Wait, was the Craft and Hobby Show (CHA) in Malibu, CA? No, it was right here in Chicago, but the nice people at GM offered to loan me a Chevy Malibu to drive around for a little while, and the week of CHA was the perfect opportunity. I’m spending the summer without a car here in Chicago because public transportation and taxis take me pretty much everywhere I need to go.
Except for the convention center where CHA was taking place, which is out in the sububs. So it was excellent to have a fun car to enjoy as I raced drove safely between downtown and CHA. Plus it was fully loaded with everything from a backup camera to XM radio. (And yeah, that backup camera came in really handy while parallel parking a brand new unfamiliar car!)
Oh, XM radio. Do you have satellite radio? My husband does, but I don’t. It’s amazing how much I enjoy riding around listening to Alt Nation and some of the other stations instead of ‘regular’ radio. Plus, it makes sitting in traffic wayyy better. (I used to commute ~40 miles EACH WAY to work through Chicago traffic on the Kennedy every day. I so should have gotten satellite radio! …Or a different job.)
And after a week of back and forth and all around I still never filled up the tank. Nice!
It was also fun to drive through parts of neighborhoods I haven’t seen since I’ve been back in Chicago. For example, this is my old street!
Unforunately I didn’t get many pictures at CHA because I had plans to shoot video on the last day but it fell through But I did get to catch up with folks from the CHA, FaveCrafts, Kollabora, Goodsmiths, CRAFT, Craftsy, Dollar Store Crafts, Craft Test Dummies and more. One night a few of us when to Farmhouse for dinner which was great fun. (And definitely worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood.) Also, everybody loved our Stop Pinning Start Making tote bags, so yay!
Disclosure: GM lent me this car. They didn’t ask me to write this, even when I offered to say whatever they wanted if they’d let me keep the car forever.