I find myself again in a situation where I must try and sum up something which can NOT be summed up for a blog entry! The House on the Rock American Gods weekend was so incredible, there just aren’t words to describe all of it! Then of course, it was followed by a practice with the Madison Derby Girls, then a few days at Neil’s with Lorraine and beekeeping… much too much for one blog entry I think!
Instead I give you, Day 1:
Friday morning, we got up at 2am. The plan was get coffee at the shop, get on the road and go to Wisconsin. Google Maps told us we must be on the road by 4am at the latest if we wanted to be at the House by 1pm. Google Maps told vicious, vicious lies. Either that or our rented minivan traveled through time. Because a very sleepy myself, Dill Her0, Kerrie, and Jane Ire found ourselves at House on the Rock around 10am!
Luckily we managed to sweet talk the people at the resort into letting us check in early. We unpacked, claimed beds, and ran to the HOTR to register! With that out of the way, we proceeded to get some essentials for our stay. Liquor and cheese.
We ran about town, then finally heard from Lorraine that her group of herself, Neil, Kitty, Jounie, and Dan Guy had made it to their rooms. We joined up with them, then headed back to the house for a guided tour.
Now keep in mind, I googled the heck out of House on the Rock! I looked at pictures! Video! Read reviews!
Didn’t matter. The place blew my socks off! I was just in shock and their were choruses from us of “No WAY!” “AWESOME!” “WOW”!
It was an amazing place. Neil said one of the best parts was seeing the reaction of people who had never seen it before.
After that it was dinner with everyone, then Neil went back to go sign lots and lots of autographs until the wee hours of the morning. The next day was to begin my job as chai monkey/coat and purse girl and the rest of our groups job as GNOME security.
Monster Mouth in the Carousel room
House on the Rock made this wolf specifically because Neil put it into the book American Gods. It was the only animal that he made up! Now it’s there for people to sit on and get photos, since you can not ride the actual carousel. (More on that in the next post)
Oh and a quick edit here! I got a book from Neil for his All Hallows Read project! The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson!
Another post tomorrow!