A little roadtrip today....That's the problem with Casa Grande, you have to drive about 45 minutes in any direction to get to see things once you've covered the local area attractions. We drove to Marana today (about 2/3 of the way to Tucson from Casa Grande) to see an art/bluegrass festival. It was called at Crossroads/Cortera Park in Marana. It sounded like there were going to be a lot of vendors and attractions--food, music, and people...my favorite combinations...but I think a lot of people stayed away because of the cold..it was in the mid fifties with some brisk wind so quite chilly for outdoor music and entertainment. The music was 5.00 extra, so we chose to browse the vendor tents instead as we could hear the music while walking around.
There was just a very small area of vendors, but they were a little more unusual than what you normally see at a craft show....lots more stones and lapidary types of crafts...I saw some beautiful jasper stones that a gentleman mines in Oregon. It made me even more anxious to start our trip for the northwest as he talked about the night skies and the beautiful country he sees when he goes there. The jasper stones were a beautiful teal greenish blue. He polishes them with graduated grits of sandpaper by hand. He had many different kinds of stones from all over the world. Another lady had beautiful photography prints...
I bought a nice copper hummingbird feeder that is "bee proof". She had some nicer ones with more copper wire and large beads on them. I think I could add copper wire to mine to make something like that. She very kindly told me how to do that!
Overall, it seemed to be a very small show but I'm sure the chilly weather had a lot to do with the low turnout of vendors and people coming to see the show. But we enjoyed getting out and seeing what was there today...probably more so for me, than Eldy. He's not that much into craft shows, but he knows how much I enjoy them. Plus, he knows I'm trying to get some ideas to make a little extra money!
Looks like the rest of our week here is going to be great weather. A warmup is coming....see you later!