I had an afternoon break and had a lovely visit with Denise Sallee. I had emailed her about something unrelated and mentioned I always thought about her when I come to IL. She wrote me back and is no long living in Ireland but is home in Pacific Grove taking care of her parents who are very frail (and now in assisted-living). She showed me some lovely pin-hole photos she had taken in Ireland and we talked about all kinds of things. She working on a new book but wishes her book on Ella Young (with John Matthews) had sold better. Leaving Ireland probably impacted her sales. She really isn't a computer person (beyond using it to write on) so social media aren't much help.
After we parted I checked into the Merritt House Inn where I have a lovely room. I'd rather stay at the Portola (for the hot tub) but I just couldn't afford it this year. I miss having an employer to send me to conferences. But hey, the Merritt House is really nice and quite close and I got an excellent room. And their "continental breakfast" had hard boiled eggs so I even had protein to supplement the Palaak Paneer leftovers I had from last night.
I went to the Gadgets and Games evening and played with some iPad games and other things. Laser tag was being very popular but I am not much for running and ducking myself, of course. Someone was telling me that they had used it in their library with a tie-in to Hunger Games. Librarians are so very innovative.
My Sunday dine-around was on Search and Discovery and there were about a dozen people at Ambrosia India Bistro. It was excellent, both in conversation and food. I got back to my room about 10:30 but had trouble getting to sleep. I do feel pretty well rested this morning though.