Last weekend I made my annual trek to Eugene, OR for the Black Sheep Gathering. Much fun was had by all. I left early Wednesday and spent the night at Valley of the Rogue State Park. By breaking up the trip into two parts, I was much less stressed than usual.
I look forward to this trip all year. I get to spend quality time with my fiber mates from both the Bay Area and Reno. It's kind of funny that even when you live in the same city there never seems to be enough time to just hang out and spin or knit or chat or eat or shop. But being at BSG there's enough time for all of it.
I love all of the energy that is around the gathering and of course meeting new best friends you didn't know you had yet (hi Max), or running into friends you haven't seen in more than 8 years (hi Elizabeth) but it felt like just yesterday you had had coffee together.
Next years penciled into my calendar already. I can't wait.