I've been trying to take it easy this weekend. Got up at 5:30 Alaska time this morning...blogged and went swimming. Then we geared up to hit the DNCC kick-off event which was the media party.
So it turned out that Writing Raven, Morrigan and I were the ones that got to venture to Elitch Gardens (formerly "Six Flags") for the big media event. I tried to get more "credentials" because Kim and Eric also blog on Blue Oasis, but they wouldn't do it. I literally begged for Morrigan's pass and the kind women took pity on me.
Of course, we were hoping to see some of our favorites (Oh, Keith...).
It turned out to be mostly an opportunity for us to have fun!
First, there was a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by the "Phamily"--a organization of folks with disabilities.
There was a wonderful session of Native American drumming and dancing.
And then we had introductions of the Host Committee and speeches from Mayor Higgenlooper and Governor Ritter.
And then...the party!
We noticed that there didn't seem to be folks we could identify by name...probably reporters for the bigger networks who we'd seen before but just didn't know who they were. We also saw a lot of delegates and probably techies!
Oh yeah...did I mention the food?
And the rides? I was really glad I got Morrigan in...this was probably the only real "fun" DNCC event for a 10-year-old!
Tomorrow is very much up in the air as to what the schedule is going to be. I know for sure that I'm heading to the Big Tent at about 3:30 to meet up with a bunch of the other State Bloggers...important strategy session, which I believe may involve some type of alcholic beverages on their part. Seriously, we are going to pick up our credentials and then discuss what events we each thing are worthwhile to cover. That's probably when I make some decisions as what I'll fit into the schedule...and how Raven and I will split some stuff up.
Hope everyone is doing well there...the weather has been kind so far...about 75 degrees today.