Monday, September 15, 2014

WHAT A DAY: Pittsburgh, PA - Day 1

September 12, 2014
Over the river and through the woods...and some tunnels, and mountains and bridges...
I ventured to Pittsburgh for the weekend to get away and see something new.

The route took me through NC, VA, WV, PA.

On the way there, I stopped at the New Gorge River Overlook; however I didn't venture down the stairs until the return trip.  Still a beautiful view, but was getting a little chilly.

The route also had some overlook stops which were a nice break.

Had to have a Starbucks for the trip plus all the other gadgets to survive the 7.5 hour trip.

Then finally after slow traffic for an hour...I arrived to the Tunnel...

and there was Pittsburgh.
The roads were a bit ridiculous in design, but the views and bridges were amazing.
And Comfort Suites did not disappoint in a nice hotel with some comfy beds.

Monday, September 8, 2014


Finally, I added a few more details and my booklet is finished from the Primitive Painting workshop.
Thanks again Mindy & Donna for a great experience.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


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Friday, August 15, 2014

WHAT A DAY!: Camp Palooza 2014 Concludes

What a long summer of crazy hours, weekend shifts, limited staff, and limited time off.  But thank the lucky stars, it is over and all 36 campers had an enjoyable experience. 
Here are a few moments of our crazy summer of fun!
We started it off with Safari Week.
Celebrating the USA....supporting the World Cup USA team.
I may have overdone it, but an excuse to have fun at work.

Corky the Clown visited and made balloon art for Under The Big Top week.
(we think the one was a Dr. Seuss representation of Green Eggs & Ham man..who knows. lol)
Charlotte Motor Speedway "Feel The Thrill" trip.
Everyday fun...They love their "Arts & Crafts hour" surprising them with different medias and activities. They eat it up. And we finally had a few "babies" back.
During Inventions Galore week, the campers made erasers out of clay. Go figure!

Trip to visit Donna Downey Studios to create ice cream sundaes (the paper kind)
 for National Vanilla Ice Cream Day.
Each week the kids journaled about various topics for that week's theme. This particular day we had to have a discussion about personal space, bullying, and keeping your hands to yourself. Campers were able to share thoughts if they so desired.
At the end of the summer, the campers became Stars on Stage...
even impersonating Michael Jackson in the talent show. (and yes, we did have the Frozen song sung)

The final hoorah.....Kona Ice!

and no matter how hot it was, we made sure to keep the mess outside as yes, we did have a child spill.
Have a great time at school kiddos...see most of you next year!