This past weekend my husband, father-in-law, my 5 year old boy, my sister and I went camping. This was an experience worth telling about....
We went to Versailles Missouri to a Swap meet and originally I was not sure I wanted to go. But my father-in-law persuaded me by saying that there were other vendors there besides livestock. So I whipped up some products and ventured out.
I am glad that I did. I met some wonderful people and got great exposure to my small business. I have never seen anything like what I did at this trip. There were thousands of people streaming in non stop all day Friday and Saturday. I was amazed at the mass number of people!! And vendors galore, I really should have taken pictures!! Unfortunately I didn't get much time to do alot. I did visit some vendors and purchased some goods, and also got to talk to alot of knowledgeable people.
I met this one young woman that I would love to have become fast friends with. I think the only barrier would be that she is a Mennonite lady and has no access to a computer or a phone. To bad I didn't get directions to her house, that would have been some great times together. She made jellies and soap. I am such a soap fanatic its unreal. Shhh...don't tell my husband, but I bought 6 bars of soap there at the sale!! From 3 different vendors!! hehehe...
The only drawback was the dust!! People were walking, driving four wheelers, gators, dune buggies, trucks, whatever all over the place. Dust was flying all day long. I had to wipe my table down constantly!!
When I got home, I washed twice...one time to get the dirt off, the next to get clean...hahaha...I heard that from a friend! Besides the dirt, camping out was great. We roasted hotdogs and hamburgers, and did some family connecting!!
I had a wonderful time, met some great people and gained some knowledge...life doesn't get any better than that!!