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there's no place like home

Wednesday morning we made our way back to Harrisburg...very, very early!  Our flight from Chicago's O'hare Airport departed at 7:40 a.m. which meant we were leaving the hotel at 5:30 a.m. The flight departed on time and then we made excellent time to Charlotte Douglas. We actually arrived in Charlotte about 40 minutes early!  How amazing is that for air travel?

The trip to Chicago was fun in the long run.  Sunday evening, after dinner with Kamori, the manufacturers of the presses my hubby's company run, David, myself, Bill and Debbie stopped by "the Donald's" hotel to see Bill's neice, Colette. Colette is currently working at Donald Trump's Chicago hotel in Guest Services and has been for about a year.  She was kind enough to allow us to see one of the unoccupied suites.  All I can say is WOW.  But what would you expect from a Trump Hotel?

Monday, David and Bill went to the trade show (afterall, Kamori did pay for the hotel rooms in return for their presence at the show).  Debbie and I got together for a very nice lunch at Smith & Wollensky's.  We had their "famous" Split Pea soup which really was quite awesome and a salad along with a couple of glasses of wine.  We enjoyed this meal outside on the river front in the most gorgeous weather. 

Monday evening we attended a banquet in honor of a fellow printer who we've been friends with for several years.  His company is actaully in Omaha and he was being inducted into the "Printing Hall of Fame" that I believe is sponsored by NAPL (National Assoc of Print Leaders)  (or perhaps it's National Assoc of Printers & Lithographers)... All I can ever remember is NAPL and it's a great organization for printers!

On Tuesday afternoon after lunch at the Cheesecake Factory we all caught up with Colette again and made our way to the Field Museum to see the current exhibit on Pirates.  While I expected it to be a little more than it was, it was interesting.  We had just enough time to look through a couple of constant exhibits after the Pirate stuff and that was fun.

After the musuem we treated Colette to dinner with the stipulation that we had a genuine Chicago deep dish pizza.  She recommended Giordano's and while they say their "stuffed" pizza is world famous, I preferred the "thin" crust.  Pizza Hut is wasn't!

David and I got home to a couple of very happy dogs around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday. After lots of hugs and loving on, I headed out to see my sister at the Church where she was working at one of the children's Consignment Sale drop-offs.  The actual Consignment sale is Saturday, September 19 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.  It's a wonderful sale for children's clothes, toys, infant things, costumes, etc. and the proceeds go to help some really good causes. If you're in the vacinity of Harrisburg, NC this coming Saturday and are in need of children's things, this is the sale to attend!

After that I visited my "happy place" -- Scrapbooks & Etc. to visit with my best girlfriends while they cropped.  I was too tired to crop, but it was fun to laugh with them.  It was good to be back home.

In my last post I told you I had been working on refreshing the Scrapbook store's blog.  Well, one thing led to another and now the blog has a whole new look!  Check it out and let me know what you think!  All comments and suggestions are welcome. Feel free to post your comments here or on the blog or on Scrapbook & Etc.'s Facebook!

Thanks to all who are reading.  I'll keep you posted on what's cookin'...

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Reader Comments (1)

The store's blog looks great! Very appealing to the eye. Well done.

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDixie

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