Wow, I am here and ever so happy to be here. Thanks to Sue C. , who babysat my luggage while I found a parking spot for my car, I was able to check in without any mishaps. After unpacking I immediately hit registration and the needlepoint store to pick up the necessary items I needed for my class tomorrow, and a few extra goodies. Once situated, I met Sue and Rosie to go to dinner. We went to a wonderful spot, the Carabou Club, for a delicious dinner, but more importantly terrific company and conversation about stitching and bigger issues. I know I am in a city because I was completely oblivious to the naked bicyclists streaming by the hotel. I have yet to understand what their cause was, freedom of some sort.