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Okay here what happen. We left early at 6AM on Thursday to Atlanta, Georgia but where we were heading to pick up Aleena ( A new girl who tagging along with us) we went 2hrs more after entering Atlanta to get to Augusta which is outside of Atlanta. We end up sleeping in hotel call Ramada. We spent the night there and woke up about 6ish or 7ish and had to wait for Aleena to meet us up at the hotel. We left around 8am and was on our way. Passing through N/S Carolina, Virginia and got to Maryland by 6pm on Friday. Once there, Becky warned me that when I enter the hotel, everyone going to HUGS me and scream Julia! Which they did by the way. I told Becky that I'll stand behind her in case that happen LOL. So I meet up with the group, there were hugs all around. I meet Laurie, Wendy, Carla, Jill, Pam, Greeta..I"m blanking other names so pleasee forgive me if I forget to meantion you. They are a bunches of wonderful people! After putting our suitcase and stuff away into our hotel room, we went to the bar, where everyone else meet up. I enter and there already a bunch of other people dancing on the dance floor. YOU be amaze to see how some people were dancing. OMG, it was hilrious and so much fun! You would have thought you step into a bar for Girl Gone Wild". Pam and Laurie ( you be even more amaze seeing both Pam and Laurie dancing..even Cajan Mama) greeted me with a mixed drink. They want me to drink atlease 2..just so that I can make a fool of myself on the dance floor. I think that is tradition for new comer LOL. But my first drink, I didn't drink it. The 2nd drink they gave me I drank half of the glass. They kept wanting me to keep drinking LOL. Later I met Darla, Sara and Ang. (I had nice conversation with Ang! I'm so glad you made it home! And Darla you gonna need to give me that titles of books again) We went to bed at 1 or 2am that night because we had to be up early for breakfast and than TTP signing on Saturday.
The following Sat morning, we went to have breakfast. Becky, Aleena, Ang and I met up with Jd Robb group there. I saw Laurie and give her a wave. Than we went to Turn The Pages bookstores so that we can get our tickets early (so that we won't have to stand in a long long line). While there, I decided to shop in the store LOL ! I thought hey this my first time here, so I should buy everything. I brought a mug coffee ( The one with blue and cream/white colors), a tote bag ( Nora signed it for me), one of Nora older book that I never brought but have read it before ( Nora signed it too), a t-shirt (nora signed that too) and a couple more books that from different authors. Around that time, I met our Linda. She and her cute children came along for pizza lunch. I was disappointed that I didn't get to spent more time with her. I kick myself for not going to the Pizza lunch they were going to, so that I can talk with Linda more. But at the time, Annie didn't know for sure where they were gonna go. And I only found out where they ate after they came back! I didn't even pay for my stuff yet at the time. I didn't think they would want to wait on me to pay for my stuff before we go. I had a nice conversation with Sara too ( I hope you are okay after your accident).Than at 1pm it times for Nora signing ( I already told you what she signed for me). I only told Nora that I was new to TTP. She said "oh really, well I'm glad you came". After that I didn't know what else to say because I was nervous. Becky took some pictures with me standing (between the table) in front of Nora. I turn around and smile at the camera LOL. Than I ask Nora if I can take a picture with her. I went to stand beside her and look up at the camera. I think Nora wasn't even looking up and Becky took the pictrue anyway (but let hope it turn out great). I was so nervous I drop the tote bag, that I brought, on the floor. Becky just look at me and kinda give me those rolling her eyes look. And I almost forgot my purse, when I was about to walk away. See how nervous I was? Everyone was surprise that there wasn't a long long line waiting on the porch. We were wonder what happen to everyone. Lucky I had my signed without a problem. After that done, we decided to go to Outlet mall. Becky seem to need clothes for the Sunday Brunch with Nora we were having on Sunday. Apparently, Becky forgot her clothes at home! She had NO clothes at all. (I remember it clearly....we were riding up to Alabama and we were just sitting there looking out the window. Becky than said "You going to laugh at me". I said "Uh oh, why?" She said "I forgot my clothes at home". I sat there looking surprised, confuse and shocked. I remember she had took out her suitcase at the back of the car, early that Thursday morning. So I asked her about it. I said " I thought your suitcase in the trunk?" She said there only her hair curlier, undies and