I've spent an exhausting day getting two columns written and submitted as well as packing like crazy. This is because I'm leaving for Portland, Oregon early tomorrow morning. It's a ten hour drive and I'll be gone for eight days.
The reason for this once-a-year excursion to the Big City is business...and a little pleasure. The business is a four-day retail show in which we'll be selling our tankards. (This is why we've been busting fanny for the last few weeks. I have nearly 300 packed in the car at the moment.)
It's an intense show but hopefully a good money-maker. Then afterward I drop a little further south and visit a girlfriend for another day or two before heading home next Wednesday.
Here's a view of the insane packing spree as of this morning around 11 a.m.
Not sure if I'll have email or internet service while on the road, so if there's a loooong period of silence, don't worry! I'm taking bets that I'll have over 400 emails waiting for me, groan, so that will take another week to sort through. Be patient!
Prayers for a safe trip would be appreciated. Ta ta! See you when I get back.