I was ready for a productive trip to Yarn Quest. The last time we were in Traverse City, I discovered the beautiful Blue Heron. What would I discover on this trip? We pulled up in front only to find, it was closed for the 4th of July. Drats! No problem I thought. We can go downtown and I can visit Brilliant Books (my favorite LBS) and What to Wear (my favorite clothing store.) We ate lunch and headed out. Hurray!! Books and clothes! Not yarn but a real close second. We were about five blocks from downtown when we realized we were never going to get downtown. Traffic was stopped, no movement. We decided to look in the residential areas around downtown for a parking place. For blocks in all directions, not a parking place to be found. People and kids and dogs and lawn chairs every where! It seemed like we were in the middle of the 4TH OF JULY PARADE! Oh, no! Dick hates parades. I think he was scared by a clown or an elephant as a child. So we decided to get out of Dodge and go to our motel. As we were sitting in the motel, we heard them. It wasn't a parade. It was the Blue Angels in the 4th of July Air Show. About 3:00 we heard that roar that could only be the Blue Angels. That sound is the sound of power and security. Thank you for keeping us safe!
So, I didn't get to Yarn Quest or Brilliant Books or What To Wear. "What did you do," you may ask. I knit. I knit for 4 1/2 hours in the car on the way to Traverse City, 5 hours waiting in line for Red Wings tickets and 4 1/2 hours in the car on the way home. I knit 36 inches on this scarf.