Well, where do I start? It all began when Liz and I almost didn't make our plane (see Liz's blog at http://www.invitesbyliz.blogspotcom/). Luckily, we ended up in 1st class (sorry, Fawn) and our delayed plane made it almost on time, even with our late checked bags! We were up pretty late last night (4am EST) and enjoyed some authentic Japanese karaoke in the hotel lounge. We're staying in Little Tokyo, and district of downtown LA... love it!
Ok, onto the good stuff. We normally don't arrive with an extra day to spare, but we needed to get here in time to take the Ranger class (Tim, Dyan, Wendy and Claudine all taught). There was some time to spare before our next scheduled classes, so we decided to head down to Hollywood for a little sight-seeing. The Metro was a quick ride, and we had plenty of time to people-watch and enjoy the sun (yes, don't be jealous). We got to see Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, oh... wait, they were all impersonators on Hollywood Blvd. We also saw Elvis, SpongeBob, Ariel, Darth Vader, Yoda, Marilyn Monroe, Shrek, you get the idea. After we headed back to the convention center, we each had another class and attended a manufacturer party. Oddly enough, the room the party was in overlooked the show floor! We got a sneak peek of our own. After Fawn took a couple pictures with her flash, Tim Holtz and the Ranger gang looked up and waved. We felt a little like paparazzi. But at least you get to see a cool aerial view of the show. How fun!
We'll blog again tomorrow, which is our first day on the show floor. We have a VIP event in the morning, and shopping for the store all day. Stay tuned!