Monday, October 1, 2012

Tour Days 20, 21, and 22 Dates - 9/24, 9/25, and 9/26

Three days in one! 

We just chilled in our hotel for half of the 24th, because our event was at the hotel! Yes. At the hotel.   We had three events at this hotel, and they all went smoothly.  The first event was a writing seminar for 1st - 6th graders.  1st - 3rd grade is really almost too young for our writing seminars, but all the kids sat through it and seemed to be listening well, so I hope they learned something.

The second talk  lasted from 2:30 to 5:10 pm. Where my dad spoke to 6th - 12th (or whoever wanted to come) and taught a writing seminar to them too.  After the second talk a family kindly invited us over to dinner. It was delicious.  Then we headed back to the hotel and had our third and final talk.

Once everyone had cleared out, we drove off to Calgary.

Now, Calgary and Steinbach are 16 hours away from each other and we left Steinbach at 8:30PM and had to be in Calgary at 3PM the next day.  See our delima?

We had to drive through the night.  Or, more appropriately stated - my dad had to drive through the night. It was interesting. The rest of us slept in the car, though my mom drove for a couple hours here and there.

September 25th

We arrived at our hotel and they let us into our room pretty quickly. There was a 2 story water slide at this hotel! That was cool (Actually, there was one at the last hotel, too.)  Once we were settled in at the hotel we headed over to our book signing at o Blessings Christian Marketplace where we signed from 3 to 6 pm.

Dale Anderson - the president of our publishing house came to our signing and took us out to dinner, which was kind of him. It was good to see him and discuss upcoming books and such.

The morning of the 25th we were still driving to the book signing, so here's some pictures of that.

At the book signing with a fan

September 26th

We had only one event this day, but it was a long one!  We went to Holy Name Church in Calgary for a home school group writers workshop.

The event went from  1 to 5 pm, with a couple short breaks, and my dad did almost all the talking. We packed up again and drove to Canmore (close to Banff).

Writing workshop

 Rocky Mountains reflected in a lake.

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