After taking Wednesday off to drive around and enjoy Oregon, we started getting ready for Sock Summit in earnest. We got to the convention center around 9:30 for our 10am timeslot, but they let us in anyway, and we started getting everything set up. It seemed like every time I thought I had everything done for one set of shelves that we’d find another box with more yarn in it. It took us 3 hours to set up, finally finishing around 12:30, when we decided to take lunch and a nap before the Student Preview at 4. When the students were finally let in, they cheered and swarmed everywhere.
To Portland! August 4, 2009
We got into Portland around 1pm today, and checked into the RV park. The drive from the other side of Oregon was pretty, but adjusting to the 6000′ drop in altitude, the huge boost in humidity, and the 1 hour time difference between Pacific and Mountain has me exhausted. Tomorrow, we have the whole day free, and Thursday we have our move-in time slot and the early bird preview Marketplace to look forward to.
Made it to Oregon! August 3, 2009
We left this morning at quarter to 8, and stopped at Shoshone Falls in Idaho (photos will be posted once I have the time to sit and think about how to develop them). We took photos and moved on, traveling until almost 9pm, where we stopped at the KOA in Pendleton, Oregon. Tomorrow will be our shortest travel day, hopefully getting us to Portland when the sun’s still up.
Wednesday is our ‘don’t have plans for this’ day … at least so far. We’ll see once we get there, I guess.