Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Home alone

Have you ever spent the night at a different place and woke up not realizing where you were? I did that this morning and it kinda freaked me out. My parents and brother are in California for the week so I'm staying with my grandmother. I like her house, its neat and tidy and the way she has it set up really makes it comfortable, but for some reason I was just out of place this morning. When we first moved here to Texas my brother and I lived with my grandparents for about six months, till my parents bought a house so it's not like it's strange to me... I don't know what the deal was.

But anyways, yes, my parents are in California! Early Saturday morning they got up and made the 2 day trip to Tulare, California for the World Ag Expo. I went with them last year to the show and it was a lot of fun, too bad I had to stay and go to college. Someone has to take care of all the animals though. It's just my grandmother and I here, my aunt and uncle are in Las Vagas for another show.

Here are some pictures from last year.

 The couple from Australia who manufactures the tool that we sell here in the States. They came over to help out with the show.
 My dad working on a tool and my uncle talking with the Aussie.
 Our booth was a 40x40 painted off square filled in with wood chips. That's a lot of space, until you park a four horse trailer and truck in it, then it's about half the size. We made do, but when there were 50 people standing around looking at the tool it was a little packed.

It made me laugh because the first day we were there no one was really interested, so my dad fired up a compressor and drove a t-post into the ground and what do ya know... instantly people were attracted like flies! It was quite amazing and every time it started to die down, Dad would drive another post and it would start all over. At about the middle of the second day we would get mad at him for doing it because we were so tired!
That's me selling Cowboy Yoyo's! I don't know if I will do that again, Ha!

 The day after the show was over we decided to take some time and have a little fun. We had stayed at a little cabin about an hour out of Tulare in a little city called Three Rivers. (Let me tell you something, there were over 1600 booths if I remember correctly, at this show that has been coming for years and years so we could not find a hotel to save our lives!) Three Rivers was actually a neat little town. When you drove through it, it was about 3 miles long because it was in the mountains. So, it was like driving down one big street with a row of houses on either side, if that makes sense. But anyways, the entrance to the Sequoia National Park was about a mile from our cabin so we had to visit!

Those are some big trees! It was too snowy for us to go all the way up the mountain but we still had fun!

This year they are staying in the same cabin but there are only five of them. Last year there were eight of us and we could have used some more help! Next year I'm going for sure, and so is my fiancee.. even though he doesn't know it yet!


  1. I would love to see the Sequoia's... about the only thing I'd care about seeing in Ca! ;)
    T defiantly needs to go!

  2. I have done that...in my own house. Talk about weird.

    Would love to see parts of Cal. They say the Northern end is beautiful.

    T. does need to go. I would put him selling the yo-yo's.