What's more fun than a barrel of
Where else can you rub elbows with a baroness while watching a grandma frolic in the hot tub?
What small-town event drew international attention and inspired Hollywood producers to create a film which went on to earn millions and trillions of dollars such that the attendees never had to work again?
The answer to all of these is Blog Fest, although that last one hasn't happened--yet.
Yes, it's time to stop dawdling, cease with the dilly dallying, push away from the table of procrastination and get to gettin'. It's time to begin plans for Blog Fest 2010.
Last summer a group of 16 or so bloggers came together in Mathews County, Virginia, for the very first Blog Fest. Those original attendees, who came from all corners of the map, are listed on my side bar. We ate, drank, talked, laughed, drank, sang, toured, photographed, drank, ate, hot tubbed, swam, beached, and boated. It was a blast.
Below is bare-bones information for this year's event. There is also a separate blog dedicated to Blog Fest, where you'll find information from last year.
If you're reading this blog post, you're invited to attend.
What: Blog Fest 2010, a weekend of
When: Thursday, July 15 - Sunday, July 18 (Arriving Thursday evening, departing Sunday morning.)
Where: Mathews County, Virginia. Chesapeake Bay Woman's house is
Who: Anyone is invited. If we receive an overwhelming response, which I don't really anticipate, we will establish a limit. This is highly unlikely, though.
What to expect: I don't know. Anything. Everything. Nothing at all. Last year, we toured Mathews' beaches; meandered around the village; ate at some local restaurants; went on a work boat tour of the lighthouse; and spent a magical evening on a Gwynn's Island beach.
I am open to suggestions on activities but think we will kick off the same as last year with a cookout at my house Thursday night. The other two days will likely include some sight seeing, a boat ride, perhaps a trip to the Gwynn's Island Museum, perhaps a tour of a local historic home, and free time - especially for those who attended last year and have seen many of the key sights already.
As Big Hair Envy--my co-host and partner in crime--and I iron out the details, we'll let you know. Until then, you can e-mail me with any questions @ ChesapeakeBayWoman@gmail.com.
If you are interested in attending, please leave a comment on the Blog Fest website and send me an e-mail. Include your name, where you're coming from, mode of transportation and any other relevant information that will help us with logistics. I can send you information on lodging, although there is plenty of room at my house and in my yard (for campers). Because commercial lodging is very limited, the sooner you make your reservations the better.
Hope to see you this summer and don't forget to check the
Be there. Aloha.