On the road again, meeting new friends

Me and Kathy

I took another trip this week – back to Washington, DC to my daughter’s. Her husband has been stationed back to Omaha but there has been some issues with getting all the arrangements made for the move. My daughter got tired of all the run-around and decided to come back now instead of waiting on the movers. So I flew out on Saturday so she wouldn’t have to drive all the way back by herself. We started the drive back on Sunday, she and I and her almost two year old son. Our trip took us up into Pennsylvania then across to Kansas.

You remember that I had a drawing last week? Well, Kathy Niklewicz, the winner, lives up there! We made arrangements to meet in Washington, PA on our way through. I emailed her our plans and she checked into a place to meet. It was great – she even got online and checked out how easy it would be for us to get on and off the interstate. And then called the restaurant to make sure that was accurate!

Kathy with her prize (or part of it!)
We met at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant and ended up visiting for over two hours! It was so fun to be able to give Kathy her prize in person. The anticipation of the gift giving was as great as if it was Christmas! It was so much fun to see her get the Pumpkins on a Vine bookmark and all the other little things, too. Check out the pendant Kathy was wearing

Kathy and her husband were so nice. And she brought me a present, too! There was a small Steelers football for the boys to play with and a cute Steelers Christmas tree ornament (we were in Steelers country) and some cookies (these didn’t last too long!).

And the most special gift was a paperweight with a patriotic motif in it – Sue Hanson’s 5 point Celtic motif. It was the same motif that I had been inspired to make because I saw it on Kathy’s blog a year ago. It is so special to have this connection between us. Thank you, Kathy!

Not too far from Pittsburgh

If we had to make the drive we chose a great time to do it. The trees along the way were beautiful. We took our time and stopped for two nights along the way, getting out every couple of hours to stretch and eat or just walk around. I think that helped a lot, no one got fussy (much) and we could enjoy the ride.

I’ve been trying to post this for the last three days but I’m not used to a two year old running around everywhere: -)

Thank you Kathy for meeting us. It really was fun. We’ll have to do it again sometime.

4 thoughts on “On the road again, meeting new friends”

  1. Hi Wanda!

    This was a fun surprise this morning and really captures the story! I'd still be trying to recover from that very long drive, let alone do a blog post!

    The only thing that wasn't perfect that day was that the Steelers lost to the Saints! But at least the game was out of town and didn't involve traffic problems for us. (We were on one of the main roads leading to the Stadium!)

    Thanks again so much for EVERYTHING, including this post!

  2. What a great post! You do get around – meeting other wonderful tatters. I am so envious!

    Sounds like you both had a really good visit and the connection part of your tale was a lovely addition, though I am not at all surprised that this happened.

    Thanks for sharing your adventure, once again: it is always great to have photos along with a good read!

    Fox the Lonesome Tatter : )

  3. Such a great post! Especially because you got to meet another tatter and share such lovely photos.

    So glad your trip back to Kansas with daughter and grandson went smoothly. (Though I am a bit sad that you won't be traveling to the Washington, DC area anymore…) Be sure to share your adventures on the road to Omaha so we can perhaps "meet" a tatter or two from there.

    Your tatting is beautiful as always and you should be congratulated several times over for making such great progress on your snowflakes!

    Thanks again for sharing your adventures with us. Great post!

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