Monday, October 20, 2008

The awesome adventures of two roadtrippin' Mommies

I loves me a good road trip. There's something about seeing the road pass beneath you, the scenery and weather changing as you make progress toward a completely different place. New sights, new people, new adventures.

Kat and I left on Friday afternoon for Nashville. Not only did we have a good trip planned, but the destination was awesome as well.

Blissdom '08. Were you there?

No? Dude, you missed out.

Sixty GREAT women in the funky Pink Slip bar at the Hotel Preston. Intimate panels led by bloggin' Mamas I admire, who shared what are normally deep, dark, bloggy secrets. Many good tidbits were learned. Laughs were had. Friendships were forged. Drinks (and dinner) were consumed.

Oh, and did I mention we also got a live performance from an up-and-coming singer/song-writer who was just on Jimmy Kimmel Live? Ya. We did. I have an autographed poster hanging in my office to prove it.

The event was sponsored by Epson. Oh, Epson. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee for the breakfast, the lunch, the dinner you provided. My soul did mend over Blisstinis and good adult conversation. For the ends of my sanity had been reached.

Let's not forget One 2 One Network and their serious rockage in planning the event and providing us with some serious SWAG.

Word on the street, yo, is that BlissfullyD is planning another event in February.

Alli? Karla? I'm RSVPing now.


Blissdom Mosaic
Click to view photos larger in my Flickr photo stream.

Pics of our trip -

1) We left Chicago on Friday afternoon. I was working there for the day.
2) Kat and I in Indiannapolis. We particularly liked the car wash with the funky, strobing neon lights - you can see it over my shoulder.
3) Skyline of Louisville, KY.
4) Me, in the fuzzy red elevator.
5) One of the first panels of the day.
6) The Hotel Preston's decorator seems to have an obsession with boobies.
This "art" is in the lobby.
7) More ta-tas. Made of crayons.
8) Jessie Baylin performing.
9) Blisstinis. MMMMM.
10) Mishelle, chatting at dinner.

11) Heather and Jennifer posing purty.
12) There is some WEIRD SHEE-ITE on the roads in Kentucky. That is a SECOND truck bed on top of the first, held down with two C-clamps. (*snort* - get it? a double bed?!?) Ten seconds after we passed this truck, we passed a full-sized school bus. Towing a car. (Oh, and the Weiner Mobile in Indiana. And we found BFE. Its just off I-65. Now you know.)
13) A cool lookin' bridge outside of Indiannapolis.
14) Sunset, Sunday evening in Milwaukee.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great time - but I don't have a clue what you are talking about - either it's 'cos I'm a foreigner or that you're talking too fast!

Shannon said...

Looks like a fun time. Cracking up over the tata's collection!!!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...


Loved meeting you. Next time, for sure!

Kim said...

So bummed. but so happy you had such a great time!!

Jogging In Circles.. ;)

Denise said...

I'm totally jealous of all of the fun stuff you get to do, being a serious blogger! Maybe I should step it up, just so I can attend cool conferences (or take a trip to BFE, just for fun).

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Those crayon ta ta's are pricelss!

Front Porch Legacy said...

Now that's a great "wrap" of Blissdom!

Kat said...

Colleen - I vote we go to BFE and see the Dinosaur park!!

Michelle Smiles said...

Hoping to be less anti social at the next Blissdom gathering...this momma was too tired to put together coherent sentences and approach strangers!

Momo Fali said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like a fabulous time! Next time, I hope I can make it.

Karen MEG said...

Wow Colleen, what an amazing time you had... great pix too! What a great opportunity to meet with other people who get it... ie. the wonderful thing that is blogging ;)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Lucky duck! What a great experience!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I am bummed I didn't get to talk to you...thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope ya'll return for BlissDom 08!!!!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I'm glad you had such a great trip. I'm bummed nothing is ever closer to me - esp. now that it looks like BlogHer is in Philly next year.

TX Poppet said...

I would have taken a picture of my Blisstini(s), but I didn't even leave a cherry behind. Here's a link to my BlissDom post:
It was great meeting you!

Mishelle Lane said...

Great wrap up, girlfriend!

I seriously loved chatting with you and sitting next to you at dinner!!