Friday, August 11, 2006
Just briefly though! I had a wonderful visit with my friend, Mary. She played right along with the group for Canoe Carnival (that's our float in the picture...the float was called "Shock the Monkey" and the banana in the center pulled a lever and gave the monkey on the Empire State building a shock every time the words "shock the monkey" came up in the Peter Gabriel song). Once Carnival was over we did some traveling around the area. We went to Lancaster, PA for some quilt shopping, did an evening tour of historic Philadelphia and even took a ride to Liberty State Park where we caught the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, she got caught in the whole airport debacle yesterday. We dropped her off at 2:45 yesterday for a 4:55 flight. She was through security by 3:15, but at 10 last night she was still sitting on the tarmac, waiting to take off! She finally landed at about 1:15 our time, 12:15 Houston time.
I enjoyed her visit so much and she taught me how to make a Cathedral Windows quilt! That will be a long time in the making!
I've missed all of you, it was great to finally catch up with what everyone was doing. Ten days without reading blogs left me with a lot to read!