Thursday, August 4, 2011

Aug. 2nd: Mother of All Storms + Quilt Show

Just after supper a little rain fell and this wimp got out her umbrella. The rain stopped and one of the camp owners said, "the storm's missed us."

Then about 11:30, it, or a new storm, the most monstrous, ginormous lightning/rain storm rolled in and stalled right over our tent and van. It went on for about an hour with rivers of rain swirling by our tent heading towards the lake. The lightning and thunder were not only constant but overlapping. Five or six lightning (both sheet and bolt) were happening at once and it wasn't very pleasant!

The mother of the camp owners, who is about 87, said in all her memory, she can't remember such a violent, unmoving storm.

In the morning we packed up but didn't leave Park Rapids until I had seen the area quilt show which opened that morning. The show is held for a month every two years. It's held at the local museum and the cost is the best: NOTHING. Crocus Quilters, I got some very good ideas from it which I will pass on.

The one below is one of my favorites and it's so easy. It's just half-square triangles.

We went to Walker which is north of Park Rapids to attend a Rotary meeting. Walker is a lovely little community on the shores of massive Leech Lake.

Everywhere we have been in Minnesota, the ditches have been full of brown-eyed susans. They are stunning.

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