Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cambria Pines Rug Camp

Starting on the first day of June, I drove out to California to attend Gene Shepherd's Cambria Pines Rug Camp. The camp is held each year at Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California. The camp started with registration on June 5, Sunday afternoon; Classes started Monday morning and went on until lunchtime on Friday. There were some very impressive teachers at camp: Susan Feller and Nola Heidbrieder shared a large room with Gene Shepherd, Laura Pierce and Diane Stoffel were in other parts of the Lodge building, and Jane Olsen taught with her grandaughter in a separate building. I started taking photos on the second day of my trip, after I had driven through Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. I arrived in Cambria on Saturday afternoon and stayed the night in a motel (quite a treat after sleeping in my car on the way out) and spent part of the morning exploring on the ocean shore. The slide show shows the Cambria Pines Lodge building called Woodfern where I stayed for the week (and where Jane Olsen's class was held on the ground floor). Somehow, I never took a picture of the main lodge building where we had our classes and meals. This slide show ends with the mid-week rug show - I expect to make a part two slide show when I download the photos still in my camera.


Gail B. said...

Phyllis, I love your slide show of your trip and the rug show at Cambria Pines. I look forward to the next installment.

Rughooker said...

Yoikes! I just realized I made a huge mistake! I named the wrong ocean! I'll have to go back and see if I can change it.

Teresa said...

Great pictures. We ate at Peggy Sue's diner. It's a fun place! What a great week and lots of memories.
Teresa in Lubbock

Miccosukee said...


thanks for the slide show. I know you stopped to take each shot as you are such a cautious driver. Am awaiting the second installment eagerly.


wren said...

Hi Phyllis,

Thanks so much for keeping us posted of your trip to Cambria. The slide show was wonderful. It was nice to see the variations of rugs at the show.
I am happy you had a good and safe trip. Thanks gain Wren

Lee Ann Atencio said...

Fantastic!! Sounds like you had a great time and the pictures are great. I grew up in Morro Bay and I know all of that area real well. I hope you had a great time.

Miz T. said...

Your slide show was a wonderful treat to view first thing this morning, and the music was the perfect touch. I loved the scenery, and I also know you don't stop to take pictures! You are an inspiration and make me want to get in my car and travel more often. Cambria looks like a great camp with wonderful teachers.