Hi everyone!! It seems when our show schedule starts that We are stuck in a revolving door—make product, drive to show, do show, drive home, make product, drive to show etc., etc., etc.,and repeat. We left at 9 on Thursday and made good time to Chantilly Va., which is outside of DC. The weather was beautiful, but I was still a bit sickly (I’m fine now) so I slept a bit on the way. Anyone that knows me, knows I have a thing for windmills—Al even wakes me in time to see them—he knows not to let me sleep through them!!
I love seeing rows of them high on the hills. We continued on our way through Pa., Maryland, and into Virginia, making very good time. The skies were gorgeous bright blue and the sun was shining the entire trip. This is the Allegheny Mountain tunnel…
Entering beautiful Maryland….waves of daffodils……..
Approaching mountains of Maryland. The farther we traveled, the more we saw green in the forests and along the roadways……the mountains took on a red blush from the trees budding….
Outside our hotel….rows of blooming cherry trees………(Cherry Blossom Festival in DC ) Everything was much farther along as far as blooming than we have ever seen down here in past years……
Vendor across from us…Gorgeous jackets—I wanted one until I found out they ran $600—$800 each!! Yikes!! The blouses were $250 each!! She sold half a dozen jackets and a few blouses.
Dark photo—spoon maker……..
Patti Cobb—sits on floor and chisels Santas from wood during show….interested??? email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She normally sells out at every show and is very popular. Very unusual product and demonstration!! My bones ache just from watching her!!
Fountain by our hotel………………..farther down were dozens of blooming cherry trees—they were literally everywhere..in the hundreds!!
Rows of blooming cherry trees in the hotel parking lot……..
There were piles of cherry blossom petals everywhere…usually when we do this show they are just budding…this time they were in full bloom and breathtaking!!
After a rain, the petals were plastered to all the cars parked nearby and were inches deep along the curbs. The trees were like pink clouds.
I hope you enjoyed the tour..our show was fair—We thought the attendance was down somewhat because it was the 100th year of the Cherry Blossom Festival and the promoter raised the price to get in the show to $8 per person. We noticed less families there. Going for lumber today—it never ends!! We’ll be in Buffalo NY next. Have a great week—I’m trying to catch up on all the posts since we left Thursday!!—blessings, Jan