Wednesday, 16 January 2013

CHA - The Great Adventure - Day 3

...corrrrrr, I was planning to blog earlier but I got distracted with a little trip to LA and Hollywood (more of that tomorrow) but better late than never shall be the motto!  I am gonna jump right in with the pics and then add a few captions - it is gone midnight and we have to be up and ready for the airport shuttle at 5.40am for our flights back to Baltimore... and I still have the rest of my packing to do (you should see how many bags of Cheeto's I have!)  Anyways... enough waffles.... and here's the pics:

As promised, the view from our hotel room window... mountains... with snow... and palm trees blowing in the rather chilly wind... gorgeous though
 


The amazing eclectic array of treasure on the Idea-ology booth

 


And here are some names you will recognise - our Kaz and Kate's art for the Ranger designers challenge...


Kaz, Kate and Gentleman Jim's work



And some really cool steampunk stuff on the Graphic 45 booth







We headed out to Morton's Steakhouse on Monday evening - a last evening reunion with my Ranger sisters... and Yvonne brought her little travel companion Pinky along with her.  Well, Freckles wasted NO time at all chatting her up and moving in for a snog.... he is smitten...


And he is a fast mover... cheeky little rascal...


Imagine how cute the babies would be though... pink and leopard spots... am I too young to be a Nanna?

Anyways... Tuesday was the last day of the show so after a quick nip around the Ranger and Stampers Anonymous booth, we headed out for the day on a fabulous tour of LA and Beverly Hills and Bel Air... stopping off in Santa Monica... I shall share those pics tomorrow though... There are a lot!   I am heading off to get 40 winks now... Ellen's on a different flight to me and has two layovers on her way back to Baltimore... I am lucky, I only have the one in Atlanta... I am getting about on this trip!  Also, I have got the croakiest voice and the sorest throat... I think it is an excess of hilarity and yakking combined with not drinking enough and this glorious California air which is completely damp free.   CHA was an amazing event and I hope that I will be able to come again one day... thank you all for your lovely comments and sorry I haven't be able to reply to you all individually... I am hoping to catch up Sunday Stamper entries on Thursday!  Thanks for looking... have a good day y'all (went a smidge American then lol)  TTFN

Hels x

28 comments:

Helen said...

Thanks for finding time to share your pics, and have a great time with Ellen... hope to catch up with you soon in person!!

Terry said...

Ohh Hels, so sorry that everything will be over now and you have to go home, and really NOT funny that Ellen is on one plane and you are on another one, that must have been harsch. At least you had a fabulous time at the CHA and you had the chance to catch up with all the Ranger Sisters, another amazing experience, thank you so much for sharing the pictures with us all, I really loved to see all the pictures and reading your fabulous stories about the CHA and what you guys have been up too. Have a safe fligth home sweetie, will be thinking of you Hugs Terry xxxx

Crafting Queen said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Have a safe flight.

CraftyTart said...

Missed you! Travel safely, shall look forward to all the reviews when u get back. Xx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Loving your pictures and stories. X

Joanne said...

This trip is one of a life time eh? Shame you and Ellen couldn't fly back together but I bet the airlines aren't ROFL. You 2 would be yacking for England - do they say yacking for America?? Have a ball at Ellen's too.
xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Thanks for sharing the great pics. Have a safe flight & a great time at Ellen's.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, fantastic photos, that view is amazing - snow and palm trees in one photo. Thanks for sharing. Have a safe flight home. Emma

Kate said...

Welcome home, hope you've got your thermals ready!! More pics please, you can't possibly post too many.

** Kate **

Caz said...

Glad you're having such a good time (love all the piccies) but not glad about the sore throat - but that's probably just too much jaw action!
You'll need 4 layers of clothing on your way home - it's f'ing freezign here so that should help your luggage allowance, shouldn't it!?!?!?
Have a great time at Ellen's
xxx

Andrea Kennard said...

Hels thanks again for sharing not jealous much, enjoy your time with Ellen and can not wait to hear about. Hollywood and to see some photos, take care xx

nannapat said...

Great pics Hels. You have obviously had a fabulous trip and will be left wit so many wonderful memories. Hope you have a good flight home. Pat x

rachel said...

so glad you've had a good time Hels - hope you're braced for the cold back home! Hugs xx

whyducks said...

Glad you are having a great time, blinking freezing here, so make the most of you time away!

Lynn Hardy said...

Thanks for sharing your photos and I do hope that Freckles behaves himself on the flight back!

Redanne said...

Lovely photos, shame about the throat, perhaps a quite plane trip will ease it back to normal. Looking forward to seeing more photos and good to hear you are enjoying yourself. Hugs, Anne x

Craftychris said...

Just been catching up on your CHA adventure - ooh its cool you are having such a fab time. So much awesome stuff! Can't wait to see more! xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels - you look as if you have had an absolutely brilliant time! I am so glad you take along Freckles with you, I always take Grumpy Graham (a bear) and Dolly (little patchworky doll). Sooo glad I am not on my own doing this - lol!!!

Hoping you have a safe and comfy flight home.

Crafty hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Kaz said...

Wow!! Looks totes amazeballs!! Loving your story so far, thanks for the photo too, was doing a happy dance ( not a good look) safe travels, looking outward to more instalments from your epic adventure xxx

Kaz x

Carole Z said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos..all those wonderful goodies! I think your throatyness is likely to be the air, I never come back from visiting my family in the LA area without one!!! Glad you had such a fab time at CHA and catching up with your Ranger sisters, Carole Z X

Stamping in Pink said...

thank you so much for sharing with us Hels. looking forward to seeing and hearing more once you are back in good old Blighty! have a safe trip dear lady Karen x

Jacqueline said...

Great pics ,sounds like you have had a ball.Looking forward to your future creations.Safe journey,Jacqueline.S

TAM said...

Looks like you have an absolutely brilliant time. Make sure you've plenty of layers to wear when you get back to the UK is sooo cold here :(

val jones said...

Hi Hels. Great to see the pics. I bet it was a great experience.

Poor FrecKles is going to be heartbroken to be torn apart from his lady love. You'll have to give him extra cuddles when you get home.

Val in Spain xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Have a safe journey home. Have loved looking at your piccies. That was fantastic for Freckles to get a 'love interest', they will have to have skypey sesh's when you get home ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

donna said...

hehehe not only American Ya'll, but a little bit south. Ya'll started in the southern states,
and just kept going. Its been a long time since I've seen Anaheim.
I take it you had a great time there and I am really glad. Have
a safe trip home. I'll be looking forward to your new posts.
donna in Kentucky

craftytrog said...

Ahhh! Holiday romances!!! Enjoying all the fab piccies Hels! Glad you're having a great time!
Alison xxx

Terry said...

This is just too much fun! Freckles is quite the character! So glad you had such a great time at CHA! Yes, it had been very chilly and dry in CA!

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