Monday, March 11, 2013

Day 5 Conference Trip: Conference End

March 3, 2013

Woke up to snow! Can't see it in the pictures, but there are snow flakes coming down.

Sunday starts a little later on Sundays. Breakfast was the same as Saturday but with bacon. The originals are changed out on this day as well. The first session was on gardens of the 19th century. Very informative but mostly concentrating on the north.

The second session was on the Hunley, a Confederate submarine, and it's signal light. Some believe that the light was of a lantern; however, the speaker has researched the subject and determined the "blue light" was pyrotechnics. This is not a subject I was particularly interested in; however, the research was very well done.

This ended the conference. Carolann announced that special activities will take place next year for the 20th anniversary. Also next year the needlework competition will be a doll. I'm thinking of doing a mammy or Topsy Turvey doll. I made my room reservation for next year as I checked out this year.

Angie came to pick us up and we drove to Gettysburg to have lunch at the Dobbin House. One of the few places in town not centered in the Civil War, it is colonial in theme, with great food.

After lunch we dropped Nancy at the airport and Angie and I made our way back to West Chester. By this time I was feeling the "Conference plague" that several of us left the conference with.

However we did have a nice drive stopping at a kitschy Amish tourist trap (not apparently ran by Amish, enjoying the scenery and seeing several buggies along the way.
Later that evening we went out and had dinner at a new Italian restaurant Angie wanted to try. Early to bed to get rid of the cold.

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