Saturday, August 23, 2008
Well, despite getting bumped from our return flight yesterday we were finally able to catch another flight home late this afternoon! We were compensated nicely by Southwest Air plus they put us up last night at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville - a gorgeous facility. It was dark when we arrived there last night, so we didn't see the grounds until this morning. I felt like we were in Graceland (even though we've never been). There were iron gates that you drive through at the entrance and then there's a long and winding driveway up to the hotel. There was lots of marble and someone was playing a baby grand piano as we entered. The room we stayed in was great, a huge, king, sleigh bed and a big, big desk that my husband used to catch up on some work. It really was a pleasant stay.
Our trip to Vegas was great. My husband was all excited about his IRS classes and I had an absolute blast on my 2 Shop Hops in Vegas! I am seriously considering starting a business of Quilt Shop Tours here in our area for visiting quilters. I have a lot of things that I need to check out first though. When we arrived on Monday, I was pretty tired, so I just stayed in the room for the evening until hunger got a hold of me. We went downstairs to Mah Jong and ate. I could not believe how expensive it was - $4.99 for a Pepsi! I think we were in bed by 8:30 as we were both exhausted.
The next morning, I was picked up at 8:30 for the Quilt Shop Tour. We hit 3 shops and they were all great. Susan, the owner of the tour business, had a little quilt show in the van and explained a little about each shop and what they specialized in before we got there. We were given discounts at each shop. There were 4 other ladies on the tour with me, one from Alaska, one from Israel and two from Australia! I cannot stress how exciting it was. I am sure I looked like I was on crack, running around each shop, checking things out as we had only 45 minutes at each stop! Each shop was different, and one of the shops really catered to us, they had demos, little gift bags and even some pins for us! Oh gads, did I mention the heat? It was well over 100 every day we were there. We were back at the hotel by 1:30I think, so I went back to the room to peruse the loot I accumulated . . .
Well, that's enough for tonight, I will post more tomorrow!