Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Longaberger Trip

For the fourth year in a row, I enjoyed another shopping extravaganza bus trip to the Longaberger Manufacturing Plant and the quaint town of Dresden, OH with 28 other basket crazy women and 3 men, including the bus driver! This trip has become a yearly tradition for my friends and I. Between the 28 women and 3 men, we spent a total of $8,900 in two days! We usually stay one night at the beautiful Cherry Valley Lodge. If you ever decide to take the 6 hour trip on your own, I recommend this place. They have an indoor water park as well as a Day Spa. Very cool. Here are some of the pics. from this year's trip (compliments from Mitz's camera, as I was not in the picture taking mood - I needed to concentrate on shopping!).

Mitz, Travis (basket weaver for over 10 years), Kelly & Deanna in the Make A Basket Shop.

Travis Markum was featured on the cover of the Longaberger Wish List Catalog in the summer of 2007.

Mitz makes a basket with the help of Travis.

Mitz poses with her freshly weaved basket and Travis.

The bus did a drive by of the Longaberger Corporate Offices.

Kelly & Deanna in one of the Dresden shops

Kelly, Mitz & Deanna pose in front of the World's largest basket in down town Dresden.

Kirsten, Dianne, Kelly, Joelle, Deanna & Judy wait for the bus after a full day of shopping in down town Dresden (it was a balmy 70 degrees)

We all pose in front of the bus at the Cracker Barrel - Homeward Bound.

Chris (supportive hubby) and Donna - our lovely Longaberger Reps.

For those of you who did not know it, you can now shop the Longaberger Factory Store and the Longaberger Homestead online! Simply go to http://longaberger.com/. You will find many bargains at the Factory Store. If anyone is interested in going along next year, let me know - it is ALWAYS a good time! p.s. I am the proud owner of the wrought iron 3-tier book shelf - one of the BIG prize giveaways on the bus ride home, which is valued at $149!!!!!!! I also won another basket, liner, protector which is valued at $60!!!!!!! As well as piece of Longaberger pottery valued at $29!!!! This trip was well worth it!!

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