Sunday, June 24, 2007
The bi-annual trek to Blue Ball, PA
Yesterday was a great day, I spent it with Sandi and we traveled to the Flower and Craft Warehouse in Blue Ball, Pennsylvania and did some serious scrapbook shopping. It's a long trip and not something that you want to do unless you have a full day to spend because the scrapbooking room alone is 9000 sq. ft!!! I got up at 5am and left home at 6:30 and pulled up to Sandi's house at about 8:15 so I made really good time in the morning. We got to the warehouse at about 11am and had our lunch in the car since we both had decided to pack our sandwiches for the trip (good idea, saves time and money and points on Weight Watchers. heehee.
We hit the ribbon section first and that took a good 1/2 hour, they have such great ribbon and I was excited to find lots of great selections that will work with my scrapbooking. :) Then it was on to the scrapbook room and we would spend the next 3 hours browsing up and down the aisles and it literally takes us that long to get through it all and believe me we don't backtrack! I found lots of goodies today and actually spent less than I did the last time and I guess that is probably due to the fact that the longer I scrapbook the more choosy I have become with my supplies and tools. I picked up a great Marines frame which I'm excited to work on, it has a place to put a picture in each of the cut out letters in the word Marines.
On the way home I got us lost so by the time we were back on track we had lost an hour and didn't get to the restaurant for dinner until 6:45...yikes...I had hoped to be on the road home by 7pm but it wasn't going to happen because I was really looking forward to dinner. After stuffing myself with 2 bowls of food (this is a mongolian type buffet where you put all your veggies, noodles and sauce in a large bowl and take it up to be cooked) we went back to Sandi's where I got on the road at 8:15pm to return home. The traffic was insane going home and it took me 3 1/2 hours but I got home safe and I would do it all over again...only next time I wouldn't get us lost.