Monday, November 15, 2010

Update on Harvest Craft Fair 2010 and Our Snowy Weekend

We are all set for a fun day at the craft fair.
 This year Carla decided to come down from Casper to do the Harvest Craft Fair with me.  I didn't do it for several years and they had moved it back to the old gym again.  We got up bright and early, got the car packed up with all our stuff and headed for town.

We were set up and ready to go by 9 AM and people started coming around.  Meanwhile Carla met up with a classmate she hadn't seen since graduation from high school (Nancy Knox Wattenberg).

Carla and Nancy get caught up on the North Park scuttlebutt.
They started visiting and 3 hours later were still talking!  That is the best part about doing a craft fair in North Park.  It is not about selling your wares as much as it is about getting caught up on all the visiting with friends you haven't seen in a very long time! Our table was between the Senior citizens booth and the Cattlewomen's booth.  That was great for us since I knew most of those people and we had a good time chatting with each other!
Two "crafty" ladies!
We did sell some of our wares and made enough to cover our fee for the table and then some.  Bob, of course, pointed out that I didn't cover the cost of making my Christmas Mix Cones, but then I didn't use up  even half of the supplies I bought and they will make great Christmas presents for the grandkids who are away at school and for all of us to use over the holidays.

In the afternoon it started to snow and by the time we got packed up and started for home the road was very slick with black ice.  When we were stopping to open gates we had 3 to 4 inches of snow and visibility was low!  Good thing we had Carla's Jeep with 4 wheel drive to get up the hill behind the barns.

After unloading the car and getting things put away we felt it was time for some hot tubbing.

Ahhhh!  So warm and relaxing!

Notice the ambiance while hot tubbing!  Nothing like a cold metal shop building to make you feel warm and cozy!
Brrrr!  Carla is braver and hardier than I am!
  It was a long day and after a glass of wine, some delicious cream of cauliflower soup and Red Lobster cheese biscuit clones we called it a night.  But not before Carla made some yummy baked apples with cheese.  It was a very good day.
A snowy evening at Meemo's cabin.
Sunday was a lazy day of watching the Broncos finally play a game worth watching and winning it too!  We were so sure they would win that at the half we decided to hot tub again.  It was still snowing but not really putting down much snow so we did not heed Bob's advice to plug in the Cat so we could get out the next day.  We watched TV, played on our computers and drank some of the chocolate Peppermint Cocoa mix we had left over.

Carla and Izzy are worn out after our busy day!
We finally got to sit down and watch some TV.
  Before I went to bed that night I checked to see if the moon was out but it was snowing pretty hard by then!  Oh well, too late to worry about Carla getting home by then,

It is now Monday and still snowing and not putting too much snow down.  We can probably drive out of here still with the pick up and Jeep but Wyoming roads are a different story!  Carla cannot drive home because all the roads she needs to go on are only "for necessary travel"! She has decided to spend another night here and take her chances tomorrow.  It is supposed to clear up by then so I think she'll finally make it!

Carla checks on the road report for Southern Wyoming.

Here are some more pictures of our weekend.

  Messing around in the hot tub and snow!

Our friends the Stellars Blue Jays have returned.  Notice the 3 waiting their turn at the feed box!


  1. We are still having a fun time. Still can't get home roads to slick for the sissy driver.