Kiwanians at the Farm Show

World Ag Expo comes to Tulare in February. Travelers fill up hotels (and homes) from all over the world. This was my experience two years ago.

Sally Pace gave me free tickets to the Tulare World Ag Expo, so Cindy and I went to check it out Wednesday.  I have lived here for almost 28 years, and in all that time never had free tickets, and since I’m not a farmer, I never went.

This picture doesn't show the miles and miles of parking that we saw.
This picture doesn’t show the miles and miles of parking that we saw.

I’d heard rumors about the traffic, and since it opened at 9:00 a.m. and Cindy and I left to go to Tulare at 10:30 a.m., we missed the biggest rush.  There were miles and miles of cars and busses already parked.  I’ve been to lots of shows and conferences, and this was huge in comparison.

Granted I was most interested in eating, I took pictures first.
Granted I was most interested in eating, I took pictures first.

The first place on our list to visit for several reasons was the Kiwanis food booth#21 on O and South Greenbelt

Ten forty-five in the morning is ALMOST lunch time.
Ten forty-five in the morning is ALMOST lunch time.

The menu looked great!  Tri-tip, onion rings, chili dogs.  mmmm  I thought I should take pictures first.

Kiwanis Club Booth #21

Inside the booth everyone was working hard, and look like they knew what they were doing!

Kiwanis Club Booth #21

All I knew was that I was hungry, and it smelled good in there.  That must be MY hot dog.  mmmmm  I’m still hungry.

Kiwanis Club Booth #21

Outside folks were busy putting out plastic-ware, checking stuff – OK shooting the breeze.  I think they killed it because it was unusually calm that day.  Chilly, though.

Mike is getting good reception with his rabbit ears.  Kids!!!
Mike is getting good reception with his rabbit ears. Kids!!!

Mike and his friend were inside having fun.  The crowds outside were thickening, so Cindy and I decided we’d better order up.

Kiwanis Club Booth #21

Linda had a long-term customer debating about which desert he should try.

Kiwanis Club Booth #21

Cindy and I enjoyed our chili, and went back for seconds – an extra scoop of chili for a dollar.  I have more pictures of the farm show, and even the Kiwanis booth, but I want to hurry and press Publish.  So please excuse me, and I’ll write more tomorrow!   🙂  What kinds of trade shows have you attended?  What did you enjoy most about them.  P.S. some of the Photoshop pictures in this post, have had the magic touch.  Can you tell which photos are photoshopped?  Take a guess.  I’ll tell you later.  They still have real people in them.  No friendly heads on someone else’s body!!