Sunday, September 21, 2008

Back to Reality~~

WOW...what a great week! I have so much to share and I'm sure I'll leave out something, but I'll try to hit on it all.

I guess the best way is to give a day by day account...

Saturday's arrival is all about set-up...and getting into the "relaxation" mode~

...this campground is one I've been going to since I was a kid. My parents used to leave their camper so we could just go a week or so each month of the summer season...I met lots of people and have MANY memories that return with each visit as an adult.

Sunday's plan was to spend the entire day ON THE BEACH!

...and I DID! Knitting of course!

Monday's plan was to meet up with my BlogBuddy...Anita~

She's everything I expected her to be...we had a great time knitting, spinning and chatting endlessly! I smell a knitting/spinning retreat in the near future so we can spend an entire weekend...knitting, spinning and chatting! I look forward to meeting Anita again and again. Thanks Anita for coming down to meet me! And for those who are looking for some great stitch markers visit her Etsy Shop, she's created some great whimsical designs for me...if you have an idea - ask her she'll create something just for you too!

This is also when we met...

CampKitty! I had it in mind that if he came back I'd bring him home with me but we didn't see him after Wed's naptime with Hubby (though his footprints were around the camper)

Tuesday we ventured out to one of the 2 knitting shops I wanted to visit in the area. Knitting Up A Storm

Last year Hubby and I tried to find this no avail! This time Anita gave me superb directions which made us scratch our heads as to how we could have possible missed it! This store is huge, carrying many varieties of yarn for every type of knitting you may enjoy. Lots of patterns & magazines too! Big table for knitting and classes.
Some of you know I'm on a self-imposed yarn/fiber diet, but I did make a purchase!

and...I did buy this "souvenir"

...I've been told that buying yarn as a souvenir doesn't count on my yarn diet! Hee-Hee!! Yes, that is Kaffe Fassett's Design Line!!!!

Wednesday we found the other NEW knitting shop - Knit-N-Purl this shop is small but BIG on atmosphere and charm!

The owner is truly one of the nicest I've met, her hubby who works there with her has made a place for other husbands who venture out with their wives...rocking chairs & fishing magazines out front! SUPER friendly you literally could sit in there all day and knit. I was invited to their knit night on Thursday night, which I thought I would go to since I would miss our gals at Barnes & Noble back home.

Thursday brought another day of beachcombing & knitting. The plan was to attend Knit Night at Knit-N-Purl, but something pulled me to the beach after dinner...and I'm SO glad that I followed my instincts!

I'm weird...I LOVE bagpipes! This couple from PA serenaded a large group of us. They were amazing! Hubby took a video but he hasn't downloaded it yet.

Friday was simply spending the day on the beach...and I mean ALL DAY! We met a great couple who we chatted endlessly with (and played with their dog).

We fished, played golf, beachcombed, walked a lot, ate lots of GREAT food and I managed to run 3 miles each I could enjoy all the great food, ice cream & spirits!

Tomorrow...that "four letter word" returns (grumble-grumble). I'll leave you with this last shot...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!


Becky said...

Wow, that sounds like a great vacation! Beautiful pictures and great times. I guess I must be weird too, because I love the bagpipes as well. They were my dad's favorite instrument.

In all your vacationing, did you get to see the Cowboys-Eagles game? I didn't, but was exhausted just from watching the highlights!

Aunt Kathy said...

You ran 3 miles each day??? You're amazing. I wish I stowed away in your suitcase after all. What a great vacation.

Dani said...

Welcome back Robin! We missed you!

Anita said...

I'm glad you guys made it home safely! And that you had a good vacation!!

Real life invades again.... dang!

It was WONDERFUL meeting you! :)

Bubblesknits said...

Wow! It looks like y'all had a wonderful trip! I can't wait to see the video of the bagpipes. :-)

Rebecca said...

i drove around and around and around trying to find Knitting Up A Storm! finally found ti and was fairly happy with the yarn she had. the other store looks great, too. will have to put it on my list.

lilypily said...

Looks like a fantastic break away. I'm so glad you had such a great time. Glad to have you back though. Hugs.

Diana said...

Isn't it awful when it ends?
I have been going to Sunset just north of Myrtle for 8 years and haven't once seen a yarn shop. But I didn't look or check into it either. I'll check them out next year.
Regia is fabulous sock yarn, so sturdy. I didn't know Kaffe Fassett's did some color designing for them!

Channon said...

Now that I can actually make my feet and hands work at the same time again, let's have that spinning retreat! I can't wait to see the new yarn shop in person...

Hope re-entry is going well today.

JustApril said...

Now THAT'S what I call a vacation! Sounds so relaxing and wonderful. ONE day I'll get a real vacation again. One day =) Great stories and pictures and what a cool kitty. Cats are very good at finding cat people, that's one thing I love about them, and they totally choose their people even though we think we choose them. lol Have fun browsing your 200 blogs, =) I only have 157.

Opal said...

What an awesome vacation! Bagpipes on the beach just rock. :)