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Countdown to FGS 2011

01 September 2011

I am so excited and looking forward to next week.  I am going to FGS's "Pathways to the Heartland" Conference in Springfield, Illinois in five days.  Yikes! Only 5 days to get ready.

Luckily, I am within driving distance so I don't have to worry about limiting what I take.  I am comfortable about the drive as I have been to Springfield before.  My daughter, Kirsten, attended college about 40 miles east of Springfield in Decatur, Illinois and I made the trip numerous times, sometimes going down and back in one day.  I am glad I don't have to do that this time.

I plan to arrive on Wednesday in time to attend one or two afternoon sessions.  I have been pouring over the wonderful syllabus and have about 75% of my sessions selected.  I thought I would be flexible, or in other words, I had trouble with a couple of time slots-too many good choices.  One thing I am looking forward to is the German Workshop.  Four hours of learning should get me on the right path with my mother's side of the family.

Other activities I plan to take advantage of include the Geneabloggers Meet Up and FGS 35th Anniversary Celebration.  I didn't think I was going to be able to get to Springfield on Wednesday so I missed out on tickets for the Prairie Social, but know there will be lots of other opportunities for fun.

So, look for me at FGS 2011, I will be the one with white hair!


Linda McCauley said...

See you there!

Susan Clark said...

Ditto! Looking forward to it, Brenda.

Tina Lyons said...

Looking forward to meeting you.

Brenda Leyndyke said...

Linda, Susan, and Tina, looking forward to meet you. It should be a fun time.

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