This is a long shot from the road at SRC Arena on the campus of Onondaga Community College. This place is really nice – the whole campus is really nice and is now referred to as “Harvard on the Hill” (there really is a nice view from the back parking lot). But it wasn’t always this way, I’m told – over the past several years, it has been turned from the butt of local jokes into a showplace. It was also the site of “Runapolooza” on Friday while we were setting up our booths.
This was the sight in the back parking lot shortly after I arrived – by evening, they were expecting lots of runners and four bands along the race course and here afterward.
A few hours later, they were making progress outside – and so were we inside . . .
By evening, the runners were arriving – and we were just about ready for Saturday . . .
It’s all about what you enjoy. The runners had their fun – and inside the building, about 100 crafters had theirs during a make and take party.
And some did both – Jen Matott is a member of Faber-Castell’s design team (and an art teacher in Syracuse). She stopped by on Friday evening to say hi before running the race – and spent the weekend at our demo table.
Unrelated – this stuff has followed me all spring. It looks like snow, but it comes from the cottonwood trees and coated the ground outside my hotel on Saturday morning.
And I just had to share the homemade air deflector that The Stamp Doctor is using – Mechele says it really does increase their gas mileage.