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A Sass3 Trip To Arizona – Another Memorable Experience Meeting Diana Gabaldon

What would life be like without good friends and family with whom to share it? They can lift us up, give us support throughout all of life’s offerings, and, most of all, they can give us the freedom to find our own adventure. Work and other responsibilities are an integral part of each of our daily routines. However, when a close friend calls you out of the blue to go on an epic road trip – to see Diana Gabaldon  – while also offering a chance for spontaneity and adventure, what should you do?  That’s right! Find a way to quickly organize, plan, and pack – knowing that you have the full support of your family in the process. Well, that is what happened to one of our Sass3 lassies. Given an opportunity to see Diana Gabaldon was an experience she could not miss. Whether meeting Diana Gabaldon for the first time, or in her case for the fourth time, the level of inspiration she offers to her readers is something that cannot be fully explained or even rationalized to those outside of this fandom. Filled with an adventurous spirit, an impetuous desire to meet the author she admires the most, and spending quality time with a dear friend who shares her same Outlander addiction, our lassie did what we all would most likely do – she set off for an unforgettable weekend trip to Arizona!

In this blog we will discuss her incredible journey, what we can share about the Q & A while attending The Poisoned Pen event supporting Diana Gabaldon’s newest short story MatchUp, and the joys of friendship that can make anyone feel 25 once again! Come and follow Jae’s journey as she drops everything to go and see Diana Gabaldon, whose literary work has offered her escape, solace, and the desire to follow in the footsteps of history.

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When The Starlight Ends, A Weekend Journey to Venice Beach, CA

We are fortunate enough that we can hop in our car and drive to Los Angeles for Outlander fan-centered events.  For this journey we were headed to The Other Venice Film Festival.  There we would get to see Adam Sigal‘s independent film, When The Starlight Ends (WTSE), starring  Arabella Oz and our beloved Sam Heughan.

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Since the event spanned over 2 days, we had plenty of time to play tourists in Venice Beach, CA.  In doing so, we also got in plenty of walking which we chalked up to be part of My Peak Challenge.

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Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Release Event in Scottsdale, AZ = SASS3NACH ROAD TRIP!

Outlander Kitchen cookbook Release Event in Scottsdale, AZ = SASS3NACH ROAD TRIP!

Theresa Carle-Sanders’ Outlander Kitchen cookbook was released in June 2016, and a book signing was held in Scottsdale, AZ.  The event was hosted by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore with Outlander series author, Diana Gabaldon, in attendance. We were fortunate to attend and make a 6-hour road trip adventure out of it for a weekend! Continue reading Outlander Kitchen Cookbook Release Event in Scottsdale, AZ = SASS3NACH ROAD TRIP!