Monday, July 20, 2009

Banana Split

I was off to Baltimore on Saturday to join my friend Joan for ARTSCAPE and we enjoyed a local lunch in her neighborhood and then downtown to find the action. The estimate was 350000 people and I believe it. Thank goodness there was an occasional breeze but it was hot and big. Transportation was the big problem but we took light rail and saw people from all over the country and their art. I got a tiny mirror for the collection and the t shirt of the show then to reward ourselves and to cool off, we went to Friendlys for ice cream in Catonsville. I couldn't
resist the banana split. I haven't done that for many many years but it was great and brought back many memories of those huge piles of ice cream in my younger years.
Obviously no dinner Saturday night!
What a fun day.
I hope we remember to do it exactly the same next year.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Back to the grind

The roadside shots in Nova Scotia are amazing, even if I do say so myself.
Stephanie and I did well even in the fog, rain and dirt roads.
We saw moose, ring necked pheasants, porcupine, lots of birds, foxes, deer and great wildflowers.
We shopped and found lots of new quilters and quilt shops.
We drove 2000 miles everywhere from Brier Island to go whaling to the top of Cape Breton. It was terrific and we may have to do it again to finish all the things on our lists but next year we are going to explore Minnesota since neither of us have ever been there before.
We loved Ruth and Ken's place and really loved meeting their friend Bernie who is a genius.
All is well but now back to work and the grind to pay for the next one!
Lost Gwen Luttrell while I was gone and Bob Hartley. Not a good week along with Michael Jackson that I may never recover from.