Like a kid in a candy shop…

By now I’m sure most of you are aware of the devastating floods in Nashville. It’s really a tragedy, and my heart goes out to all those whose lives have been affected by the devastation.

Romance Writers of America was to hold their annual conference at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel this summer, but unfortunately, the Gaylord has had to cancel everything for at least 90 days, which includes our conference. I had so been looking forward to spending a few days at this hotel-it looked absolutely incredible-and it saddens me that we won’t be able to now.

However, the board of RWA worked incredibly hard at securing a new spot for us in what I would consider record time (especially considering they typically book the sites 8 years in advance!!) And honestly, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the new site…

We’re goin’ to Disney World!!!

As soon as we heard the news, my husband and I started plotting our trip. We’re scheduled to visit friends and family in Atlanta first for a week, and then we’ll be heading to Orlando for the conference, the parks, and a little fun in the sun! Not to mention, the hubby’s mom is in Orlando, so we get to kill two birds with the one stone!

The Swan and Dolphin Resort happens to sit on the property of our all-time favorite Disney Park, Epcot. And that park is tame enough that we can stroll the baby around with us as we drink our way around the world 🙂

But the most exciting part is that we’ve been talking for a couple of years about how we were going to get to the new Harry Potter World at Universal once it opened. Well, now we know! We’ll be leaving The Princess with Grandma or a babysitting service for the day and heading over to Universal to explore the Wizarding World! We can’t wait!

I know I probably shouldn’t be so excited in the midst of such devastation…and I know, too, that many people won’t be able to attend now, which is very sad. But for me, there is a bright side…I hope there are others who will benefit from the change!

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6 thoughts on “Like a kid in a candy shop…

  1. Gail says:

    Wasn’t RWA impressive, rescheduling everything at the last minute? Orlando is about the farthest place on the continent from me, but I’ll be thrilled to see you there. Of course, you will have to take Bella back when she’s old enough to remember.

  2. Amy Love says:

    I wish I could go, that sounds AMAZING. All of it, especially the Harry Potter World, sound fantastic!!

    I hope you have a great, great trip. Everything happens for a reason!! 🙂

  3. Kwana says:

    I am not going to Nationals this year but this so makes me want to go. I mean it’s Hogwarts!

  4. Gail, they really were! And don’t worry, we’ll definitely take Bella back when she’s old enough to remember 🙂

    Thanks, Amy! I wish you could go – it would be great to get to meet you in person!!!

    Kwana, I know, right??? We couldn’t miss out on Hogwarts, so I’m totally psyched! I hope you’ll get to go sometime in the near future!

  5. Heather Boyd says:

    I have an image of you almost bouncing as you wrote the end of this post. Sounds like you will have a fantastic extended holiday. I want to go too ….

  6. Aw, Heather, you will certainly be missed! But make sure you’re saving up for NYC!!! 🙂

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