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Day 1 -- August 25, 2006
I landed in Spokane, Washington, around 1 p.m. Pam's husband, Ron, had come to pick me up at the airport. After getting me checked into the hotel we stopped for a little snack, as Ron was hungry. (I on the other hand had snacked all the way there.) Then we were off to see a butte. Over the years of getting to know Pam and Janet (and Ron) we've often talked farming because my husband and I farm, too. So, Ron knew that I would find it especially interesting to see where they were harvesting that day. The one thing that struck me as we flew into Spokane was how "golden" the land was. In Iowa in August, we see fields of green in every direction, but here it was a beautiful yellow. The view from their butte was incredible. You could see for miles. After a few minutes, we headed toward The Buggy Barn, just a short drive from where we were.
As we drove up the lane, it looked just like the pictures that we had featured in Quilt Sampler 2002. It really is a working farm in the middle of wheat country. It didn't take me long to get wrapped up in the excitement of the store and my pile of stuff was started. My purchasing mission for the afternoon was to buy a wool kit that I could stitch on the way home on Sunday. Once that was accomplished and I seemed to find a few other things to buy, I got a chance to walk around the farm and get a feel for how things were being organized for the big show on Saturday and Sunday.
For supper we headed to Luna's in Spokane. I highly recommend the squash soup!
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