Ok, so maybe I’ve gone about this prematurely by making all the plans out before finding out WHO wants to be involved in this "Blog World meets Real World" deal. I’ve had a couple people approach me about the idea of just a "girls weekend"…. so as to 1)save on airfare for all the bloggin ladies who will need to fly in and 2) let us girls relax and get to know each other sans children and hubs.
Well, after briefly discussing this with Leslie today, I started to think this might be a better plan? I don’t know how many "far away" bloggers are really into investing $$ on a big family vacation to meet up with a bunch of people that they had never hung out with before. I had this feeling inside that even if I went through with the plan, it would end up being me, Heather and Leslie renting the beach house, which would be totally fun because all 3 of us rock and we’re so so awesome, but totally NOT fun because the three of us are old news… we’re friends, we’ve hung out before… we want to meet our bloggin buddies that we HAVEN’T met in real life. So, the idea of a "girls weekend only" started to sound a little better, as we might have a better chance of having more of our blogging pals able to come.
So, before I go and jump in and make all these plans and ideas…. I want to know what you readers-bloggers-friends-think….. LEAVE ME A COMMENT…. Do you like the idea of a girls weekend or would you rather go all out and do a whole week and rent a house on the lake? And, most importantly, are you even remotely interested in this idea? I mean, am I just crazy to think that we could actually all get together, a huge group of crazy blog-obsessed girls?
And, #2 thing to comment on…. the hotel. When Heather and I did our own little "girls weekend" in Chicago we stayed in this rinky dink motel in Michigan City, IN (yes, the same town that the beach houses are in). It was nothing to write home about, but it was cheap and most importantly, clean. I think it was $40 a night. For 2 queen beds. Now, if we wanted to really save the cash, we could stay at this motel again, and if 4 girls shared a room it’d be $10 each… rock on! Its also just down the road from the outlet malls, so we could shop there one day and take the train to Chicago the rest of the time (its only $6 to ride the train). However, another idea floating around is to get a hotel room in Chicago, which would run us about $200/night per room. (I’m thinking the "girls weekend" will be a Friday/Saturday night thing… so we’d need a hotel for 2 nights). What are your thoughts on that… would you rather save $$ and stay in a motel or go all out and suck up the cash and stay downtown Chicago? Ideas/thoughts… please?