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Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend at the Beach!

Last year, I was lucky enough to be part of a group of bloggers who were invited to Ocean Isle Inn. This year, a blogger's conference was going to be held there again. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to attend because of work. We are planning events, meetings etc. and it has been really busy since the New Year.

Luckily, when events were moved and work was completed, I was able to confirm I was going. Ocean Isle inn is at Ocean Isle Beach in NC. It is really quite beautiful there and the hotel is right on the beach.

Tom decided to come with me and I was glad because I wanted him to see it since I had a great experience there last year. So on Friday, we packed up and left for the beach. Funny thing about where we live, we actually had to travel to South Carolina to get to a North Carolina Beach. Crazy, huh?

We arrived Friday afternoon and I immediately headed downstairs to see my friend, Liz and try to catch the afternoon activities. It was great. The best thing about blogger conferences, for me, is seeing old friends. I saw a few of them and that never gets old. I also met a few new bloggers who I knew online but never in real life.

Friday night we headed out to dinner and I was back to hang out with the girls at night. Saturday, we had breakfast then Tom kidnapped me and took me on a drive to Wilmington, NC. It is really cool there. Last year I went to see the Battleship North Carolina and that was cool. This year we just took in the downtown area with some beautiful historical houses. The waterfront is quite nice as well.

Then Tom got me back to the hotel to actually be at the conference. Luckily, I only missed a half hour. The afternoon was spent with the other bloggers. It's sort of nice being around people who get my obsession with social media. We are always tweeting, facebooking, emailing etc. during the conferences and no one cares. It's just part of what we do.

Saturday, we went out to dinner with Tom with a couple of friends and then it was back to the hotel to spend the last night with everyone just hanging out, having a few drinks and having a blast.

It was nice having some down time with Tom. It was nice being at the beach. It was a good weekend. Sunday was a long drive home but we got back at a good time to get ready for the rest of the week.

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