And it was officially a good day, although I think I was in the car more yesterday than in the last month or two combined!
The first stop on the road trip was delivering wine cups and small plates to Mountainside Wine in Spruce Pine.
After the drop off, it was time for visits - I'd been stocking up on glazed bowls for Empty Bowls, thanks to folks decorating at 2nd Saturday events, so next stop was to see John Hartom at the Empty Bowls studio.
It was also my first trip to visit Michael at his studio, which if you're following his blog you know has been under construction and in development - it's a great space and Michael was a most welcoming host.
John showing off his smile for the camera...behind Michael Kline's uniquely designed espresso cup...
John & Michael inside the studio and out in the kiln shed - great spaces, great views, great work being made!
I couldn't leave without my own prize!
I should have snapped a picture of Lissa - she was very happy hopping around in the tall grass, and only one tick removal when we got home!
Back in town after a scenic drive back through road construction on hwy 19, I made it just in time for a meeting, then hung out with friends and visiting friends at Asheville Pizza and got to see the shuttle launch. I've been a fan of the space program from my beginning, and it just never gets old - I feel the same way I did when I was 7, getting to stay up late to watch coverage or going outside my house in Vermont at 2am to watch it pass over us.
A good day off!