The kids and I had an opportunity to attend the Salt Lake Comic Con this last weekend, and I am so glad we made the trip. We have old friends that live in Salt Lake, and they told us about Comic Con, and how Matt Smith, Billie Piper, and Karen Gillian of Doctor Who would be there. When I heard that I knew I had to get tickets and take the kids.
The drive was great even if it was long. It took us about eleven hours to get there from Southern California. The weather was cooler though, and it was raining and snowing, which made for a nice change of scenery. Like all good homeschoolers, we passed the time listening to audiobooks (How to Train Your Dragon narrated by David Tennant and Cards on the Table, a wonderful Agatha Christie book that we all enjoyed). When we tired of audiobooks we jammed out with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Nothing makes me happier than to hear the kids sing all the old songs that I used to love so much when I was a teenager.
Once we arrived in Salt Lake City we headed straight to Comic Con. We only had a few hours there as it was late, but the next day we spent the whole day there and had a great time. Honestly the only reason the kids and I went was for the Doctor Who panel and photos, and that was all on Friday, our main day there. We spent the day browsing through all the booths, standing in various lines (for hours) and watching the Doctor Who panel.
Of course our favorite part of the day was taking photos with the Doctor and his companions. I don’t think the kids will be forgetting this day anytime soon!
We headed home on Saturday and stopped in Vegas for a night. It was better for me to break the drive up, and I cannot resist a stop in Vegas. A slot machine had my name on it (damn you Wonder Woman slot machine that reminded me of my childhood!) and I had some down time while the kids hung out in our hotel room. It was a wonderful short trip (even if Autry was a little under-the-weather), and just what we needed to break up the winter blues.