Thursday, July 8, 2010

Yes, It's True: A Possible, Tentative Blog Fest Schedule Subject to Change. Possibly. Tentatively. Depending on Things. And Other Stuff.

Blog Fest is only a week away and CBW needs only three more weeks to get ready and CBW has finally come up with a proposed schedule of events, subject to change depending on the weather, the general wishes of the attendees and Gustav, the Killer Goose who has his own Facebook page.

This year we are offering an option for the tour portion of activities. We will explain these options Thursday night of Blog Fest. Or sooner if I get around to it.

I will post something else later (defined as sometime soon, hopefully, if everything works out) that provides a list of what to bring, such as goose repellent and fiddler crab pots.

Here's the schedule as we know it now:

Tentative Schedule of Events

3:00 – 6:00 Arrivals; Wine and Cheese at CBW’s house

6:00 – 9:00 Opening Remarks (CBW/BHE/Gustav the Goose, etc.) and Dinner . I promise my opening remarks will not be three hours. I don't talk like I write.


9:00 – 10:00 Coffee and Continental Breakfast at CBW’s house

10:00 – 2:00 Tour A – Mathews Tour with Lunch at Court House or
Tour B – King and Queen Tour with Lunch at Shackelfords

2:00 – 5:00 Free Time (Shopping; Gwynns Island Museum if time, etc.)

5:00 – 6:00 Happy Hour at CBW’s House (Margaritas)

6:00 – 8:00 Dinner at Sandpiper Reef

8:00 - ? Karakoke and Margaritas at CBWs House


9:00 – 10:00 Coffee and Continental Breakfast at CBWs house

10:00 – 12:00 Boat Tour

12:00 – 1:00 Sea Breeze for lunch

1:00 Gwynns Island Museum for those who wish

2:00 - ? Gwynns Island Beach including fun in the sun (and shade);
Cornhole Tournament; Boat Rides ;
Cookout; Bonfire; Fun and Frivolity


9:00 Breakfast at CBWs house

The End.

Ongoing activities:

Tours of Noe Noe Girl's Camper
Tours of Chesapeake Bay Mother's Garden
Gustav Appearances and Autograph Signings
Fiddler Crab Infestations
Mosquito Swatting

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

2010 Virginia Blog Fest: July 15-18

Update: I know some of you are wondering what the agenda is for this year, and the only reason I've not published one is, well, because I don't exactly have one. For those who came last year, the highlights will remain the same (cookout at my house; tour; boat ride and Gwynns Island beach), but it's the free time/down time/ tour locale that is subject to change. For those of you who did not attend last year, just plan on lots of fun and hold tight until I can finalize the schedule.

Thank you for your patience, and I look forward to seeing y'all then. - cbw

It's official: Blog Fest 2010 will be held from Thursday, July 15, through Sunday morning, July 18th.

See below for more information:

What: Blog Fest 2010, a weekend of hijinx fun and frivolity
When: Thursday, July 15 - Sunday, July 18
Where: Mathews County, Virginia. Chesapeake Bay Woman's house is a disaster home base.
Who: Anyone is invited. If we receive an overwhelming response, which I do not anticipate, we will establish a limit. This is highly unlikely, though.
What to expect: I don't know. Anything. Everything. Nothing at all. Last year, we toured Mathews' beaches; meandered around the village; ate at some local restaurants; went on a work boat tour of the lighthouse; and spent a magical evening on a Gwynn's Island beach.

I am open to suggestions on activities but think we will kick off the same as last year with a cookout at my house Thursday night. The other two days will likely include some sight seeing, a boat ride, perhaps a trip to the Gwynn's Island Museum, perhaps a tour of a local historic home, and free time - especially for those who attended last year and have seen many of the key sights already.

As Big Hair Envy--my co-host and partner in crime--and I iron out the details, we'll let you know. Until then, you can e-mail me with any questions @

If you are interested in attending, please leave a comment and send me an e-mail. Include your name, where you're coming from, mode of transportation and any other relevant information. I can send you information on lodging, although there is plenty of room at my house and in my yard (for campers). Because commercial lodging is very limited, the sooner you make your reservations the better.

For detailed information about Mathews County, visit the county tourism site by clicking here. There you'll find links to things to do and places to stay. Last year, one group stayed at a B&B and another group booked a cottage on the North River. Everyone else stayed at my house.

There are no hotels or motels in the county. No Starbucks either. We do have fiddler crabs, jungle-like humidity and lots of crazy characters running around here, present company included.

Looking forward to another fun-filled event. Hope to see you there.