Some of you are probably saying..."But Sarah - that's not your car?!"
And that is because this was my car:
I won't bore you with all the details but this is the end of my very own driveway. I was all proud of myself to have the car packed Thursday night. I just had to get up Friday morning, shower, scoop the litter and jump in the car. And I did just that except while I was backing out of the drive, the brakes grabbed and just wouldn't let go. Dad came right over to take a look but there was nothing he could do. I called a couple local repair shops who couldn't even look at my car until I was on or back from my trip so I had a good cry right there on the lawn. Turns out the pads had come unglued and wound around the brake drum, they were starting to do the same on the other side and the bearing broke. Thank God this didn't happen while *on* my trip.
Daddy saved the weekend by letting me borrow his truck. The extra room allowed me to take my bike and some other extras and now I need to figure out how to take my bike next year without needing to drive his tank of a gas-guzzling truck!
Anyway, I was only three hours late but soon enough I saw this beloved sign:
|Can you see on the GPS where the background is part white and part green? The green designates park land.|
On the drive up I had seen signs that there would be an antique show in Old Forge over the weekend so Saturday turned into a shopping day. I don't have any pictures of my purchases but I will probably do so next week. Just think antique cutter quilt in a lily design!
Saturday I also went to the Black Bear Trading Post Quilt Shop. She was having a sale on batiks so I purchased a "couple" which I have of course neglected to photo of yet. Anyway, I signed up for her mailing list and was very sad to receive a notice just yesterday that she is retiring and closing her shop after Columbus Day weekend. Now why couldn't she have told me that when I was there? Sew, now I'm saving my pennies to hit up the final sales when I crash Mom and Dad's camping trip in September for a long weekend.
|See the pink Adirondack chairs? Those are for the waiting hubbies!|
|What's a black bear trading post without the black bear?!|