Next up after Vegas was Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA. Yes, two trips back to back, but thank goodness no flights were needed for my trip to Hershey, PA.
I was thrilled to have my partner and crime, Judy, on this trip. The two of us always have a great time traveling together and Hershey proved no different. We set up the booth in record time, an hour and half, in case you were wondering what record time was, and then we relaxed while waiting for my teachers meeting to commence.
I taught a fun class entitled, “Getting in the Groove”. It was great! I loved witnessing my students getting in the groove and progressing in confidence and skill throughout the class.
Finally it was time to host my trunk show. Sharing my journey of quilting brings me such pleasure as I discuss my trials and triumphs of getting where I am today. I do pass my quilts arounds, I just request that hands are free of objects that may spill or soil the material.
As many of you know Hot Yoga is my exercise of choice, and about my ONLY exercise of choice (unless you want to include my love of golf). But on this trip I had to compromise and endure walking, which Judy loves to do. Since I held her captive in the booth each day and kept her “daily” steps throughout the day at a minimum I had to pull my big girl yoga pants up high and put one foot in front of the other as Judy and I walked every morning. One word….BORING. Just to clarify Judy’s company wasn’t boring I was referring to the exercise of walking. You aren’t going to catch me throwing my dear friend under the bus!
As a reward for walking without complaining, until just now, I felt deserving of the treats that my friend, Susan, bestowed upon me. She provided a little bit of everything in order to satisfy my sugar tooth.
I cannot thank you enough Susan, I loved all those yummy treats but the Swedish Fish were the best!
And just a little random information:
For future reference, I am not normally a soda drinker but when I need a carbonated beverage, my go to is Coca Cola. Sorry PEPSI fans. However, it has been suggested that I do a blind taste test challenge to confirm that my taste buds are correct in their choice of flavor.
And while browsing through the ever chocolate infused Hershey gift shop….
Finally one of the best, and most treasured part about traveling to quilt shows is the opportunity to spend time with my precious quilt friends! Whether it’s Vegas, or Hershey, friends make traveling well worthwhile!
For now that brings my business travel to a close. Cheers!
I’m not a big soda drinker (anymore) either. (In college, I was a HUGE fan of Mountain Dew.) Now, if I want something carbonated, I usually have a Vernor’s Ginger Ale, but I do occasionally like a cherry coke, but only the fountain variety – I don’t like the canned/bottled version. A cherry coke float is absolutely wonderful, too – you can get them at Steak n Shake restaurants. In terms of “plain” cola, my choice is still RC Cola, but it’s a little bit harder to find that the “big two.”