The Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival was moved from my town to Tunbridge, Vermont (home of the "World's Fair") which is about 1 1/2 hrs. away. The "World's Fair" must be a joke. I could be wrong but there must be 200 people in that town and not much of anything. I had not planned on going but a couple days ago my friend, Norma, asked if I wanted to go. She wasn't really sure if she wanted to go either.
Missed Clue #1 (that we should have turned around and gone home)- Weatherman said it would stop raining by noon......ha! Trust your gut feeling!!!
Missed Clue #2 - This was a sample of the mud we had when we arrived. It was much worse by the time we left. I was wearing clogs and the mud was sucking by heels as I tried to walk.
Missed Clue #3 - More mud!!!!! These people were ankle deep in the brown stuff by the time we left.
Missed Clue #4 - This was the sign beside the ladies room. Norma kept moving closer to get a better picture. "NO, NORMA!!!!"
Missed Clue #5 - This is getting weird!!! The urinal behind the bush. I didn't dare look. Not sure if Norma did!!!!
Missed Clue #6 - What???? No dogs.....actually, there were sheep dogs.
We walked around the festival, purchased a little yarn, jewelry for Norma. Now, we all know that when you go to a fiber festival, you touch and feel. Norma wanted to show me a felted item and someone behind her screamed....."Lady, can't you read?" "It says, do not touch." "Are you an idiot?"
Well, the sign was curled over itself from the moisture from the rain. The sign was nailed on the bench at waist height instead of eye level. Norma wanted to go purchase a muffin and coffee and kill this lady with kindness. After all, she was one of the festival workers.
We ran into quite a few blogger friends. I finally was able to meet Mangofeet. That's always so nice when that happens. Ann Marie, Norma's friend, was there also.
Missed Clue #7 - and this is the biggy!!!!...........
By this time Norma and I had been standing in line for a lamburger for 20 minutes. It was "build an ark raining". What you can't see in the picture is that Norma's umbrella was leaking like a sieve. Our shoes were full of mud, the bottom of our jeans were soaked from walking through puddles. So......after 20 minutes of waiting we decided that we would be better off in a nice warm restaurant as there were no places to eat under cover. We prayed that the car would not be stuck in the muddy field.
We really did have a lot of laughter and fun in spite of being soaked.
Are we going next year? I think not, unless they move it back to the fairgrounds in Essex Junction.