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.
Mom, Amanda, and me at the Saskatchewan sign
Christopher and Allan Miller
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!)
Another fan with Amanda
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!