bra...etc. That when I started to laugh. We saw K-mart and went in so Becky can get couple of clothes. She got two shirt (that was on sale) and skirt. Becky was happy camper when we walk out the door with her new clothes. (Okay so that happen on Thursday.) Anyway, so along the way we brought a couple fo clothes for her at the outlet mall. We walk around many stores, by than my poor small feet was tired and crying out to "stop walking!" We got back to hotel and talked for awhile until it time for bar again. We went up around 9pm ( I think). When I got there people were doing conga. Than there was Bunny Hop dance, YMCA dance, and other I can't recall. Again they tried to get me to drink again. This time, I drank half glasses the first round. My 2nd I drank all full. I wasn't drunk but still Becky and Laurie threat me, grab my arms, push me out of my chair, tackle and hassle me and got me to the dance floor LOL. I figure since I couldn't get away from the stage from the bully and all the JD Robb want a big show...I boogies in front of EVERYONE. I'm so glad that Becky and Laurie was there to dance with me. Pam took a picture of me in cowboy style dance. I raise one of my hand up in the air in circle like I was the getting ready to catch a horse with the rope. And all the while going "whoo whoo" LOL ( and here I don't even listen to country music). But heck, I figure that the show they wanted, and let me tell ya..it the show they want! Becky gave me a hug right there and than when the music end. OMG, I was making a fool of myself dancing. Some of my friends were taken pictures of me...and some had digital camera and show me the pictures they capture. OMG it was horriable! They told me, they will give me a copy of it once they get it print out. They made me dance twice on the dance floor. After that, I tried to keep away from the spotlight LOL. And I was not being corrupted. It was more of...Becky and Laurie grabing me up on the dance floor, with their big bully body.I'm still the innocent gal. I was not drunk! LOL Now if you seen the pictures, just remember it doesn't tell anything! Now if you want to see the real deal, you should have seen Laurie dancing. Who thought it would be much fun to do dirty dancing hehe. One of the guy thought it be fun do one of his most talent dancing moves...he lift one of his leg and place his hand on his foot while the knee are bend. He move his leg back and fourth in faster speed, only to hit Laurie on the stomache with his knee and had Laurie bent over slightly "ouch". Carla and I just sat there laughing our ass off. Gotta love our Laurie. Hey Laurie...babes..be careful next time okay. Don't wanna hafta sent you to the hospital next time. :) What the name of that dance move by the way Carla?
We head to bed at 2am. I was so tired by the next morning that Becky couldn't wake me up. It was a Sunday and it big Lunch Brunch events! We didn't plan to go, but somehow Becky got the tickets for both of us lastnight. I was so surprise that I'm going! We had breakfast room services that morning. Delicious. We started to pack all of stuff and put in the car, since we leaving that afternoon. I said my goodbye to my room, the bed, bathroom, the hotel door, hallway, the exist sign..etc. We even took picture of the sign up front of the hotel that read "Welcome Nora Roberts Fan". We went back to Nora bookstore for the 11:30am Lunch Brunch with Nora. Once there, we took pictures inside Arasio (sp?). I had pictures group, but I'm not sure it going to show up because the numbers that usually shown on the window of my camera was not showing. I ask a Karen that when she get her films back, to please give me a copy of it. After we ate, we went outside to take group pictures (again) but this time, Nora was with us. I stood next to her!!!!! But she had her arm on Ang instead..boo hoo me :( Also, I didn't had my camera to take this one either, so I ask Laurie to please sent me a copy. After we take pictures, we all say our sad goodbye, hugs, wish they saftely home and say we see each other next year in July.I had so much FUN! I really want to come back. These girls make me feel welcome. It like we knew each other for lifetimes!
Becky drove Aleena home to Augusta. But we had only 2hr more until we reach it. But Becky was too tired and couldn't drive anymore. So we stop for the night and stay in hotel. The following morning we drove Aleena home. We said our sad goodybe to her than. Because Becky was too kind to drove me all the way to Maryland for 2 days, I treated her to a nice dinner at Olive Garden. It was a thank you celebrating dinner from me. Than we drove the rest of the way home. All sore, pain, tired and restless with no sleep...we thank god to be home. Becky I hope your pain knee have gone away by now? Thank a whole bunch for given me this new experince to Maryland :)
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