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Monday, November 09, 2009

Day One--Ho Idaho!

So we got to Idaho Falls around 10:30--just in time to have Breakfast/lunch with the wonderful Erin Klingler--a good freind and fellow author (look for her next book Spring 2010). Not only did we have a great meal, but she PAID for us. We are now beholden to her for life. Thanks Erin.

We had a signing at the Deseret Book in Ammon, sold some books, hung with some peeps--specifically this is my brother and sister-in-law--i.e. the other Kilpacks. They brought us a half gallon of Reeds chocolate milk, thickened with pototaoe flakes instead of sugar. So yummy. Everyone that came in afterward would look at the jug and say "Oh, Reeds? That is so good!" They also gave us a potato peeler to commemorate our trip--very fun.

So far we're making out like Bandits in Idaho!

Just as we were finishing we got a call from the Idaho Falls Seagull, apparently they had been told we were coming there. Yikes. We were able to run over and sign a few books left by a girl who's mother had taken her out of school to come. Yes, we felt horrible--especially since she'd had to go back to school before we arrived. She'd left her books, which we signed. Sorry Emily. The store employees were very nice about it.

We then started the 4 hour drive to Boise, made good time, and arrived at the Meridian Seagull half an hour early. Monday nights are not so great for book signings, but the employees were fabo and we did get to chat with a few people--one gal in particular may very well be THE reason we went to that store. Even when the sales aren't great, there is usually a purpose.

Now we are at the Super 8 where Julie's husband found us a great deal. Were in a mild panic because we have a 4 1/2 hour drive in the morning and we THINK we also cross a time zone, meaning we have to start an hour earlier than we planned--which means we might be leaving at 5:00 AM. Hmmmmm. Who planned this anyway? Oh yeah, we did.

We're looking forward to tomorrow--Kennewick at 11:00 and Lake Oswego at 5:00. Nine hours of driving.

Today's topics of discussion as we drove: Anacondas, Joseph Smith, almonds, good husbands, and Marion Jensen. Not necessarily in that order. (does that worry you, Marion? :-) It shouldn't).


Annette Lyon said...

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of that car! Sounds like you're having fun! Hope the whole things is a BALL!

Heather Justesen said...

Sounds like fun and insanity all rolled into one! Bet you and Jules are having a blast though.

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L.T. Elliot said...

Marion Jensen rocks. He's one smart cookie and I love his writing.

It sounds like you guys are living it up and clockin' the miles. Have a wonderful time and thanks for the pictures!!!

Carolyn V. said...

Sounds like a blast. Be careful driving out there.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I'm glad your book tour is going so well! Yeah!!!

The Damsel In DisDress said...

Kennewick...sigh...where I grew up. Have fun!

Don said...

Going west you gain the hour, which is very handy.

I'd tell you gals to be careful going through the Blue Mountains, but I'm thinking you've probably already gone.

Karlene said...

Sounds like so much fun! Wish I were there. :)

Marion Jensen said...

Wait a minute. You talked about good husbands, AND Marion Jensen. As in, I didn't fit in the good husbands category, so I became a separate category?