The Bus Ride!
Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:59 AM
We should have paid more attention to the date, April 1. : > )
The first bus load of happy Members left the hotel lobby right on time. It should have been a 30 minute ride out to the beach, maybe 40 with traffic. First they hit a huge traffic jam because there had been a wreck ... OK ... just get past that and it will be fine .... but the traffic past the accident grows rather than thins out. The bus driver slowly realizes it's the first opening night game of the baseball season and Tampa loves it's baseball team! This was to be a very long ride.
Long story made short and to the point ... We have the nicest Members in the world in Potters Council. They rolled with it and were very understanding. As frustrating as the evening was THEY were the ones reassuring us that they understood. The group waiting for the second shuttle sat around and got to know each other and talked pottery. When it got cancelled we all ended up going out for an extremely fun meal.
So, THANK YOU to you all for being the sunny spot in an unravelling situation ... YOU are the BEST and we appreciate how understanding you were.
The bonus to this is that you are now a part of Potters Council history. For years people will be saying ... Remember that week in Tampa? ... And you can say that not only did you get through that day of wild weather, but you were on that bus!
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:07 AM
Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:39 PM
it was a good show.
now, relax, recover and be inspired!
Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:10 PM
The next show might be right in my hotel room!
Zero travel ... : > )
The Tampa "Shoulders we Stand On" exhibition looked wonderful.... and no one can take into account in advance stuff like that traffic mess with the car accident that happened and screwed up the second bus. Falls into the "do-do happens" category.
Chris, remember ....... if you do this...... you'll have to make the bed.
Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art
Guest Professor, Wuxi Institute of Arts and Science, Yixing, China
Former President and Past President; Potters Council
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