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Sunday, August 22, 2010

the big road trip....

Saturday I grabbed the wife and beagle and drove over to Cooperstown, delivering pieces to the Cooperstown Art Association 19th annual invitational called Made in NY: the Art of the Vessel. They invited me! Tracy Helgeson is another blogger and kick azz artist, who happens to live there and we stopped in to visit her awesome family on her awesome family farm.
Penny rides in the car very nicely. This was her longest road trip ever, 8 hours.
One of her highlights was checking out trashcans in Cooperstown.
Gorgeous Cooperstown Art Association: Cooperstown is probably the prettiest town in New York state.

Outside of Cooperstown on a distant hillside Tracy and her family have this big old farm, beautifully restored. She and her family are probably the nicest people on earth. They have 2 good dogs, and I have to admit, our Penny was not very polite to the dogs or chickens.
Penny likes it on road trips when people give her peanut butter sandwiches. She had purple jam on her nose all day.
Part of Tracy's painting studio.


CiCi said...

Oh man, don't you just love that house of Tracy's. Dang. That porch is so inviting. And chickens roaming around too. Gads. Big sigh. Eight hours in the car is a lot for anyone, so Penny deserves an extra treat for being so good on the trip.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Tracy's little girl was feeding Penny ham sandwich too!!!!

Tracy Helgeson said...

So much fun having you guys visit! Will get that zucchini bread recipe to you soon;)

Cheryl said...

What an adventure! I love the photo of Penny with the jam on her nose! What a beautiful farm indeed, lovely photo of the ladies on the front porch.

cm said...

I just love the picture of you and Penny in the car. Sheer poetry.

Michèle Hastings said...

beautiful porch!!!

k.a. barnes said...

I love Cooperstown!! What a gorgeous house! And big star for Penny for being a good car-pet!

Unknown said...

Oh what fun, what fun! :) Thanks for post! :) Great photos! :)

Lori Buff said...

Cooperstown is beautiful, what a delightful trip.

Fran said...

That looks awesome! Plus, Penny is so sweet!

denis said...

i agree with cm. i love that photo of you and penny in the car.

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