On our way to visit Allison in Virginia last week I got to meet Channon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pretend friends rock. Pretend friends give up their day to show you their town. Pretend friends give you gorgeous sock yarn from their part of the world.
C-Charolottesville endeared itself to me. Channon
H-hosted us for the day. Fireman and Channon had much to discuss. Channon, being a former full-time firefighter, kept right up with Fireman's vernacular.
A-All y'all would have loved to be there. Although the heat and humidity are unlike anything in Chicago, Channon barely perspired. I, on the other hand, could feel the sweat running down my back.
She has a pretty southern sound to her speech that is
soft and also unlike our Harsh Chicago accent. (I want to talk like Channon...I really do)
N-No where could you find a better person to spend the day with in the quaint and lovely Charlottesville.
N-Now we know what the GROUNDS are; they are University of Virginia's campus. Now we know why Sacajawea is crouching for her life in the town statue.
O-Oh the The Needle Lady is a fabulous yarn store.
I wanted to purchase a pattern unique to their store, but there were none. Having just received gorgeous sock yarn from Channon, there was no need to buy any yarn. I have started Lace socks with the yarn.
That yarn deserves Lace.
N-Now for the rest of the story. There is so much to tell. Our trip was so fun. Al met up with Channon and Fireman and I in the afternoon. AL has now met two pretend friends, and Fireman has met one.
(Donna Boucher of Quiet Life was Al's first) I have met 3 total: Jennifer Jackson, Major Knitter too.
Gretchen Greer was not feeling her best so we didnt get to meet. Next time! Sissy too. (Channon helped me understand EYE issues as Pie is blind )
Channon is my blog fashionista. She wore a smart
Land's End skirt and understated top for the meet up.
She took us to a fabulous place for Lunch and I cant recall its name.....(help Channon please)
We talked knitting, we talked dogs, we talked Fire stuff and we talked about Women and our roles. It was great to hear about her Junior League.
Channon taught AL and Fireman and I about the three -fold goals of the League.
Channon gives amazing directions even to a confused and flustered Al on the phone!
Channon thanks for a great day in C'ville. We won't forget it!!!
(I have enough to blog about for a week; I'm sure of it. Still to come: wildlife stories, vineyards, Monticello, Dolphins, Storms, Golfing, the Zoo in Norfolk and life with Al and Nathan)
Did I surprise you???