I might add that it's a very nice venue for the convention but while you can see the hotel from the highway, unless you've been there before, it's kinda hard to get to.
I was glad AD came with me because parking was at a premium. He dropped me at the door, then left to do some of his own shopping.
While I was at the convention he went to Bass Pro, Home Depot, Sam's, Best Buy, a couple of tools stores and a shop that sells racing parts. And that's only the places he told me he went to. There could have been others that he forgot to mention.
Lots of ladies - and a few guys - attended the convention for classes and the vendor show. I've taken classes in the past but this year I just wanted to go to the vendor show. Most of the vendors have pretty good prices on their merchandise.
I indulged. Enough said.
I was mainly looking for paper I could use to finish up my scrapbooks - yes, I meant to make 'scrapbooks' plural - of our 2006 trip to Disney World.
And yes, I did mean to type 2006. Between Daughter and me, we took something like 1800 photos on that trip. While I'm not printing or scrapbooking NEAR that many photos, it has taken me a long time to get the books put together.
I work on them - then get kind of burnt out on Disney (Whoa! did I just say that?!?!?) - and have to work on other layouts.
Eventually I make my way back to the Disney photos when I start thinking how nice another trip would be to "the World". Work on them some more - get burnt out again - well, you see how this goes and why it's taken me so long to get the books done.
I truly do love all my Disney photos and I would love to go visit 'the World' again someday. But not before I finish these scrapbooks.
Anyway, back to the convention. I was able to find enough Disney-type papers to finish the books up.
And get some other cute ideas for other projects.
Side note: I appreciate all the vendors who DO allow photos to be taken of the examples displayed. It really helps when you get home and want to re-create a page or project that you bought all the supplies for.
Several hours and quite a few dollars later I called AD to find out if he was in the vicinity. As it turned out he was just on the other side of 169 and it would only take him about 10 minutes to get back to the hotel.
Being the wonderful husband he is, AD asked if I'd like to go to Ted's for a late lunch. Ummm - let me think about that for just a . . .YES! (Like I'd ever turn down the opportunity for a trip to Ted's!)
For those of you in other parts of the country, Ted's Cafe Escondido (sorry, I don't know how to get that little accent mark over the 'e' in Cafe) is a Mexican style restaurant with the best chips, warm tortillas, salsa and queso served before the meal. Their food is so yummy and the service is always simply outstanding! Plus, there's a complimentary sopapilla for dessert waiting for you if you like.
If you're ever in the Oklahoma City / Tulsa area and like Mexican food - Ted's has my recommendation.
AD, G1 (in car) and his girlfriend.
Saturday night always finds us at the local dirt track to watch G1 and G2 race. Last Saturday both boys won their heat races.
This summer, on the majority of nights, the boys have placed 1st and 2nd in the feature races. There's been a bit of complaining amongst some of the other drivers about the boys' winning streak. NOTE: Some of the drivers are much older than either G1 or G2. In fact, back when I was a kid, one of them lived right across the street from my family.
The decision was made this past Saturday to invert the top 3 finishers of each heat race for the feature race. (My personal opinion is that the decision was made to try and stop the complaining. We'll see how that works.) That put the boys starting in the 5th and 6th positions.
Due to their driving skills, it wasn't long before the boys were running 1st and 2nd. This week G2 won and G1 came in 2nd. The boys are now tied for the points championship.
Who knows what will happen next week. It will be exciting to say the least.
Plus, I have even more excitement coming next weekend. Son is bringing G3, G4 and Girlie to our house for the weekend. So I need to get busy. Lots of plans to make!
Have a good week everyone!