I was cheered up before that by finding a copy of Out of Sight Out of Mind in Smith's Travel in Heathrow. The shop assistant was very patient with my excited author ramblings. I believe I may have pressed one of my stash of book marks into her hand.
|Those key cards!|
Having flown all that way I was determined to get the most from the trip, so had signed on for the pre-convention tour. On Sunday morning the group had breakfast in the suite of RT founder and CEO Kathryn Falk, including delicious eggs from her own hens, followed by an orientation ramble around the hotel and conference centre and the surrounding mall, led by NY Times best selling author Cathy Maxwell supported by Cindy Nord - who will be assisting Kathryn in hosting a forthcoming tour of Austria - and a fabulous job they did. Some intrepid souls went on to see Tom Cruise on a very big cinema screen - I was too sleepy for that, or for dinner afterwards.
The whole 3 day tour was notable for some of the memorable sights of Kansas City and its surroundings. I most enjoyed, if that is the correct word, the Liberty Memorial/Museum to the troops of the First World War - with its
|The WWI Memorial|
|Dog eared books - plus cat.|
NEXT INSTALMENT - THE CONFERENCE.