Today I am blogging to you, on location from Halcyon Haven in sunny Lombardy. I'm attending a writing retreat with five of my fellow authors,three of whom I know from writer's group, and two new faces.
Yesterday my friend (and fellow writer type) Siobhan and I drove seven hours through traffic. We ate at a restaurant frequented by truckers which was attached to a convenience store. There were quite a few flies but the food was decent. Plus, my meal came with ice cream (no, I did not order from the kids menu). Anyway we arrived last, in the dark, and got slightly lost by the end because my GPS, a typical male, only pretended to know where it was going.
This place is quite nice, right on the lake. Looking out the window, it feels as though the whole house is floating on the water. My friend Sharon (also a writer-type, just assume everyone I mention is a writer) organized this whole thing and has all kinds of workshops planned. She also has a delicious menu and made us a fritata this morning with lots of delicious vegetables ( I love when my eggs have many colours in them). Of course I'm more excited about the woman-food than anything else.
Anyway, in the interest of social networking, here are links to everyone's websites:
Carole Ann: TK