Well, it's been a fun and fast two weeks or so. We had a lovely time with my folks.
There was football, lots and lots of football! There were nifty day trips with my Dad. One to Mount Shasta. Gene came too.
and another to a small Hurdy Gurdy maker in a little town on the way to the Oregon coast. Dinners out and dinners in and some of the best margaritas any of us has ever had at Larks in the Ashland Springs Hotel. No bar mix for this place, everything is freshly made. They were big and yummy!
We did galleries. Our favorite exhibition was at the Davis & Cline Gallery in the railroad district of Ashland. These paintings were ethereal and if I had a spare $800-$950 I would have come home with one. Good thing most of them were sold..seriously!
There was tons of shopping with my Mom,
and we scored on a number of items. She was finally successful in getting me to give in to new ( and better looking than my old blue Crocs) shoes. I was gifted with two of the most wonderful pairs of Josef Seibel shoes and they have been comfortable for my fussy feet since minute one. The Crocs have been relegated to paddock duty only and at this point, we're into the high mud boots anyway.
Dad and Stella took to each other like PB&J. I am sure had I really offered he would have taken her with him. Stella is now finding us lacking in comparison. Dad was always up for a good game of ball.
We laughed lots. We ate lots. We drank lots. We did not do any weaving. The Hollandia did get a much needed overhaul. All her lamms needed adjustments to bring her back up to spec and it was a long process made much nicer with two sets of hands and heads. The silk from The Silk Tree arrived and was whisked up to the bag for the trip home where silver and gold will become a fantastic snowflake scarf. I can hardly wait to see pictures.
And finally, parting shots. Stella is now larger than Pogo, but not by much!