With our spirits so low, we really, really needed a diversion. So we splurged and treated ourselves to a day at the county fair. What fun!
We got to see numerous entries by friends, from animals to a single flower, bread, jam, photographs, and a quilt. These even inspired us to enter next year! Then there was the fair food – pulled pork nachos (yum!) and my favorite… cotton candy. Hey, it’s only once a year right?
We heard the Pony Express race put on by members of the Colville tribe was a definite must-see, so we went home to take care of the afternoon/evening chores and then went back for the race, as well as barrel racing, mutton busting (too cute to miss!) and bull riding. Apparently, our little fair is unique in that it is one of the last fairs in Washington to still have horse racing. And what a sight to behold! Wow, talk about athletes, both human and equine. We’re glad we went back, although an EMT friend said she hates it since she is usually standing by for any injuries.
Our spirits were refreshed from an entire day of not thinking about our problems, visiting with friends, and getting in touch with the community a bit more.
At 5 a.m. Tom woke up with the stomach flu. Ugh.