April calls me to venture out — out of the house, out of the city. It’s time to see new sights and do new things.
One year the destination was Chicago — actually, I’ve visited Chicago more than once in the spring.
Driving from St. Louis, you watch spring retreat. The trees are no longer in blossom. Is that ice on a farm pond. It’s like stepping back in time a few weeks.
However, the city offers many attractions which are excellent no matter the season. Spring breaks for my sons included adventures to enjoy museums and zoos. I’ve gotten a “high” view of things from the observation floor of the John Hancock building.
Twice I’ve attended a spring writing conference in the city. The days were full with workshops, meeting new people, and having new experiences.
My very first book signing — books, chocolate, and business cards.
This is a nice romance writers conference — I planned to attend in 2020 — but like so many events it was rescheduled and held virtual. Stuffed my brain listening to the workshops in my office.