Monday, October 11, 2010

Kentucky Hospitality

There are so many wonderful people you meet on your walk through life.  If you are a smart cookie, you will know when these people come into your life.  I would like to tell you two people I had the honor of meeting during the Kentucky Wool Festival in Falmouth, KY a week ago.

I'll tell you right now on Thursday during set up, I was kind of really not looking forward to the Kentucky Wool Festival.  I was there alone and I would be camping in my truck in colder than normal weather.  I know that sounds a little odd, but hear me out.  Last year, the closest hotel was an hour away down a multi-hairpin little country road.  This year I opted to get a little bit more than 6 hours of sleep per night by camping in my truck, instead of being able to stretch out in warmth and comfort.

Needless to say, I was a little grumpy and at odds about my decision that evening.  I think my guardian angel was looking down on me that afternoon when I met Lana Yelton, her daughter Mitzy and her husband Jim.  Our booths were across the isle from one another  during the festival.  As we were talking, my sleeping arrangements came up.  Lana & Mitzy insisted that I should stay with Lana & Jim at their cabin up the road.  I wasn't too sure about imposing on them, but it was an offer that was hard to refuse.

They have a beautiful cabin that is just 10 minutes away from the festival.  Every morning, I woke up to a most spectacular view of trees just starting to change into their warm autumn colors set off by lovely kentucky sunrises.  Upon coming down stairs in the morning, I was greeted by the most delicious farm fresh scrambled eggs that had been gathered just the day before from the chicken roost, bacon & toast.  After a quick shower, we would head to the festival for a 12 hour work day.  At the end of the day, we would be greeted at the door by one of their 4 dogs and sit for a short while in the welcoming warmth of a crackling fire.

I have to say, that I am so very glad to have met Jim & Lana Yelton.  They really made my week end at the Kentucky Wool Festival an absolute joy!  I really am amazed that just as one starts to loose faith in humanity, someone comes along to point you back in the right direction.  Many, MANY THANKS to Jim & Lana Yelton!

Lana

Jim

Lisa & Selena

Kitty


Morning Sun

Rainbow on the very last morning of my stay.

My view every morning!


2 comments:

Jenna said...

Wow! What a great experience, thanks for sharing it. :)

Delighted Hands said...

What a gift! I am glad you were encouraged by such unselfishness-pass it on!

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)