Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ready, Set, GO!!!

Well my bags are packed (mostly)
I'm ready to go...
What a mess! I'm not sure I can make the 50 pound weight limit on one bag and I might have to add a duffel. Thanks to the wonderful Northwest Airlines, I'm sure I'll have to pay extra no matter what I do. But you know what? I don't care because tomorrow morning at 0550 (YES that's 5:50 AM!!!) my flight takes off heading to West Virginia and the New River Birding and Nature Festival. I'm expecting to add some lifers to my Bird Blogger Life List:
Jane from Wrenaissance Reflections
Mary from Mary's View
Nina from Nature Remains
Tim from From the Faraway Nearby
Kathie from Sycamore Canyon
Kathie from Life, Birding Photos and Everything
Kathleen from A Glorious Life
Beth from My Life with Birds
Ok, I met Beth Cape May last October but she didn't have a blog then.
Other bloggers going to West Virginia and all ready on my life list are:
Susan from Susan Gets Native
Laura from Somewhere in NJ
Kathi from Katdoc's World
There are a few more bloggers who are trip leaders for the festival who will also add to my Blogger Life List:
Julie from Julie Zickefoose
Bill from Bill of the Birds
Jeff from Jeffrey A Gordon
I'll bet there will be a few new birds too! My life list stands at 201 right now and looking at what we should expect to see there during spring migration I'm pretty sure I'll be adding to that list.
So it's time to close up and weigh my bags. I'd better double check that Puddy the cat's not inside.
Wish me luck!


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Have fun and take lots of pictures to post on the blog.

Kallen305 said...

Crossing my fingers for you that you get some really cool lifers! I can't wait to hear all about it when you return. HAVE FUN!!

Bird Girl said...

Best of luck on your trip, Lynne! I know you will have lots of surprises in store!

Linda in Erie said...

I hope you get lots of lifer birds and lots of great photos of your blogger friends and birds. Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Mel said...

Now THAT is a cool list!
Besos a todos,

NCmountainwoman said...

Hope you have a wonderful time and add many more lifers to your impressive list.

KatDoc said...

Looks like you're ready, Lynne. (Don't pack the cat.)

Have a safe flight - see you soon!


ivars krafts said...

Have a wonderful trip! And stay safe! Take lots of pictures to share with your wonderful writing that we are looking forward to.

Susan Gets Native said...

Why do cats like to sleep on suitcases? I have had to sticky-tape a whole sweaters worth of cat hair this week.
See you tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

The airline hassle was a contributing factor to my decision to drive rather than fly. I'm guessing the between the 8 of us we'll have one of every essential and multiple of all the luxuries.

Well, everything except a cat.

Have a safe trip!

Anonymous said...

My grandparents and mother were from West Virginia. That's serious country. Good luck on the trip.

Montanagirl said...

Have fun on your trip. I just know you'll have a wonderful time.

possumlady said...

Well, you must already be in WV. Hopefully you don't have the heat that we are having here in DC. 90 yesterday and today and Monday!! I'm hoping it is cooler in the woods and mountains. Give that Baker Bacon dog a good hug from me and be safe!

Kathleen said...

This is cool! I love being on your life list! You are VERY creative!

You are all going to have so much fun getting together tonight! I'm driving down from Pittsburgh Thursday. See you soon! Have fun!

Red said...

I'm glad you double checked on Puddy because I was thinking that cat would certainly put you over the 50 lb weight limit with all that other stuff too :) So sweet, she didn't want you to go!

Have a blast Lynne!

RuthieJ said...

Good Luck Girlfriend! I hope you have wonderful weather and a fabulous time!

troutbirder said...

I will be watching for reports as you have a great time. Wish I could do something like this sometime.

Anonymous said...

Be safe and have fun Lynne.

Jayne said...

Hope you all have a wonderful time!

Marsha said...

Wishing you luck and looking forward to the photos of the trip.

Carolyn H said...

Lynne: I hope your trip was a great one, with lots of cool birds and other things.

Carolyn H.