Friday, August 10, 2012

Try Again Next Year

The Somerset County 4-H Fair started this past Wednesday and continues until 10:00pm tonight.  On Wednesday I was on the fairgrounds to judge club displays, work at my church's food booth, and support the dog club members as they competed in a variety of shows.  All the kids asked if I was going to bring Luna to the Fair and I promised that I would bring her on Thursday.

Despite my best efforts, we never set foot on the fairgrounds yesterday.  Some bad thunderstorms shut down the Fair for several hours.  I had hoped that by the time Luna and I arrived after work the fairgrounds would be open again, but that was not the case.  We hung out in the parking lot of a nearby grocery store for awhile before moving to Mike's parents house for dinner.  His parents live about a mile from the fairgrounds.  Luna enjoyed running around in the backyard and visiting with the family so at least she had some fun.

After dinner I had heard that the fairgrounds had been opened so Luna and I headed out for another attempt.  We didn't get very far when we stopped in bumper to bumper traffic.  The bad weather, local car accidents, and closed fairgrounds had all contributed to one of the worst traffic jams.  We sat forever before we finally got to a location where we could escape the traffic.  I took that opportunity to get out and go home.

Today the forecast is rain and thunderstorms all day so we will not be attending tonight.  I feel bad that the kids did not get to see Luna.  We'll have to visit them when they start their club meetings up again in the fall.

1 comment:

Auntie M said...

When I worked at Ortho, one of the treats we gave ourselves was a long lunch at the Somerset Fair. I just wish they'd stay open for the weekend.

Are you coming to Hunderdon's 4-H next week?