Well folks, the dates are set for my Photography Extravaganza in Reno, Nevada, July 23-29. I am available tophotograph you and your families, and also to teach you how to take better photos. I'm almost full of bookings, thanks to you all, and to Jennifer Dennis, but I thought I'd throw it out there, in case one or two more want to have their portraits and paintings done by me, or if you would like me to take you out shooting. I have two sets of friends there, the Skowroneks, who probably rank as the best people to have the worst times with and still be able to laugh really really hard about it afterwards, and the Dennis's. I was pregnant with Zoe when Jennifer Dennis was pregnant with her Natalie, and we just bonded tight and stuck. The Skowroneks hike a lot and they have told me of some amazing spots, which is really great, because all I remember about Reno is that when I was a little girl, my father, a gambler from wayyyyy back, got a wild hair to go to Reno. We drove all the way up there from Long Beach, California, and when we got there, there were two casinos and a lot of absolutely nothing. My dad got out of the car, and a guy stumbled out of the casino and threw up on his shoes. My mom got out of the car to help my dad, fell over the curb, and split her lip. Neither one said a word. Dad stepped out of his shoes, they both got back in the car, and we drove the 9 hours home in silence. Now I hear that everything is much different. Reno is a fabulous, bustling town, filled with breathtaking vistas to take beautiful photos of your family. Hooray!