No the blog is not coming to an end. This is about our thoughts about our back-to-back comic book convention experiences. Over all a great time.
All of us found unique items that appealed to them and most of us. The shopping while entertaining and took up most of our time was not where the great time came from though.
For Barb, meeting Wil Wheaton and spending quality time with all of us was here great time.
For the kids, again Wil Wheaton, missing a day of school, being away from home, and last but not least the stuff they bought with their own money.
For me, family time, family time, and more family time. I got to watch the kids grow. Each of them was faced with one or more delimas, all money related, where they had to make a choice. Our boy spent 45 minutes weighing the pros and cons, eventually settling on the realization that “want” is not a good reason. As a result of his decision he got a great deal the next day.
Our girl, she went with “want,” but she’s younger. Watching her deal with spending money was insightful, as there is a process. Like I said, growth.
I met several new artists who I hope to talk to again. Met a famous artist whoover omelets. Saw Wil Wheaton’s head. And had a lot of fun.
As always there are the things we learned, such as hotel choice really matters, All Seaons in Kalkaska,great. While Comfort Inn in Wixom with the stains on the ceiling, bed, bathroom, and no forks, bad.
Sleep is mandatory.
Children need their own room, a thought for later.
Pace events better.
Know where local food nearby is located
Pack more snacks and food from home to reduce cost
Talk to more people
VIP passes are a thing and may be worth the cost
Go with things in mind, cuts down on impulse purchases
Did I mention sleep?
Puddles and Whiskers will return tomorrow.