Now for the rest of yesterday's story.....
After I saw the Giant Mad Girl billboard type random cut out thingie, I decided to stop at the Loess Hills Visitor Center on my way home. I was secretly hoping to find out if any of my photographs had been selected for the calendar, but was too embarrassed to ask the woman at the counter. After a few minutes she said, "aren't you the girl with the Catahoulas?"
(I had visited the shop back in September-and she could hear my dogs barking in the truck and wanted to go visit with them. Darrin and I find it easier to just tell people they are all Catahoulas- we really don't know for sure since they were all rescues.)
ANYWAY- I told her yes, that was me. Then she asked how my photography was going, so I told her I had submitted some pictures for the calendar, and she told me they would announce the winners in 3 or 4 weeks. She also told me they'd love for me to bring in some prints that I could sell on commission in the shop. Then she told me to go across the street to the Cultural Center and introduce myself to the ladies- it was closed but they were inside making a quilt.
HOW CUTE IS THAT? So cute.
So Mayberry cute.
They showed me the original Moorhead Jail that is on display. Apparently, the only crimes back in the day were usually just public intoxication, so they would throw the drunks in the cell until they sobered up. I love it.
So I chatted with the ladies for a bit, and when they learned that I was "good with a computer" they got very excited. One thing led to another and I volunteered to help out with the center and some upcoming projects & art exhibits. They are also talking about printing a book of photographs and poetry of The Loess Hills and want me to help with that too.
Things always seem to work out for me when I take my little random road trips.
Which is why Pete and I will be heading to Atlanta tomorrow.....
First stop-Asheville, NC to visit my fabulous Aunt Bonnie.
Stay tuned for updates and oddities from the road.