Smucker’s Event in Ohio (Day 1)

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
November 4, 2009

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Last night, at about 9:00 p.m., a car picked me up from the house.  Not a cab, but a nice town car – thank you so much Smucker’s!!!  My flight left at 10:20 p.m.  I now know why they call it a “red-eye” flight.  My eyes were literally blood shot and red because I was so tired.  My flight was 4 hours long and took me all the way to North Carolina.  From there, I headed to Cleveland, Ohio – only an hour and a half long flight.  I thought I might sleep some on the 4 hour flight, but no luck.  I was so paranoid about snoring and drooling in my sleep, not to mention the fact that I was freezing, that I only slept for 30 minutes.  YIKES!  I don’t drink coffee, so relied on Coca Cola and chocolate to keep me alert and going.

**Note: If you are on a 4 hour flight, do not drink Coca Cola.  You will make at least 3 trips to the bathroom to empty your bladder – lol!**

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I arrived at the airport in Cleveland, Ohio at 9:16 a.m. (which is actually 6:16 Washington time – I lost 3 hours) and headed straight to the hotel.  I showered, put my makeup on, and did my hair.  Shortly after, I met up with some fabulous bloggers and our hostess for the day, Wendy, to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.  It was so much fun!  Let me tell you – I have not laughed so hard in a long time.  It was a breath of fresh air!!!

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I was so excited to have the opportunity to meet Stacy of Mom Central in person!  She is so funny and is an amazing woman.  I definitely look to her as a mentor and love to hang out with her.  I can’t wait until we can hang out again (lol – 6:47 anyone?).

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I also had the opportunity to meet up with Jennifer of The Dirty t Shirt again.  She is so sweet and fun to hang out with.  I am so glad I had the chance to get to know her more and hang out with her!

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After lunch, we headed to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.  I have one word for you – AWESOME!  I definitely want to come back someday with my husband and explore it some more!  It was so amazing to see all of the guitars, costumes, pictures, signatures, and more!  Definitely something to experience if you are in the Cleveland area.

You can follow our conversations on Twitter with #Smuckers.

Heading off to bed since tomorrow will be another busy and fun day with Smucker’s!!!

Smucker’s paid for airfare and accommodations for this blogging trip.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

18 Responses to “Smucker’s Event in Ohio (Day 1)”

  1. OMG how fun!! and you got to meet Stacy? SWEET!!
    Thanks for keeping us updated, I am wishing I was there too 🙂

  2. Grad School Mommy says:

    Those folks at Smucker’s are smart — that’s one great powerful group of bloggers! Looks like a lot of fun! 🙂

  3. Kayla says:

    Oh wow!! You look like your having a GREAT TIME(I’m so jealous!).
    I can’t wait to hear all about your trip 😀

  4. gosfam says:

    The Hall Of Fame looks GREAT!! Glad you are having fun. Can’t wait until I can meet my blogger friends IRL.

  5. Kim says:

    I bet you are having the best time!! How fun!!

  6. Doreen says:

    Smuckers are very nice. Sounds like you had so much fun. Must have been heaven to hang out with fellow bloggers. To see the faces of those awesome women.

  7. Tamara B. says:

    WOW what a great time and I have always wanted to go to the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. Thank-you for sharing the pictures and have a blalst!

  8. I think it’s so cool when you get to meet your on-line “friends”! 🙂

  9. Karie says:

    Oh that looks like too much fun!

  10. Ellie says:

    Looks like you had a great time.

  11. Cat says:

    How fun! You are so pretty too. I’m glad you had such a great time.

  12. Steph says:

    I actually live in Orrville and get to do taste panel for their products every month! Smucker’s is a great company–hope you had a great time!

  13. Looks like a great time!

  14. Kasandria says:

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

  15. Hey you were in my neck of the woods. Glad you had a great time!

  16. That looks like such a fun experience. Too bad you didn’t get too much sleep the night before. I’ve taken a red-eye once before, and it really does take a lot out of you.
    Can’t wait to hear more about the trip…

  17. Amanda says:

    day one was so much fun! who knew what was ins tore for us for day 2!

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