A lot of people have asked me recently what I've been up to. And while it's not a journey of miles (for the most part), it is a journey of life. And I don't mind sharing a bit.
I recently traveled to Jasper, to collect some information for an upcoming travelogue for Let's Go magazine and a review of the Boardwalk Cafe for a future Tie Dye Travels article. It was absolutely gorgeous up there at the birth of spring... but also a little disturbing down the road a bit, where the trees are stripped and splintered from the ice storm this spring.
I also went to the 1st Ever Sixth Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade and Pub Crawl in Hot Springs, where thousands turned out to catch a glimpse of former Cheers star John Ratzenberger and, more importantly, the San Diego Chicken.
I was quite delighted by the attitude of these paradegoers, who waited patiently for hours to catch a glimpse of the 98' route's worth of fun. And Elvis gave me a Ding Dong, but I'll explain more about that later.
I was also lucky enough to attend Empty Bowls, a big fundraiser for the Arkansas Foodbank Network. Each year, artists create bowls and other artworks which are auctioned off to benefit this worthy cause.
It was also a great chance to catch up with some of my former Today's THV co-workers and find out how things are going at the station.
And... well, it's been life. I just returned from MidSouthCon, a venerable sci-fi convention that now also hosts a writer's convention as well. I've knocked out a few reviews for the Arkansas Times' Eat Arkansas blog, and picked up more information for Tie Dye Travels. Most of all, I've been spending time with my husband and my daughter Hunter... who has recently learned how to giggle.
And she's beginning to teethe -- I guess I can handle that, too.
Life is good. The journey continues.
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