Saturday, June 21, 2008
Quilt Colorado 2008, held in Estes Park, CO held extra special treats for the faculty. Nestled at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park, this small mountain community is the gateway to high elevation adventures. One among us, Paula Nadelstern, had never before been here, and had never traveled the highest continuous highway in the U.S. Being the enterprising sort, she arranged for a party bus to transport us to the heights of the Rockies, complete with a picnic dinner, a charming bus driver/host, and wonderful company. We were ten strong in all: Sonya Lee Barrington, Sharyn Craig, Carol Doak, Jan Krenz, Marsha McCloskey, Paula Nadelstern, Sue Nickels, Katie Pasquini Masopust, George Scilianon, and yours truly. We saw amazing wildlife, including the majestic Clark's Nutcracker who waited for us at the bus stop, close-up views of elk, and equally stunning scenery. We even found a snow field in which to play. I'd tell you more, but made a pact which is inviolate: "What happens on the party bus, stays on the party bus!" Thank you Paula, for making this magical Summer Solstice evening possible.