Apologies first to the flist because I have not mastered "behind the cut". Lariope was supposed to give me an LJ posting lesson, but we ran out of time!

I arrived in NC on Thursday last week and the fun began. Much site seeing ensued as well as getting to go to school with teacher Lariope. I even got to attend graduation with her which surprisingly happened on the 22nd anniversary of my own high school graduation (am I really that old?).

The camera really did not make an appearance until Saturday when we hit the road for SC and our own little Carolina Con with Beffeysue

From left to right Irish(moi), Beffeysue and Lariope.

We laughed, talked, shared food and drink and played a game I had brought along from WI.

This is no ordinary clue game.  It is Harry Potter Clue and I was most fortunate to draw a very inspiring ally.

After a fun filled day Lariope and I spent the night in SC with all intents of driving home early the next morning we were on the road shortly after seven.  Only to have this happen...

Yes, we blew a tire on the road, but this nice southern gentleman stopped and put the donut spare on for us.  And then five miles down the road...

yup, we blew out the spare

This is a view inside the Walmart tire shop we sat outside of until 1:30 in the afternoon when they could change the tire because the south still has Blue Laws.

Let me tell you that was a shock for this little northern gal.

Never the less we had a wonderful time and would do it all again.

From: [identity profile] opaljade.livejournal.com

Oh, thanks for the pictures! Sounds like you had quite the adventure! ;)

From: [identity profile] irishredlass69.livejournal.com

Indeed it was an adventure, but I would not trade this trip for the world!

From: [identity profile] sc010f.livejournal.com


What a fabulous time it looks like you had!

Bummer about the tire, though!

Welcome home again!

From: [identity profile] irishredlass69.livejournal.com

Yeah the tire was a bummer, but the upside is I got to have Harry Potter read to me by Lariope :)

I am both happy and sad to be back home, which is as it should be.

From: [identity profile] droxy.livejournal.com

This rocks! Good to see you. Glad you posted your con photos!

How neet to see beffeysue too.

From: [identity profile] irishredlass69.livejournal.com

I am so glad you liked them. You can see I did not lie about the Hermione hair... it was "tamed" that day.

Beffeysue is a doll and we had an absolute blast with her.

Did you see I drew the "Snape Card"?

From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com

Those are fantastic photos. And what a wonderful time... well excepting the whole tire thing.

From: [identity profile] irishredlass69.livejournal.com

It was a fabulous trip and I would even repeat the tire episode.
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From: [identity profile] septentrion1970.livejournal.com

What are Blue Laws?

I haven't played clues in ages. That version is... inspiring.

From: [identity profile] irishredlass69.livejournal.com

Blue Laws basically date back to the commandments and were established to keep the sabbath holy. Nothing that is not essential to life can be sold before 1:30 in the afternoon on Sunday.

From: [identity profile] kribu.livejournal.com

Thank you so much for sharing! Looks like you all had a great time (well, until the tire adventures anyway)!

From: [identity profile] irishredlass69.livejournal.com

Fortunately we both have a well developed sense of humor so we laughed and made an adventure out of it.

From: [identity profile] miamadwyn.livejournal.com

Thanks for this wonderful pictorial history of the fangurl tour! I thought I'd already posted a response, but clearly, had not. But I came back looking because I was trying to figure out where I saw Harry Potter Clue, and it was here, and I just got mine in the mail! (Well, not mine, but a gift for a little girl who I am hoping will let me play it!)

From: [identity profile] irishredlass69.livejournal.com

You are most welcome. I hope you (or the little girl) enjoys Harry Potter Clue. I know we certainly enjoyed playing it!

From: [identity profile] miamadwyn.livejournal.com

Do you have the Hasbro or Milton Bradley game? I didn't know there were two different ones and just ordered the first one I saw--the Hasbro. I'm wondering what the diff is and if should hold off on opening this one.

From: [identity profile] irishredlass69.livejournal.com

Umm according to the box it is Parker Brothers. Shrugs I bought mine at Walmart

From: [identity profile] miamadwyn.livejournal.com

Yeah, mine says both Parker Brothers and Hasbro on the box. Odd, huh?

From: [identity profile] southernwitch69.livejournal.com

This looks fun! :) I'm wanting to get the HP Clue game as well. ~grins at the Snape card~

It really sux about the tires. :( Glad all ended well though.

Great pix.