I went, I saw and can I just say it was nuts! The only thing I have to compare to this was Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. While these people were drinking they were not throwing beads or showing off their tata's.
They were however wearing their cowboy hats that look like they are used once a year. Their cowboy boots were brand new and stiff. Their children were enthralled by the sight of the horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and the alpacas. They had the alpacas stuck in a far away corner of the stadium, but it was well worth the hike. The huacaya alpacas look like really odd teddy bears and the children loved them.
I also fell in love while I was there. His name is Maxx. Maxx is awesome. I do believe Maxx is going to be the daddy to my babies....well at least one of my babies. I found a godsend at the stock show. She has some beautiful male suri alpacas (both of the guys that she had there, took Grand Champion in their class this year!) that will fit into my program perfectly. I went out to her farm and visited for a couple of hours. I think in those 2 hours I learned enough to feel comfortable with sending all of my girls to her. Not only does she have Maxx, she also has Aurileus, Rockstar and Snowman...and she said she would pick which herd sire would go best with my girls... sniff ....I am so happy.
She also took me into her studio.....heaven is all I can say. She has her fleece made into fabric instead of yarn. When you ran your hand across it, it felt like silk but thicker like creme de la creme as compared to milk.
I am also a lazy idiot! I didn't take my new camera. I thought it would be too heavy to pack around along with my purse and my spoiled little dog...I was right but I missed some awesome shots. Anyway I borrowed this picture from the Internet because it is of the Stock Show parade in downtown Denver this year AND it is across the street from where we stayed. If you ever get a chance to come to Denver, you have to stay at the Oxford Hotel. It is one of the oldest hotels in Denver that was built during the silver rush during the 1800's.
Very nice cozy hotel.
Photo by Nina Davidson,
OK unfortunately I have to clean up now. My house looks like a class 5 hurricane hit.
OH I almost forgot .... Yea Obama! What a day this will be!