29 January 2008

Bopping to Cleveland and back

Sunday morning Carlos and I jumped in the car and headed to Cleveland Ohio so I could tape a segment for the second season of Quilting Arts TV. What a blast we had!

We arrived early enough to meet up with Rayna Gillman, Claire Fenton and Shelly Stokes for dinner and had a great time. Claire was excited about the snow and the rest of us were glad that there wasn't much of it.

Carlos and I decided to visit the museum district after we checked in at the studio on Monday morning since we had the day to ourselves. The Cleveland Museum of Art was closed for renovations (until 2011!!) and the Museum of Contemporary Art is closed on Mondays so we headed to the Museum of Natural History (along with several hundred school children who had the very same great idea). The first sight as you walk in the door is of a juvenile tyrannosaur named Jane. How cool, that almost beats Tarzan's Jane for namesakes. Later in the afternoon I headed back to the studio and hung out with Rayna, Claire and Judy Coates Perez.

This morning I taped my segment with Pokey and it was great fun! Pokey is so perfect as host of the show, -- entirely capable, unflappable and professional, and at the same time enthusiastic, genuine and completely adorable. All around it was a wonderful experience with a terrific group of people. The second season will start airing this summer on PBS.



As soon as I was done, we snapped a pic in front of the studio, hopped in the car and headed for home.


Oh, here's a question for anyone in the blogosphere: All along Route 80 in Pennsylvania (which is like 3 weeks long - Rayna's observation and I agree) some of the exit sign posts have small, cryptic signs attached to them stating "Red Detour Route" or "Green Detour Route" (or black or yellow). What is this about? What do we detour from or to? Why are there different colored detours and how do you know which one to take, and when? Curious, I am.

10 comments:

Rayna said...

What a good looking couple! It was fun to spend time with you and to meet Carlos, too. I love the requisite picture with Pokey - she'll have her face on lots of blogs this week. What fun! Hated to leave but glad to be home.

You're right about the snowball fight - it never occured to me, either. Hope you had a safe drive home. Those stupid road signs sound more typical of NJ, where nobody explains anything. When in doubt, ignore.

Hope to see you soon, Jane.

Teri said...

The detours are for when they're doing construction, follow the detour signs and you'll end up somewhere in Northern Michigan, I think.

Teri

melanie said...

How did we live w/o Google? If you search for "pennsylvania detour signs color" you get an array of references.
check it:
http://groups.google.com/group/misc.transport.road/msg/778ec6b1df52b6e6

Natalya said...

you DROVE to Cleveland??? Crazy! although I did consider it myself... what a great picture of you and Carlos!

Vivien said...

Can't wait to see the show. Make sure you use that photo of you and Carlos somewhere -- it's fabulous!

judy coates perez said...

glad to see you made it home safely, I was going to get a picture of you, but when i came downstairs from my taping you were gone.

k baxter packwood said...

Actually I-80 through Ohio is even longer, can you imagine! And there's no exit ramps! So one had better be happy with eating at McDonalds and buying BP gas.

Plain Jane said...

soooo glamourous!! what fun you had! I'm scheduled to tape for QV-TV in August, not sorry I'll miss the snow. Can't wait to see your episode!

cfent said...

great photos jane!! had a wonderful time getting together with y'all. haven't even had time to unpack my camera yet. will download a few photos when i do...
try to stay warm up there! woudl love to go sweep snow off of all of y'alls windshields right now!

Meg in Albuquerque said...

Are you sure RT. 80 is ONLY 3 weeks long, we drove it this summer and I swear that it is at least 6 weeks long. We had to turn around and drive back to NY from Michigan after we got there and took the Southern Tier highway and it was a much more interesting trip, great road, llittle traffic and some great places to eat. I love your book by the way.