There is so much to share about our trip to Paducah it is difficult to know where to begin. We had sooooo much fun, and with the exception of the threatening weather on our way home, everything was smooth as silk! I will admit to taking three naps on Sunday…I didn’t realize how exhausted I was until I finally got home!
There were a couple of stand outs on the trip, the first of which was our driver, Johnny.
This man was a godsend! He was so kind to all of us, and took care of so many details that Pat and I didn’t even have to think about. Every single person on the bus just adored him, and we’ve already told him that he MUST be our driver next year, too! We kept him thoroughly entertained, and he was amazed at the antics this group got up to…I teased him about sharing all of our secrets with his wife when he got home and he said “she’ll swear I’m lyin’!”
The second standout hit of the trip were our “Paducah Pockets”, remember these?
We had so many compliments on these bags, and lots of the girls told us they were stopped numerous times by people who wanted to inspect their bags and take pictures. It was great being able to spot our folks as we walked around because you couldn’t help but notice their bags! Pat is writing the pattern and will have it available on her website soon – I’ll be sure to let you know when it is available. Not sure yet what we’ll do to top this for 2011…at least we’ve got a year to come up with something equally as clever!
We left Conyers bright and early Wednesday morning, and everyone was smiling and anxious to get on the road! This was the BEST group of women we could have ever asked for on this trip! I feel as though I have 47 new BFFs!!!
First stop was Hancock’s of Paducah! The place was hopping when we got there, and I think a number of ladies seriously helped the Paducah economy before we left there, Pat included! Fifteen minutes through the door, and she was lined up at the cutting table!
Some folks finished shopping before the others, and took the opportunity to relax a little. By this time, many of us were at the end of a 15 hour day…but everyone was still smiling!
Back to the hotel where we all crashed immediately! Even I didn’t have trouble going to sleep that night! Tomorrow is another big day – the Quilt Show!