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July 23rd, 2012

I have seen the inside of a LOT of airports in the past few weeks — St. Louis, Seattle, Minneapolis, Boston… still to come are trips to Ashland and San Francisco (not book stuff for those trips, though, just family & friends stuff).  I have to say, I love it that so many airports have comfy rocking chairs scattered around — I make a beeline for them every time I spot one!

I wish you all could have been with me in Minneapolis last week when I helped kick off the Betsy-Tacy Convention.  It was FABULOUS!  So many fellow Betsy-Tacy enthusiasts in one spot, so much laughter, so much fun.  The best part (besides meeting so many incredible people, that is)? Getting to take a tour of Betsy & ____’s first apartment!  (I left the name blank just in case you haven’t read BETSY’S WEDDING yet — no spoilers allowed!)

This is the apartment building — it’s in a really cool old neighborhood in Minneapolis.  Upstairs is the actual apartment where author Maud Hart Lovelace and her husband Delos (the real Betsy & ____) first lived, and it’s adorable.  Teeny tiny by modern standards, but the perfect little love nest for two honeymooners, in my opinion.  It was incredibly nice of the current tenant to let 200 rabid fans troop through and take pictures and sigh over how charming everything is, and how closely it matches the description in the book.  I was ready to move right in!

So where are your travels taking you this summer?

 

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