Wednesday, July 28, 2010

RWA - Day 1

We're here! The Dishy Dames have arrived! We pulled into the Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World about 3pm yesterday afternoon.

You would have thought we were staying for a month with all the luggage that poured out of the cars but the hotel employees never blinked an eye. Guess they're used to that!  Expecting long lines at  check-in, we were shocked when we were able to walk right up to the counter but later congratulated ourselves on impeccable timing as by the time we unpacked and came back to the lobby, the lines were much...much longer! Oh, and speaking of unpacking, the hotel had quite the welcome for us.  No sooner had we started to unpack then the alarm sounded and we were instructed to evacuate the building!  Thankfully, the emergency, whatever it was, was quickly taken care of.

Back in the hotel, we ran into some lovely Banditas in the lobby:  Trish Milburn, Joan Kayse, Donna MacMeans. Kate Carlisle (with PJ) and Anna Sugden (not pictured) and one of our favorite bloggers (and people) Keira Soleore.   

Buffie, Gannon, Tawny Weber, Beth Andrews, Andrea

Joan Kayse, Donna MacMeans, Keira Soleore

On our way back to the room to change for dinner, we spied Susan Elizabeth Phillips who very graciously posed for a pic in front of the lobby fountain in the Dolphin.

Dinner Tuesday night was with one of our favorite authors, the lovely and always fun Julie James.  Julie brought along fellow Chicago author, Beth Kery who is an absolute delight!  We ate at the Garden Grove restaurant here at the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed their delicious Mediterranean Buffet.  Here's a pic of the dinner group and one of some of the delicious desserts. 

Maggie Robinson

After dinner we headed for the Blogger Bash coordinated by Wendy, Super Librarian but, on the way, we ran into some of our favorite people:  Tessa Dare, Courtney Milan, Tiffany Clare, Maggie Robinson, JK Coi and Terri Osburn.

We'rehaving trouble uploading photos to the site but you can see all of our pics at PJ's facebook page.


  1. Whoo Hoo Ladies I love the pictures thank you all looks like a fun time I so wish I could get there maybe one day

    Have Fun

  2. Thanks for sharing, looks like lots of merriment going around. Enjoy!

  3. Thanks for the super pics and the fun posts. I'm glad you are all having a great time.

  4. Looks like a fun time and lots of people and food. Enjoy it all and keep telling us about it.

  5. Look at how gorgeous Julie James looks! Rocking the cute shoes!

    Y'all have fun! And torture me a little...did PJ bring the peppermint candy things this time? *whimpers*

  6. Thanks for the pictures. It looks like you're having a great time.

  7. I love the pics. I look forward to seeing--and hearing--more. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy(one for each of you)!

  8. Love the pics and great to see you met up with some of the Banditas. Those desserts look so yummy.

  9. Oh, how I wish I were there instead of here in Nashville. Don't get me wrong, Nashville is a nice place, but RWA isn't here. I'll be in Orlando, but not until Oct. Looks like you are having a great time and seeing lots of special people. Keep enjoying and keep the pictures coming. I can at least attend vicariously.

  10. I would so love to be there with you guys but this will work as an alternative.