I have eyelashes just like this, except there growing out of my nose.
A beautiful day today, 75°, blue skies, humidity in the teens, and no wind. It's amazing how quickly things can change; this is how it's supposed to be almost every day in southern Arizona in the winter.
I went over to the event center where there holding the Vail Pride Days event and was much relieved to find out Vail Pride Days is the little town of Vail, Arizona, showing pride in its community. I watched people going in and it was all families, so I knew it would be okay.
I've heard of Vail before, but to me, its only claim to fame was back in the day Audi Murphy, the most decorated military man in World War II, decorations which included the Congressional medal of honor, became very famous when he returned home, and a little later on became an actor and made numerous movies.
The town of Vail entered the picture when Audi Murphy bought a 17,000-acre ranch in the Vail area to raise Quarter Horses. Of course, someone else owns it now, but Audi Murphy was such a famous American hero that anywhere he lived brought notoriety to the area, and there used to be an Audi Murphy Museum in Vail, which I've always wanted to get around to seeing.
It's kind of strange that Audi Murphy survived all the horrors that World War II could throw at him and then died in a private plane crash on his way to a business meeting when he was about 45 years old.
Life is full of twists and turns, and its seldom fair, which is why it's so important to enjoy every day we're given.
I checked out these people entering the Vail Pride days event center before I went in, and they looked pretty normal. Fortunately since I live here, I didn't have to drive over here and try to find a parking place, I just walked so I didn't have to deal with the traffic or the limited parking.
Once inside the event center I found it pretty crowded and very reminiscent of the Big Show in Quartzsite. The only difference being everyone here is less than 100 years old. This is only a tiny part of the event center, I never made it around to the whole thing. This place is big enough that during the RV show they park a lot of RVs in here.
Some of the outside food vendors.
It looks like Vail has a fire department. The kids were inside the fire truck blowing the horn, it was cute for about two minutes, but the firemen had to listen to it all day.
Over in a grassy area there was an orchestra playing. I didn't see anyone breakdancing so I lost interest and left.
There were games and things going on at the Park... Yes the Fairgrounds has its own Park.
Over at the outdoor bandstand high school kids were singing, I guess it was the choir, and the madrigals.
Even though I could see other groups of people in other areas, by now my feet were tired, and I still had a long walk to get back home.
I had a good time and saw a lot of things; but I still don't know what Vail Pride Days really is.