I still owe you stories about our adventures in New York City but let’s take care of SPA, first, mmmkay?
In case you didn’t realize it, SPA was originally started about 12 or 13 years ago by a small group of women looking for a respite from the winter doldrums. They chose a hotel in Portland, Maine and went for the weekend. They brought their knitting and their spinning and they hung out together, swimming in the pool and eating good food and enjoying each other’s company. Since that time SPA has moved to Freeport, expanded to 3 different hotels (each filled about to capacity from what I understand) and now includes vendors to supply us with yarn and fiber.
But the essence of SPA? That need to take a break from winter and hang out with like minded friends who enjoy fiber pursuits along with a good cocktail and delicious food? That hasn’t changed a bit. And that’s what I spent my weekend doing.
Sharon and Jo-Ann and Vivian (Jo-Ann’s sister-in-law) headed to Maine first thing Thursday morning. We had lunch at Gritty’s, per tradition. We broke with tradition for a visit to Halycon yarn but after that everything was pretty much second-verse-same-as-the-first.
The same good friends.
The same great restaurants.
The same awesome vendors.
It’s no wonder I look forward to it all year.