A holiday weekend, “long-ish” because not all of us had Monday off, but still jam-packed with enough stuff for perhaps 4 days off. Ten of the many things I did this Columbus Day weekend:
1. Stole my BFF away from her husband and kids for our first ever (how is that possible?) weekend away together and headed for VT.
2. Spent the weekend at the family place in Chester. Did the happy dance when I realized my parents got WiFi there – now the perfect mix of away from it all but still attached to civilization.
4. Took the long and windy and scenic route. Not necessarily on purpose.
5. Got laughed at by a Vermonter when I said my GPS wasn’t working because I had no cell service and while I knew where I was, I had no idea how to get to Rt. 100, like all the rest of the tourists. Yes, I’m a flatlander, just in case my CT plates didn’t give it away.
6. Helped open a yarn shop! This was the reason behind our trip. Our knitting buddy Cynthia moved to Dover, VT last year and this weekend, she opened Ugly Duckling Yarns down the road from Mt. Snow. When she said she needed a little help, we jumped at the chance to spend Saturday with her, setting up and organizing. Sunday, we came back for her open house, which was happily packed. Saw a couple of other dear friends in the process. If you’re in the area or are in need of a road trip, go see her lovely shop.
7. Spent time with my younger brother and my sister-in-law, who also came to VT for the weekend. Hit our favorite bar in Chester with them, The Stone Hearth Inn. Cozy place with a fun crowd.
8. Knitted – that’s Hartford from Brooklyn Tweed in Shelter. There was also a few samples for Cynthia.
9. Worked, that being relative since it was a holiday and there was no one around, both in the office and among our colleagues.
10. Spent a wonderful evening with my guy, which was the best possible way to end the weekend.
My weekend was non-stop busy, happy and fun. I got to spend it with some of my favorite people. Can’t get better than that.