Well, spring has sprung and we are starting to see lots of activity in Amador county. This weekend we had a couple of signature events in our county that brings folks from various diciplines to our small county. And both of these events took place this weekend. First off, closest to our home front, is the California High School Rodeo Association Challenge of Champions event at the county Fair grounds which are right next door to the RV resort. This is one of those great events that challenges our youth of today to be better individuals through sport, skill and good sportsmanship. There were a number of Livestock rigs here at the park and even more at the fair grounds. It's great to see all those who take this activity so seriously working so hard to accomplish their goal. Obviously, these are families that take Rodeo and animal husbandry very seriously. They also start very young. We saw a number of miniature practice rigs where these RV'ing cowpokes can practice their lasoing with at any time. This event started Friday and ran through the majority of Sunday.
The other event in Amador county this weekend was our annual Dandelion Days festival. I find this name interesting 'cause Dafodills are much more predominate in our county than Dandelions, but it may be that Dandelions are more indigiounous to this area than Dafodills. At any rate, Dandelion days is primarily a street fair event that is organized by the Jackson Lions club. There were over 200 vendors that showed off their wares. There is also a large assortment of food booths that are run by various non-profit groups. The best known is the steak sandwiches which are prepared by the Jackson Fire department. The line for their offering was frequently 20 deep. Though the food preparers were keeping up with the demand, it was those that were fumbling for their cash and those making change that were slowing up the works. But it was all worth while.
We got together with Carol's brother Billy and Wife Loretta and son Brandon to take in the Dandelion days festivities. After hanging out there for 4 hours, we reposed to Billy and Loretta's place in Pioneer for desert and chit chat. Our dog Lily also got to work with Billy and Loretta's puppy Emma so she could find out what being a puppy is all about.
Well, that is about all for now. Have a great week.
Happy Camping! - Eric and Carol -