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Weekend Shenanigans: AKA / Jacksonville Edition

Happy Monday!

As we move into our first full week of April it is rainy, cool and dreary here. I suppose this shouldn’t come as a surprise because April showers bring May flowers, however they failed to mention anything about the thunderstorm that startled me out of my sleep last night. The children are on Spring break this week so I am hoping that the weather clears up so that we can get out this week for a little Spring time fun.

This weekend, I took a trip to Jacksonville to attend my first AKA conference. I departed on Thursday afternoon and had a great time road tripping with my linesisters.


Upon our arrival we got registered and headed out to Jacksonville Landing for dinner and fellowship with a few other members of our chapter.

Alpha Kappa Alpha


Jacksonville Landing


Jacksonville Landing


The remainder of the weekend was spent attending workshops and plenary sessions. I thoroughly enjoyed my time away learning and having time to fellowship with other sorority members. I wish I had the opportunity to view a little more of what Jacksonville had to offer but time was limited so I look forward to taking a trip back there in the near future.

While I enjoyed the time away and the luxury of sleeping alone in a bed  not being sandwiched between a snorer and a toddler, I missed my family and was happy to make it home on Sunday.

How was your weekend?


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    April 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I know you had a good time! I remember attending my first South Eastern Regional Conference in Huntsville, AL so many years ago. You learn so much and there’s never enough time to do everything.

    Love your pics of Jacksonville Landing, that was one of my first trips as a Trainer 11 years ago, I need to go back!

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    April 7, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Glad you had a good weekend at the conference. My weekend was spent with friends on saturday, awake with Pookah all saturday night because he couldn’t sleep because of the pollen and sunday we just laid in bed all day. It was actually great. ( besides that sleep deprivation)

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    April 7, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Aww man!! Congrats on attending your first Cluster. I know you had a ball. Things like that are always fun and a great bonding experience for all in attendance. You can learn so much, so make sure to always go…if you can!! This definitely makes me miss AKA more and more. I’m still in the process of visiting the chapters here. They have 3!! All for the little city of DC. So, once I make a choice (hopefully by fall), I’ll be back in there!!

    Jacksonville is gorgeous…and you ladies are too!!

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    April 7, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Glad you enjoyed!!!

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