Monday, October 12, 2015

Be Careful What You Wish For

I wanted to avoid the heavy truck traffic on I-81 so I asked Gabby the Garmin to plot the shortest route, not the fastest, from Kingsport, TN to Ripley, WV.

Well, she took me at my word and, for the most part, the route was a lovely 4-lane divided highway that wound through the mountains of western Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and into northern West Virginia.  But there was this 10-mile stretch where she cut the hypoteneuse off the triangle -- single lane, winding through coal country -- and she didn't know about the bridge that had been replaced so I ended up going another 5 miles on that road because the only place to turn around was driveways where toothless old men were sitting on the porch.  I was kidding about the banjos on Saturday, but yesterday .....

In the end I made it to Quilt Camp in plenty of time to get my classroom set up before the teachers' meeting, dinner, and opening festivities.

I'm in the cooking and canning classroom!  Wait till you see it. I'll post pictures in the morning.  At least it's big and my class is small so we can spread out.

Hope everyone has a lovely week!

Keep Calm
Camp On!


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