Sunday, May 17, 2009

Jo-Ann opens her wallet....uh,oh!

The "boys" will soon need their own suitcases.....here they are getting ready to go out and donning their new hats!

Chester was not feeling 100% today so he decided to stay at the hotel and guard the "roost" (room) while George couldn't wait to head for the show.......

This picture is the interior of the Convention Centre, in between the parking garage and the actual convention floors. The sides are a waterfall which feed into steps at either side of a sidewalk running to the base of the building which is right on the river.

George, being the monkey that he is jumped onto the railing so that you could see the other side of the waterfall and the river.

Finally we got to the good stuff! I was blown away by this Amaryllis which is done with Copic pens and fusible ribbons as well as a few Swarovski crystals. Got all the goods to try this out....George likes it too (he's hanging on the bottom)!

Didn't take him long to find the baskets of chocolate and candies at all the booths......

Then he saw fabric - he literally pried the wallet from my hand to buy some of these Reproduction Prints........

We have to remember, he is owned by a quilter, he wanted to buy it all.......but when he saw the frogs he wouldn't get off until I placed the order.......

As we were walking the aisles George spotted some friends from Vancouver and had to get this photo op......

We got to another booth and I guess he was feeling hungry because out came the wallet again and this time it was fruit and veggies.......great stuff!

It was already six o'clock and we had to leave (one more day to go)....so we hopped in the car and George said he knew a great place for dinner - so he drove.....

This was one thirsty monkey - he drained my iced tea!

We had dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse (they seem to just have Italian restaurants here!) Reminds me of the Spaghetti Factory in Toronto.

This is what the sky looked like when we came out of the restaurant.......very ominous!
Luckily we were only minutes away from the hotel - this picture is from the parking lot of our hotel - The Convention Centre.......

Look who followed us from Canada!

I wonder if he'll follow us home? We're off to the show again and then we will be on our way home.......until then!
Happy Quilting!
Jo-Ann and Barb

2 comments:

pewterandsteel said...

I think Jo-ann and Barb are going to be very sad to part with George!

Love the hat!

Carol

Anonymous said...

I am killing myself laughing at George!!!!! What a guy - he kknows I love frogs. Hey - when are you guys back???? You look like you got a LOT of goodies!!!! I guess I can wait until Friday.