My husband and I had reservations last week in Estes Park, Colorado. Those poor folks, as I'm sure you know, have experienced the wrath of Mother Nature. The floods caused such horrible devastation that I'm sure it will be months, if not years, before they have recovered. When I say we had reservations I mean at a local campground. I've talked before about our Fifth Wheel camper and some of our travels. Oh we don't travel a lot but almost always we spend part of September in Colorado. This year we changed directions and went east to the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area. We met my sister and my aunt there; they stayed in a cabin near our camper. My aunt, who has been blind for many years, loves to travel and "see" the beautiful scenery. She has such a vivid imagination that when we describe it she can visualize it in her mind and tells everyone she talks to how beautiful it is.
We had great fun describing this to her!
In Sevierville I found a couple of great quilt shops. The name of one was Red Barn Custom Quilts (a new shop) and the other was The Cherry Pit, a shop that has been featured in the Quilt Sampler. Both were very nice but except for a couple of necessities I refrained from buying. Almost. Just the pattern for this...and who could resist it?
I did a little hand stitching while I was away and I'll be back in a couple of days to show you that.
Oh and about the title of my post today? We had a flat on the camper on the interstate in the middle of Memphis. Yep, Memphis. It couldn't have been a nice flat stretch of road with hardly any traffic, it had to be Memphis. That's okay, we were able to get off and pull into the parking lot of a very nice Cracker Barrel restaurant. We had to wait three hours for the tire guy to get there but we pulled out our lawn chairs, sat in the shade and stitched. Well, I stitched. My husband, he fretted. That put us way behind getting home so we drove in the dark and got here about 10:30 p.m. When we got out of the truck in our driveway we discovered we had another tire that had literally shredded and disappeared. Only the rim left. Luckily it was in the middle and the other tires kept the rim off the road and we never even knew it was gone. If you know me at all you know I have given God all the glory - we were safe and He gave us a Cracker Barrel! A clean bathroom, a place to eat and shop, and nice folks to welcome us. He just gave us the perfect place to wait. :)
I hope you're checking out the Batik Bloghop over at Sew We Quilt.....oh my goodness, there's some cute stuff to see! And soon it will be time for the Wicked Bloghop. I'm participating in that one and I've got a cute, easy project to show you as well as a giveaway. I can hardly wait!