Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Travelling Tuesday - Where's Wylie This Summer?
Last summer at The Pink Heart Society our very own Trish Wylie took us along on her great adventure to the United States. So where will Wylie be taking us this time and what would you go see if you were her?
Yes, it's that time of year again. So while I stress over what to pack and what not to pack I thought I'd drop by to give you a sneak peak at my destinations this summer. And to ask for a little help in choosing what to see...
First up we fly back to New York. Now as you all know last year I LOVED this city!!! I explored all over the place, visited Liberty and Ellis Islands, took several open top bus tours, went to the top of the Empire State, shopped in Time's Square, wandered around the National History Museum... so what should I see or do this time? Walking tour of Brooklyn? Tour of where the TV shows like friends and Sex In The City were filmed? Guggenheim? What do you think? Where would you go?
Then it's allllll the way across the country to San Diego. New ground. Completely new city. First time in California!!! Now I'll admit part of the reason for this leg of the trip is that my inner geek gets to go play at ComicCon. Well, me and 100,000 others. Many of them in fancy dress I'm told (there's even a place on their site where they give instructions on carrying your sword/lightsabre!!! Apparently the basic rule of thumb is no pointing it at anyone. Must remember that...) And it's not just the comic book superheroes that have attracted me to look at this for a day or two I might add since I'm amongst friends... This years panels include stars from TV Shows like Lost, Heroes, Dexter, Stargate Atlantis, Smallville, Supernatural, 24, Bones, Prison Break, Battlestar Galactica, Ghost Whisperer, Pushing Daisies and Chuck to name but a few... Be nice to see if some of our Male On Monday guys look as good in real life as they have here I feel. That's research, right??? So what panels would YOU queue up for? Choose wisely now cos some of those queues are gonna be looonnngggg...
But there's so much more to see in San Diego I've discovered... there's The Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, Presidio Hill...Oooohhh where to go and what to see?! I'm still researching and making my short list so this is wide open for exploration. What do you think? Any tips for me?
Then of course it's off to San Francisco for the RWA National Conference. Here I get to meet friends old and new, lots of overseas internet friends I've never met face-to-face. It'll be a MANIC week if last year is anything to go by and of course here at The Pink Heart Society we'll be bringing you the same extensive coverage we did last year!!! In fact IF YOU'RE GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO and would like to ADD TO OUR REPORTS just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you all SIGNED UP!!!
Of course after the conference I have a few days to sight-see. And frankly I can't WAIT for this! I've wanted to see San Francisco since I was a teenager. The Golden Gate Bridge, Haight Ashbury, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Napa Valley wine tours, the list is endless!!! So much to see and what I'm sure won't be anywhere enough time! So how do I narrow it down? What should I see? Where would you go if you were me???
Then we're off to Los Angeles, but a hop, skip and a jump by plane. Home of the stars, the movie studios, the glamor of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Obviously a few tours are a MUST. Star spotting will be an inevitable disease to creep up on me... And since I'm currently writing a book set there I've already been doing research on what to see and do. But again - how to narrow it down??? So put yourself in my shoes and help me make the choices. What would you do, where would you go, what would you take pictures of? This last one is crucial of course cos whatever I end up taking pictures of is what will end up right here on this blog...
You can see my dilemma really, can't you? And that's if I survive the angst of what to pack and what not to pack. But that's a whole nother blog that one... So what would YOU go see???
One Random commenter will even have the pleasure of postcards from each of Trish's destinations and some books from the RWA Conference!!!
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