Thursday, October 18, 2007

Oh, My! Separate Vacations!

This time tomorrow, Joe and I will be on our way to separate weekend vacations! Oh, the scandal of it!

Joe's only sister, who is about eight years his senior (she'd kill me if I was off by a year) is celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. She and her husband live on a cattle farm outside a teensy town called Lovelady, Texas. I visited there once, many years ago. It was very interesting to see the huge animals they raise and to be so far from everywhere. Unbeknownst to Janice and her husband, Joe is flying into Houston tomorrow where he'll be met by his nephew, host of the big party. He'll be home sometime Tuesday evening.

My vacation is equally exciting. Yup, I'm heading to Lancaster County for our semi-annual quilting retreat at White Oak Bed and Breakfast in Strasburg, just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Intercourse (and Zooks, and the Old Country Store). There will be ten of us this time. I've packed up my in-progress Stack and Whack project and also have my Time Began in a Garden blocks all ready to be joined together.

After working a half-day tomorrow, I'll head home, load the car, drop Bodacious off for boarding (yes, even he is having a separate vacation!) and be on my way. A complete report will follow!

9 comments:

Quilting Pirate said...

OOOOOOOOOOOoo yah for vacations - away from each other! I highly recommend it! :D

Have fun on the retreat! It's the perfect time of year to go on one in Lancaster area!

LoieJ said...

The quilting retreat sounds like fun. I go to one that is twice/year at a church camp. Not at all like going to a hotel, but that's why it is inexpensive. Mostly the same women each time.

One of these years I will branch out to go to a spiffy retreat, or even better, to one with art quilting classes.

Karrin Hurd said...

Have a great time! I'd love to be going.

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tami said...

O you are so lucky. Take loads of pictures so I can live vicariously through you.

julieQ said...

I hope you both have a grand time!! I have never been on a retreat, but just reading about them makes my mouth water and hands itch to sew.

atet said...

Hey -- no scandal involved, you will both have a great time (though I think you may have a slightly better time -- I mean, there is fabric involved after all). Have a wonderful retreat!

Laurie Ann said...

Sounds fun! Sometimes separate vacations are just what the Dr ordered.

Suzan said...

Have a fabulous time! Be sure to stop in at Burkholder's Fabric off Rt. 897! It is the best!!

andsewitis Holly said...

That sounds like so much fun. It's been a dream of mine to go there someday.