Our weekend did not exactly start off perfectly. Don, Tess, and I left our house around 7 a.m., ?thinking we would be in Paso Robles by noon! That would be plenty of time to set up the space. ?We pulled off the freeway in Valencia, went around a corner and then it happened....something happened! ?Not sure what, but all the gages stopped working, and the engine was running, but you could press the pedal to the metal, and nothing!!! ?NOTHING!!!! Just sitting in the middle of the road, blocking the entire street with about 30 feet in length!!! Ok...Don't panic. ?The worst that would happen was we would ditch our truck, get a U-Haul and be on the road again!
My poor, sad truck on the tow truck!?So, we unhitch the trailer and get it towed to a spot at a local gas station, get the truck towed to the nearest Ford Mechanic, and wait...and wait...and wait!!!!! Finally, a mere 4 hours later, we're on the road again. ?We pull in to the show grounds at 5 p.m. ?and we have until 8 p.m. ?to get our space together...ok, we have 3 hours... no worries!!!! ?I prayed a lot! ?And we did it! ?Thanks to my team, Tess and Don!!
The "Hens" as the show promoters are affectionately called, put on a wonderful show! The show is at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds and the venue is just charming with old buildings and trees! ?Of course, it's in wine country, so next time y'all should make a weekend of it and enjoy the show, the beautiful scenery and the wineries! ?On our building, a quote by W.C. Fields was painted. ?It said, "I'm reminded of a safari to Africa where someone forgot a corkscrew and we were forced to live for several days on only food and water." ?I love wine, so it's my kinda place!!!
We really enjoyed getting to know a few of the other vendors. ?The Hens put on a great vendor dinner with Mexican food and margaritas on Saturday night - so fun and generous! ?Thank you Carrie, Kathy, and Suzie!
The Hens serving Mimosas on Sunday Morning!!!!
We also enjoyed our customers. ?It was great getting to chat with them and tell them about our store and our wares! ?The people all seemed to be having a wonderful time, most of them with family or on a girls day out! ?We were very happy with our sales and when looking around the venue, I think most dealers were probably happy with their sales too! ?In fact, the Hens reported that we had record numbers over the weekend!
We hope some of our show customers will stop in Orange to see us next time they're in Southern California! ?Without car trouble, it's only about 4 hours away!!!!