Hello My Friends!
It's been some time, huh? But now Fletch and I are back home and now I have to settle back into a work routine...but first a quick catch-up post. Quick because I kind of over-slept, or slept in this a.m. I dread opening work email, but I have not done that yet.
Our vacation was lovely. We had beautiful weather the entire time (rain only one night which prevented us from having an outside fire). We were North and West of where we live and were surprised not to see too much color, but it was still a wonderful time.
We started out in Cook Forest State Park which was absolutely gorgeous! Lots and lots of old growth trees.
After leaving that area we headed to Erie for a few days. We visited Presque Isle:
One day we went to the Erie Zoo. I have a love/hate relationship with zoos. I do like seeing different animals, but I hate seeing them in cages or not in their natural habitat - just makes me sad. The Erie Zoo was nice and spread throughout the acres it covers are some botanical gardens. It was a great day weather-wise to be walking around a zoo.
After that we headed North to Chataqua Lake in NY, and then came home via Dallas, PA where Ricketts Glen is. We got home last Wednesday and by Thursday afternoon, all the laundry was caught up (yes! the washer is still working very well, thank you).
The Lehigh Fiber Festival was this past weekend, and you know Dee and I just had to go! It was sort of a miserable day (though Dee and I had a good time). The tropical storm had moved up the coast and it had started raining Friday night. Everything was pretty wet (most vendors were in tents outside) and it was quite windy (and raining hard at times). A number of vendors had not bothered to show up. I still managed to find some yarn!
I couldn't decide between these three skeins, so I bought them all! Such a good deal - sock yarn by Twisted Owl Fiber Studio out of Longview, TX. Each skein is 100 grams and 463 yards (75/25 Merino/Nylon) and they were on sale for $11 each - so really, 3 skeins for the price of one!
The Lehigh Fiber Festival is a small event and no sheep or sheep dogs. We did spot one animal though:
Well, that does it for today. I really need to get cracking and see what is happening in the work world. It is good to be home again and I will enjoy gradually catching up on blogs (the sign of a good vacation - not much blog reading...or being on the internet at all!). I do hope that you all are doing well and enjoying the beginning days of Fall.