Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 1 at Jamboree

It's been a restful and eventful day at Day 1 of the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree.  Not!

We boarded the Amtrak SurfLiner train in San Diego at 9:30 a.m., flew past the beaches, back doors, train stations and brush lands for almost four hours, and got to the Burbank train platform at 1:30 p.m.  We called the Marriott, and they sent the shuttle over for us and we were in the hotel room by 2 p.m.  Drew Smith, George Morgan, Sheri Fenley, Amy Coffin, Kim Cotton and Kathryn Doyle were stationed by the door to make sure no blogger snuck past them.

We went to the hotel restaurant for lunch, then hung out in the lobby and then the lounge area with all of the geneablogger folks and spouses/friends.  I can't list them all!  Many retired to the bar and eventually had dinner there.  We had dinner with Robert Raymond in the hotel restaurant.  Then it was to the lounge area to read blogs and write this post.  The wi-fi here is not bad...but Blogger doesn't work well any more with Internet Explorer 8.  What? 

Before dinner, I went over to the registration desk and got my bag and information packet.  I picked up the pink sheet (schedule) and the printed syllabus - I got the syllabus on CD in the packet. 

Who's here?  Here's the bloggers I've talked to so far:

*  Elyse Doerflinger is sitting at the table with me.
*  Kim von Aspern was here a minute ago.
*  Nancy Loe was at the table for over two hours.
*  Megan Smolenyak
*  Steve Morse
*  A.C. Ivory
*  Thomas MacEntee
*  Lisa Alzo
*  Kathryn Doyle
*  Cheryl Palmer
*  Caroline Pointer
*  Amy Coffin
*  Tonia Kendrick
*  Sheri Fenley
*  Janet Hovorka
*  Lisa Louise Cooke
*  Maureen Taylor
*  The Ancestry Insider
*  Drew Smith
*  Kim Cotton
*  George Morgan
*  Donna Wendt
*  Gini Webb
*  Denise Levenick
*  Missy Corley
*  Mark Olson

I may think of others and put them on the list later.

It's time to go up to the room and see if I can get some sleep.  The Exhibit Hall opens at 12 noon tomorrow.  I will attend the round table discussion groups in the morning, and might even go to one of the classes in the afternoon.

1 comment:

gsgenealogy said...

I was there too. Although no one but me reads my blog.