This has been such a fun, extremely busy week! This morning I thought, “I’m way behind in blogging.” That made me laugh. If I would have said that ten years ago, no one would have any idea what I was talking about — including me! I have a mental list of all the things I need to catch up on, and most of them are thank yous, or posts of thanksgiving of some kind.
Last Wednesday, friend Carol and I headed northwest toward St. Cloud, Minnesota, for the annual Minnesota Quilters quilt show. (And no, my Autumn Garden quilt in the Challenge section didn’t win anything, but I wasn’t toooooo surprised or disappointed. My goal was to not embarass myself, and I ended up with a quilt I wouldn’t have made otherwise that I like very much.) Back to the subject!
Pal Carol and I stopped in at Pat & Patrick’s house close to St. Cloud for some visiting time and an overnight. Pat & Patrick visited us in Texas this past February. Here they are leaving our favorite Port Aransas breakfast spot, The Island Cafe:
Back to Minnesota. We had a wonderful pontoon ride and trip last week to a restaurant via the river that meanders past their property. The evening was absolutely stellar for being outside on the water. In the photo below are Pat, me, and Carol; Captain Patrick is busy at the helm — well, actually he was busy taking this picture! (Thanks, Patrick, for allowing me to use this photo.)
Carol, Pat, and I are 3/4 of a long-standing friendship group of four; we all worked together at the same company eons ago. Marcia (who completes our foursome) was hard at work in Minneapolis on this day, but here we are all together on a previous get-away (Pat, how come I look so much taller? must be the chair):
Thank you, Pat & Patrick, for a wonderful evening and breakast send-off. Carol and I needed those cinnamon-pecan waffles (Patrick’s creation) for endurance as we navigated our way through the quilt show! I’m so lucky to have such wonderful friends.