Vernon Fashion Studio’s Blog


Posted on: August 25, 2010

Hi Everybody! I just got back from a weeks vacation to Billings Montana. Some of you may wonder why anyone would go to Billings for vacation and it is a fair question. And the answer is “The Grandson” of course…oh and his parents too.

The first days driving was grueling. It is 95% two lane from Vernon to Spokane. That took us about 6 hours. We stopped in Spokane Valley for about an hour doing some shopping at JoAnn’s and Krispy Kreme and gas of course. Then it was east on I-90 forever. We drove to Butte for the night. That was about 5 hours plus we lost an hour crossing into Montana from Idaho. The best thing was getting Papa John’s pizza that night for dinner. It has been years since I had it and it was as good as I remember. The next day was a quick 3 hour race across the state to Billings.

Coming back we had a shorter first day and stopped at Krispy Kreme again and at Macy’s and Nordstroms Rack at the mall in Spokane. I bought a beautiful new purse at Macy’s and a Michael Kors watch at Nordstroms Rack. Hubby got white shirts and black pants for work at NR. We got some great deals.

There was a bit of a problem with the location of our hotel in Billings. The location was  across the street from the Copper Colander. It is a fabulous kitchen store. It was so good, we went in 4 times. We spent a good bit of money there. A small portion was for the grandson but most was for us. I don’t know where I’m going to put some of it. I might need to get rid of something.

The Grandson, Gavin was so much fun!! We didn’t really know what to expect so we were very happy to be greeted by a very excited little boy. My daughter Jen arrived on Friday and his other grandparents were in town on Saturday. Gavin was beside himself with joy! By the time we read his bedtime story on Sunday night, he was ready to implode. We were the last to leave and I hope his parents have been able to ground him again. School started today. He is in Kindergarten. His 5th birthday was Monday. Life couldn’t be better for him.

We took him go-karting for his birthday. What fun that was. The two seater was a bit under-powered so I tried to make the corners as exciting as I could. He was hanging on to my arm, yelling “Go Grandma, Go!”.  Well I didn’t need any more encouragement than that!

So all in all it was the perfect vacation. Family, shopping and pretty scenery. Who can ask for more.

If anyone lives in Billings and has pets, next Sunday in Terry Park, my son will have a blessing of the animals, Methodist church service, at 10:30am followed by a potluck. You can go even if you don’t have pets. Tell him his Mom sent you! You will enjoy the service, I promise. Wish I could be there.

So now it is back to everyday stuff. I have a dress to finish in the next week or so. Then I will finish the summer jacket so I have it to wear this fall. There are some new projects on the back burners and the new grandbaby to sew for, so it should be a busy fall. Stay tuned!


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