Great Hosts!

It’s amazing the things that I’ll do to get out of lawn work. Yesterday, it was to hop in my car and drive for six hours to Belleville! Seriously, though, tomorrow is EdcampQuinte. It’s the second of a series of Edcamps here.

With the past winter and family birthday commitments, I was unable to attend the first event but managed to shake myself loose for this event and am excited to see the happenings tomorrow at the Belleville Public Library.

To contribute, I did sign up and will offer a session tomorrow as my contribution to the event. As I type this, though, I’m in a hotel and unable to get onto the wireless. Sigh. The joys of trying to be connected.

What was cool though was that, after signing up to do a session, two of my Belleville friends decided to be good ambassadors for their city and greet me, followed by heading out for supper together although they both had better things to do. So, Andy Forgrave, Kent Manning, and I headed out for dinner and as I’ve mentioned before, it’s like we last saw each other yesterday rather than months ago. We had a great conversation during supper – well at least 2/3 of a great conversation. I still have little to no voice. Whispering and croaking was on the agenda!

The gentlemen were great hosts and I got a virtual tour of this historic city as drawn on the table cloth.

After dinner and our goodbyes, I knew that there were a couple of things that I have to do. First, I’m a sucker for any municipality that’s located on water. I had to check out the waterfront. Secondly, I had to make a trip over The Norris Whitney Bridge. I took a quick drive along what I was told is the local Millionaire Row. There were some magnificent looking houses there and I’m sure I would have been more impressed in full daylight instead of the waning daylight.

Regardless, it was the start of what I just know will be two great days of learning. I’ve learned so much of the local history and navigation. I did make sure to FourSquare the bridge but Andy is miles ahead of me in check-ins. I’m excited to see what tomorrow brings.


OTR Links for 05/14/2011

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