Tuesday, June 23, 2009

So Cal Jamboree

Preparations have finally started for me! I am attending the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree which is this week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This will be my first major genealogy event that I will be attending, and I am really looking forward to it! I have started pulling all of my paperwork together, confirmations, reservations, schedules, etc. I have downloaded all of my pictures off of both of my cameras and charged the batteries. (I am so about pictures!)

Today I tried to make a real commitment to classes for Saturday as another blogger will only be attending on Saturday and I would really like to spend as much time as possible with her! I had my schedule temporarily set up awhile back, but need to be more committed now. I thought about how many classes I had originally chosen to attend and realized that I would be attending so many classes that I wouldn't be spending enough time with the vendors! So now, with trying to finalize my plans, I am actually scheduling some time to visit with the vendors.

Besides the classes and all there is to learn, the vendors and all there is to see, there will be thirty plus (last I heard) genealogy bloggers in attendance, with so much fun awaiting! This will be a sight to see! Several, major, well known bloggers will be in attendance and I can hardly wait to meet them all! I hope somehow we can get a picture of all of us in a group. It will be a honor to be among these most talented bloggers! It has come to my attention that one of these bloggers (I shouldn't be a name dropper, but what the heck, I will give you a first name, shhh don't tell though .....his first name is Thomas) is going to have us all in Mardi Gras beads, so if you are attending, you will most certainly know who the bloggers are!

There are a few get together's that have been set up for the geneabloggers, so I have a feeling you will see quite a few Tweets, Facebook comments and blog posts about this event!

The Jamboree is about five hours south for me, in Burbank, California. Not that far so I will be driving. I will be honored with the presence of another genealogy blogger for the ride down and back. I will save the information of who this is for later and blogging, but will give you a hint I guess..."very funny!"

My laundry is done, just need to pack. We will be heading down and starting some fantastic memories on Thursday! I hope to collect a lot of pictures, learn from some of the best, maybe do some shopping (NOT my most favorite thing to do, but when it comes to genealogy, how can you go wrong?) and meet some fantastic people! I already can't wait to post about this event, and it hasn't even started yet! The excitement has though...stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!


2 comments:

  1. Can't wait to meet you and all the other geneablogging folks. Make sure you leave some time on your schedule to just relax and take it all in. I have put myself in quite a few of the sessions but I also know the importance of socializing and meeting the vendors.

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  2. I can't wait either! Relax? LOL I don't picture THAT happening! LOL When I said I was scheduling time for vendors, I was including "visiting" with others during that time also. But I think you are correct in that I need to scedule MORE of that kind of time! Thanks for the reminder! See ya soon! ;-)

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