Friday, August 31, 2018
Our plan was to ask at the shop where was a good place to eat, Lori the owner, who is one of the most gracious people I have ever met invited us to eat what she was serving the guild. She had plenty. It was a delicious chicken salad croissant, fruit and chips. One of the local gals sits down with us and proceeds to tell us what it going on in Faulkton and to be sure to see the Pickler Mansion and the grain elevator. There is a Victorian mansion on the prairie of South Dakota. I had been there before but learned more from this tour guide than I had before or maybe repetition helps things stick in my head. To be a Victorian Mansion it has to have a library, a tower, stained glass windows and two staircases. It was home to South Dakotas first congressman and Susan B. Anthony stayed there.
We spent the entire day in Faulkton!! a town of 700 some people. An artist is painting their grain elevator, this side (east) was done, he was working on cowboy hats on the the north and in the 2 weeks since I was there he has painted the west side click on Faulkton above and see.
We visited a couple more shops then went back to the quilt shop for a cup of good coffee and more girl talk before heading our separate directions. Cherished time with good friends. --Ann--
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
She was a terrific tour director because she made the rules clear the first night. Anyone late to get on the bus needed to bring chocolates and she knew where the good chocolates could be purchased. Sadly we only had chocolates a couple times but that was good because then we were on time for all our stops. She also said no talking of American politics, what a vacation!!!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Purchase from this store and another and some double point needles too.
Our tour guide pointed out a store that was handmade items. It turned out to be a shop that sold fabric and made traditional Bavarian costumes to get all decked out like the von Trapp Family Singers. Beautiful fabrics and workmanship, but I didn't order a custom fit Dirndl.