We love the Traverse City area and decided to spend Thursday at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park. On the way to the place chosen by either CNN or USA as the most beautiful place in the USA, I said to Dick, "Did you notice I didn't suggest going to Yarn Quest?" He said he had noticed but didn't want to mention it and give me ideas. (Silly boy, as if he could stay a step ahead of me on anything having to do with knitting or fiber or shopping!) Well, the reason I chose not to go to Yarn Quest was I wanted to visit a new shop right in the area of Sleeping Bear. So after a morning of exploring the Beautiful Bear, we headed for the charming Glen Arbor. I put The Yarn Shop into our GPS and we were off. We turned right, turned left, turned left and reached our destination, only to find. . . NO YARN SHOP. I went into an adjacent shop and asked about The Yarn Shop. A young man (obviously not a knitter because of lack of knowledge on the subject) said it had closed and he thought the woman was selling yarn out of her house. He couldn't give directions.
Well, I was bummed! Giving up a trip to Yarn Quest only to be squashed at finding a new shop! After lunch I decided to try the phone number on the Googled shop. Well, wouldn't you know somebody answered. She said she was wearing a turquoise top and would wait for us a couple of blocks down and show us to her shop. That was when I met the amazing Mary Turak of The Yarn Shop in Glenn Arbor. We found the corner and there she was turquoise top, dog on leash, waving.
We pulled up in front of what looked like a tiny shop, only to find a fiber wonderland.
Dick's poison ivy looks better so we're keeping our fingers crossed that surgery is really Wednesday. Traverse City was just what the doctor ordered. We are home relaxed and ready to prepare once again for 5 days of hospital stay. The next time I post, I will have a husband with a repaired tricuspid valve.