Ahhh, Rhinebeck. Those of us who go can’t get enough of the recaps and those of you who don’t go are probably sick of hearing about it. Too bad.
I left on Friday morning and drove out to upstate New York by myself as Blogless Sharon couldn’t go this year. It was strange to be on my own and driving that far (it’s about a 3.5 hour ride) since I don’t even drive myself to work these days. Anyway, I arrived at the hotel just before check in and bumped into Julia and Brandt. I settled into the room and started texting Cheryl and Kathy to see when my roomies would arrive. I also texted Terry to check on the status of her class and I texted Sandy to see if she was there yet. It wasn’t long before I had a roomful of friends and the real fun began.
The highlight of the weekend is spending time with all these wonderful friends but the festival is pretty good, too. The sheep are cute.
And the foliage is gorgeous.
There is oodles of fiber and yarn to shop. Of course, that assumes you can actually get near it! It was quite crowded on Saturday and I didn’t feel that Sunday was that much less crowded. It sure didn’t seem like the economy was tanking given the number of people shopping.
Really, though, it’s all about the friends. I did take a few snaps of people I was with but there were many many more who never got into any of my photos.
All too soon it was time to head for home. Having Margene ride back with me was such a bonus, though, as it felt like the weekend wasn’t really over yet. We had a nice time Sunday night and Monday morning and then it was time to head to the airport so she could fly on back to Utah. Come back, soon, Margene!
It was a fabulous weekend and I’m already planning for next year!