Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekend Getaway

After a few weeks of being very, very busy at work it was finally time for our knitting retreat!! I had been looking forward to this for a very long time! Before I could go, it was our annual "Dress up like a book character day" at school. This day sneaked up on me and panic set in what book character to choose?? Of course there are many, many to choose from, but it has to be something or some one the kids would know.

Fancy Nancy to the rescue. I donned my Tiara and pink/silver hair like a real Fancy Nancy, complete with shoes and bright pink knee highs and skirt. Only thing is I had to leave a bit early in order to make it to our retreat. While on the freeway I did have one car slow down and look into the car. What??? a grown woman with a plastic glitter tiara, and jewels in her hair?? Once at the center there was time to chance into "normal" clothes and was the crunchy glitter/paint out of my hair.

This is where we went, and had a very, very good time!! Saturday morning a Banana slug showed up on our porch, and we happily shared our space with him/her.
We even had our own reserved table in the dining room, a wonderful bright space with (very important) lots of coffee.

Knitting on the porch was lovely, even more lovely with company, the evenings we spend inside watching Ice Age movies and knitting and chatting (and some drinking was involved, cough, cough)

The side view of our cottage, a lovely Craftsman style house with lots of charm and a nice front porch.

There was also some "huffing and puffing" on Saturday also known as a nice walk in the woods.

We walked on the trail and found this sign at the end of the trail, guess we walked it finish to start. I just love the way they did the word "snakes".
We did not see any of the dangerous animals listed, only some wild boar tracks, we did however see some "unlisted" wildlife if you count the squirrels who played catch on our roof and in the trees and the deer in front of the house.

Tomorrow, back to work and I will post some pictures of the actual knitting that was done over the weekend!!

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