Just as Catherine Morland suspected a woman to be languishing trapped in a tower of Northanger Abbey in Jane Austen’s book by the same name, we had a little suspicion about the mysterious 23rd floor of the Hilton……But more on that later………..
Today’s busy schedule included………..
Not far from the library, we made a stop at Button and Ribbon Emporium. Just look at these cards of exquisite beaded lace!
I took this on the walk back to the Hilton.
And there were costumes!
Kelly Kirchner from the Jasna Portland Region.
It seemed a very normal first half of the Jane Austen Society gathering………..But things were about to change!
It started when we entered a crowded elevator and pushed the button for the 22nd floor. Another hotel patron exclaimed that he had not thought those upper floors existed, and had not seen them in use.
We assured him we WERE on the 22nd floor, and departed to our room, but soon began to wonder about the mysterious 23rd floor.
And I ran mad.
Until we decided the safest course of action was to return to our room and resume novel reading.