Anita Mae at RWA In New York
by Anita Mae Draper
Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to the Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference held in New York City. The flight from Regina, Saskatchewan to Minneapolis, Minnesota was 20 mins late and I was in the back row which meant a mad dash from one gate to the one boarding for New York. By the time I blew in, the waiting area was empty since everyone had boarded except for one small family who followed me on board. To think I almost missed the flight to New York! And this was after Delta changed my flight from a morning one to afternoon.
My first view of the Big Apple was when we broke through the clouds and the first thing I recognized was the Empire State Building.
A few seconds later I caught the long needle-like shape of Roosevelt Island which I'd blogged about a few weeks ago in my post, 19th Century Mission Coffee House and also on my blog with the post, It Can't Be June.
We landed at 9:30 pm at LaGuardia as the sun went down over the city.
By 11 pm I'd reached the Marriott Marquis New York to start the RWA conference. The first person I saw was Missy Tippens and a couple other Seekers from http://www.seekerville.blogspot.com/ although I can't seem to find those pictures, now.
And photos of a part of the Empire State building. I think the trip became real when I saw the tall building I'd once made out of snow for a snow sculpture contest.
The first official meeting I attended was the Faith, Hope and Love (FHL) chapter of the RWA which included a worship session and the Touched By Love contest award ceremony.