Another beautiful day today, clear blue skies, mid 70s, low humidity, no wind, T-shirt weather by 10 o'clock.
I'm not a big fan of doing laundry, sometimes I think I'd rather throw my dirty clothes away and just buy new ones, especially when I have to sit in a laundromat for a couple of hours. But today, it wasn't so bad; the laundry room is only about 100 feet away from where I'm camped, so I can wait in the bronco while things wash and dry.
Normally I like to fill up my truck with diesel before I take a trip, but since I forgot to do that yesterday while I was shopping, I figured I would just wait until I get to Benson, Arizona; I've got to go through that town anyway, so I will just fill up while I'm there. Benson is only about 40 miles away, and I've got plenty of fuel to get there, but it just makes me feel better if I leave with a full tank... It's a psychological thing.
I'm going to miss the fairgrounds; it has become a place where I look forward to getting to and enjoy being while I'm here. All the construction next to the boondocking area has made things a little difficult at times, but overcoming annoyances like that is part of what I consider being a happy boondocker.
I used to consider Ben Avery's shooting range one of my favorite places, but since I don't know anyone there anymore, and I'm not as interested in shooting as I used to be, I think the fairgrounds has replaced it at the top of my list. And I believe it's only the good memories I have of Ben Avery's that will keep it high on my list of places I enjoy going to.
There were several vendors at the show and they had set up booths like this.
Wow! Most of the quilts at the show were incredible, I guess they would have to be if you wanted to show them off at a quilt show.
But taking pictures of them was challenging. It was kind of dark in the building, I don't use a flash, and I didn't take a tripod, so under the circumstances I was lucky to get an image at all. Looking back at my snapshots I really should've taken a tripod.
This quilt has a lot of stuff going on, and it reminds me of a Middle Eastern tapestry. And the size appears to be a wall hanging.
This is a favorite of mine, but its meant to be seen from a distance.
This quilt is more like what I would see my grandmother make, nothing really fancy Just geometric patterns from scraps of cloth she would have left over after making some of her clothes.
This giraffe is cute, and looks like a wall hanging. But like a lot of quilts their best seen from a distance, if you look to close the picture tends to fall apart.
Some of the vendors booths were very colorful, and fun to take pictures of.
This is a weird quilt about tablecloth size, but despite its weirdness, a lot of time and effort went into sewing this thing.
This a small quilt and looked more like a decoration that you would lay on a table, but it was one of my favorites.
There was about four of these alleys you could walk down with quilts hanging on both sides. There were a lot of quilts on display and I would be happy if I had the artistic abilities these quilters have in their little finger.