Someone offered a good suggestion about the charging cords: to have them in a separate bag. This would work IF I had duplicates of the darn things, which I do not. I should buy a second power supply for the laptop, but I don't have a second charger for my Fitbit, and I have no plans to buy one. So if I label the darn phone charger instead of quickly grabbing what I think is the right one, I should be OK. It's the first time EVER that I've made that mistake!
So the worst day of any show, set-up day, is over. However, I'm happy to report that while the day was long, it went rather well. No drama - no injuries, and I FOUND one of my quilts in the company sample bags. I hate to admit that I didn't even know it was missing!
The hotel we are staying at is like a hotel for foodies, so we haven't even hit the restaurant here, although we checked the menu. I don't think there will be much I like. And the prices - well, the more I eat in this restaurant, the less fabric I can buy! Just kidding -- I don't have plans to buy fabric at this show.
So Tim's it is, and they are just down the street. We grab and eat on the drive to the show, and that works for me.
Before we left in the morning, I went geocaching and snagged two caches. They were the ONLY two within walking distance of the hotel. There are a few others, but they are across the river and so not convenient to get there.
I got bonus points, so after finding only three caches, I have 145 points. I need to get 500 by the end of November, so I still have time for that.
Here's a picture of the river. It was beautiful yesterday morning, with the mist rising off of it.
|The Richelieu River|
I lived near that river when I moved to Quebec many years ago. I lived in St. Jean sur Richelieu!
There's a cycling path beside the river - well lanes on the road, but there is a good sidewalk in this area, so nice to walk. And can you tell me why ALL the drivers STOP at the stop signs??? It's so encouraging to see. Now I bet some drivers blow through them, but these are good solid stops. And I love how the stop signs are designed, so you know who has a stop. It's a brilliant system. OH --- You can't turn right on a red light. Why can't we have that in Ontario? OH -- because we're probably violating the driver's rights (to be idiots!) Ooops -- did I just write that?
|A stop sign|
|Statue in front of the hotel|
|A second statue at the hotel|
|Sample display number one|
|Sample display number two|
|Sample display number three|
|At last - my beer|