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Going to Sock Summit… August 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — crazymonkeycreates @ 10:55 pm

It’s been rather quiet around here because it’s festival season, and we’re on our way to Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon. We’ve been preparing for probably the better part of 2 months, and it’s been hectic.

August 1

Packing day. We filled the car with 16 totes full of yarn and fiber, 9 fiber kits, the dog and cat carriers, and the dog and cats. We stayed at the Garden of the Gods campground, so that we could get an early start to Portland.

August 2

Day 1 of the trip to Sock Summit. Ben took some time before we left to install new marker lights on the trailer, and hook the trailer brakes back up (he had removed the brake wires when he flipped the axle on the trailer). We left Colorado Springs with one last check of things we needed to bring, and headed north on I-25. We met our friend Dave for lunch and made it into Wyoming around 4-ish. Wyoming was mostly uphill, which is not the nicest thing for gas mileage, but we made it to Lyman by just past sundown and checked into the KOA there. The cats were pleased to get out of their carriers, and the dog and I took a nice walk around the “kampground” while Ben set up the trailer for the night. Wyoming was as lovely as ever, with its buttes and interesting rock formations, and construction over what seemed like 1/4 of the trip on I-80.

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