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Sunrise this morning, that's me dozing in the middle of the picture. I don't like to get up this early in the morning for various reasons, but when you're surrounded by a herd of horses, and they tend to wake up at sunrise, and they want to make sure everybody around them realizes that their awake, instead of fighting the system, I just get up when they do.
It was a beautiful day today, mid 70s, blue sky, humidity in the teens, and most important almost no wind.
But being a beautiful day that meant I had to get some things done so it was a beautiful, busy day. Since I'm finding that some stores have things that other stores don't today I went shopping at three different grocery stores, Safeway, Fry's, and of course Walmart. And between the three of them I found everything I needed.
That was important to me because I'm leaving Tuesday morning for the Wilcox area of Arizona, and I'll be out in the sticks for a while so I wanted to stock up a little bit on the things that I didn't want to run out of. Stocking up is hard to do in the bronco since there's hardly any storage space, so I've got cans of food in the bronco and in the truck, so hopefully I can remember where there all are when I need them. I still have to do laundry, but I'll just put that off till tomorrow.
I spent a little more time watching the barrel racers this morning, but most of their day was about barrel racers getting their various awards and prizes. And tonight there's supposed to be a live band, somewhere and I'm not sure where, celebrating the end of this championship race.
I also dropped by the quilt fiesta for a while, but there's a lot of stuff to see in their and I still haven't seen it all. It's kind of weird that when I'm in the quilting building every single person is wearing a mask, and that's probably because were all over 100 years old. But despite that I still feel like I might get sick just being there.
But when I'm in the horse arena nobody's wearing a mask and yet for some reason I feel safer. And I think it's because walking around healthy young people without masks on makes me feel like I'm not around a bunch of old sick people.
Here's a nice trailer. Very modern and comfortable looking.
And if you go through the door on the left there's the bathroom, and if you open the next door you can visit with six of your favorite horses. Why does anyone want to live with six horses? Beats me! But some people apparently do.
If you live on a farm or ranch like a lot of these barrel racing folks, your choices of pets are not limited to dogs and cats.
Here's something you don't see every day, it's a portable horse wash. It's in a semi trailer so it can travel around, and you put your horse in one side, and he pops out squeaky clean on the other side. I haven't the foggiest idea how it works, and since I have no desire to own a dirty horse, or a clean one for that matter, I'm not interested in finding out.
Barrel racing horses are usually kinda high strung, and this one didn't want to go racing, but she talked him into it eventually.
When I got back from shopping this morning I found that the horses and their trailers had taken over my boondocking area and there was hardly any room left to park. So I went to the office and threw myself at their mercy hoping to find me another place to park, but it appeared to be hopeless.
And the problem is starting in a few days the Fairgrounds is hosting the Gem and Jam show, which I believe is there biggest show other than the County fair that they have here at the Pima County Fairgrounds so there pretty much out of space to put people, including me.
Fortunately I have found out that people in charge of things will put forth an extra special effort if you lay on the floor, curl up in a ball, and cry like a little baby. This has worked throughout my life except for that one time when I was drafted. And there were so many people laying on the floor crying they didn't pay any attention to me.
But this time it worked and the campground host found me a spot in the corner of the regular camping area where I will be spending two nights and then leave the Fairgrounds until next year.