We left Cheverly at 9:30 AM and made our way to Leesburg in an hour and a half thanks to the trusty Tom Tom GPS. I love the Tom Tom. We used it while we were in California a couple of years ago and it is wonderful. But we'll talk about Tom Tom another time.
We got to the store around 11:00 AM, picked up our new membership cards and then made our way to the book section. Steven bought a Martha's Favorite American Food book for himself and one for our friend Bev who sadly was not with us. Checkout was a breeze. This store is impeccably run. Wonderful selection. Clean, wide aisles and friendly and helpful staff.
We made our way around the building to the line and found our spot around 11:20 AM. We had a good group at our spot in line. Everyone very pleasant and looking forward to meeting Martha.
While we were waiting for her, there was lots of hustle and bustle inside the store. She arrived on-time.
She started signing books right away.
Here she is signing a stack of books for one of our friends in line.
And finally, here is a picture of Martha signing my personal copy of Entertaining II which was released last year. I brought the book with me hoping that she would sign it for me and she graciously agreed to do so in addition to the signature I received in her most recent book.
It was a wonderful day and I am so glad we got a chance to meet her even if it was for only a few minutes.