Patty’s car died so we decided to take the bus from Philly to Pittsburgh rather than rent a car, or go by train or plane. It was pretty easy for me since the bus station is a few blocks from my house and my husband dragged my suitcase for me which was filled mostly with a pillow, some clothes and some beading implements.
It’s a free for all when people disembark from a bus. People don’t wait for the seats in front of them to empty before entering the aisles like they do on planes. It’s like everyone on the bus forgets his manners or else they think someone on the sidewalk is giving out twenties and you won’t get one unless you trample the person in front of you. But I found out that if I waved my arm cast around, people would stop in their tracks. I had already decided that the cast looked like part of a super hero costume and I was right! I wave it around and people fall aside like dominos. TAKE THAT!
We had a large and lovely work space although it soon became clear to me that I could not do much beadwork. I can bead left handed but supporting the work with my right hand was not comfortable. So I put the beadwork away and schmoozed.
I also got the changc to wander the grounds of the Spiritan Center where the retreat was held. They have lovely grounds and an incredible Koi pond.
Typing is still a bit uncomfortable for me. So here are some pictures from the retreat for you to enjoy. There was a lot of talent there!