After a week on the road, we were bubbling over with excitement… our new cd of foot stomping, knee slapping Appalachian music playing loudly in the truck (compliments of A Simple Life Magazine’s winter issue)… we were psyched!!!
The Comfort Inn was just around the corner, we checked in and went out for food! Real food! The one thing about being on the road is you miss real home-cooked meals. We were lucky the first step of our journey with our sweet friend, Cecilia, cooking for us, but were ready (after 2 days on the road) for a real meal!
Food, a good night’s rest and we were off exploring. The first person we ran into outside the hall was Max Squires, one of the promoters of Simple Goods and her husband… what sweet people, we totally enjoyed them! Before long, her sister and co-promoter, Candy Looker, showed up and we visited for awhile. Candy has done a lot of the art work for the show and her signs and t-shirts are fabulous! Especially our Walker Homestead sign with Miss Chickie on it!
Miss Chickie had been invited by Candy and Max, but we were afraid that 2 weeks on the road would be too much for her… and would hotels let her stay???
is what makes this show so special~
We went back to our rooms to freshen up and head out for dinner. In the parking lot, we ran into friends and joined them for a decent brick-oven pizza… what fun!
We worked all morning on setting up our walls… the porters were awesome! Such gentlemen and they actually helped us with set-up as well! Great guys, can’t say enough about them.
We spent all day setting up, finishing up around 9 pm… we missed lunch altogether and the lady in charge of our building was nice enough to make sure we got dinner!
Our finished booth… more or less… a little tweaking to do in the morning, but we finished up in time to go pick up our friend (and helper), Judy Coffey of Country Plus, at the airport in Akron!
We took a quick walk around the booths set up on Friday in the main building…
A Simple Life Magazine‘s booth where Jill Peterson and her husband, Todd, handled book signings.
Primitive America‘s unfinished booth… came out fabulous!
Soooooo, there are lots more photos from the day of the show and our other escapades which I will save for the next segment…