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Thread: Paducah? need help

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    Everytime I get the opportunity to make a little? trip I go through this so I was thinking I could get some help this time?
    I have the opportunity to go to Paducah to do nothing but play for a week and I'm trying to talk myself out of it or into it. Hubby is going there to work all week so his company pays for the hotel. However, I can't go with him today for a number of reasons, which means that I will have to drive the 550 miles alone tomorrow and back on Sunday.
    Some of my reasons not to go...
    Very long drive alone
    It's sin city for quilters, right? I could get in serious trouble there??
    I'm just getting over a flu bug
    there's much to do here

    Some of my reasons to go...
    I've wanted to go to Paducah for a long time
    Temptations there - can I stay out of (quilter) trouble (mostly!!)
    spending some time with hubby
    I could sit and sew at Quilt in a Day on a great machine for the day for $5!

    Ok...now you can help me either get in trouble or stay out of trouble! :-)

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    I vote for getting into trouble!!

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    Paducah? For a week? this is a no brainer, laralea. "I could sit and sew at Quilt in a Day on a great machine for the day for $5!" - if all i did was this each day, it would be worth the trip. i've been to Paducah and it is awesome. there is so much to see and do, and much of it is not that expensive. this summer, i drove 5000, yes 5000, miles alone to do what makes me happy. you will kick yourself if you do not take the opportunity. go for it :!: :!:

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    Well, look at it this way: If DH's company is paying for the hotel, you're really saving a lot of money to go someplace you wanted to go. If you go at some future time, you'll have to pay for the hotel, too. If you go now, you've saved a lot on the hotel, so you have extra to spend. ;)

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    If not now, when?

    Tomorrow may never come.

    Woulda, shoulda, coulda!

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    I say go for it!! You have the opportunity to go somewhere you have wanted to go, hubby will be there, you will get to do what you love - let's face it the reasons to go are way more substantial than the reasons to stay home. Get an audiobook or two for the drive and GO GO GO!

    PS Here is a good rule for staying out of trouble: If you can't afford it and/or don't need it for something you are working on right now, don't buy it. It has kept the dollars in my wallet on more than one occasion.

    Have fun!!!! :-D

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    Dahhhhh GO GIRL! Life it to short to live by, "what if". Have fun!

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    I've been looking at a map,I would drive.Connie in CO

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    I say go for it!! You will such fun and get some sewing done on one of those awesome machines. $5.00 a day?!?

    And last but certainly not l,east, you get to spend some time with hubby away from the normal and that is nothing but good in my book.:)

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    Why did you even come up with reasons not to go? Have fun.

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    You go, Girl! Did you posted that to make us jealous :-) :-)

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    There is always much to do at home. I'd say get in the car and gooooo!

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    I would go if I had the chance. Get a book on CD or just music and drive away.

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    The quilting issues are a no-brainer. The nights in a company paid hotel, eating out, stress free meals, that's called Keeping the Romance Alive in Your Marriage. Pack your prettiest nightie that you won't be sleeping in and GO. Remember when going to bed with him was the most exciting thing in the whole wide world? Rekindle, rekindle, rekindle.
    Fake, Fake, Fake if you have to. He IS your MOST IMPORTANT PERSON and he has that laughable male ego. Go feed it!

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    Maid service. Need I say more?

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    what about taking the bus or train so that you do not have to drive

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    It is a lovely trip from the Carolinas to Paducah. The roads are good, there are quilt shops along the way and if nothing else....you can spend hours in the Quilt Museum and not spend a dime. Go for it girl, it's the perfect time of the year.

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    I've driven almost that far about 5 different times this summer to take care of a sick daughter. This sounds like a lot more fun and I'm probably much older than you are!!

    Go and then let us know what there is to do there. If you don't want to drive there alone, find a friend to go along with you. She could get her own room or stay a day or so and take a bus back home or whatever. Go for it. I sure would!! Never been and am dying to go!!

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    Well I'm gonna say go for it. I live about 40 minutes from Paducah. I love the quilt in a day shop, Hancocks, hobby lobby and quilters alley. You'll have plenty to keep you busy. Oh you'll get into quilting trouble and enjoy it while you do it! :-) :-)

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    GO! GO! GO! Just think of how lucky you are...having this opportunity when so many people never will. If you get yourself into trouble, tell yourself you are doing it for those of us living vicariously through your adventure. We will be waiting at home to hear about your experience. Have FUN! :thumbup:

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    550 miles for a hotel room paid for by company, maid service, all day to sew without interruptions. Take off.

    mltquilt

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    If for no other reason the American Quilters Museum is awesome

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    This is a no brainer, go go go, you will never regret it!

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    oh you must go!! go to the quilt museum, Caryl Byer Fallert's studio/shop, Handcocks of Paducah! is a must! oh don't miss out on this great chance, I moved here just to be close to the quilt show! and all the other great quilty things!

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    Go.. :-D :-D

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