SOAR is amazing. Absolutely awesomely fantastic! Meeting people in real life that I’ve known for ages on line is the best part, but the classes are fun, the food is good and the surroundings are beautiful.

To back pedal… The trip started on Sunday morning with cab booked for 6am. Heathrow to JFK was about 7 hours, then I caught a cab to Brooklyn to pick up Jimbob, and we went on to the Port Authority to get a bus to Mt Pocono. The ride was about 2 hours, and I finally landed up at SOAR at 5:20pm, 14 hours after leaving home. The jetlag is still lingering a little - I woke up at 5am today and couldn’t get back to sleep - but, by experience, I expect to be okay in a day or so.

This is where we’re staying:


And the view from our room:


I’m sharing with Kai, and after a rather hyperactive reunion on Sunday I’m pretty sure we haven’t stopped talking for a second. It’s a good thing we’re not in the same class as I’m pretty sure we’d be driving everybody nuts.

I left all my class stuff downstairs, so I’ll take pictures and write more about that tomorrow, but here’s the highlight of my day:


This is me, with Maggie Casey (THE Maggie Casey) learning her technique of making rolags. I kind of crashed her class to do it (not during classtime of course) but she is incredibly nice and was very happy to humour me.

More soon…

7 Responses to “SOAR - Part one”
  1. Sally says:

    The photo of you with Maggie is really lovely - definitely one to treasure!

    Looking forward to the next installment of your tip to SOAR.

  2. Anja says:

    I’m just about green with envy! Hope you teach lots of classes to pass on all the great stuff you get to learn!

  3. Rebekah says:

    You are so lucky! I hope you have a wonderful time.

  4. kch says:

    Maggie is a great teacher. I’ve been fortunate enough to have taken 2 spinning classes from her. How nice that you were able to get some time with her!

  5. Claudia says:

    Isn’t Maggie wonderful? I feel so lucky to live 15 min. from her store and to have learned from her. That hotel looks lovely!

  6. Moggle says:

    Wow! I’m so envious :-)
    Sounds like you are having an awesone time.

  7. janey says:

    I have just come back from Northern France having spent 5 days quilting with good friends, it is so relaxing to get away and completely indulge in a hobby. the place you are staying looks amazing, I hope you have a great time and return refreshed and relaxed even allowing for jetlag etc.

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