So last week Lisa and I took our first ever kid-free vacation, courtesy of my mom and dad. We went down to Orlando, Florida for 5 whole days of fun in the sun! Well, 2 days in the sun, 2 in the hotel, and 1 getting lost on the road, to be exact. Quick recap:
Days 1 and 2 - Lisa and I went to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot parks. HOLY CATS there are a billion things to do there! SO many exhibits and movies and restaurants and other things to see/walk through/eat.
Days 3 and 4 - BOTCON!! Yes I, your humble correspondent, got to attend Botcon this year, thanks to my wife's careful, devious planning. All I can say is - wow. So many awesome people, made some new friends, met some of the folks behind Transformers, and got some pretty awesome, hard to find stuff.
Day 5 - tried to go to church (missed the first hour due to getting lost in rural Florida), and visited Lisa's grandma Charmaine Smith. What a fun lady, very feisty and opinionated, but very sweet too. Lisa hadn't seen her in about 15-20 years or so, so it was pretty neat to be in on that reunion. Here's a photo of Lisa and her grandma. Do you see a resemblance? I sure do.
Overall, it was the best vacation EVER!! Now I'm trying to get caught up on all the genealogy I missed. Starting to make some progress on the Bergstad documents - I've finally got all of Philip Hammer's pioneer record noted in his file. Now I just have to go through a few of the Bergstad-related emails I've gotten (there's only 5 or so) and I'll have the whole Bergstad folder finished! It's hard work, going through the files I've compiled over the last ten years and making sure they're all noted in my genealogy file. Most of them haven't been, so it's been a lot of work. But I feel good about knowing that everything I've found so far will (eventually) be noted in my file. Then, once that monumental project is done, I need to go through my source list and edit it, make sure it conforms to Elizabeth Shown Mills' standards in her Evidence! book. That will be another task. Then comes breaking out the pictures from the pages I scanned from Grandma Blossom's beige book. Hooo-ee! Have I got my work cut out for me or what?