The local spinners’ retreat at Silver Falls State Park is a great little vacation, much needed after the holidays. We had excellent weather, cold and a bit icy but no snow. Fed three meals a day, cozy in our meeting hall, we enjoyed great companionship for the weekend. I was surprised at all the creative ways people incorporated alcohol into the experience: in the coffee, in the chocolates, straight up in the coffee mugs. Oops, not supposed to have alcohol there? Well, what else would we use for antifreeze in our veins?