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So, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth or anything, even though it sort of feels like it.

For the past few days I’ve been in southwestern Virginia attending a food bloggers conference. And as beautiful as this place is, they filmed Dirty Dancing here, the resort isn’t real current with today’s technologies.

No cell phone reception, no internet in our rooms and the wifi that’s in the lobby is much like the early days of dial up AOL.

Anyone old enough to remember that or have you blocked out those memories of painfully slow page loads?

Besides developing a nervous tick from the lack of communication with my family and all of you, I’ve had a wonderful time and I’ve learned an awful lot. There are tons of pictures I’d like to share with you, but it would take me half of an hour to load just one photo.

So, this is just an update to let you know that I haven’t been eaten by a bear and that I’ll be posting later this evening when I get home.

I hope you’ve had a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. See you later tonight.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I’m not that old, but yes, I do remember dial up AOL and how long it took just to open a page. We can wait for your details later, have a safe journey today!

  2. Kim T. @kimworld says:

    Can’t wait to hear about this event!!

  3. Isn’t that the prettiest area? I love it up there! (Although I’m not sure I’d want to drive on those winding roads once the ice & snow really start showing.) How’s the lake level this year — is it back to normal?

  4. Patricia N. says:

    I remember dial up. I also remember my first cell phone. It looked like the phone they had on Mash! LOL.
    Have a safe trip home.

  5. wow a bloggers conference without good good internet? 🙁 that’s terrible..

    I do remember dial up. PAINFULLY

  6. Nobody puts Baby in the corner with no Internet!

  7. How funny that a bloggers conference is at a place where you can’t blog!

  8. Heather M says:

    I *am* that old…and I remember back in the days before internet, when you could download things from bulletin boards. You had to be careful…and hour long download of Lily.jpg would be a nearly naked woman instead of a flower. HA! Oh and 14.4 baud fax machines…lordy! At my first job out of college, I created our first website by writing the code by hand…now my kids are more technologically savvy than me. Oh how times change.

  9. You should just be eating and enjoying 😉

  10. I went to Radford University, about an hour from that resort. So pretty but very far away. : ) I am glad that you had a nice time.

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