So Margene would have made a great drill sergeant. The woman can get a wack of knitters moving like nobody’s business and she had Birdsong and I out the door on Friday morning by 6:00 AM. Which, considering real time for me, wasn’t all that bad. We picked up Ann and swapped some luggage around with Utah bloggers and were on our way.
Here’s what I learned on my trip through Wyoming and Colorado:
~Wyoming is very, very brown. Occasionally there is green but it’s mostly brownish green. Oh, and there are antelope.
~There are no decent road signs in Colorado. Kristi suggested that the locals were the ones who removed the signs just to screw with the tourists. It worked and we got lost. One thing, though, that’s helpful. In Colorado, when you’re driving on a paved road? And it turns to a dirt road? They have a sign that reads “Pavement Ends.” Here in Massachusetts, we just sort of let you figure that one out on your own.
~Margene is an excellent driver. She only occasionally drives through someone’s back yard, between a fence and a telephone pole, over some dirt and a sidewalk, to get to the road she wants to be on. Really, this only happened once in an 8 hour drive.
~Bloggers are the same wherever you go! I met long time virtual friends Snow, Stephanie and Miriam as well as newer friends and it was all good. Just warm and accepting and comfortable. I’m sure the candy I brought from home had nothing to do with how nice everyone was to me.
~Beer in Colorado looks different than beer in Massachusetts. I’d love to see what they do with an ice cream cone.
~Stephanie is very generous with her wheel. Not only did she set it up for me to spin but she even brought me fiber. I think Lennie and Lucy would get along famously should they ever have the chance to meet.
~Margene is a great planner. She pored over the detailed map and schedule of the wool market while other people only looked on. Perhaps this is why she was the first one through the door of the wool building on Saturday morning.
And I’ll tell you all about that and the rest of the Estes Wool Market details tomorrow!