prior to meeting up with the others to get swag set up for the next couple of days, we three took a walk down to the beach and waded into the water. It was spectacular. So relaxing.
A bunch of us walked a few minutes from the resort and ended up having dinner at a nice little place. We did some planning and coordinating for the next day and beyond. We laughed, rubbed our tired eyes, and just enjoyed each other’s company.
Today it all begins!!! And I’ll be bringing you another update tomorrow about that. 😀
More from SoCal later!!!
Oh, and next year, GRL will be in Kansas City. 😉
Much Love and see you Tomorrow!
Where to find us
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Five random commenters on the #TeamPrismGRL2015 posts the week of GRL will win. You can comment on any of all of the following during GRL week (13-20 October) to enter. The more you comment to more entries you have.
- #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Blog posts (That includes THIS post)
- #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Facebook posts by Prism Reviewers during GRL (14-19 October)
- #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged posts on Prism Book Alliance Fan Page
- #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Tweets (note you must include #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 in your tweet to be eligible)
Five winners will each get a #TeamPrismGRL Prize pack that includes:
- At least 1 signed copies of M/M Titles (titles and authors TBD)
- Prism Book Alliance Totebag
- GRL swag pack
- $10 Amazon Gift Card.
Brandilyn, Caroline, Christine, Lirtle (Andrea), Paisley, and PizzyGirl (Katie) will all be at GRL2015 in San Diego. Be sure to find us to say hi! We will all have Prism Logo’s on our badges!
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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