Friday, May 10, 2013

Road Trip Back East!!

At noon today, I expect a knock at my front door from my pal, Lynne Hagmeier (Kansas Troubles Quilters).  She's coming to pick me up for our road trip "back East".  We're leaving work and family behind for a bit of adventure!


Adventure??  Oh, yes....feeling a little "Thelma & Louse"...well kinda, sorta.  We're headed "back East", and I say it that way because we've heard that phrase a lot.  We hear it mainly while antiquing as we're looking for some hard to find treasures.  As we browse the many dealers at a show, we ask..."Do you have _____ (fill in the blank naming any number things you pine for)"?  The dealers responds with, "Oh...I haven't seen one of those in ____ (fill in the blank with years or decades of your choice...we've heard it all).  You have to go back East to find that."

So "back East" it is!!  From here, we'll make our way to visit Lancaster County, Penn, deep in the heart of Amish quilt country!  We'll spend a day there catching the sights, having good eats, perhaps finding a shop or two, and scouting for the treasures that elude us at home.  From there, we're headed to the biggest, bestest, most fabulous antiques show in the US (or so we've heard....that's a lot to live up to!) ever...the Brimfield, Massachusettes Antiques Shows!!!  I can hardly believe we're going!  On Monday, they have a special antique textiles show where we will dig and scrounge for old fabric to use as inspiration for new collections.  The rest of the time will be spent attending many of the 12 different shows going on thru the week.  

With that many shows, and being at "the best shows ever", and given the fact that we will be "back East", we have high hopes of finding the treasures on our antique bucket lists.  Sigh....I sure do hope so.  

Even if we don't, I'm sure it will be a fun-filled adventure.  We'll also be visiting the infamous Sturbridge Village living history museum!!  A dream come true for this Prairie Woman who loves the nineteenth century!  Loads of Civil War Reproduction fabrics have been recreated from the quilts at Sturbridge Village.  Be still my heart!  


Now, rest assured....there will be none of this happening to us!!  

I'm so jazzed about this trip I can hardly stand it. I won't be blogging until I return, but....you can follow our adventure on Facebook!  I'll be posting as often as I can, which means you can come with us to Lancaster, Brimfield, and Sturbridge Village!!  If you aren't on Facebook, don't worry....I'll fill you in about our adventure in my next blog post.  If you've already been to these destinations and have some advice and recommendations for us, send me an email....I'd love to hear from you!  Click here to go to my Facebook page or click on the Facebook icon at the top of the blog sidebar .

Time to hit the road.......


10 comments:

  1. Am I ever jealous! Your road trip sounds like it will be such a glorious adventure. Enjoy the week, drive safe, and try not to max those credit cards...giggle!

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  2. Have a great trip Pam! safe journey x

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  3. Sounds like a fabulous road trip. So many neat things to see and do. have fun and come back safely.

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  4. Well I sure hope you have a wonderful trip! That sounds like a bit of heaven to me! And I am so glad you won't be driving as far as "Thelma and Louise" did !!

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  5. I know you'll have a wonderful time. My daughter and I like Old Sturbridge Village more than Disneyland!!!

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  6. You are going to have such a wonderful time. There are so many historic things to see and enjoy. Wish I was going with you ..... that would be way too much fun!!!

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  7. Oh my! I am jealous! Have so much fun so you tell us all about it.

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  8. Wish I was hitting the road with you guys. Stay safe and have a great time!

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  9. Don't forget the quilt shops nearby! Down just south of Brimfield is a wonderful shop out in the country called Meeting House Fabrics.. in a very old meeting house of course. :-) Then In Sturbridge on Rt. 20 (Main Street) before you get to the village is Quilt and Cabbage along with a newer shop in the mill across the street. There is also a nice antique shop right near the village. Easy to spot. I'm down in Ct., but love to ride on up to Sturbridge a few times a year. Enjoy your trip!!

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  10. Hope you packed your hiking shoes... there is so much to see at Brimfield!
    I hope you find eveything you are looking for here... back East!
    Ellen

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