Back in January of 1999, I was referred to a wonderful place called "The Trixie Belden Homepage" by a bookstore owner in San Diego. I had been trying to find the elusive last five Trixie books, and had found him through an Internet search for them. When I politely turned down his offer to sell me #39 for $200.00, he suggested that I check out this community.
I am soooooo glad he did!
Jix wasn't even a twinkle in Cathy P's eyes yet. In fact, she was writing Rated-PG stories (yes, I know. Completely and utterly shocking, isn't it?! *g*) back then.
A lot has changed in the past four years, but one thing hasn't. The Trixie Internet Community is STILL the 'goodest' place on the web. I've had the good fortune to make many wonderful friends here and even meet some of them in person. (And not one of them has been an axe murderer either. Well, not so far, at any rate!)
Curious as to what a Trixie Friend looks like? Well, in addition to attending the Trixie Belden Convention 2001 and 2002, here are some other memorable moments captured in celluloid. Also be sure to check out my main Photo Page for links to other time spent with Trixie friends.
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|Kyrie showed me her Alma Mater, Penn State. I am ridin' the Nitney Lion. Woo hoo!||Sing it with me! "Sometimes you want to go where
everybody knows your name!" Or sometimes, you visit Boston with
|At the FAO Schwartz in Boston||When Kyrie and I went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I had
to have a Rocky moment. Poor Kyrie cringed with embarrassment as I did the
V-for-Victory pose, too. But hey, I wasn't the only one doing the "Gotta
Fly Now" thing!
|I am absolutely cracking up here because Kyrie (front) set
the timer on her camera, then rushed towards the bed. Well, Chance
evidently thought that she was attacking his beloved Mommy Dana and went
absolutely WILD. I couldn't stop laughing.
|Kate has a baby shower!|
|Kyrie, Me and Dana||"I told you where I was registered!" When it comes
you don't want to cross Kate! *g*g*
|Although this is what happens when people don't remove their
gifts from the Register. And here I thought I was being original!
L to R: Kate, Me, SJaye
|Kate imitating a sweet, old Grandmother.|
|Kyrie and I attend a Dr. Suess exhibition in Baltimore. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am!||Kyrie drug (dragged?) SJaye and I to Baltimore to see a bunch of fish. We were ready to kill her. :)|
|It's touristy, but I had to attend the Cherry Blossom
Festival in Washington, DC!
||Kyrie poses with the trees|
|Me in front of the world's most famous phallic symbol and some cherry trees.||After the parade, Dana took Kyrie and I through this
neighborhood that only locals know about. There are so many blossoming
cherry trees that they form a canopy overhead. It was so gorgeous that I
forgot to use my camera!
|Kyrie poses with a big cannon at Gettysburg (I wonder if the
Jix Home Guard could score one of these?) A very fascinating place to go,
but unfortunately, it had to be the windiest day of the year when we went!
||SJaye and I at the Kipona Festival in
Harrisburg, PA. I worship Sue, doncha know?
Kate was there too, and got attacked by a bee!
|Slumber Par-Tay at Kyrie's!|
|L to R: Kate, Jake, Dana, Me, Lisa, SJaye, Susansuth||My Pictionary team (me, Lisa, Susansuth) won! Woo hoo! Can
you see my lovely rendition of 'car port'?
L to R: Dana, SJaye, Me, Susansuth, Lisa's knee, the back of Kate's
head (she's holding her son, Jake)
|Susan, Dana and I take a break from the festivities. Do we
look adorable together or what? :)
||Jake smiles at Kyrie...who knows what Evil lurks? *g*|
|Sue seems amused!||Dana's dog Chance was a very well behaved doggy!
and I: from Susan's camera.
||At the Soda Shoppe: Dana, Susan and I.|
|Pat, Pat's daughter Riley, Annette, Annette's daughter
Laura, Cynthia, Jennifer, Lisa and I spent a wonderful day in Ossining,
aka, Sleepyside. Too bad hardly any of my pics turned out! :P
L to R: Annette, Cynthia, Jennifer N and Lisa
|Dana in her hockey gear. And her team won that evening, too!|
|SJaye has a slumber party!|
|Hanging out at SJaye's is soooo much fun! Dana and Sue sit
on the couch while Kate takes care of baby Jake and Susansuth looks on.
||Kyrie and Lisa look cute-n-cosy, don't they?|
Susan, me, and Kate
(from Susan's camera!)
Kate and Boo, about
Jennifer Newnham Hosts some Trixie Friends:
|In line at the 'Friends of the Library' booksale in Ithaca,
L to R: Jennifer Skidmore, Jennifer Newnham, Me, Bonnie, Annette and Cynthia. SJaye is taking the picture.
Buying books is a hungry business, so afterwards, we headed to The Olde Jericho Tavern.
L to R: Jennifer Skidmore, Jennifer Newnham, Bonnie, SJaye and Annette.
I took the pic this time!
|Me and Jennifer Newnham, however, go for a very high
|Jenn, Me and a bunch of pumpkins in upstate New York||And no weekend at Jennifer's house would be
complete without her wonderful doggie Wally!
|Me and Jenn at Rock Point Overlook on Skyline Drive in Virginia. What a great view!||Attended my first Orioles game. They lost to
the Boston Red Sox, which made Jennie very happy!
L to R: Lisa, Kyrie and Jennie
|Attending Christkindlmardt with Kyrie in Bethlehem, PA||Kyrie just looooooves those fake animal photo
ops!. Me with a donkey named Capshaw
|A birthday celebration!|
|Out with the
girls! L to R: Aleta, Kyrie, Jennie, Jenn and Jay join me for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC.
||L to R: Aleta, Kyrie, Me, Jennie and Jenn|
|SIM is in the house!|
|Don't Sue and Kate look adorable?
||Almost as cute as me and Sue! Hee hee hee|
|Uh oh...looks like Cynthia and I are in trouble
again. Scranton, PA is a dangerous place! *g*
|A Weekend in Staunton, VA|
|Tiggernan, Aleta, Jennie and Kyrie
||Kyrie never misses a chance to try on a hat...|
|and apparently, neither does Aleta!
||Aleta, Jennie and Kyrie|
|Myyyy kind of town, Chicago is...|
|Wow...I have always wanted to see this!||Susan and Dana pose in front of the Chagall
|Susan and Dana at the Italian Village, with the
cutest doggie bags I have ever seen. And our waiter sounded just like Vito
||Dana and Susan pose in front of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|Dana and Susan are sooo cute, aren't they?||Crammed in a photo booth at the top of the Sears' Tower. Be afraid...be very afraid! I sure do loom large in my legend, don't I? Argh!|
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