Why had no one told me all the fun was during the day at the LIFE Fair? This post was intended to be written when the LIFE (Laredo International Fair & Exposition) was taking place but… nature got in the way.
Being a city… well, not really a city-girl but a non-farmer, I had only attended the LIFE Fair during the evening entertainment to watch the book cover models announced. This year, I was asked to help judge the baked goods. The many different categories meant many different judges. That was a good thing because having to taste 10 different items meant a massive sugar rush.
The art displays by the schools were remarkable. I saw these great works and was wowed by the skill at such a young age.
What I didn’t know is that area schools make this a field trip which makes perfect sense. There can be a whole lotta learning that can take place so I hope that is what the kids were doing.
The biggest lessons are for those students who actually take on the challenge of raising an animal. It is not only raising them but having them fit certain standards all in preparation for competition and auction.
Unfortunately, I was not able to stay long at the LIFE Fair. I unfairly blamed the baked goods judging when I started to feel a little woozy. But how could tasting a few baked items make me sick right away? They didn’t.
I was knocked down by the sudden onset of the flu and barely made it home before any cake could be judged by my belly, not just my tastebuds. By the sound of those who attended to see Solido on Friday and Tracy Lawrence on Saturday, it seemed to be a great time. Maybe next year.