Yes that's right I got to meet Pioneer Woman last Sunday. My Sister-in-law, Pam and I headed up to West Chester PA where my brother and his family live. It is only an hour drive and we both decided it would be a fun thing to do on a Sunday. Who needs to shop, wrap and bake when PW is an hour away?
We headed out early in the morning around 8 am. We wanted to get to the book store when it opened to get a good number. On the way to PA we encountered a bit of dicey weather. It was raining pretty steadily and the temperatures hovered around freezing. As I pulled out of my road at 8 in the morning and saw that it was closed due to an accident I should have been a bit worried. I thought Maybe it would be slow going from there. We passed a total of 3 over turned cars on the drive up to PA. My Sisiter in law was at the wheel and delivered us safely. She did a great job driving and we had no problems getting there.
We hustled into the store and grabbed our books we wanted to purchase for signing and the kind woman at the counter told us that there were better numbers at the back counter so we ran back and got the number 16! I was so excited to have such a low number. We walked around the store for a bit. I had talked to one of my Bloggy friends Dot O about coming to the signing and it just so happened that she was planning on being there as well. While we walked around I found her eating at the little cafe attached to the store! Dot O is the first Bloggy friend I have met in person. It is strange knowing a lot about a person on-line and communicating through face book and twitter with someone and never really meeting them in person. Dot and I hit it off like we had met before. It was really cool!
Then she sat down like a southern lady and they called the first 20 numbers to line up and that was us. So we stood in line. I met some nice ladies standing in line that had traveled from Washington DC and Baltimore. They made PW a lovely T-shirt.
Then it was my turn, I leaned down to talk to her and tell her my name. I said "Hi Ree I am Spruce Hill!", and she said You are Spruce Hill? I said "Well yes I am!" I asked her to sign the book for my give away and then she signed my personal cookbook. She said "Your name is Sarah right?" And my jaw dropped to the ground and I felt a bit light headed. After all of the many people she has met on her tour I couldn't believe she knew who I was! I had sent her a few e-mails when she started her recipe site Tasty Kitchen and she helped me with my password, and was lucky enough to be a featured member and have had a few of my recipes featured too.
I handed Pam my camera and she snapped some pictures for me. Then Ree gave me a hug and told me it was nice to meet me. She is so nice and gracious, I was so happy I got to meet her in person. It made my year!
Don't forget to visit my cookbook giveaway post. Leave a comment, I will be randomly choosing a winner on Thursday after 12:00 noon EST. The cookbook is beautiful and is filled with all your favorite PW recipes and some new ones too!