Hello from bee-yoo-tee-full Burbank, California. I'm here for the 2011 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree.
I drove in yesterday (Thursday). There was a writing conference that day so many of my genealogy friends were already there when I arrived.
As it tends to be the case, we all just picked up where we left off last time we saw each other. New friends were folded into the mix and we got down to business.
Did you know that The Educated Genealogist is also a Beauty Queen? Here she is dolling it up in the lobby. What? Don't people do this at NGS, too?
Later that evening, a bunch of us went to dinner. When we returned, we came across a little party in the outside seating area. I sat down with more genealogy friends and proceeded to laugh hysterically for the next 90 minutes or so. Rumors of a piñata being involved are greatly exaggerated.
This might look like candy is being stuffed up the backside of a piñata, but it's not. Deny, deny, deny. You do not see this. It didn't happen.
Why? Because what happens at Jamboree stays at Jamboree.
Today is the actual beginning of the conference. Look for more "educational" updates and less piñata updates in the future.