Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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

Wow, okay. So I didn't update on the twenty-fourth because:

We sat in our hotel room in Steinbach until check out time (besides when we were packing) and then in the lobby until our event started in the conference room. We set up around noon and the first group (First to sixth graders) came in about an hour after to two o'clock. Dad and Amanda talked to them and then seventh graders and up from about 2:30 to 5:10 pm. After that one of the families kindly hosted us for dinner. I mean...fed us dinner. We drove back to the hotel and Dad and Amanda talked to the parents from 7 to about 8:30. We packed up with the help of our hosting family and took off to Calgary. We drove from 9 pm to 11:16 am. Fun times!

I didn't update on the twenty-fifth because:
We all slept in the car, Dad not so much because he was driving, so that's good. Mom took a turn and we stopped in a parking lot once. Everyone napped there except me. I read a book. We got to our hotel early and waited for a half hour for our room to be ready. After that we went to Blessings Christian Marketplace and did a signing from 3 to 6 pm. Dale Anderson (from our AMG Publishers) stuck around with us since he was in Calgary at the time and took us out to dinner. :) When we got back to our hotel the internet wouldn't connect with my laptop, so I used Dad's. Of course I ran into problems here too. I couldn't find the camera for pictures, so I decided not to update.

I updated today!:
We had a short drive to the Holy Name Church in Calgary for a home school group writers workshop. Dad spoke pretty much from 1 to 5 pm, with a couple short breaks. We packed up again and an hour's drive got us to Canmore (close to Banff). We got dinner and chilled in our hotel room until bedtime, which was short in coming.

September 24:
 Group two.
Group one.

September 25:

 Mom, Amanda, and me at the Saskatchewan sign
 Mom, Dad, and me
 Mom and me at the Alberta sign
 Dad, Amanda and me

 Christopher and Allan Miller

 Scott Appleton and Wayne Thomas Batson
 Jenny Cote
 Davis Bunn

Brock Eastman and a glimpse of Steven James (For some reason this picture wouldn't cooperate and flip. I tried over and over to edit it, but it wouldn't work, sorry!)

 At the book store in Calgary one fan with Dad

Another fan with Amanda

September 26:
 Home school group in Calgary

 I grabbed a shot from approximately 20 feet up a tree and thought it turned out pretty well. ^^

Two of the younger kids (12 and 8) saw me climbing trees and were encouraged to. (Abby and Sheldon, I believe, and their mother was close by, watching, so all was well and good)

 In case you can't tell it says: Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream

 I couldn't get a really nice picture of this, but it was one of the Rocky Mountains reflected in a lake.

It's a Rocky Mountain!

And that's it for three days! Hope you enjoyed!


  1. Is it just me, or do you like to climb things? Hmm, probably just me. :p The pictures of the signs are funny, especially the first one with your mom. You went up a decent height in that tree. The view from there was great. I like the thing about the Rocky Mountain. I'm sure that if you had the time, you would've climbed up there too. Anyway, I enjoyed the pics. Have a great rest of the day!

    ~Anonymous One, over and out...

    1. Yes, I love to climb things. :) Thanks! I did climb on our hike today, I'll be posting tonight.

  2. Amanda,
    Hey, I am such a big fan of your books! They are in my favorite books list! But my question is, when do you think your 3rd book will be coming out?
    Also, Hannah, your Hunger for God t-shirt is so awesome!
    Thanks for your time,

    1. Chelsea,

      Thank you! That's great to hear. I'm glad you enjoy them so much.

      The third book should come out in July of 2013, but I'm not certain because I haven't finished writing it yet!

  3. Again, nice pictures, Hannah! (I had to laugh when I saw you guys with the signs. I never would've guessed your mom would climb up there too.) And I agree with Anonymous One - you do seem to like climbing things. :)
    Hope you're all having fun!

    1. Thanks, Tracey! :) Well, I had to get it from somewhere, right? ;) And I helped her up from the hood of the van. :P

  4. ***Spoiler warning for those who haven't read Liberator***
    (Off subject)
    Mr. Davis,
    When I finished Liberator, I was going through Psalms and got to chapter 119. That chapter is divided into sections, and the first four are called Aleph, Beth, Gimel, and Daleth. These are extremely similiar to the Benefile's name, and I was just wondering if Psalms is where you got the names from. Thanks.
    Anonymous 2, signing out.

    1. Aleph, Beth, Gimel, and Dalet are the first four letters of the Hebrew alphabet, which is where the titles of the subsections of Psalm 119 come from.

  5. Heehee! That's me! Oh, I loved meeting you guys so much. It was awesome and thanks for signing all 22 of my books :)

  6. The Benefile names come from the first four letters in the Aramaic alphabet, which are very close to the letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Taushin's name comes from a blend of the final two letters in the Aramaic alphabet.

  7. Oh, I get it. Thanks for the help!
    Anonymous 2.

  8. Hi Hannah! Brilliant pictures! Just wanted to let you know, I tried to email you, but it wouldn't let me send it to you. It was somehow rejected...anyway, just so you know. Btw, reading Liberato - at last! Sooooo goood....

  9. P.S. That last comment was me, Melissa. :)

  10. Feed me chilled apple sauced muffins, and I'll flip and cooperate with the Law, about the French Connection in Calgary.