Sunday, May 8, 2011
The trip started by getting up at 5:15 for me and 4:30 for Paula. We met the bus at the Colman exit. We picked up more quilters on the way and our first stop was in Mankato MN to the River City Quilt store. What a nice store and good sales! Then on to Rochester to the Mill Ends Textiles if it wasn't for a %60 off coupon we could have skipped it. Finally we got to Portage WI where we stayed at a Best Western. Paula and I each had a room and I think it was the first time I stayed in a hotel room by myself!! That could be a record for a 57 year old.
We had a very good steak and shrimp supper that night, and a nice glass of wine. Then get to bed wake up call at 5:45 what??? Morning came and off we went to Beaver Dam. We signed up for 2 seminars one by Nancy Zieman herself and the other by Darlene Zimmerman both good.
Then it was back to Colman exit. I think Paula and I talked the whole trip so it was a good thing we had our own rooms we never would have made the 5:45 wake up call!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good times and good memories. JMF