On Saturday March 12th, the day was finally here! I got up super early that morning to be welcomed by a dreary, snowy day. Thank goodness I was going south! Todd dutifully drove me to the airport so that I could beat the March Break rush to check in, get through security, and customs. Well I was shocked to find the airport pretty quiet.
Which meant there was definately time to get a tea from Timmies (my last real cup of tea for almost a week), put on some tunes and stitch! I ran into two teacher from work, one of them Jay whose fairly new on staff, it turned out he was on my first flight to Chicago. We made arrangements to sit together, it was a neat chance to get to know the new guy better! It was funny, I was on my way to Yuma, he was on his way to Pheonix. However our paths did seperate in Chicago as I was going onto LA and he was going via Denver. I think this must of been the longest day of my life! About half way through my leg to LA I wanted the HELL off of that plane! I think I had enough of sitting sttill and stitching... can you beleive it? I arrived at the Yuma airport at dinner time, it was a long day!
Going throug the mountain on our way to see Judie
A quick stop at Dateland for my Date Shake! That was sooo tasty!
See the lobby of the inn... yup its a UFO the "Space Lodge" in Gila Bend
Miles and miles of road and arid landscape
Sunday morning Kathy and I were up early, my alarm went off at 6am instead of 7am due to that iPhone glitch that happened due to daylight savings time. So I got myself out of bed and went for my first outdoor run since probably November. Boy that was GREAT! We hit the road for Miracopia Springs to go visit with Judie also from up here who was in the area for a two week vacation. When she found out when I was going to be down there she was kind enough to make sure her trip overlapped mine. By lunchtime Kathy, Judie and I were sitting outside by the pool stitching our little hearts out! We did stop for lunch and dinner out but we stitched until bedtime. I hadn't had a nice long stretch like that in weeks!
Bette (L) & Kathy (R) having a bit of a chat (sorry its backlit)
Angie getting ready to pay
Judie, just thrilled by the day's purchases
Desptie giving myself permission to drop a bomb at the Attic my stash haul was a little on the disappointing side. I think the reasons are becuase there was just SO MUCH and also if you've read this blog for any amount of time you know I'm not exactly a sampler type girl. Not in the picture are a beautiful pair of scissors I got, I don't know the brand but their feel is just devine!
L to R back : Annette, Bette, Judie & Angie
front : Me & Kathy
The Attic may have been my idea of heaven, but this sure is Todd's idea of heaven!!!
About to walk into Mexico... my 4th country in 4 weeks!