Salida – always fun

Last Friday I flew to Denver so that I could spend time with my Colorado friends. Jill collected me at the airport and our first stop was lunch with  Rinah Yeay!  Quick call in at Sally’s place to load some more fiber into the car then off to Salida. The trip across the mountains is beautiful, apart from the stunning Vistas of South Park (yes it’s a real place) we were also treated to herds of Yak and Vicuna  (small alpaca) as we drove through. We arrived at Salida just before 5pm and helped Sally to complete the booth set up. We finished just before 7 and headed over to Brookes Tavern for dinner by the side of the Arkansas river.

After dinner, we drove up to the fabulous mountain of home that belongs to friends of Jill. Luckily we remembered the route from last year as finding it in the dark is a bit of a challenge.

Morning brought beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and an early start to go finish off the rest of the booth


I did not have a booth this year as my yarn came back a little late, but I did take some mohair locks and some finished goods. Both of which sold quite well.

Lori Kirk from Cowgirl Yarns in Laramie stopped by to see Jill and we also had the pleasure of her company at dinner that night at the Twisted Cork. What a lovely lady, if ever you are in the area you should call in and say hi (but don’t forget to buy something)

Both Saturday and Sunday I had lunch at the local Vietnamese place, fabulous soup the first day and spring rolls with bubble tea the second. I was a reasonably good girl and only bought some yak and silk mix to spin with, a nostepin, shawl magnet and I won some gradient yarn in the silent auction.

Broke down the booth and packed up in record time on Sunday  and then off to dinner again at Brooks with Marney and her friend from Hawaii. Back to the house to get an early night, ready for the early start Monday and the drive back to Denver. Pit stop in Conifer to get lunch with Rinah and Sally and a little detour to Colorful Yarns in Centennial Park before flying back to Atlanta

Thanks again to Sally and Jill- love you both and I had a great time.

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