The long road home….

Hi everyone!! We arrived home late last night from our first show. We left early Friday,stopped at Brian’s briefly—he is doing very well!!—and then continued on our way through southern Pa. and then the beautiful West Virginia mountains. South of Elkins we got into the higher hills. I wish the trees were in leaf—but it was still impressive. There were thousands of wild Rhodydendrons in the forests…I’m sure they are beautiful when they all bloom. I must have been a mountain dweller in a previous life because I am always fascinated by them. Starting to see elevation….


more in the distance……………….



here we go—straight down past the guardrail……….eek! At least there ARE guardrails!!



Beautiful and impressive natural wonder Seneca Rocks……..


A painted quilt barn………we also saw very old log buildings and old zigzag slit rail fencing.


We were at 3580 feet elevation—very tight hairpin turns the entire way up the mountains and the same the way down. YIKES!! Hold on!!


Six hours later—setting up at the show………



Neighbors with handmade brooms…………….100_1061

And great neighbors with GORGEOUS furniture…………100_1062

The show was good for us… I was a bit anxious because I heard some vendors are down for their spring shows…but we were up on each of the two days. YAY! Saturday I was a bit bummed because I lost my camera—I had it in my jacket pocket but when I went to get it, it was gone. I thought it fell out of my pocket into the show parking lot. Sad smile Sunday,during the show, Al found it had rolled under the van console. Smile We finally arrived home about 11:30 PM. So good to get home!!  Today we hurried to get a small load of lumber –Al has already cut and sanded it. Most of what we sold we have back–up stock, but other things I have to hurry and make more of. We sold out of several designs which is nice.

I will try to post more tomorrow about a few more vendors at the show—I need to start painting signs now.  I’m also trying to catch up on the posts I missed while we were gone ! Have a great night!!–Jan


6 comments on “The long road home….

  1. Trish Boyd says:

    Wonderful pictures! I remember as a kid travelling thought those mountains on vacation and my mom would be firmly grasping the handle of the door until her knuckles went white, lol. So glad to hear that Brian is doing well and that you had a great time at the show 🙂 Now try and sit back and relax for a bit if you can, you deserve it!
    Have a great week,

    hugs, Trish

  2. betty crowe says:

    Happy that Brian is doing well. That is what we want to hear. It sounds like your show went well and that is wonderful. we used to do antique shows and I loved it.

  3. Janet says:

    Hi Jan,

    Wow, what great pictures! Isn’t this world just beautiful? I am so glad your camera was found. 🙂 And I am excited that the show went well for you too.

    I am happy that Brian is doing well. 🙂

    Speaking of hairpin turns, on a trip from Rawlins, Wyoming to Vernal, Utah we experienced a road or a mountain like that. I got so dizzy, honestly. And every time we made a turn there was a sign counting down the turns. lol The last one said something funny actually, but I don’t remember what it was. Something like: Your almost there, or Last one lol

    The next time we went there we took a different route which was a lot easier to live through lol….But the trip was pretty both ways.

    Welcome home. Take care, Janet W

  4. Cindy says:

    Beautiful mountains!!
    Your booth looks great. So glad you had a good show. I stopped doing Spring shows several years ago, because I never made much profit at them. I do great from September through December though.
    Glad to hear that Brian is doing well.

  5. annie says:

    I love the mountain, glad everything went well for you!
    glad he is doing well!

  6. Steph says:

    Sounds like you had a really nice time. What beautiful blue skies to travel with. I am glad to hear you sold well. I bet it’s a releif that your son is doing so well. -Steph-

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