Wednesday, May 8, 2013

International Reading Association Conference in San Antonio

San Antonio!


Spent the first morning at the Institute of Texan Culture...
betcha didn't even know there was such a thing as Texan culture!


I was eyeing this dress as potential attire
for the Queen of the Library.


A woman making her own yarn from cotton.


My husband was drawn to the cowboy wagon.
Of course.


Then we were off to La Villita,
a little village of artists and craftsmen. 


Look at his amazing work.


You gotta eat Mexican food along the Riverwalk.


And be serenaded by a mariachi band.


A persistent duck kept pecking my husband's booty.


So beautiful.


Time for the conference.
The incredible Rick Riordan.


I love Jason Chin's work. 
I got this autographed for the library


David Ezra Stein.


Tom Lichtenheld.


Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton.


And the one-and-only Mo Willems.

Fabulous time was had by all. As they say.


21 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun in the Alamo city!

    Happy WW!
    ~EdT.

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  2. Hi Deb thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment. That looks a wonderful day that you had. Thanks for sharing Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  3. Not only was it IRA time, but it was Fiesta!

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  4. There's nothing like books, authors, reading, and San Antonio!

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  5. What a great time you had! And sound like an awesome conference.

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  6. what a beautiful pictures you've got there and the dress as well.. ;)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

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  7. Looks like a great time. I love San Antonio. (And I DO think that dress would be fit for a librarian!)

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  8. San Antonio is a great city -- throw in a book conference and it's great combo. Here's Mine

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  9. Great pictures, looks like you had a nice time. I love the dress by the way ;)
    Here’s my Saturday Snapshots
    Daisy from A Serendipitous Life

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  10. Hey, I'm Queen of the Library, too. We'll have to fight over the dress.

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  11. OOOH I want to be Queen of the Library!

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  12. It sounds perfect - history, arts, crafts, books... what's not to like! My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/JyyYT

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  13. Rick Riordan and LeVar Burton? Jealous!

    And that dress is beautiful...bet it's hard to walk in though... ;)

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  14. Wow you certainly saw some iconic US children's authors - lucky you!

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  15. Wow - lots of neat sights, between the authors and art and that beautiful dress!

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  16. So many long to be Queen of the Library!

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  17. Rick Riordan. And LeVar Burton. And Mo Willems.

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  18. What a great time that looks. I had to laugh at the duck. I think your Queen of the Library dress is just perfect.

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  19. You got some good shots♫ Happy Sunday! My new website:
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  20. I love Levar Burton! I think that dress would be perfect for the library. :-)

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