Sunday, October 6, 2013

Betty van den Betsy goes to Washington...

...Washington State, that is.

I was fortunate to be one stop on Betty van den Betsy's Grand Tour.  It was a short visit, as she had to leave my house at 4am in order to get to the airport.
That's it, I'm firing my photographer!
Betty van den Betsy brought a friend...Miss Pettigrew...
...and Cheeses of the West!
Dr. van der Stevejinck and I have been working on a project since late August.  We purchased an old (let's call it 'vintage', shall we?) caravan and have been tearing out some water damaged boards, ripping out some truly nasty pink carpeting, rewiring, etc, etc, etc...

It will probably take at least a couple more months of work before it's all done on the inside, but Dr. van der Stevejinck was determined to take it out somewhere this fall, before the weather got too cold and wet.

...so I made a quilt...

...and off we went.  But not too far.  We drove about 35 miles north of our home and pulled into a conveniently located KOA .
Why am I bringing all this up?  The name I chose for our sweet little 1971 Aristocrat is
Ogre's Relish!  I don't even care that I have to explain it to practically everyone...it just makes me smile.  I plan on printing up a short excerpt from Cassandra By Chance - the part about why her niece and nephew call a place Ogre's Relish - and hang it on the wall.
anyway...
the first after dinner course we had in Ogre's Relish was a cheese board (see picture of cheeses above)...courtesy of Betty van den Betsy.
The End.