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8/07/2015

On the Road Again.....

Tra la la ....and tonight we are here in Cincinnati, Ohio..in a hotel right by the Sharonville Convention Center. Ready for the Stampaway experience. There are lots of crafters here in the hotel (you wanna guess how I know they are crafters?!) Think lots of them registered for classes, which are being held this evening. However, I didn't register ahead of time, so we can't get in. I walked over to the Center, just to check on admission time tomorrow  - and it was good exercise after riding all day, and then having a nice dinner. There's lots of the usual chains of restaurants close around this area, and the hotel seems to be quite nice. We had a good run up the several interstates we traveled, but there was quite a lot of traffic. It moved very well, despite a bit of rain in a couple of places. Then when we got into Cincinnati - it was 'going home time on a Friday evening', so that took a long time to navigate through. We are always amazed at the people who drive, text, weave in & out of traffic, and don't seem to realize they cut off the vehicle behind them.  I'm always so thankful that we are in a nice heavy (and good riding)  pickup truck...and that I have a good & careful driver. He's losing his patience with these folks, though, as he is getting older. Some of his navy days vocabulary was muttered several times this afternoon. I just pretended I was still dozing. Which I did, except when I needed to watch for exits. Thank goodness for Navigation systems too!

I will try to check emails and publish any sweet comments, but will save visiting & commenting until I am back on my regular computer. This laptop makes ME say navy words, and I never served in the military! Looking forward to meeting my friend Brenda W tomorrow. Maybe we'll see Tim Holtz & Jennifer McGuire! I think THoltz is supposed to be there, and Brenda said she had seen Jennifer one year when she attended.

In the meantime, ya'll have a good weekend, and I promise: I won't buy anything that you wouldn't like too! Big hugs & God Bless

24 comments:

Maxine D said...

Continued safe travel, good sleep and happy convention-ing :-) and don't let the pocket snake spoil your fun!!
Blessings
Maxine

Patricia said...

Good morning Mary, wow! it all sounds so exciting.
Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing your purchases.
Have a FANTASTIC day.
Patricia x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm glad you made it there safely, Mary! Have a wonderful time and give Brenda W. a HUGE hug from me!! Wish I was there, too!! Hugs and MWaH!! Darnell

Sarah said...

Have a fabulous time!! xx

dutchess said...

ooh you lucky girl!...have a wonderful time and I wonder how long it will be before you spend! xxxx

Veerle said...

Waauw Mary this sounds like a wonderful trip, wish i was there too.
Have fun my dear and try not to spent too much LOL LOL
Hugs Veerle xx

Sue said...

Have fun at Stampaway Mary. Sue

Marilyn said...

Have a great time!!

Bonnie said...

Have fun and find lots of interesting stuff to buy!

Sandy said...

I know you are going to have a wonderful time --- please takes lots of pictures for those of us who cannot attend such events!
Sandy xx

Petra Swart said...

Wish I could have been there, Mary!!! Enjoy!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, how I wish I could be there too! It sounds so exciting! Glad, you made it there safely! Can't wait to see what you bring home with you!

Brenda said...

I'm so glad you arrived safe and sound Momma Mary. I know what patients it takes to travel and it's not easy to have patients with other drivers that do crazy things on the road. I think we all have some choice words for those drivers. I hope you get to meet Brenda, she is such a sweetie for sure! I also hope you get to meet TH and JMcGuire, how awesome to have that chance. Hope you find lots of goodies and please have a safe trip back home. Hugs, Brenda

Stampsnob. said...

Have fun Spend every cent you have then get out the card Don't leave one thing behind that you remotely like
Love Stampfests don't get to do that until Feb and only 100 miles away
Just go for the shopping I can't bare to put out $$ that aren't gaining me products..LOLL.........Lis

Chrisboldo said...

Oh MAry here's finding all kinds of fun goodies you just have to have. Safe travels home and be sure to share all your greats finds and pictures with us.....Have a blast Gal!

Hugs
Chris B
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Donna Ellis said...

Have fun, Mary! Looking forward to seeing your new goodies!

Lisa said...

I hope you have a great time, Mary!! Enjoy my friend!! Wish I had realized this was going on in Cincy...I'm just a few hours away :( Have fun and I hope you find lots of goodies to buy!! Safe travels home, too!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Ooooh, how exciting if you meet Tim and Jennifer, enjoy it thoroughly. Glad to hear that you arrived safely, the traffic can be crazy sometimes. Have a wonderful creative stay away sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Carol said...

Have fun :) Carol x

Mrs A. said...

Enjoy your trip and come home safe. We always try and avoid travelling on a Friday otherwise a drive that would normally take 2 -3 hrs at the most ends up ny being 6 +. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

I wish I could join you, but since I can't, have a fabulous time and bring home some awesome crafty schtuff to play with :) Remember, you have that whole bed of the pick-up truck to haul your stash back home in :) *wink*

Kathleen said...

Hi Mary, Glad you reached the destination safely and I hope you have a great time.

Kath x

Redanne said...

Pleased you got there safely - Navy words are better than an accident any day! Have a great time and hope you get/got lots of goodies!! Hugs, Anne xx

Kim Heggins said...

Have a fabulous trip...