|Dot. Sharon and Sue|
You know when you are sitting on a plane and waiting and waiting and waiting and finally those last passengers get on the plane (and they are looking frazzled) - that was Sue and I. We didn't even have seat assignments. Sue was placed in row 1 while I ended up in row 176. I don't think it was quite that bad, but it was at the back end of the plane. Whew, we made it.... Even more amazing?
Our luggage made it.
Of course the next morning, we are up at the crack of dawn, because we are still on an east coast clock. After double checking that we indeed were in California, with our luggage, we sighed a deep sigh and started vacation.
Later that day, Dot Lewellyn from Columbus, OH and Sharon Hessoun from Tuscon, AZ flew in and the group was complete. We had a nice lunch and dinner in Burlingame, CA, lots of laughs and chuckles and then to sleep!
Off in the morning to wipe things off my bucket list and during our two days of touring, we saw so much: San Francisco, Golden Gate bridge, Chinatown, Cable Cars, Sea Lions at Fisherman's Wharf, and more. What a whirlwind of excitement
Following our days of being a tourist, we buckled down to our main objective - Beading by the Bay. Marcia and Susan put on such a nice retreat. We had three great instructors this year; Marcia (of course), Huib Petersen and Sabine Lippert with some beautiful classes. It's just a chuckle-fest. It was nice seeing faces of persons that I met last year and hopefully will again next year.