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Not in Kansas Anymore…

(Or Dateline Chattanooga #2)

To say that the last couple of days have been a whirlwind of travel would be a bit of an understatement.

Flying back from Chattanooga last Wed. was not without ‘excitement’ - spring weather in Chicago meant that our flight was delayed 3+ hours. And the Chattanooga airport does not have much to distract you with if you are delayed. Towards the end we were able to use a broomstick to change the channel on one of the gate TVs & watch a bit of Alias before we finally got on the plane. While the delay was not fun, the flight to Chicago was a beautiful view – the clouds below us were so full of texture & details and the sunset above the clouds was a gorgeous mix of pinks, reds, oranges & almost purple – I wish I had taken a picture.

After a whirlwind of errands & book club on Thursday I was on an early flight to Kansas City on Friday morning. My parents drove up from Atlanta & we met up at the airport. We used to live in Overland Park, KS in the 80s so this was a bit of a “going home” weekend for us. We were in town to celebrate the wedding of a dear family friend (a sweet girl who I used to babysit a long time ago). Friday’s lunch was an excellent meal of famous KC BBQ.

Friday evening was the wedding celebration. The ceremony was a beautiful, contemporary, elegant event filled with joy & the reception was a fun party!

Megan & Larry

Congratulations Megan & Larry!!

The rest of the weekend was spent with the family of the bride (some of our dearest friends ever), other friends from when we used to live there and a fair bit of driving around & seeing how everything has changed since we moved away.

I got home last night just in time to finish packing my “work” suitcase & catch about 4 hours of sleep before flying to Atlanta this morning, picking up a rental car & heading into the office. To say I’m tired would be an understatement – I don’t know if I’ll be awake for the Alias finale tonight, but I’ll definitely watch it with my Dad when I’m home this weekend.Â

One other highlight of the weekend was knitting related – I gave my Mom her birthday present (some of the secret knitting that has been alluded to in past posts) – a Morehouse Merino lace shawl in one of the Monet colorways. I realized last night that I don’t have any pictures to share. Never fear, I’m spending the weekend with the family down in GA so next week I can share pictures of my latest project with you all.

And with that…good night!


  1. MmMmMmMmmmmm… Jack Stack…. so yummy. My sis is having Wabash BBQ (out of Excelsior Springs) catered in for her wedding. I’m a total BBQ addict.

  2. Gosh, your life sure is pretty busy right now – any chance it might calm down soon? I would have loved to see you with the broomstick changing the TV-channels at the airport, must have been a great sight indeed!
    I hope you’ll be getting a bit of time to relax sometime soon, you sure deserve it!

  3. Whew! At least you got to catch a little Alias! I can’t wait to see your Morehouse shawl — I loved the Monet yarn I used so much that I want more, more, more!

  4. Goodness me, you are busy with all of the traveling! I can’t wait to see the MM shawl – those Monet colors are so beautiful – and I missed them at the recent festival. Then again, I have plenty to knit on for awhile 😉

  5. Congrats to the new couple! 🙂

  6. The vacation swap package is scheduled to arrive in Fayettville, GA today, Tuesday. .I hope you enjoy it and the coming weekend will be as fun as the last one.

  7. Hi Sis…can’t wait to see you this weekend! To Judy…your swap package arrived at our parents’ house yesterday!

  8. Yum – Jack’s Stack is awesome! My husband is from Overland Park (we both went to KU), so we try to get our barbeque fill whenever we are in town!

  9. My goodness! you have been busy busy busy! Looks like youve been enjoying yourself too! Hope this weekend is as great as last weekend was : )

  10. What a wonderful weekend we had together! And the shawl, is so beautiful. An Amy Original to treasure and use! Thanks Doll!

  11. Secret Tea Pal

    June 1, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    Oops, I didn’t think to get your itinerary so that I could send your Tea Swap package to where you’d actually be. Well, at least you’ll have something waiting for you when you get home!

  12. OOOO! The vacation swap package made it to California yesterday and it’s AWESOME! An envelope knit purse, what a good idea for map/travel storage! Specially made for the Vacation Swap stitchmarkers – so. cute. Variegated pink yarn, shortcake! A pen, a blank book, omg, so much stuff, Amy, I’m floored. What a fabulous package! Oh! Aveeno lip balm w/Sunblock! What a great idea!

    Thank you, thank you! I love it! I’ve got pictures (of course, lol) and I’ll be posting on my site later, but I wanted to say thank you, and let you know you could post your pix since you’d mentioned you were waiting for me to get the package.

    Oh, and candied cherries. My gosh. It was so much fun opening all that, and wow! All that and more. Thank you so much, Amy.

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