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 @ ChesapeakeBayWoman@gmail.com.

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.

27 comments:

  1. Well I am thinking you could add a tour of our camper on the things to do list. Cdub and I will be there! He is not charging for guided tours.
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  2. As if you even have to ask! Of course I'll be there. I can't speak for Meg (my Meg) though. You might want to email her.

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  3. Cdub isn't charging but I bet he'd accept tips! I'll be first in line for the camper tour and plan on being first car in the driveway again this year!

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  4. I missed the camper tour last year... Pooh!

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  5. Going to do my level best to attend this year! And assuming I am able to do so, may be able to provide some lodging for other lucky attendees at our Gwynn's Island cottage. NOTHING fancy, very "rustic" but right on the Bay and it DOES have indoor plumbing =)

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  6. This sounds like something I would LOVE to do. I'm running off to mark my calendar now.
    ... Connie

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  7. You know ya'll had so much fun last year I sure would like too. About how much money do you need?

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  8. CBW, BHE & NNG: I think we need to have a cover charge. It would really help, wouldn't it?

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  9. I would love to come. Now that I am a free bird, I think I can swing it. More than likely, I would be driving up from Atlanta.

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  10. Oh and btw, I'm driving from upstate NY, but then I think ya'll knew that.

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  11. How are your crabs coming in? Our crab season opened April 1. Hope we all have a good season.

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  12. If I'm welcome, I hope to come this year. However, I seriously need help in figuring out what to do. I have a freebie round-trip on SW Airlines so I thought this would be the best way ever to spend it. I'll be coming from West Texas & am thinking that Norfolk is the closest airport for me. Let me know...

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  13. Whoooppppiieeeeeee!

    I think I"m going to be able to make it this year!

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  14. Yay! So glad to see all these affirmative responses. I'll be sending out more details/info as we get closer to the date, which actualy is not that far off...

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  15. This is getting more exciting by the minute, isn't it??

    Can't wait to see everyone at Blog Fest!!

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  16. I would love to try to come, all the way from Yorktown!

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  17. Is anyone interested in purchasing commemorative tumblers again this year? If so, let me know and I will get the order in. I have a few left from last year, if anyone would like the "complete set"!!!

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  18. BHE, I want at least 2! I need to start getting the camper ready!
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  19. I can't find my RSVP confirmation, which means I'm a flake!!! Of course I'm coming, of course I want two tumblers, and I agree that a cover charge would be appropriate, and perhaps a list of who wants to bring what!
    Also, let the CB kiddos know that I'm ready for a wild ride on the john deere!!!

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  20. looking at airfare right now!!!

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  21. Count me in and I would love another tumbler ...

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  22. Check! I would love another Tumbler. The Baroness would too!

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  23. Thanks for your patience as I try to pull everything together. Blog Fest preparations are underway as I write, and I'll post something resembling a schedule in the next day or two.

    Have I mentioned that "schedule" and "agenda" are terrifying words for me? Let's call it a "loose itinerary, subject to change depending on the flow of the wind and the wine (or Pepsi if wine isn't your thing)."

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