Thursday, November 8, 2007

My New England adventure

where do I begin....the loony that made me miss my flight home, the mysterious Bob, the planes only slightly bigger than crop dusters, grocery stores that have childcare rooms or the wonderful fudge from Van Otis. I can't leave out the beautiful colors that were everywhere

I had to take a picture of the olive cart for John. He loves olives.
Here she is the only reason I went on a New England adventure. My wonderful friend Lora.

This is the view looking down the road from the lodge. This mountain is behind the lodge. On Sunday morning when we left the top was covered in snow.

From the left-Lisa, newlywed Ericka, Laurin, Sara, Lora, Caroline and Jackie. I know I did not get pictures of everyone, I wish I had, cause Amanda walked around in her undies and boots.
It kinda felt like we were hanging out in a grandma's overstuffed basement. There was yarn and yarn and more yarn everywhere you turned.

The delicious fudge next to the ever so potent jello shots. There was a least as much knitting as there was eating and drinking. Many FOs were proudly displayed. Some UFOs were finished and there was lots of frogging and ripping to be had by many.
Sarah, Lora and Donna
This is Whiskers, the 17 year old yarn cat. He got a little wild too and snuck into one of the rooms and had himself a good time in the catnip stash. Oh ya Bob. Well Bob was another guest that was staying up stairs. He was the reason that some had to sleep on cots or share beds. We never did see him all weekend. But Lora and I saw his clothes everytime we went in our room. It was a tad creepy to see men's clothes and shoes in out closet area. See the yarn shop was down stairs and about 10 bedrooms were upstairs. I am not going to say much, bit it was no Motel 6. At least we knew that the showers worked in the Bates Motel. But these ladies could have had a good time in an ice fishing shack on a frozen lake.

Added later: I was in Manchester and Randolph, New Hampshire


  1. OMG Sonya, I so love the last line of this blog entry post. You captured the essence of this wild and crazy group!!
    I loved having you here and spending time with you! The boys miss you terribly too!
    Thanks to your hubby for taking time off from work to tend to the kids as you do daily. I'm glad he shared you with me. :) THANKS JOHN! I know he's super happy you're home. Thanks to your kiddos for letting momma come visit too!!

  2. That looks fun and scary at the same time -- quite a memorable trip for you and post for your readers. I did click through to find out where that is, though, as all through the post I kept wondering where in New England it could be. Not making any reservations there right now. . . but maybe. . .

  3. It's funny to read your post about places that are the "norm" to me... Though I have not been to stay at Grand View, it has been there forever....... looks like it from the pics of the inside, too! ha ha...

  4. It was great to finally meet you in person! It was definitely an adventure. I'm glad you had a fun weekend with Lora.

  5. It was so special meeting you. It's neat when someone who is a good friend to a friend shows up and turns out to be just as nice as was claimed. If we go through your area of KY I'll be calling. Love your pictures of NH. Marion

  6. i'm glad you had a great trip..mmmm brownies and jello shots! i'm also glad you got home safe after the whole loony thing! i read your dog blog too. how fun for lora's dog to make an appearance :D hehe

  7. You took some nice pics there! Sorry it wasn't as fun as it could have been. Next year, will be MUCH better! Hope you had a little fun on our knitting adventure, anyway....hugs, G ; )

  8. Ooh, I'm so jealous! It looks like you all had so much fun8O) Well... except for the whole creepy Bob thing.... I've never been to the Northeast and I have always wanted to see the Fall colors up there!


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