Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday Delights

On Friday, when we were thinking about Saturday, we weren't really sure what we were doing. But it ended up being a full and fun day. 

We left the house at 7AM, making a stop at Steve T's (formerly known as Tahoe's), to buy 3 garbage plates for Corey and a couple of his friends.
We then made the 90 minute drive to Syracuse with garbage plate smells escaping from the cooler in the back of the car. We got to Corey's about 8:45, picked up his running buddy, Pat (from Fairport) and got back on the Thruway to go to Marcus Whitman High School, in Rushville, for the Section V cross-country meet.

Both Corey and Pat are past champions and still have many friends in Section V running. We were there to see the Odyssey boys team compete because they have had a good season and were one of the serious contenders for the Class C title. The Odyssey boys ran well but ended up in second place, by only 3 points! Corey had a brief reunion with Coach Joe and gave encouragement to his former teammates.

We stayed at the meet for 9 out of the 10 races and headed back to SU around 3 PM. I walked a lot during our 4.5 hours at the meet, almost 15,000 steps! We all enjoyed seeing many people who we've known for years. It was also enjoyable to watch these races and not have a case of nerves because one of our boys was competing!

Corey suggested a local German restaurant for dinner in Syracuse so we bypassed his apartment and went for an "early bird" dinner. We were all starving because we never managed to get lunch! The restaurant was filling quickly when we arrived. SU had a home football game at 7 tonight and it was Parent's weekend, so we felt lucky to get a table after a 3 minute wait! I love German food and was not disappointed. I ordered a dinner with knockwurst, sauerkraut and hot German potato salad and it was all soooo delicious! 

This photo does not do the meal justice-it tasted much better than it looks! Jim and Corey were able to easily find menu options that weren't so German and we all agreed that this restaurant was a keeper. Corey hopes Gram and GrandDad will come visit him again because he knows they would enjoy this place. 

We got home by 7:30 PM. Our biggest surprise on our drive home was seeing how much the price of gas dropped in the 12 hours we were gone. When we drove by BJ's this AM, gas was $2.79/gallon. When we came by tonight, it had dropped to $2.65!

I finished knitting my moebius scarf and don't like it. Because one edge is all knit stitches and the other edge is all purl stitches, I knew that those edges would curl in. However, the whole thing is curling into one tube with a twist in it. I'll certainly wear it around the house to keep my neck warm this winter, but I am in no hurry to make another one. I did learn some interesting techniques with that project so it wasn't a complete waste of my time.

I had a fair amount of knitting time in our 342 miles of driving today and started a sweater for Jim. I am using some yarn that I bought at Rhinebeck last year. I knit my gauge swatch and started the ribbing on the back piece. It is a fairly simple pattern with an all-over moss or seed stitch design. 

This past Thursday night was my third basket making class and I made a rectangular bagel basket with blue and orange trim colors. Corey is the recipient of this basket since he said he would welcome a new basket for his apartment. Unfortunately, I gave it to him before I took a picture of it so I cannot show it to you until he send me a picture.

On our way out of Syracuse this AM we drove by the house where Corey will be living next year. He and one of his apartment-mates this year will be sharing the third floor apartment in this house. 
Hope all is well. 

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