Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I saw a Moose!

I told you yesterday it was on the list and Linda the wonder hostess accommodated with not one but three moose sightings, including a bull moose with full rack, apparently a more rare sighting. I don't have the good camera with me, just my little point and shoot with minimum zoom capability so you'll have to trust me on that one, but look at this moose!. Literally by the side of the road, munching away, oblivious to me taking photos of him.

It was a stellar day with visits to Portfolio

my kind of store where I purchased a URU shirt....
and a fabulous yarn store whose name escapes me at the moment. They were super friendly and I just happened to purchase some hand dyed boucle for another Satine.
We stopped at Black Elk and at the Bead Shack and Skinny Raven where I was able to resist the temptation of the hand painted danskos only because they didn't have my size.
I was then fortunate enough to be invited to Cheryl Frasca's beautiful home for dinner. Cheryl owns Beadventure and we have the beginnings of a plan....more later.

Andrew is always posting pictures of luscious plates of food, well look at this one!

Maple and chipotle glazed pork roast on top of herbed polenta with a side of olive oil marinated asparagus, baked with parmesan and drizzled with lemon. This was one fantastic meal!
Back to the hotel I was able to take this picture of the very pretty and most pleasant Roberta

who was responsble for my room with a view.

What an amazing day! Thank you Linda, thank you Cheryl, it was truly lovely.


Bead-Mused said...

Marcia, that is too cool! A moose!

The bad Liz said...

While the food looks great and your view is awesome - there is a moose. I love moose, so regal, so majestic....so gangly and awkward.....

Sounds like you are having a blast! I'll even forgive you for the shoes.

Arlenesfelt said...

Driving along and seeing a moose at the side of the road is a pretty cool occurrence. Where were you served that scruptious looking meal?

Jean Hutter said...

WOW what a great day - the Moose is amazing and the pork dinner yummy - sounds like a wonderful trip.

Bianca Velder said...

My word what a view, stunning, staggering and pure. Such inspiration, Marcia. Hmm, I am quite disappointed there is no Beadventures to Australia yet. Can you imagine, the Reef, The daintree, the outback, aboriginal influences, the red earth, the boulder opals. No moose here tho, but emus, do they count LOL