Saturday, February 2, 2008

Savannah Book Festival

We're here.

It seems like it took forever, but we're here.

We arrived around 11:00 last night. LONG ride down. It was our fault. We had to return the carpet cleaner, get M a bite to eat, a Starbucks for the adults. Finally, we were on the road around 8. M slept like a champ last night and made it until 8 this morning. She might have gone a little longer, but Uncle Zach had to take a shower.

The boys played golf all day (my brothers and H). My parents, M and I hit the streets of historic Savannah for a literary festival. It was fantastic! This was the city's first attempt and I think it went smashingly well. They had a section set up for children with cupcake decorating (M preferred the decorations to the cupcake), bookmark and picture frame crafting, a small petting zoo (snakes, hedgehogs and the like), music. I didn't see any books for children, so that was a tad bit disappointing. We did skip one book tent, so maybe that was the kid's book tent. My dad bought several books for himself and was able to get them signed. That was perhaps the most interesting thing to me: meeting the authors. I love literature so much that I build up the author in my mind. These authors looked like normal people, the talked like normal people...shock of all shockers, they ARE normal people!

We did some shopping around town. I got the COOLEST, HIPPEST red bag ever. I can't wait to transfer all my stuff to the new bag. I'll take a picture of it, but don't get too jealous. It's fantastic. I also bought some fudge from a neat little candy shop and learned all about the process of making fudge and how the candy master must make adjustments according to the humidity in the air. On top of all that, I was able to stop at my two favorite places in the world: the tea shop and the paper shop. I got a few gifts at the tea shop and some Christmas stuff at the paper shop.

Pictures to come Sunday. I'll post my 365 Project when I got back. Don't forget about this post!


Kyla said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, Natalie!

Christina said...

Sounds like a fantastic time!! Funny about your reaction to the authors...I have thought the same thing! But they really are just ordninary people - with a great talent.