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This past weekend was one of the most magical weekends for me!
I got to experience Stars Hollow in real life! For the non- Gilmore Girls fanatics, Stars Hollow was based from an equally small town in Connecticut, Washington Depot. Very small yet a beautiful place. The festival took place over a span of three days, filled with meet and greets with the cast and crew and many sight seeing opportunities.
I had a hectic Friday, traveling from Texas into Hartford (closest int’l airport). I wasn’t able to make in time early enough to check in and begin exploring. I only missed out on the panel from Friday night with the crew from the show.
I could easily ramble on and on about my weekend, but as the saying goes; a picture is worth a thousand words.
make sure to hover over photos to see captions:
Left to Right: Liz Torres (Ms. Patty), Stephanie Sotrey, Mike Gandolfi (Andrew)
My experience with Liz Torres (Ms. Patty); Liz Torres was probably one of my favorites to meet! She is the real life Ms. Patty! No acting whatsoever. In this photo she didn’t want to let go because I was so warm 🙂 <3
Biff Yeager (Tom) at his book signing of Smokey the Cat (finds his purr)
Ceasar! Mr. Chilaquiles man himself! He is sooo fun and genuinely nice!
This encounter is one for the books!
It’s Human Kirk!!! birth name, Sean Gunn. Accompanied by Rini Bell (Lulu). I later on get another selfie with just Rini!
at the book signing with Kristi Carlson for her new cookbook, Eat Like a Gilmore. I am going to be using some of her recipes for my Gilmore Girls watch party next month!
beautiful scenery all around:
fun fact: This Luke’s coffee sleeve is the one I got from the Luke’s Coffee Day a couple of weeks ago! Back at home I’ve switched this sleeve from cup to cup, and I wasn’t the only one at the festival doing so!
With Ted Rooney (Morey) such a funny guy!
The beautiful and sweet Vanessa Marano (April) I’ve never met someone so beautiful that it hurts! I’m not exaggerrating, she is just as equally as nice!
Jackson Douglas (Jackson)
I get another funky selfie with him because he wanted to use this particular filter! haha FUNNY GUY!
So this photo was taken inside of a hardware store that was offering free coffee to the fans! I had Coffee in a hardware store! Can this get anymore Luke’s Diner -ed while in Connecticut!? My life is complete!
With Rini Bell on Sunday Morning before I left town.
Selfies for days!!!!
So while at the festival we were told they will have another one next year!! I cannot wait! I definitely want to volunteer next time! I truly encourage to visit Connecticut in the fall. The scenery is so breathtaking, no expensive or more professional camera will take a picture that does justice to it! I am so happy and thankful I was able to make this trip, even solo, I truly enjoyed this experience! I made many friends, this is definitely a festival that you can attend by yourself!
a huge thank you to the cast and crew that took time out of their busy life and gave the fans a little life! I made sure to thank each and everyone that I met this weekend. It truly means a lot that they made it out there. And an even bigger thank you to Jennie Whitaker who created this and work her butt off to make it happen and such a success! Please visit her online shop, Kindred Handicrafts for some Gilmore Girls inspired shirts!