Well April 1 April Fools Day has come and gone without a single practical joke or hoax which is very unusual around here. Our week started off with overcast skies and cooler temperatures. As we approached the week end the temperatures climbed and we have had just beautiful weather for the April Trade Days. We had several days in their where we had the threat of stormy rainy weather but it never happened. So maybe April showers will hold off even though we badly need rain.
The crowds turned out for us and we're so appreciative of them. The RV parking are all full with motorhomes, fifth wheels and pull behinds. Several who came by our booth where snowbirds heading home after spending the winter in the RGV.
We had a some unusual entertainment Saturday over on The Mountain at The Buffalo Girls Hotel where they had their 12th Annual Chili Cookoff. The Buffalo Whisperer, RC Bridges and his pet buffalo Wildthing made an appearance. They have been on Ripley's Believe It Or Not, and on the Animal Planet. It's amazing what Mr Bridges can get this big guy to do.
While out wandering the grounds I stumbled into a vendor that has the best fried pies I've ever eaten. They are a Mennonite Family and they fry their pies right on the grounds. My two favorites are the apricot and pecan. They also have homemade bread, cookies and other bakery items which I'm sure are prepared in their home. The booth are manned by a husband and wife with their four young teenagers. They are busy every time I walk by their place. They only open on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you want a birds eye view of the grounds their is a helicopter tour you can take that will fly you over the Canton Trade Days grounds. I'm not sure of the fees or how long the flight is over the grounds but looking at the watch and listening for the sound it seems he flies over our area about every twenty to thirty minutes.
We have a new vendor across the way that sells designer pillow cases, ear mitts (he claims he invented) and The Grips sealer tubes for sealing chips, bread or anything you open and do not consume at once. All our vendors around us are saying while the crowds are excellent like a November crowd their sales are not what they should be. I personally feel that some months your product is not what the crowds are looking for.
Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.