While driving to Colorado, we had a tornado scare in Nebraska. We were able to change our route and we did not have any further weather problems.
Kevin lives in a new development with wide streets so we were able to park in front of his house with the car still hooked up. We were able to get an oil change for Miss Kitty at an Ace Hardware no less! They actually have a gas station and garage attached. While she was being serviced we went to breakfast and shopping.
TeAntae found a great Creole restaurant that served breakfast called Lucille's.
The breakfast was plentiful and delicious.
My first stop after breakfast was The Loopy Ewe which turned out to be down the street from Kevin's. Did you think I would pass up a yarn store and especially the famous Loopy Ewe? The place is a true destination and yarn shop. They sell fabric as well as yarn. I was able to pick up a left handed rotary cutter that I had to take a lesson in how to hold it as well as how to change the blade. My son-in-law picked out yarn for a pair of socks my daughter is to make and I brought yarn for fair isle slippers. Now my daughter and I are official "Loopy Groupies"! I was so flabbergasted at the wonder of being at the Loopy Ewe that I forgot to take pictures.
Kevin told us about a yarn shop called Lambspun Yarns that is attached to a cafe. The cafe was closed when we got there so we just wandered through the yarn shop. This shop was a typical yarn shop but a little disorganized. I met a woman learning to weave on a rigid heddle loom and another that was spinning.
While we were checking out the list of yarn stores, we discovered another one that also sold a wine glass that had printed on it how much wine you should pour depending on the knitting technique called
Your Daily Fiber. Yes, I brought one as well as some beautiful hand dyed roving.
Kevin took us to a great breakfast restaurant the next day The Egg & I. Did I tell you that Kevin is not only an inventor and holds down a government job to pay the bills but he is an accomplish mountain climber and teacher, hang glider, para glider, builds houses, and mountain biker?
He took us on a tour of the Rocky Mountains state park and gave us a lesson on the terrain. I think that made it even more magical.