Thursday, August 27, 2009

Off on our Midwest Vacation

Linda and I are off on our Great Midwest Vacation trip - four states in 16 days. We're flying to Kansas City today, and visiting friends in Topeka, Kansas for several days. We'll spend one night in Springfield, Missouri with a genealogy friend and then hit Little Rock, Arkansas just in time for the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference. Then it is on to the Memphis, Tennessee area to visit friends, and we'll enjoy Branson, Missouri for several days before flying home from Kansas City.

I probably won't do any genealogy research on this trip, other than attend the FGS conference presentations in an effort to learn more about this wonderful addictive avocation. I will have my laptop chock full of my genealogy research databases and files, so if I do get a chance to go to a repository I should be able to find something useful to research.

I'm looking forward to seeing the genea-bloggers, my ProGen class colleagues, Genea-Musings readers, and many Genealogy 2.0 column (in FORUM Magazine) readers at FGS. Please stop me if you see me and say hello. I will be at the George Morgan/Drew Smith Bloggers event on Wednesday.

I anticipate having access to wireless internet, or friend's computers, throughout the trip, but reading, writing and tweeting will be light. If I have time, I may post some of my "Best of ..." articles again just to keep Blogger hopping - you may have missed some of my over 3,000 blog posts in the hopper.
I will try to post some Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenges, and keep the Best of the Genea-Blogs going, plus my Wordly Wednesday posts, but the Family Tree Builder 4 series will go on hiatus until I return home.

If you just have to read some Genea-Musings once in awhile, just go over to my blog Archive list by month and pick out a month and read. Or you could visit the website and read the work of one of the new geneabloggers listed there.


Gary Treat said...

Have a great trip. If you're going to be in Kansas City it would be a shame to miss the Midwest Genealogy Center. Hope you can squeeze so time in there.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Have a wonderful trip Randy! Too bad you aren't venturing up here to Chicago or visiting Wisconsin (we call it "going behind the Cheese Curtain")

And thanks for the shout out to GeneaBloggers!

Ginger Smith said...

Hi Randy, I'm so jealous you get to visit the midwest and my home state(s) of Arkansas and Kansas! I didn't make it out there this year yet, but I hope to make it out in Nov. Arkansas is beautiful, especially the part between Fort Smith (north west corner)- my hometown - and Little Rock. I was amazed when I drove from LR to FS last time at the mountains and greenery and lakes!