Saturday, September 7, 2013

Road Trip: To the Salida Fiber Festival

It was a beautiful mountain morning when we left for Salida to go to the 2nd Annual Fiber Fest. This time we took the high road over from Florissant to Hwy 9 and south to the Royal Gorge area.

The river road (aka Hwy 50) was busy with fisherfolk enjoying the warm and quiet morning. The picture of the river is taken from the Lone Pine rest area that is just west of Cotopaxi.

We discovered that word has gotten out about this fiber festival, parking was difficult to find and the park was full by the time we got there around 10:30 a.m. And there are lots more vendors and demonstrations plus more fabric projects. It was great.

We found other folks that we knew, which is always fun. After spending time ogling the offerings and seeing what the vendors had to offer, we headed over to the River's Edge for a late lunch. It was marvelous to sit on the patio, riverside and enjoy the company of the extraordinary women that are fellow knitters, quilters and related fiber fans.

After lunch part of the group waded in the river to cool feet, then we headed back up "F" Street to see the other shops and go to Fringe. Along the way, we found the men of a wedding party having their pictures taken in front of the wall of kayaks. This picture can match the one I took last year of the bride's wedding party wading into the river in their Wellingtons to have pictures taken. Too fun.

All in all it was a great day~! Thanks, ladies, for joining me on this road trip. Let's mark our calendars for next year - the dates are set for September 6&7, 2014.

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