Friday, 30 May 2014

Spring Quilt Market debriefing - Part 3!!

I know, I know, you can all hardly believe that I have blogged three days in a row now can you!??
It's just that I have soooo much to tell you about Market and there is no way I can fit it all in one blog posting!!

So after set day, we decided to take a cab over the a shopping area about 5 miles from the hotel. Nice and close, just a wee bit of shoe shopping, a bite to eat, then back for a good nights sleep....or so we thought!!

The evening started out fabulous - a lovely bit of shoe shopping at DSW! Yay! Who doesn't love shoe shopping?!!!

We all treated ourselves to some fabulous new shoes, then walked over to a retsuarant. We enjoyed our meal and a drink, then asked the server to please call us a cab. Well. She looked at us like we had grown two heads!!! She said...cabs don't come out here. Ummmm....excuse me? One dropped us off here....
She then informed us that we were too far from the city....seriously? We were FIVE MILES!! We could almost walk back!! ( not that we wanted to!!) She called a cab company and they reluctantly agreed to send someone out there, but it would be about an hour. Well...ok. We settled in for the wait, and soon the call came that the cab was close. We gathered our shoes (heehehe) and headed out to the front step of the restuarant. After waiting a few more minutes, a cab slowly drove by the side of the restuarant. We all started waving and calling (so excited to go back to the hotel after such a long day!)
and.....he drove away.....!! Can you believe that?!! Neither could we!!! What happened there??
We went back into the restaurant, and discovered that the cab driver had apparently stopped the car along the SIDE of the restaurant and went into the restaurant through the patio / lounge area and asked if anyone had called a cab. To which everyone answered no. He then drove away!
Sad story I know. But wait! It gets better!
So the server felt terrible - not her fault - and called the cab company again. Again with the hour wait. Sheesh!! By this time it's getting to be 10pm and we are tired, and a little nervous about getting the heck back to the hotel!
The server girl came back out and told us that one of the guys working there was just getting off work and had offered to drive us back to the hotel! Some people would be appalled at being driven somewhere in a strange city by a strange man - but not us!! He pulled his little car around and we hopped right in! He was a very sweet young man who then told us about the cab shortage in Pittsburgh! (great story - a little too late!) He wouldn't even take any money from us!! (but we made him! Told him to take his girlfriend out to dinner on us!) And he even gave us his card in case it happened again while we were in town!! What a great guy!!

Sweet guy who drove us home! 

Watch for more adventures.....coming soon!

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