Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chain Link Conference

I'm going to try to give you a feel of the conference. I'll start by going back to post what I wrote on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The day has finally arrived! We're ready to "Shuffle off to Buffalo" for the Knit and Crochet Show aka The Chain Link Conference to crocheters. I drove to Margie's and moved suitcases and bags of yarns from my car to hers, and we headed North by West.

We had beautiful weather and a great trip. We traveled well together, stopped several times, talked about college, our lives and crochet. Margie has gps, had printed out Mapquest directions and a map. Margie drove, while I compared Mapquest and the map to gps directions, then gave recommendations on which to follow when they disagreed! We talked back to the gps frequently as "she" repeated "make a legal u-turn", "make a legal u-turn"..."continue straight on current road". Margie brought a cooler with baggies of baby carrots, celery, radishes, cherry tomatoes and grapes. After driving several hours through the middle of nowhere on route 20A through New York, we finally (!) came to a town, got gas, and had dinner at a small Italian restuarant. Great food...or were we just super hungry? We arrived at the Hyatt about 7:30 pm, and were greeted by friends we've made at previous conferences.

The hotel staff were super helpful, and we got everything out of the car, and got things to our rooms. Unfortunately, our last minute idea of getting connecting rooms couldn't be accommadated, but that's a good idea for future conferences. We needed to be up EARLY on Wednesday for registration and Professional Development Day; and we were tired, so we went to bed early.


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