So if I were to attend a quilt retreat in heaven, I would want it to be a super retreat. Well, I'm not in heaven, but I think we hit the jackpot in retreat houses. Yes -- I'm on quilt retreat again, and this one got planned simply because this new house opened, and I WANTED to be part of the action.
If I were looking for the ideal retreat, this is it. It's hard to find fault with anything here. You can check it out - it's called Spring House Retreat. Let's see -- it's ONE hour from my house to this house. You can't beat that. The sewing room is HUGE -- there is room for 12 tables, so each person gets their own 6-foot table, and there are two very nicely sized cutting stations in the middle of the room, 4 ironing stations, and extra lights on the tables.
There's a wrap-around veranda and lots of windows looking out on an active farm, and it's fantastic!! I did not get much sewing done yesterday, as I spent the day chatting and admiring the house, and I went for a bike ride.
Yes -- the weather was unsettled, and it looked like it might rain at some point, and there was thunder, but what the heck? I brought that bike and was going out - I didn't care what the weather brought. Besides s, there was a geocache very close to the house, and I was getting it.
I quickly found the first geocache, but I tell you, people must wonder why a cyclist is walking along a ditch looking at signs! I don t care -- I'm past the point of caring.
Then back on the bike to find the next one, close to a closed bridge. I didn't see that one, so onto the next one, also near a bridge. And let's note there was ZERO rain at this point, although the sky looked a wee bit more threatening and there was more thunder.
Here is the beauty of riding a bike. If you arrive at a location that is closed to cars, there's a good chance that you can get there on your bike. This happened on some o my long bike trips -- the roads were closed for construction, but we could get through on the bike! And that is a bicycle -- not a motorcycle!
I parked my bike at one end of the bridge and walked across.
Yes -- I would say that this bridge needs repair. The signs say the bridge is to be replaced, but it seemed solid enough as I walked across.
|A bridge in need of repair|
And then I was off into the woods. Oh boy -- this will be interesting. And I have to say that I've been super lucky in all the bushwhacking I've done -- I've never run into a patch of poisonous green stuff, which is good as I'm not likely to be able to identify it. So I just foraged ahead.
|My bi e was parked at the end of that bridge|
Then I spotted this sign. OH -- so this is some sort of trail, but definitely NOT maintained. I swear that I crawled over MANY trees while finding the geocaches!
|A caution sign!|
And without too much trouble, I located the first geocache.
|The first geocache in a tree|
|Another sign on the trail|
|The second geocache|
|A sign of life!|
|The path - the path!|
|The blaze on the tree|
|The closed bridge|
|My Tula Pink Butterfly quilt|
|The pantry in the kitchen|
I slept like a log in the basement bedroom with Dede. A good thing I brought those flannel PJs with me as the AC was cranked up, and it was COLD. But I was happy, and that's all that counts. This morning, I don't think the AC has come on, which I'm pretty excited about!!
Well, it's time to get the day started. I've already been sewing and hope to finish the Butterly quilt by lunch. I need to go for another bike ride and probably a walk!
And yes -- Mary -- I already had my Vitamin D this morning!
Have a super day!!!!
PS --- Grammarly did something very weird this morning and there may be some weird typos in this -- hopefully I fixed everything it did!