Thursday, March 30, 2006

Friday!

It's almost here - Friday! After breakfast clean up, I'll pack of my Expedition and drive, all alone (heaven!), to Bellevue, near Seattle. The occasion? A meet up of the Northwest Victoria Sampler Cyberstitchers! My dearest friend, Connie, will be coming up from Olympia, Jo-Celle from Aberdeen, Nancy from Redmond, Kathryn from Surrey, B.C., and our designer, Thea from Victoria. Thea will be arriving on the Victoria Clipper ferry in the tomorrow evening and since I'll already be in town, I volunteered to pick her up at the pier and deliver her to the motel we'll be at for the weekend. Connie will be arriving about the same time Thea and I get back from the pier. We'll meet the others on Saturday at a nearby lns. The lns will be fun, but mostly we just wanted to get together, meet in person, and spend some time stitching and chatting. Too much fun, don't you think!

Well, the guys are walking their feet off over in Tokyo. June, I didn't ask Gary to buy me any fabric or other goodies. I think the main thing will be to bring home some Hello Kitty things for Kirsten! I have a couple of pics here of one of the gardens at the old Edo palace, and one of the hotel room DH is using. It's very basic. I'm not sure what they were planning to do today, but it will entail more walking I'm sure. I advised DH to begin taking some ibuprofen and continue taking it throughout the day, lol!






On Monday, if not before, I'll have a full report on my weekend. Hope all of you have something fun planned too!

25 comments:

Carol said...

Oh my! That sure is a basic hotel room! They must be having such a great time! Sooo far away! Hope you don't feel too lonely...

Connie said...

Basic??? I'd call that Camping!!! LOL! How much does a room like that go for per night???? Glad to hear that they are getting lots of sightseeing done!!!

Can hardly wait to see you tomorrow!!!

Von said...

Lol! It is almost camping, Connie! There is a toilet just down the hall, then the men's shower is up a few floors. But the price is something like $35-40 US, which is pretty reasonable for Tokyo.

KarenV said...

Yep, that's a basic hotel room alright! Sounds like they're having a great time though :)

Enjoy your weekend GTG Von, it sounds like fun!

Sew-in-Love said...

Have a great w/e! We just had a trip away too - but midweek when it's quieter.=)

I went to Tokyo about 7 years ago. Want to take my DH there too so he can see the contrast between that and Taipei in Taiwan where we met.

Updates on my blog by the time you get back!

Elisabeth, UK=)

YeOleImposter said...

Room actually is running us 2960 yen per room per night. There are 116 yen per dollar so little less than $26 for each of us.

All we do is sleep and type in the room so no need for much more.

Actually, you cannot see it but there is a fridge, TV, and airconditioner in each room. Don't need the airconditioner this time of year, don't need to watch Japanese TV, and have not made it to the grocery store for anything that needs to stay in the fridge - But on the 10th floor is a wonderful Japanese Bath - Hot Hot Water - A Jacuzi without the bubbles and turned all the way to High on the thermostat.

Sylvie said...

Have a great weekend, Von (BTW I've never realized before that you live in Washington state - I spent almost 2 weeks in Seattle in 1998 and I really loved it).

Basic hotel room, but at least it is clean!!!

Cheryl in DC said...

Enjoy your stitching weekend. It sounds fantastic.

Susimac said...

Its sounds like you will have a great weekend - Enjoy yourself have fun

Myrna said...

I just know you are going to have a great weekend!! Getting together with stitching friends is just the best! Enjoy!!

(and thanks for your comments)

Hugs...

Dianne said...

I'd be a little claustrophobic in that room, but you can't beat the price. Women need more luxury, I think.
Can't wait to hear an update.
Have a great time with your stitching group.

Lelia said...

Have a great time! Tell ALL when you get home (pictures, too). Sounds fun : )

Love that CLEAN room!!

Carina said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Von...I'm envious! Make sure you post details when you get home. My aunt lives in Bellevue--I love it there!

I should have asked to have Hello Kitty stuff brought back to me too! ;)

Mylene said...

Hello Von, just want to wish you a wonderful weekend with everyone. WOW! Thea is coming over all the way from Canada...

ria said...

Here is hoping you have a WONDERFUL trip!!! Enjoy!!!

Lili said...

Poor DH! Ibuprofen will be an absolute requirement!
I am so so glad to read you're going (well, you're having now) to have this wonderful week end with Thea and Connie, etc! Can't wait to read about it! You're the one who initiated me to her wonderful designs, and I do owe you for this! They're wonders!
Take care, dear Von!

Christine Doyle said...

Sounds wonderful! Have a grand time!

Sounds like your boys are enjoying themselves too!

Bine said...

Oh Von, this sounds wonderful!!! Have a great time (I wish I could be with you as a small mouse in your pocket:-) )
Can't wait to read your report about the weekend ...
And thank you for sharing Gary's and Geoff's experiences in Tokyo. I love to read them!

anneke said...

Wow! You have great plans for the weekend. Such weekends are heaven for stitchers. New designs, fellow stitchers, what more can a girl want...
Hope you had a great time!

Cathy said...

Sounds like you have a fabulous weekend planned. Hope it was fun and I look forward to an update next week!

Dawn said...

I hope you have a great time this weekend!

Lana said...

Wow! i sure hop eyou had a fantastic weekend! It sure sounds like fun! I can't wait to read how it went!
~Lana~

Rachael said...

Your weekend plan sounds fantastic. I hope you have a wonderful time. I am enjoying the Tokyo updates as well- fascinating!!!!

Barbara said...

I have stayed in worse rooms for more money. LOL

I can't wait to hear how your weekend away went!!

Carol said...

OK Von... where are you? We are looking for your update on the stitching weekend :-)