Day Two – Get Ready Dallas, Us Girls Have Arrived!
When reading this particular series, there is one thing I need for you to do for me, and that is, hum the theme song to any Indiana Jones film. Why, you ask. Well, each and every time that Marcy and I decided to leave the comfort of our hotel room, we knew, without a doubt, that we were embarking on some type of adventure!
Our adventure in Dallas actually did not begin until Friday, July 3rd. Marcy, my fellow cohort in crime during the week long convention, and I awoke Friday morning, leisurely that is, with the knowledge that there was a lot to accomplish before we could sit back and have a little fun at our first event of the night, the Heart of Texas Mixer.
What to do first. Us girls needed something to eat, so we grabbed our purses, harnessed up our dogs, took a deep breath and headed out the door to the elevators. So far so good. Down to the lobby we went and once we got there, realized that we really had no idea in what direction to head to in regards to finding somewhere to eat. Marcy wanted to venture to the Plaza of America where apparently there were several dining choices. I wanted to stay within the comfort of the hotel surroundings but I was over ruled and off to find the Plaza was first on our agenda of things to do.
Luckily, a nice gentlemen who was attending the convention with his wife, overheard us talking about how in the world we were going to get to the Plaza by ourselves and told us that they were actually headed there for lunch and if we wanted, we could tag along. It’s a good thing we did because Marcy and I would have never found the way there or back, talk about a long walk! We had an enjoyable lunch with some new found friends and surprisingly the day was going pretty well. I should have known better.
Arriving back to the lobby of the hotel, it was now time to locate the convention information desk, the location to pick up our registration packets and also locate the Pearl Room where Marcy and I would be holding our iOS and Mac workshops.
A volunteer let us know that we could find everything we were looking for on the second floor but that the only way to get there was to take the escalator, so off we went to find the wonderful moving contraption so that we could get to where we needed to go. Easy, right? Not for us!
Getting to the second floor was not an issue for us ladies; however, finding the specific meeting rooms that we needed was indeed an issue. After walking around in circles and venturing down several hallways, we were finally able to arrive at our destination. We picked up our registration packets and goodie bags and left to find the information desk. Again, luck was on our side because we found someone who was headed to the same place that we were. We asked about the location of the Pearl room and actually was able to have someone walk us there. Hopefully, we would remember how to get back to the Pearl room the next day!
Marcy and I were exhausted and the dogs needed a well-deserved break, so us girls made an executive decision and went back to our room for a little while. Flopping down on the bed, the first thing that came off were my shoes and Jadyn was happy not to have to wear her harness for a bit. Our next decision of the day would be where we wanted to eat for dinner and then how to get to the Heart of Texas event later that night.
In the next installment of Adventures in Dallas, find out what happens when Marcy and I venture out for dinner outside of the hotel.
Will we make it to our dining location safely or wind up aimlessly wandering the streets of downtown Dallas. You’ll just have to visit my Fedora page to find out what happened.