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My head is whirling!

August 3rd, 2012 at 02:01 am

I've only been to two sessions so far, but they were both information-rich. And each session was 90 minutes long, which is a bit beyond my attention span. But I'm trying to let it all sink in because I really need help on my job, and this conference is what will help me.

But on to money matters...

First of all -- free internet access because I belong to Hilton's HHonor Club. Yea!

And I won $1 at a vendor's booth. Got a free breakfast and lunch today and free Sun Chips and hummus at the Farmer's Market.

And, I found two pennies.

But I'm spending. I stopped for gas twice on the trip and spent $61. I also stopped for breakfast and lunch. I spent $8 at the Stockholm Inn in Rockford, Illinois. I got my Swedish pancakes and sausage. For lunch I stopped at Culver's and got a double cheeseburger for $6. The cheeseburger made me too full to stop at Nordske Nook for pie, so I guess that was a good thing.

Last night there was a welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres, so I made that my dinner. I even got a free glass of wine.

Tonight I went out to dinner with other attendees from my state. We went to a restaurant called The News Room, and I had coconut shrimp for $22. Quite a big serving, and very good.

And tomorrow I'm going out to lunch with Ceejay, as she already told you! I can hardly wait!

10 Responses to “My head is whirling!”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Maybe we passed each other -- I picked up some free Sun Chips & hummus at the farmer's market too! Can't wait to see you tomorrow. Smile

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    You guys are so lucky to be able to see each other! Have fun.

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I am jealous that you get to face-to-face meet! I hope you have a great time!

  4. librarylady Says:

    Wow! This sure sounds like a win-win conference time for you. Enjoy!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Have a great time at your meet up!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Had SUCH a great time -- CB, you are fabulous!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I had the greatest time -- I've been grinning all day! You are everything I thought you would be and more, Ceejay!

  8. Jerry Says:

    I don't understand why internet access is treated so differently by various hotels. Some charge for it (it can really lead to a big expense in some places, I have found), others make it a special benefit (like yours), and still others offer some insurance of simply offering it for free. Glad that they had it, anyway, and very cool that you got to meet ceejay74.

  9. My English Castle Says:

    Wow--I am so jealous. An SA meet-up in my old hometown. Glad you're having fun.
    If you were at the Culver's in Tomah, that's our usual stop!

  10. CB in the City Says:

    Yep, that's the Culver's I stopped at!

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