Hi, Sandra here.
Who all is going to RWA Nationals in Orlando?
Who likes to go early and check out the area, play, research, HAVE FUN?
Stay and see some of the amazing things there are to see in the area.
Win a copy of our own Florida Seeker, Cara Lynn James' debut novel, LOVE ON A DIME.
Enjoy the side table full of coffee with assorted flavors to add, an assortment of teas, hot chocolate, fresh squeezed Florida orange juice (Hey need to support Florida), and sparkling water.
For the hungry bunch, we have sliced Florida oranges, and the chef at the Disney World Dolphin Resort promised to stop by and set up a Disney buffet, a forerunner of what to expect at the conference. You can imagine what that will be so whatever you're hungry for, I'm saying you'll find it on that buffet. Just ask. Personally, I'm going for some fresh seafood from the Keys served with red rice and beans cooked in coconut milk.
Now that we have that taken care of lets go sightseeing.
To start with, there are many packages offered for Disney World. If you're staying at the resort, your hotel reservations have sent you a gazillion links for everything in the parks. Ruthy will be there with her mouse ears on so watch out. The link above though will connect you to some bargains.
Universal Orlando is the place to see movie themes. Great ticket prices on the link provided.
Spend the day at the resorts swimming pool. Read one of those books on your "To Do Pile" or if you want more adventure go to one of the water parks.
For those of you who have been to Disney or want something different check out the web page
This site offers package deals, Internet specials for tickets, etc.
There is the Cirque du Soleil.
And there are the sights of City Walk Orlando where there are many theme restaurants to choose from like Nascar cafe and one with rock memoralbilia.
One of the things I want to do is go to Cape Canaveral and visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center. It is only about 45 miles from Orlando and believe me, once there you will want to spend the whole day.
I really really really want to go again so if anyone wants to join me on Tuesday, I'm going to rent a car/van and head out for the day. Post your email addie and interest in going and I will contact you and make arrangements. We might even be able to go on a tour. If there's interest I'll check it out. Oh and you can arrange to have lunch with an astronaut while there. Now is that research expense or what???
Then there's always Daytona Beach. There are miles of beaches to enjoy, historical landmarks and sites, golf, scuba diving, etc. I could probably be talked into going there too. I'd just keep the car an extra day. But there is public transportation available.
So there you have it. Plenty to see and do in the area. If you have other information or know of other interesting things to see or do, post them please and share with us.
Winners of Cara's book will be announced in the weekend edition. Be sure and leave your email addie for that also if it isn't in your profile. Oh yes, I'll add a copy of my children's book too.
Check in again July 9th and find out things to do AT the conference. Hints on how to get the most out of this overwhelming experience.