I’m back from my trip to Georgia. Nice trip, but I’m glad to be home! (Well, except for the fact that our air conditioner compresser died and won’t be replaced until Wednesday.) I was able to pretty much finish my Rib and Cable top on the trip. I just had the neckband and finishing to do, which I took care of yesterday. “Brown Betty” is modeling the top for me, whilst steadfastly guarding the liquor cabinet she sits upon. The top is a bit shorter than I usually like, but it’s okay and I didn’t want to have to buy another skein of yarn. As it was, I was panicking that I wouldn’t have enough – but I just squeaked by. Whew! The yarn I had left over would have been enough for probably no more than 3 or 4 more rows, so I guess I can’t complain.
As for Georgia, it was hot and humid (no surprise there!). Not really the best time to visit, but my DH had a BMW Motorcycle rally to go to at Chateau Elan (winery and resort), which is only about 40 minutes away from my Dad’s house in Athens. So I was able to work in a visit with my Dad, as well as attending the “Curve Cowboy Reunion”. (Legend has it that some motorist called the original group of bikers “curve cowboys”, hence the name.) While there, I went to see the new Aquarium in Atlanta – very nice! It was great to see the Beluga Whales and the Whale Sharks. The BMW group really puts on a great event. Chateau Elan was a wonderful place to stay (the group had rented out the whole hotel), and everyone was really friendly. We’re looking forward to next year’s event in Missouri.