My whippet, Paisley, and I headed over the mountain to attend the High Desert Wool Growers Fiber Market Day over the weekend. The original plan was to leave Saturday morning and come home Saturday night. When I looked at the road cameras of the passes on Friday morning, my plan changed to staying with my grandparents on Friday night and driving over from there. Staying with them, put me an hour closer, cutting the drive time to 2 hours instead of 3. However, that plan changed again when I looked at the weather forecast. I didn’t want to drive over the pass in the snow in the dark, so I made reservations at a hotel and drove over Friday afternoon. I was determined to enjoy myself and not worry about getting home until that time came.
There aren’t very many hotel choices in Prineville, Oregon and even less when you wait until the last minute. So I had to take what I could get. Unfortunately, that was a room right above a bar that had a happening night life. The building was innocent looking in the daylight. The music was so loud, I could feel it thumping in the room! Morning came very early!
Paisley did her best to convince me that we needed to go back to bed.
It was a wonderful show and was well attended. I had ‘May’ with me and she displayed my nuno felted scarves nicely…
These were a new project and very fun to make. The base is a chiffon silk scarf and the wool is finely felted on the top and through the scarf.
I also had a lot of bags…
I wish I had had a chance to walk around and visit the other vendors, but Paisley wasn’t willing to watch the booth.
I checked the road conditions mid-day and it didn’t look good. I really wanted to go home, but again I didn’t want to drive in the dark and the snow and ice. After I packed everything up, I made the choice to stay in Bend and drive home in the daylight on Sunday. All of a sudden my quick one day trip, wasn’t turning out to be so quick!
Paisley and I enjoyed a nice, quiet stay in Bend and woke up to snow on the ground…not a good sign for driving over the pass! It was apparent the roads weren’t going to improve much, so I left at noon and headed up the mountain. It was much worse in my imagination. I was glad to be home and Paisley quickly crashed on her bed in front of the fire 🙂
I love whippets! They have the best facial expressions. My grandmother and aunts had a number of whippets as I was growing up. Yours is a lovely girl!
This is my first whippet and she is a delight 🙂 Very entertaining and I love her facial expressions! Thank you!
Another fiber friend went to that, but was delivering a horse and a pony on the same trip and had to chain up truck AND trailer! Glad you and Paisley made it home safely, and hope you had good sales!
Yuck!!! She probably went over Santiam since she was coming from up North. It looked REALLY bad! I went over Hwy 58 and you could at least ‘see’ tire tracks. The Santiam pass looked like a blizzard. Hopefully she made it back safe and sound. Sales were excellent, which was really nice since I had a few more expenses than planned for.
No, my friend lives near Eugene, so probably went the same way you did.
My friend and I had planned to go to Prineville on Sunday not realizing the show ended on Sat. After reading your pass report, I’m glad we ended up driving north instead.
I love your bags and scarves! Beautiful!
It would have been great to see you there Bev, but going North was a good decision 🙂 Thank you!
It sounds as though you stressed out the princess with all that tough driving!
Yes, the poor princess was a little stressed. She is happy to be home, snuggled in her bed 🙂
Love the bags!!!