Balmy weather, fall colors, our nation’s capitol, what could be better?
My hotel was close enough for a lovely walk to the show venue.
Past beautiful parks.
Built in the 1880’s to house the US Pension Bureau’s headquarters.
It’s now a museum for the built environment; architecture, engineering and design.
And a place to host events, like the Craft2Wear Show.
We were on the second floor.
Chosen by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee to participate, it was an honor to be in this show.
A shot of my booth.
and then a little adventure…
Sandy, a huge hurricane, was on it’s way, on it’s way to exactly where we were.
The show closed an hour early, we packed up and crossed our fingers that we could get out before the big blow.
Outside, all was calm, it didn’t look like a storm was coming.
But on the TV things looked different. By Sunday night we learned that all flights were cancelled. No buses or trains would be running and museums and stores would be closed.
And as they were cancelled, we called our airlines to change our flights, once, twice three times.
The park across from the hotel pre Sandy,
Other than a bit damp, it’s the same.
Still, nothing was open or moving on Tuesday. It was another day in the visitors lounge.
So in the rain and drizzle, I went out for a walk.
Past the monuments and statues.
Then, on Wednesday morning, a whole day earlier than predicted, they found a flight for me.
In the end, it was only 2 extra days in a lovely hotel. Considering what could have happened? Not bad, not bad at all.