We were here because my wife Alison was speaking at the Historical Novelists Conference in Denver at a hotel south of the city. This was the view from our 11th floor hotel room.
So whilst she was doing her presentations and attending other conference sessions I took a walk to the local light railway station to catch a train/tram in to the city and then jump on a bus to get to 6th Avenue where I was due to meet up with a group of our readers at 'The Stationery Company'
Lin Logan the owner of the shop, very kindly let us sit around a large table so we could get out all of our organisers and sit and chat for an hour or so. We also had a look at their Filofax stock and the inserts they had in stock.
There were seven people at the meet up including me. It was a pleasure to meet everyone of course, it is what I look forward to with all of the meet ups. But Denver was a bit special in a few ways, please excuse me while I mention a few names.
First of all it was lovely to see Theresa Hall again. The last time we saw each other was at the Gillio event in Brussels in March this year.
|Theresa and Steve|
Waiting for me outside the store for others to arrive, was long standing Philofaxy reader who comments under the name of Crofter his real life name is Richard. It was an honour to meet Richard as he has been commenting on the blog longer than I have. For some reason I always thought Richard was in UK... clearly I got that wrong!
Richard and I got to chat about several topics so it was a pleasure to fill in some of the gaps in the jigsaw of knowledge. Having seen the way that Richard uses his Filofax organisers, I've asked him if he would be happy at some time in the future to do one of our 'Experienced Filofax Users' questions and answer sessions. Trust me it will be worth waiting for.
Everyone got a chance to look at all the various organisers that everyone had brought along. Before the next meet up, I will show you the collection I'm carrying around at the moment!
|L-R Anna, Theresa, Angel and Richard|
|L-R Theresa, Angel and Richard|
|L-R Anna, Theresa, Angel|
|L-R Brenda, Richard, Bridgette|
|L-R Bridgette, Anna, Theresa, Angel|
|L-R Anna, Theresa, Angel|
|Bridgette and Anna|
|The large ring Franklin Covey can certainly hold a lot!|
Because we had started relatively early (10am) we finished our meet up by mid-afternoon and we said our goodbyes. Like Washington last week, I'm sure there will be another meet up in the future in Denver.
I would like to thank everyone that came to the meet up, it was great fun as always, and lovely to put faces to names at last!.
Thank you to Lin Logan at 'The Stationery Company' for letting us host the first part of our meet up at her shop.
Thank you to Anna for organising the event on my behalf. Thank you also to Bridgette kindly gave me a lift back to my hotel.
Next stop Los Angeles next weekend.