North Carolina State Fair Llama Show 2009
It seems that no matter how hard you plan and organize there is always a scramble to get everything loaded. Overnight bags, cooler, show clothes, (did we put the chairs in?) hay bags, feed, water buckets and the llamas. But at last it’s time to get on the road. Not bad, only a half hour behind schedule.
Finally. a few moments to relax and think about the upcoming show and all the llama friends we are going to see there. What did you say? Directions? Nooo. I didn’t print the directions, I thought you did. Let me see if they are in the atlas from our last trip. Oh! Wonderful, they are here (sigh of great relief!)
Four hours later we have arrived at the Fairgrounds
Well, it’s now 11:30 PM and dark. Because the fair is in progress we cannot unload at our stalls. So we just took the bare essentials and our llamas up that LONG HILL. Silly us, half way up the hill it dawned on us that we could have let the llamas pack it up for us! By 12:30 all the llamas were settled in and we headed off to the hotel. Boy, sure glad that we got a hotel close to the fairgrounds. We are only minutes away from blissful sleep.
Are you kidding? It’s time to get up already? Oh, that’s right we have to be at the exhibitors meeting at 8:30 AM. Just enough time to grab a quick cup of tea and bagels and off we go.
Our llamas were happy to see us and even happier when we replenished their hay bags. A short blast of air to blow out the travel debris with a bit of brushing and everybody was ready for the ring.
There was a reasonable audience viewing the show over the weekend to cheer favorites on. Entries for the Mini classes came from Missouri, Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia.
Competition was tough among the minis and we were glad to see so many high quality entries at the show.