LOL, no you're not reading the same journal you already visited. This is Penny, Penny`s Place, and me at the Alive Festival in Ohio.
After a near mishap with my car, I MADE it...whoo hoo. Just a hop, skip and jump from my home. Not quite two hrs.
Penny is just as sweet and funny as she is in her journal....a true delight to spend time with.
We had to modify our plans a bit. We weren't able to hit Amish country because of my renting a car but had a great lunch at TGIF's and then took in the lovely scenery in her area. Lots of beautiful parks and, of course, a pic in front of the hall of fame.
Since I'm in Penny's, Penny, you get to me in mine.
The festival was out of this world fun. We finally did manage to get someone to take pictures of us together but here's one I took of us together. Cracks me up because it took several tries to get this.
One of the biggest suprises and a hightlight of the day was actually getting to meet and get an autograph from Brian Littrell of the Back Street Boys. LOL... Penny, he is a doll. He was way too cute. Penny went back to her house to change and, of course, switch her purse (of which she has a huge collection, as some of you know.) She had no pen or paper for an autograph (which is so untypical "Penn"). Of course, I had paid bills in my purse. Penny got her autograph on the back of my phone bill. Mine was on my garbage disposal bill. Brian seemed to get a kick out of the two of us and patiently let us snap some pictures.
Of course, I was snapping away while Penny was snapping away with her camera phone.
And I got a special gift from Penny. As some of you know, she makes beaded bracelets and other crafts. Thanks, Penny girl, I absolutely love, love, love it! Here is a picture of the one she let me pick out. I couldn't find the zoom on my camera so the picture does do it justice.
The last group was Third Day. What an awesome group they are, totally awesome. I just read in Penny's journal that they won a grammy in 2003. I can certainly understand why.
So, the day in my life yesterday was super duper. Penny is a gem! Now, it is her turn to come to the Steel City and visit some of the art exhibits and galleries and, of course, take a ride on the incline to Mt. Washington.
Meeting a J-Land friend is an awesome experience. I only wish the day hadn't gone so fast and we had more time to spend....the day just flew by right before my eyes.
Now, it's back to reality and work again tomorrow. But what memories I have to take with me.
HUGS & SMILES!!!!!!