We went on a road trip last week. Last Tuesday while the rest of the weavers were actually weaving!!!, my sister, niece and I went on a short road trip. Blogger isn't letting me put the pictures where I really want them to go so you have to look up to that first picture to see what waited until we just got into our hotel room in Calgary before dropping. Yup, they got one of those hail, rain, tons of wind storms like we get in East Tennessee. Power outages, some trees uprooted, roof issues, etc. We were glad our cousin picked us up in his truck to take us to dinner! Thanks for the ride, Edwin. Too bad Ruth was babysitting that wonderful grandchild down in Lethbridge so she couldn't join us but we had a good time catching up.
Then Wednesday morning we headed to the mountains. The picture above is out the car window as my sister drove and I could take pictures while we were going into the mountains! I've missed them.
Our first stop was Canmore. It's a nice tourist town, tons of views and a place I'd kind of like to come and stay for awhile someday. I'm trying to talk DH into us renting a hotel room for a few days up here but that would mean he'd have to fly up here but I know he'd love that.....wishes....
The reason we stopped in Canmore was to go to a quilt shop. It's a nice big shop and the fabrics are nice but I like to look at the patterns there. They have local designers that do scenes of mountains and wild animals. I did buy a couple of kits of mountain scenes. Something to remember of a different mountain from what I have out my window back in Knoxville.
We didn't see any wild life this trip except these birds. Whiskey Jacks are beautiful birds. That blue was striking on their wings. They posed long enough for me to focus and take several pictures of them. I guess they see alot of people.
Thursday we were at a quilt shop just as it was opening and ended up going to 3 shops. It's a great way to spend a morning. Heading back to Moose Jaw took about 7 hours and we made it back late in the evening.
It was a good road trip, something we all needed. Now it's back to what I came here to do, sew on a quilt. At least that's the plan for this week.
Until next week, keep weaving!!