I made it!
The luggage made it!
Both of my flights were on time. There were NO snafus, no problems….I showed up in Fort Wayne when I was supposed to show up!
I met Linda as I came out of the secure area on my way to the baggage claim and we chatted on as if we were old friends! Truth be told, she had taken one of my classes a few years ago when I taught for a retreat here in Indiana.
I wish I could say I remembered more than her face, but she remembered ME, which meant I was not lost or being searched for, and that’s a good thing!
Sorry for the blurr – these are moving targets!
All 100 lbs of quilts, rollling out of the baggage claim chute! My other suitcase showed up first – these guys were LAST so I was a bit worried at this point…..what do I do for 2 lectures if no quilts show up? Sing and tap dance? Uhhhhhhh…juggle? But no worries. Here they came!
Linda asked if I was hungry, and I looked at her with hope in my eyes and said “CULVERS?!”
She said that there was one clear on the other side of town but it wasn’t in the direction we were going ----I said, don’t sweat it! Don’t go out of your way, we have a couple days yet.
But low and behold….as we drove from the airport toward North Manchester --- what do I spy as we drive by??!
The tell tale sign of blue awnings and the big oval CULVERS sign above the door! I pointed. I waved. I said….CULVERS!! And Linda pulled a u-turn at the next light and we were off to find out what the flavor of the day was ----
German Chocolate Fudge.
Now I know many of you will disagree with me here, but to me, chocolate is only a vehicle for OTHER THINGS. Like nuts. or brownie bits. or marshmallow like in Rocky Road --- but chocolate fudge by itself holds no place in my heart ---- but see what is above it?? Oooohhhh….PUMPKIN!
Culvers! Oh, how I love thee!
Here we are with our pumpkin pecan concrete mixers. Probably aptly named because it is about to turn my hind end as heavy as a cement truck. And just about as big. But I don’t care! And I’m sure you guessed which one is mine? Hint: It’s not the small one! LOL!
And the truth of the matter is – I asked for a MEDIUM. I thought I was safe with a MEDIUM. After this baby I would hate to see the large….seriously?!
And to tell you MORE truth ---we justified this ---it includes PUMPKIN. And NUTS. Both of which are healthy for us. I mean – I ate VEGETABLES in this belly full of love ----it’s gotta be good for me, right? :c)
Since my last Culvers adventure, they’ve added sweet potato fries to the menu. This is so not fair. I want a Culvers in NC….do you see what is above those sweet potato frieds? Yeah, it’s a burger…but it is those fried cheese curds that have my attention. How do you choose? Sweet Potato fries? Cheese curds ---
On second thought, it’s a good thing there is NOT one of these places in NC!
I’m tucked into the B&B in North Manchester where I’ll be spending the next two nights. After dinner I took a lovely walk through the little town gazing at old brick victorian homes and parks and quaint gardens and sidewalks. Pictures to come --- phone was dead by the time I was taking a walk ----
Tomorrow – Tulip Fields workshop! It’s going to be a whole lot of messy string-piecing fun!
Have a good evening, everyone!