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I Took a Field Trip to Leisure Arts! It was Awesome!

Disclaimer: I call everything a field trip, even if it's not explicitly educational.  I was homeschooled, and so everything was a field trip.  Even the time we went to work with my dad and toured what I believe was a feed processing plant.  Which was, I have to say, awesome.  At the end, his colleague friend printed our names on feed labels in bar code.  Yeah, awesome.

So when I went out to meet up with the Internetty people of Leisure Arts yesterday in their new building, I probably would have asked to see the warehouse on this big ol' building even if they hadn't offered to show me.

The warehouse isn't quite finished yet, and so it's bare and enormous.  And yes, awesome.

I don't even know why I took this picture, unless it was just so you could tell how big this space was in comparison to the large trucks.  Because that kind of gets the point across.

 These are shelves that will hold products.

I think this is going to be a third-floor mezzanine.  People told me what stuff was going to turn into, and I could barely hear them over the thought "This place is so big" repeating in my head in a disbelieving loop.

This is what the ground floor looks like from the third floor.  Whoa.  Just whoa.  To the left is those product shelves (and more will be installed because eleventy billion pattern books take up lots of space), to the right is the giant conveyer built, and farthest to the right--just out of frame--is a megachurch.

I might have made that last part up.  But who knows?  I didn't inspect every nook and cranny of the place!

I did see this happy little yarn room, waiting for yarn.

And I did get to see the very famous cover chair from Go Crazy With Duct Tape.

And then I checked out the women's bathroom (also huge! Of course!), but didn't think to take pictures. 

Sorry. 

Maybe next time?

I had a blast touring the new place, and I bet everyone's going to be able to accomplish so much more awesomeness in this awesome (sorry.  The word fits and I'm going to keep using it) new space.

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