Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Heading out tomorrow morning...

I'm heading out to Philly in the morning for my 2nd trip to meet bloggy friends! My 1st trip was to Salt Lake last month and I had a great time. This time instead of heading just one state over, it's all the way to the east coast!

I'll be meeting 11 ladies from my DTC group, the Precious Pandas. I'll be staying at Stephe's place, which is really cool because Stephe and I will be in the same travel group to China (we are with the same agency and have the same LID). I'm looking forward to getting to know her in person before we actually travel to China. Also staying with us is Susan and Cheryl. I also get to meet Kim of One More Makes Four who I've gotten to know a little bit (she's so sweet) and Wanda, who just sent me the cutest wishes page for Lauren.

Oh, did I mention that I HATE to fly and have been freaked out about the flight since Monday? I was nervous on the Salt Lake flight (which was only 1 1/2 hours), but I'm in full scale freak out mode for this 4 1/2 hour flight to Philly!!! I keep telling myself that this is good training for the dreaded flight to China, but judging by how freaked I am I think that Joe will have to knock me out and drag me onto the China flight on one of those rolling luggage carts! I'm on my own to Philly, so I have no one to roll me onto the flight!

Well, I'm heading off to start packing and then I'm going to take some deep breaths and try to relax a little this evening. I know you jet setters think I'm ridiculous, but I just can't help it. ;) At least I just suck it up and still get on the plane!

18 comments:

Dawn and Dale said...

How cool!!!!

That is sooo great that you guys get to spend a weekend together!!!

I hope you have a great time!!!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Good for you Donna! You guys are going to have such an awesome time!

PS: as a fellow member of the nervous travelers club, I'm giving you a standing ovation for sucking it up and getting on that plane.
:-)

Kathy and Joel said...

Have a great time!!

Elise said...

How fun!!! Can I be adopted into the Precious Panda's? You guys have an awesome time...can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Shannon said...

Oh I am so jealous!! I love Philly and miss Tastey Kakes! Have a great trip!!

Love
Shannon Jack and Palmer

Colleen said...

Philly is on top of the places in the U.S. I want to visit. Only *I* don't have the guts to just suck it up and get on that plane (I think that comment was aimed at me!).

HAVE FUN!!!!

Colleen

Janet said...

I hate flying too, Donna! I think I'll just take lots of drugs before we got to China. :-) I remember on our honeymoon that I cried in a smaller plane we were on! My poor new husband!

Janet T.
tuiningatreasures.blogspot.com

Connie said...

Have a great time...despite the flight!

Catherine said...

Have an awesome time!!! I'll be going to my first bloggy meet in November and am already excited about it.

It was such fun to follow your Uta trip. Looking forward to hearing all about this one too!

Enjoy!

Lisa and Tate said...

Hi from Norway!!!

I am glad that you decided to face your fear and FLY to Philly!!!! You will have such a great time- I cannot wait to hear!!! Say hi to all....

Lisa

Kim M. said...

I'm glad you are flying or I wouldn't get to meet you!!!!!!

C2 said...

Have fun in Philly!! You're only going to be an hour away from me, so if you do anything fun and noteworthy, please do tell. I'm looking for some action out here in Amish Country!

Mardi said...

Have fun! Isn't it great to find all these new friends who share such an important life step together! I agree that it will be really awesome to meet others who you will be traveling with to get your little Lauren!

Stacy said...

I know what you mean about flying. I am not a fan of it either. You're right, it is good training.

Have a blast!

Shannon S said...

Hope the Panda trip was great fun! I'm so envious of your little jaunts! Wonderful!

Lisa~~ said...

Hope you're having a great time, can't wait to read all about the trip.

Susan said...

Donna, I am so glad we were roomies this past weekend in Philly. I had the best time with you, Cheryl and Stephe (Oh I almost forgot Pirate). You are the sweetest person and I can see us and our girls being life long friends.

Love Ya
Susan Rizzo

Susan said...

Donna, I am so glad we were roomies this past weekend in Philly. I had the best time with you, Cheryl and Stephe (Oh I almost forgot Pirate). You are the sweetest person and I can see us and our girls being life long friends.

Love Ya
Susan Rizzo