|Patsy was also in the Marriott Center and she came over and filled us in on her life these days. Let's just say she has a lot on her plate. Yet she still has a sense of humor and optimism. What a woman!|
|In the break before the closing session, Jill and Collette slipped out to get us drinks at the drive-through. Oh, the perks of a staff parking pass! It was a treat, and it helped me to stay awake for the final stretch.|
|As we were leaving campus, we realized we had never taken a photo of our conference passes. (I had forgotten mine at Collette's house for the second day and had to buy a replacement!)|
|We went to Cherry Lane Keepsakes on the way home. I knew that Kristi and Collette would like it, but I wasn't so sure about Jill. She reminded me that she doesn't hate all shopping, just clothes shopping. I had to apologize for being short-sighted.|
|We stayed until closing time, and we all found a few things we couldn't leave behind.|
Kristi had to leave for the airport in the morning, and Collette had an appointment to get her nails done. Fortunately for us, she kindly offered to let us come and go as we pleased for the rest of the day.
|We took our time getting ready, then went to La Dolce Vita for lunch. Scrumptious. I only go there about once a year, with Jill. After lunch, we did an errand or two, then went back to take a nap in the theater room!|
|I went out to check on the duck and discovered that she had left her post, presumably to find food. Look at those beautiful eggs! Eight of them.|
It was surely hard to go back to real life after our fun and relaxing weekend.