We left last Thursday for Troy, Ohio, to attend the SOFA Quad State blacksmith conference. Here's some of the things I enjoyed.
After a 9 hour drive, it was time to kick back and relax. At a Wal-Mart across the street from the Hampton, we bought a bottle of wine. Ya gotta love those fancy paper cups!
The next morning at the conference this was the place to be. Yoder's Blacksmith Supply bought in 63 anvils. They told us they still had 14 more at home.
In the tail gating section, this was the biggest attraction.
The blacksmith didn't agree on my lunch choice, but it sure brought back childhood memories, fried bologna, R. I. P. Dad.
The first afternoon, the blacksmith and I went antiquing to Tipp city, about 7 miles away from the conference.
Tipp City Mill . . . isn't it beautiful?
On Saturday I went to the flea market, next door to the conference.
There were vendors both inside and outside.
Tammy, I thought about you when I saw these.
There were birds of all variety's.
I saw these. Some where I think I still have my son's.
Beautiful mums, but no way could I haul them all the way back to Missouri.
This pheasant was beautiful, and not the least bit camera shy. (Tomorrow I will tell you about the bargain we bought at the flea market!)
Back at the conference I took a free beading class. We all made brackets.
Sunday morning as we were pulling out I spied this Mini-Cooper and teardrop. S-W-E-E-T!
It was a great conference. Life is good.