Have you seen the gorgeous bluebonnets that are blooming in Texas and they'll be lots blooming there too. I love the drive there, it's actually very relaxing. Well the anticipation of wanting to hurry up and arrive sometimes makes the drive just fly by. My second home for almost the next two weeks. It's my vacation, my soul vacation, as my Junk Sisters call it.
It's a fun time, undescribable really, you just have to go to experience it for yourself. Life seems sweeter there, food taste better and it's just an amazing place to be. You don't need to dress up and wear fancy things, no reservations are needed, dress is casual, people are friendly, and getting to experience the goodness of being in the middle of a cow pasture couldn't be better. You wouldn't think that being in the middle of a cow pasture would be so great, but it really is.
There are treasures that can be seen for miles. It's a sea of goodness waiting to be discovered. You could be overwelmed by all the awesomeness here, but just take your time and truly enjoy just being in the moment. When I'm here, I love to wake up really early (renting a place near the show makes this convenient), I mean how could you sleep in with all that's here, and just walking the grounds in the early morning before having to open up is so relaxing.
There's just a peacefulness here, people are stirring, vendors are getting things ready for the day, but there's this quietness that just sets the tone for the day. Yes you'll hear a big rig driving by or cars starting to stir on this stretch of Highway 237, but somehow I just tune all this out. I love hearing the birds sing as I make my walk through the ailes of tents and displays that can be seen in all directions, seeing the morning dew still on the things left outside of the tents, and wondering from what part of the country people have traveled from to be here.
You can smell bacon frying and breakfast cooking and then you know it's going to be a good day. Coffee is already brewing and you can sometimes hear laughter coming from inside the few restaurants that are already open for business. I'll save a seat for you!
If you are looking for big box stores, you won't find them here. But if you are looking for one of kind treasures, friendly faces, a small piece of Heaven, then this is the place to be.