I am currently typing this post from the comfy leather couch of my best friend’s home. Melanie and I have been besties since we bonded over having long painted-pink fingernails during our 7th grade chorus class. Mel currently happens to live in Provo, Utah–about 20 minutes from where the Snap Conference takes place. I’m not sure how many more years I will be able to afford to fly out to Utah for the conference and to visit Melanie, but for the past two years I have felt so blessed! Friendship is what Snap is all about for me and getting to spend time with Melanie afterwards is just the icing on my chocolate buttercream cake.
Unfortunately, my time at Snap was about equal to my time spent in an airport. I left the house last Thursday morning at 6am and boarded my flight at 7am only to be told that we were going to be held ON THE PLANE for 2 hours while they waited for an update on the weather in Chicago. (Why they couldn’t just deplane us I do not know.) We were told that our connecting flights would probably be canceled once we arrived in Chicago and of course mine was cancelled.
I comforted myself in the craziness of Chicago with these yummy chocolates. They seriously were the only thing that kept me sane. The Chicago airport was like being trapped in the Astrodome. The roof was leaking, the carpets were soaked, and there were angry, tired people absolutely everywhere–on the floors, sitting on railings, camped out in stores, and even hanging out in the bathroom to charge their phones. It was not a nice place to be trapped all day.
I entertained myself by texting pictures to my friends’ who were enjoying Snap…
…and taking pictures of dinosaur replicas inside the airport.
I finally caught a flight out of Chicago and had to spend the night in a seedy hotel in Houston. At this point, the only ones having fun on this trip were my shoes.
But all of that was worth it to be able to see my blogging Divas and meet some new friends!
The classes that I attended were fun and informative. I missed a BUNCH of really great sessions, but enjoyed the ones I was able to catch. I took some time this trip to just stroll the campus and take in all of Utah’s spring beauty. These pictures were all shot on my iPhone, so they’re not the best but will give you a good idea of how pretty it is at Thanksgiving Point.
Lowes was the headlining sponsor for Snap and it was fun to connect with some of my fellow Lowes Creative Bloggers at a dessert party that Lowes threw for us. Thanks Lowes!
Saturday night was a highlight of the trip for me. Homes.com sponsored a dance party to celebrate the finale of the conference. It looked like a rave with glow in the dark ice cubes, strobing rings, led-lighted balloons, and glow-sticks galore. It was the perfect way to let loose with friends after a fun weekend of learning!
Snap made me all the more excited for the continued planning of Haven! If you are a blogger and have never been to a blog conference, I highly recommend attending one. You won’t regret it!