My parents picked me up at Chicago's O'Hare after an overnight (sort of) flight. It was only 12:30 AM my time, so it was a really short night. I had a bit of a nap and then we went to the beach:
This is the St. Joseph Lighthouse, where my parents live.
"Big Red" in Holland, Michigan
And South Haven at sunset.
I did go to Shipshewana, twice. I saved room for the pie the first time, boy was it good, best of all, I think I figured out how to recreate it! I did some fun fabric shopping, of course, and then my mom directed me upstairs to a neat shop with Americana decorations, and treen (for which I have a weakness.) I was going to be "good" and walk away, but the shop owner told me the treen was 20% off. So I caved in. It wasn't difficult. Then I was looking at a patriotic sampler, and he came by and said that stuff was 30% off. So now I have shipped a total of 7 packages home! It isn't all Shipshewana purchases, though. I also made it to JoAnn Fabrics 5 different times. (To three different stores) I feel like one of those people who live in remote areas and only get into "civilization" once or twice a year and have to shop for the whole time until the next visit. Oh, wait.. LOL
Anyway, it has been such a great visit, and best of all, it ate up nearly a month of waiting time until my husband is back from Afghanistan. I'm planning on going home and diving into all my new projects and hopefully, the rest of the time will fly by.