Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Guppies I met last month

It's about time I reported on the rest of my May travels. In addition to all the Gups that attending Malice (33 I think), I got to lunch with a couple others. I was able to meet Elaine Douts for lunch in the DC area. My daughter Jessica came, too. She's an avid reader and a sometime writer (although she doesn't want to publish--can you imagine that?)

Elaine and I chatted about our WIPs and this and that and probably bored poor Jessica, but we had fun! Pictured are Elaine, me, and Jessica.

I was home for two whole days, then I jetted off to Tucson to see our son's family. And to keep the one-and-a-half-year-old Jack and the three-and-a-half-year-old Lily, hubby and me, all by ourselves, for four whole days! Jack and Lily are our adorable, intelligent, but energetic, non-napping grandchildren. Did I mention that they do not nap? The best we could manage were drowsing in the car and quiet moments in front of the television. But mostly, we went. It was great fun.

During the Tucson stay, I met up with another Guppy, Elise Stone, and we lunched at the Tohono Chul tearoom, in the garden. It's as elegant as it sounds, but slightly hotter. We also talked about our writing. Imagine that!

I borrowed this photo of "Dining al fresco in the Hummingbird Garden at the Tea Room" (photo by Evan Davis) from the website

I forgot to bring my camera to lunch that day, so no picture of me and Elise.

The park incorporates the name of a local native tribe, Tohono O'odham Nation. They extend, today, from Arizona into Mexico. I was unable to find out what Chul means. I assume it means "park" but can't find a reference to that anywhere.

My journeys for June will take me back into my head to work on my projects, and out into cyberspace with my queries in my quest for an agent and/or publisher. I hope I have some news of progress to report one of these days!

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