The Hobbyholic

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There Is No Place Like Home July 30, 2009

Filed under: Travels — thehobbyholic @ 5:25 pm

We didn’t drive all the way to Sonora on Tuesday. Ft. Stockton ended up being home for the evening and yesterday we made it the rest of the way. It is really good to be home!

On our drive out, Mary Ellen had to find herself some Banana Laffy Taffy. She looked at EVERY gas station we stopped at. She finally broke down and got a variety bag at Wal-mart, once we finally made it to California. While that was enough to hold her over for a little while, it wasn’t enough to tide her over for the rest of the trip. She lucked out at a bulk candy store on the Long Beach pier. Let’s just say, they don’t have any more banana Laffy Taffy.


She didn’t even make a dent in the bag on the return trip.

I am happy to be home. 6 days out of 10 in a car is a long time!


On our way home July 28, 2009

Filed under: LA Favorites,Travels — thehobbyholic @ 2:27 am

We are on our way back from Long Beach, CA. And the drive back seems longer than the drive here. Strange how that works. To break up our day we usually try and stop somewhere for at least a little while to stretch.

We hadn’t been on the road long but we stopped anyway. Well it wasn’t so much along the way, but since it wasn’t too far off the beaten path we stopped at Quilter’s Coop in Temecula first. Very nice shop. They had some wonderful displays and some great ideas. Here is a photo of their 30’s fabric.
Then we stopped at one of my favorite LA places, Pinkberry.
And our last stop was The Temecula Quilt Co.

This is the quilt that will be featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine. It was fun to see the quilt before seeing it in the magazine.

Then we hit the road.


There were some pretty views along the way.


Tomorrow we are hoping to make the drive from Phoenix to Sonora, TX. 11 hours and 800 miles. We’ll see how far we get.